If you get Usama Shami and Bob Hake in the same room together, it doesn’t take long for the laughter to start and stories about their kids recent antics to begin flowing. Sitting down with them, it's easy to see that these guys are best friends. It all started 10 years ago with something quite mundane, a parking problem.
A ruling this week from a county judge leaves a temporary restraining order in place for proposed renovations at the Chinese Cultural Center. The private complex has become the subject of a public dispute.
Nearly 80 percent of Arizonans had a broadband connection at home in 2015. That’s according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts Arizona in the top half of states and is about 1.5 percent higher than the national average.
As part of a new report "Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry," the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has concluded that more undocumented immigrants are using smugglers to get across the U.S.-Mexico border, and that the costs of that smuggling are going up.
A lot of the water we use everyday in the Valley — for everything from agriculture to taking a shower — comes from groundwater basins. But the Eloy and Maricopa-Stanfield groundwater basins in Arizona, which encompass most of the corridor between Phoenix and Tucson, is facing a supply and demand problem.
A couple of months ago, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study that had looked at the brains of 111 deceased National Football League players. But this week, a study by Boston University was published that researchers hope could lead to massive, rapid progress.
The University of Arizona has started the process of firing an assistant men’s basketball coach who’s been arrested as part of an FBI investigation. Anne Ryman covers higher education for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com and has reported on this, and she joins us now.
One of Arizona’s largest charter school networks has abandoned a controversial land deal with the city of Scottsdale. On Thursday, Great Hearts Academies announced that it has found another location for its new athletic facilities.
A company located in Mesa was awarded a windfall contract from the Army for almost $1.4 billion this week. MD Helicopters will now need to hire over 100 new workers to build 150 helicopters over the next five years — 30 of those going to the Afghan Air Force.
Puerto Rico is still dealing with power outages, more than a week after Hurricane Maria swept through the island. But backup plans are in the works, and Nathan Johnson is helping build them. He’s an assistant professor in the Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU and works on microgrids.