The Valley’s arts scene has a new leader. He wanted to be the lead singer in a hair band when he was 12 years old, so you may be surprised he has taken over as president and general director of Arizona Opera.
The body of Keating — who grew up in Phoenix as a star long-distance runner and grandson of financier Charles Keating from the 1980s savings and loan scandal — was returned to Naval Base Coronado Wednesday, and the Navy held a memorial service Thursday.
Among 4,500 undergrads to receive their bachelor's degrees from the University of Arizona Friday will be Viputheshwar Sitaraman, who goes by Vip. Vip was 16 when he started his studies at the UA, now, two years later, at 18 he will be the youngest person to graduate this year.
It happens every winter. As accommodations at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park shut down, so does the 40-mile stretch of road between the remote part of the park and the tiny town of Jacob Lake.
Retired Air Force pilot and Tucson-area Congresswoman Martha McSally sponsored a bill that would reinstate burial access at Arlington National Cemetery for female pilots who served in World War II is headed to President Barack Obama's desk.
Mexico is fast approaching a June deadline to complete a nationwide judicial reform. It replaces a closed system of written proceedings with one that opens up trials to the public and requires oral arguments before a judge. It also puts greater responsibility on police to come up with evidence that will stand up in court.