Whether it’s Microsoft buying LinkedIn, Bass Pro Shops looking to take over Cabela’s or Google eyeing Twitter, mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. companies are on pace for the second biggest year since before the recession. One of the billion-dollar deals involves Arizona’s highest ranking company on the Fortune 500.
Oct. 18, 2016
The Diamondbacks are taking the first steps toward rebuilding after a disappointing 2016 season.
Oct. 17, 2016
Arizona’s high-school graduation rate went up a few points last year — but still leaves the state at 44th in national rankings.
Oct. 17, 2016
books phoenix library
The word Phoenix seems to have natural poetic roots. How could a city named for a mythological bird that rises from its own ashes not contain that?
Oct. 17, 2016
ellis-shackelford house
Each October, Shore takes people on a tour through places where Phoenix ghosts may be found to make history come alive.
Oct. 17, 2016
Artist Kehinde Wiley grew up in the 1980s in South Central Los Angeles and was sent to art school by his mom as a 10-year-old.
Oct. 17, 2016
Fronteras Podcast
A Navajo group requested a court order to require San Juan County, Utah, to open additional polling places. But a federal judge struck down the request Oct. 14.
Oct. 17, 2016
A national report on how cities treat members of the LGBTQ community was released on Monday. It’s the Municipal Equality Index put together by the Human Rights Campaign.
Oct. 17, 2016
Bernie Sanders
The question of whether Arizona is “in play” in next month’s presidential election has been a disputed one.
Oct. 17, 2016
arizona republic newspaper
When The Arizona Republic endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee for the first time in its history last month, it received a lot of attention from political analysts and media outlets across the country.
Oct. 17, 2016
Ewen Whitaker
University of Arizona planetary scientist Ewen Whitaker, whose expertise helped NASA pick landing spots on the moon for the Apollo astronauts, has died at 94.
Oct. 17, 2016
Phoenix police believe a 36-year-old man killed his two children Sunday and then committed suicide.
Oct. 17, 2016
Paloma Rivera Uribe
Mexico is proposing a small change to the rules governing mezcal — not over how it’s made or who drinks it, but simply over the word itself. That might sound insignificant, but a small tweak could have a big impact on the types of mezcals people drink in Arizona and elsewhere.
Oct. 17, 2016
arizona ballot
Samantha Pstross, with the Arizona Commission For Election Accountability, said she’s more worried about issues that could prevent voters from casting a ballot in the first place.
Oct. 17, 2016
Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin
The two Democrats running for Arizona corporation commission say the CEO of the state’s largest utility has created a “culture of corruption” and could be connected to dark money spending this election.
Oct. 17, 2016
warm fire
Human-induced climate change has doubled forest fire damage in the West over the past 30 years, says a study published online early by the journal PNAS. But human effects on fire extend far beyond climate.
Oct. 17, 2016
Stephan’s riffle beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared an insect once found in Madera Canyon south of Tucson extinct — one of about 200 species of animals, plants, and insects that disappear every day.
Oct. 17, 2016
record high in Phoenix for Oct. 17
Valley temperatures have soared above 90 degrees for 13 consecutive days so far this month. It’s far from the hottest October on record, though.
Oct. 17, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
About 26 percent of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office employees are Latino, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited a church in Surprise Saturday to honor them on the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Oct. 16, 2016
downtown phoenix light rail
The city of Phoenix has a diverse population and a lot of different choices for restaurants, music and museums. But it doesn’t seem to embrace other cultures in quite the same way that Tucson or parts of Texas are seen to.
Oct. 14, 2016