The craft of writing and maybe even more so the act of finishing the project, whether it is a journal, a short story or a novel, is extremely personal. Ron Carlson is a critically-acclaimed novelist, but he has also been a professor of writing for nearly 30 years, 20 of those at Arizona State University.
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
Dive teams continued to search Bartlett Lake Monday for the body of a man went into the water Sunday and never resurfaced. It was not immediately known who the victim was, but today the family of former Major League Baseball pitcher Frank Castillo told KVIA El Paso in a statement that it was Castillo who drowned in the lake.
A teenager has been arrested for
vandalizing 16 saguaros and spraying dozens of other tags at Saguaro National Park
east of Tucson. The black spray paint was discovered along a 3-mile stretch of the Douglas
Spring Trail in May.
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to question President Obama's use of the phrase 'phony scandals' to refer to issues like the 'Fast & Furious' gun-walking program and the recent IRS scandal that has plagued his administration.
Tempe is primed for new development projects in and around downtown. The city has long used infill development as a way to boost its tax base, but now some other Valley cities are looking to use the same approach.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take
everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had
been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding
the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
State Health Director Will Humble wants Rural/Metro to send him financial statements while it seeks bankruptcy protection. He is worried the ambulance and firefighting company might cut expenses that could lead to longer emergency response times.
Managing your personal medical records is a huge question without a clear answer. Some see portability of and easy access to health histories as the key to getting patients more focused on their own well being.
shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The Gierish mallow, found only in Arizona and Utah, is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. It's estimated that only 18 groups of mallows remain in the Southwest.
Northern Arizona University will offer its students
a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester.
Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
NAU wants to make its students more competitive in
the job market, and its new competency report may do that.
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million
dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide
can proceed. That means the county is on
the line for any potential damages.
Maricopa County will begin helping inmates sign up for health care insurance when they leave the jail system. It is part of the campaign to get 1 million uninsured people in Arizona coverage next year.
The Phoenix City Council has voted to begin
a national search to find a City Manager. David
Cavazos has served as Phoenix City Manager since 2009. He announced early this
month that he’s stepping down to take the same position with Santa Ana, Calif.
School rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the Valley, it's Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Former Arizona Wildcat sports writer and editor Shane Dale wrote about ASU's battles with U of A in his book "Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert.
Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the
central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three
quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.