It’s officially baseball season in the Valley as the Cactus League spring training gets underway at stadiums Valley-wide. This week, a group of baseball insiders are gathered here in the Valley for the 24th-annual NINE Spring Training Conference to talk about the most prevalent historic research and cultural implications of the game.
Flagstaff is divided over legislation voters passed in November to raise the minimum wage. It’s creating tension between friends and neighbors in town and people are boycotting certain businesses. Workers say they can’t survive without a higher wage, while business owners say their businesses won’t survive.
Arizona drivers certainly got a kick out of those unconventional safety messages dotting Valley freeways. So much so that the Arizona Department of Transportation launched a contest to let the public have a turn. ADOT receive nearly 7,000 submissions, and now it’s time to vote.
Barrow Neurological Institute is increasing the number of clinical trials for patients at its Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix. Dr. Holly Shill, the center’s director, says it’s important research studies are open to patients at all stages of the disease.
For the first time in more than six years, the Salt River Project is releasing water into the Salt River through the Valley. That has led to the closure of Tempe Town Lake after debris from the release flowed into the lake.
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite group who rose above institutional racism and became the preferred escort for bombing missions over Europe during World War II, recently shared their inspiring message with students at Luke Elementary School in Glendale.