Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is having a bad week; Phoenix has a high percentage of "disconnected youth"; it's Children's Book Week; all-female band Sister Lip in the studio; previewing the "Faces of Garfield" photo exhibition; saying goodbye to ASU's Packard Stadium; and Did You Know you can experience territorial Arizona.
Continuing problems with the Phoenix VA hospital; the U.S. Department of Education named ASU as one of 55 schools under investigation for handling of sexual assault complaints; Arizona will file a No Child Left Behind waiver; Peoria is looking to beef up an entertainment district; the Heard Museum is curating by visitor vote; mental health advocates are optimistic about service in Arizona; getting involved with Jane's Walk; the Burton Barr Library is showing video art on the walls; the unique Phoenix Indian School; and the latest in the #RubbishSeries.
The Arizona Legislature wraps its regular session; a new law affects the Citizens' Clean Elections Commission; what happens when polygamists become monogamous?; less snowpack means the rivers are down 22 percent; Phoenix makes water plans for the future; we visit a new Hot Corner; the Southwest may still be a destination for college satellite campuses; can Phoenix attract millennials?; a trip to the Queen Creek Olive Mill; and will E.T. surface in the New Mexico desert this weekend?
What an early fire season means for Arizona; the future of the Metrocenter; problems at the Phoenix VA bring out our Senators; and we'll thumb through the stacks in honor of Record Store Day.
Visiting the graves of some notable Mesa residents, KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block weighs in on the MCSO racial profiling case, a filmmaker depicts contemporary Native American life, program offers services to suspected sex workers faces backlash, plans unveiled for three Phoenix neighborhoods, arrest raises questions about childcare access in Arizona, two Arizona cities make the list of most dangerous suburbs, twice as many lawsuits filed against Valley resorts and restaurants, Did You Know: Phoenix Air Marker, art exhibit showcases Spanish books and a cowboy music festival takes you back in time.
What went wrong with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Phoenix Art Museum's exhibit on Hollywood costumes, the divide between North and South Scottsdale, an archeological site is discovered along the I-10, Sen. Jeff Flake weighs in on the "Cuban Twitter" program, local musician Rafael 'Chapito' Chavarria turns 100, Arizona medical marijuana law is ripe for future legal challenges, the Phoenix Film Festival celebrates 14 years and Did You: Wind Cave.
Tiny Desert Concert: Of The Painted Choir, On The Ledge: State Budget Approved, Hot Corner: Downtown Mesa, a swap meet with rare records, Scottsdale's Jim Lane wants a piece of Papago Park, the redevelopment of Hance Park, CDC's report on infections patients get at the hospital, Did You Know: Mystery Castle, a new compilation focuses on Phoenix's 1950s and 1960s music scene and the budget just approved protects converted charter schools.
The state budget plan is approved, Did You Know: Phoenix Wrigley Mansion, spark! art festival opens in Mesa, Ripley's Believe It Or Not comes to Phoenix, Arizona ranks high in cigarette smuggling, why states are trying to attract Tesla, Amy Silverman talks about life with daughter Sophie, Glendale City Council begins talks with the Tohono O’odham Nation on a casino, Arizona's public universities submit tuition proposals, high culture's space in our world of technology and PARCC field testing starts in Arizona schools.
Phoenix Bucket List: shopping for cowboy boots, the political dominoes fall with the scramble to fill Ed Pastor's seat, art exhibits that make you use all of your senses, St. Patrick's day celebrations this weekend, Did You Know: Arizona's lost country, Arizona ranks above average for healthy living, the past and future of performance enhancing drugs in baseball, NAFTA's 20th anniversary and the same sex lawsuits filed in Arizona are similar to some around the country.
Art events dominate this weekend, wildland firefighters participate in annual training, Did You Know: Arizona women governors, On The Ledge: Recapping the week's events at the state Capitol, what the Tale of 2000 Cities map says about our state, Arizona is designated a natural disaster drought area, venture capital madness, waiting times can affect your health, the rebuilding of CPS moves forward, Phoenix Bucket List: all things zen and "The Monument Men" author visits the Valley.
Did You Know: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Mayor Stanton talks about downtown Phoenix development, burros are being killed for target practice, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers delivered his State of the City address, a Sun City neighborhood gets rid of citrus, who will replace Congressman Ed Pastor, an exhibit on Nazi propaganda, Robrt Pela on flower power, another item on our Phoenix Bucket List, rain is predicted this weekend, On The Ledge: SB1062 aftermath, Herberger Theater offers lunch and a show, a census report shows vacancy rate for rentals is up and a human trafficking ambassador visits the Valley.
Roosevelt Row plans for its future, On The Ledge: continued coverage of SB 1062 and business leaders' reactions, Robrt Pela's review of "The Whale," Phoenix Bucket List: visiting Cosanti, Safeway may be up for sale, a Mesa event gets residents involved, Kansas City was the first to have Google Fiber, new Phoenix city manager shares his goals, Did You Know: Marcos de Niza and Castle Springs resort is up for auction.
Did You Know: Arizona took 49 years to become a state, going behind the scenes at the Arabian Horse Show, Phoenix Bucket List: Barrio Café, Phoenix Suns surprise their critics, "MicroDwell" celebrates tiny homes, using cooking oil for fuel, Robrt Pela: a journey through books, housing development ads are prevalent, CVS announcement could affect state tobacco sales, a hipster thesis and Arizona will add more jobs in 2014.
Did You Know: Papago Park, Phoenix Bucketlist: Metrocenter Mall, the Arizona Diamondbacks report back early, Scottsdale Airport does not have plans to allow commercial aircraft, 52 films in 52 weeks, the Yuppie culture in Phoenix, violence in Indian Country hearing comes to Phoenix, On The Ledge: Medicaid battle and Milton Erickson documentary debuts this weekend.
Did You Know: University of Arizona's band played at the first Super Bowl, Threatened Places: Duppa-Montgomery Homestead still stands, "Cavedigger" and other Oscar short documentary nominees debut in Tempe, "immersive theatre" becomes popular in Phoenix, Arizona is a model for national voting reforms, Arizona's six federal judicial nominees are a diverse group, A U of A surgeon is working to advance organ transplantation, a new Roosevelt Row project has some critics worried, the Phoenix Open has an impact on local businesses, A Chandler hockey player heads to Sochi and reforms and a new monitor for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office come with a price.
Intel announced it would delay the opening of a massive $5 billion factory in Chandler, Valley Metro annual art contest, flu season in Arizona, Did You Know: Heritage Square, talking baseball statistics, Valley high school music educator up for a Grammy, Hot Corner: Pierce and First Streets, ballet box battle over early battle election law, giving high school athletes nutritional supplements, the president of Arizona State University African American Men group responds to the MLK party scandal and citrus donations can help homeowners and those needing emergency food.
Arizona is one of many states to have a stand-alone child welfare agency, Gov. Brewer unveils her new budget proposal, continuing challenges in the US Airways and American Airlines merger, ASU's School of Arts moves some grad students to downtown Phoenix, Rush Club in downtown Phoenix is like a fitness-friendly "Fight Club," an original Valley high school musical tackles major issues, ads targeting Congressional candidates have begun, the future funding of biosciences, relief may come in the state judicial shortage, Did You Know: Hall of Flame Museum, a development in downtown Phoenix would link to the Grant Park neighborhood and some gay and lesbian couples are challenging the state’s definition of marriage.
Did You Know: Arizona Is A Top Rosebush Farming State, the city of Phoenix is figuring out what to do with its empty lots, Phoenix Coyotes are optimistic about their game attendance, state lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Monday, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith joins the race for governor, commentator Robrt Pela reviews Xanadu, some politicians file a lawsuit against Maricopa Community College District Governing Board expansion, comprehensive immigration reform has not yet happened and restoring money to highways is a legislative priority.