Code Talkers
Fleming Begaye Sr. was one of more than 400 Navajos who served as Code Talkers during World War II. The men communicated during battles using some 600 Navajo words.
May. 13, 2019
Geraldine "Jerry" Emmett
Geraldine “Jerry" Emmett, a lively centenarian from Prescott who got to call the votes alongside Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, has passed away.
May. 2, 2019
Karl Eller
Karl Eller, well-known Arizona businessman and the namesake of the University of Arizona's business school, died at his Phoenix home on Saturday. He was 90.
Mar. 11, 2019
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Former Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor died Tuesday night at the age of 75. Pastor served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 23 years before retiring in 2015.
Nov. 28, 2018
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Patricia Castro, the wife of former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, died on Saturday. She passed away at the age of 94 due to kidney disease. Her husband died in 2015 at the age of 98. He served from 1975 to 1977 as Arizona governor.
Oct. 22, 2018
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Retired Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix before stepping down following a sexual-abuse scandal involving suspected pedophile priests. The Show turned to Michael Kiefer, who covered Bishop O’Brien for years.
Aug. 27, 2018
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Arizona and the nation has lost one of its most towering and influential political figures. Sen. John McCain, who had been battling brain cancer for more than a year, has died at age 81. He was a war hero, a statesman and an Arizona original.
McCain To Lie In State At Arizona Capitol On Wednesday
Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain
Aug. 25, 2018
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Aretha Franklin — the "Queen of Soul" — Thursday at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Her music is a crucial part of the American cannon, bridging the gaps between gospel and popular music, civil rights and pop culture.
Aug. 16, 2018
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Former University of Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall has died.
Dec. 25, 2017
Dr. Daniel Caruso
A doctor known for his work with burn and trauma victims here in the Valley, and around the country, has died from cancer related complications.
Aug. 28, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa
Terri Cruz, a founding member of Chicanos Por La Causa, the largest Hispanic nonprofit in the country, has died. She was 89. Cruz has a long history as a community advocate and activist.
Aug. 18, 2017
Frank Kush
Legendary Arizona State University football coach Frank Kush has died at age 88, the school’s athletic department confirmed Thursday morning.
Jun. 22, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa
A longtime Valley civic leader known for his work with community organizations has passed away. Pete Garcia was the CEO of Chicanos por La Causa for 25 years. Garcia is credited with developing many of the organization’s programs that now serve nearly 200,000 people in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
May. 4, 2017
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Tribal officials said the man who created the iconic Navajo Nation Seal has died.
Mar. 10, 2017
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This week, it was made public that one of Arizona’s more prominent arts philanthropists had died. Gary Herberger passed away at the age of 79. He was an architect who had trained under Frank Lloyd Wright. And his family has famously given to institutions around the Valley and state.
Mar. 7, 2017
Ted Diethrich
A pioneering Phoenix heart surgeon has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer.
Feb. 27, 2017
Arizona historian and author Jack August has died at age 63. He was known for his work on water policy, but especially on the history of the West.
Jan. 21, 2017
Robert Shelton
Robert Shelton, the founder of the Old West theme park and movie studio Old Tucson, died late last week at the age of 95.
Dec. 19, 2016
Turf Paradise
The big-winning rider was born in Tucson and went on to win almost 4,000 races. Gomez battled substance abuse throughout his career and retired from racing last year.
Dec. 17, 2016
Following the news that former Arizona Gov, Rose Mofford died Thursday at the age of 94, she is being remembered as a unifier during a tumultuous time in the state’s history.
Sep. 15, 2016


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