Early on the morning of Final Four Saturday, Kenneth Sutton was one of the first people to step on the hardwood court at Harmon Park Community Center. He quickly lofted an arcing shot that became the first basketball to rip through one of the brand new nets.
Mesa has existing assistance programs such as “Clean Sweep,” which dispatches giant dumpsters for bulk trash to neighborhoods. But residents can’t use those programs if they don’t know about them in the first place.
Arizona begins the 2017 regular season today when they host the division rival San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. And after a disastrous 2016 for the team, there’s fresh management both on and off the field.
The Valley has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, holding major sporting events like the Super Bowl and the Baseball All-Star Game. But, all eyes are on Glendale again, as the University of Phoenix Stadium plays host to the NCAA Final Four tournament this weekend.
Officials in Chandler hope a new boot camp will help boost the city’s workforce. Starting Monday, the University of Arizona will launch a certificate program for basic web-development skills at its Chandler location.
Starting Monday, a popular trail near the bottom of the Grand Canyon will be closed for at least a week for repairs. It’s one of several trails within the Canyon that have recently been closed due to rockslides and instability.
Wildlife conservationists say the existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border are already detrimental to wildlife. U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva said President Donald Trump’s proposed uninterrupted wall would be worse.
A stretch of Gilbert Road was washed away when the Salt River Project released water from its upstream reservoirs. Now, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation will start rebuilding the northbound low water crossing next week.
Nearly a year ago, businesses across the Valley started getting hit with lawsuits over parking violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Businesses wanted to stop that from happening again and disability rights groups wanted to protect their civil rights, so a compromise was cobbled together in the Arizona Legislature.
Facebook is making it easier for users to contact their elected representatives. But is that the most effective way to get in touch? Emily Ellsworth is a former congressional staffer and is behind the website callthehallsguide.com, which offers advice on the best ways for constituents to contact their members of Congress.
Entomologists Lois and Charlie O’Brien spent their entire careers collecting and classifying insects from all over the world — weevils, to be exact. They’ve gathered more than 1 million of them over the years and meticulously classified them in a collection that’s estimated to be worth $12 million. And now, they’re donating their life’s work to ASU.