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Percy Piestewa
Indigenous athletes came to the Valley from as far away as Quebec to take part in the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games last weekend.
Jul. 24, 2017
Wells Fargo logo
Wells Fargo is among the nation’s top ten money-making banks for the most recent quarter. The success comes amid ongoing investigations and branch closings.
Jul. 24, 2017
School bus
Crossing guards and school zone signs will be out in the East Valley this week as several districts return from summer break. Sixty-three thousand students will head to school in the Chandler, Higley and Queen Creek unified school districts.
Jul. 24, 2017
Companies representing art, technology, sports and the wedding industry have joined forces to support Phoenix in a lawsuit. They filed a legal brief last week endorsing the city’s non-discrimination ordinance.
Jul. 24, 2017
Arizona DOT
Reconstruction of 5 miles of Interstate 40 will begin Monday with eastbound lanes, just west of Williams in northern Arizona. The $34 million project will deal with the westbound lanes next summer.
Jul. 24, 2017
A new report by a cybersecurity firm shows Arizona businesses lead the nation in malware detections.
Jul. 24, 2017
Volunteers
Older adults who volunteer experience a better quality of life — that’s what a new study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, found when it examined the health impacts on volunteers 55 and older.
Jul. 24, 2017
Arizona State University has earned six new awards from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Awards, totaling $4.3 million, and now ranks first among the recipients in its category.
Jul. 22, 2017
Tempe wants to hear from art entrepreneurs. The city launched an online survey in hopes of helping artists grow their careers.
Jul. 22, 2017
election vote campaign
Both Democrats and Republicans saw an increase of voters as more than 14,000 people have registered to vote in Arizona in the last three months.
Jul. 22, 2017
Cowboy boots
This is National Day of the Cowboy, honoring the ranching icon born out of the Civil War era. As the country grew, the beef industry did, too, and the cowboys moved west bringing livestock to market. Longtime Benson rancher and cowboy poet Baxter Black says you may not see as many cowboys these days, but, they’re still out there. He’s even written a poem about it.
Jul. 22, 2017
downtown mesa
The Mesa City Council recently approved, in principle, a new mixed-use development. The development will be up to 15 stories and hold a 75-room boutique hotel as well as 75 luxury apartment units.
Jul. 22, 2017
payson stream
Authorities in Gila County have identified the remains of the 10th victim of a flash flood near Payson. Hector Garnica and other members of his family were swept away from a crowded swimming hole on July 15.
Jul. 21, 2017
snow sledding
A popular snow-play area outside of Flagstaff is discontinuing its operations. Wing Mountain Snow Play Area won’t reopen in the coming winters.
Jul. 21, 2017
mosquito
Maricopa County has reported its first West Nile death of the season. The county has already seen 19 cases of the mosquito-borne virus this year.
Jul. 21, 2017
Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, including Arizona, according to records obtained from the agency.
Jul. 21, 2017
The Algonquians invented lacrosse, and the Hopis ran long distances, but if you try to think of a Native American Olympian, not many come to mind. But this weekend, here in the Valley, more than 3,200 athletes will come together to celebrate that long history. The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games is in its 15th year and starts Saturday at venues all over the East Valley.
Jul. 21, 2017
Phoenix Rising logo
The owners of Phoenix Rising continue to make their bid to be accepted into Major League Soccer, and one of their selling points appears to be their stadium plan. According to SoccerNation, ownership is looking at a 25,000 seat stadium near Loops 101 and 202 and says it’d be privately funded.
Jul. 21, 2017
Shopping malls have been an important part of the Valley for decades — going back to the years when the name Goldwater was associated with politics and department stores.
Jul. 21, 2017
The Simspons logo
Wanna feel old? It’s been 30 years since we were first introduced to The Simpsons of Springfield, somewhere. And while Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie have evolved somewhat from their earliest days, they don’t seem to have aged a bit.
Jul. 21, 2017

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