SAT scores came out Thursday, and the results were pretty bleak. The College Board, which sponsors the SAT, said that about 60 percent of college-bound high school kids who have taken the test this year are not ready for the next level of studies.
Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology
and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying
on a car. A report released Tuesday
by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund said Arizonans have reduced their driving by
more than 9 percent per person since 2006.
A Utah judge will have two dozen candidates to pick from as she names a board to redistribute property in a polygamous Arizona town. The judge is preparing to name five to seven people for a board that will oversee the redistribution of homes and property in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border.
GLOBE, Ariz. — Carloads of moviegoers
rolled into the Apache Drive In – just as they have been for generations. The theater
opened in 1954, and in this location 20 years later. But the crowd didn’t come for
some recent Hollywood release.
With the national parks shutting down Tuesday, Arizona’s state parks
are preparing to pick up the slack. Spokeswoman Ellen Bilbrey said they are
getting ready for an influx of people who have had their camping plans upset.
The current edition of Phoenix Magazine includes a look back to the city’s history when President Richard Nixon helped make it possible for Mayor John Driggs and Phoenix to buy the Rosson House, a legendary mansion built in 1895.
Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the West Valley.
Rural Metro Fire’s Colin Williams says firefighters are stamping out the blaze
by cutting down salt cedar trees in the area.
“Salt cedar has a high oil content so it burns very hot and
very smoky,” Williams said.
While the federal government is
shutdown, AAA warns travelers will have to wait longer for a passport or
change their plans entirely. AAA’s Stephanie Dembowski said the shutdown will
definitely snag travel in and out of the country.
Some of us who have spent most of our lives in Phoenix can be a little sensitive, prickly even, when we are told the city’s history is, well, lacking. When a place grows so rapidly in a short period of a few decades, what does history even mean? Arizona State University professor of Spanish and women and gender studies David William Foster has written about how cultural figures and writers have shaped Phoenix.
Despite the monsoon rains this summer, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last
month, a group of Hispanic teens rafted the Colorado River
to better understand its challenges and importance to their heritage and their future.
There could be another delay in merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways. The Justice Department is asking for a delay in the trial over the merger, because of the shutdown of the federal government.
The online marketplace, introduced via the Affordable Care Act, went into effect Tuesday, and millions of Americans took a look as they tried to decide what health care coverage to purchase. What will you find as you start to search? Allen Gjersvig, director of health care innovation for the Arizona Alliance For Community Health Centers, gave some insight.
A website is now available to help Arizonans navigate the
new federally-subsidized health insurance marketplace.
Tara Plese says coveraz.org is getting a lot of response and she suggests not
trying to sign up on the first day, tomorrow, because of the number of people
expected to use the system.
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal
government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical
glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
Nearly 20 people
sorted trash to separate recyclables for over two hours Wednesday morning.
Arizona State University School of Sustainability and Salt River Project employees sort through SRP's trash Wednesday morning at 27th Avenue Phoenix Transfer Station to pick out recyclable materials.