August 23, 2009
Jason La's article ["With the Grand Canyon Fresh in His Mind, He Sets Off to Uncover Arizona's Lesser-Known Wonders," Aug. 9] left me, well, wanting more. Perhaps it was his interminable recaps at the end of each stage, where he denigrated each point for not being Disneyland. Maybe it's because I have visited every one of his stops hundreds of times over the last 50 years, but I certainly found far more to engage my mind than he did. All in all, this corner of Arizona is fascinating and far more deserving of interest than he gave it. I had to ask myself, why did he bother?
March 8, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers have two games scheduled Friday and given the way their pitching is backing up, they'd like to play both. "This is a day where you want two games," Manager Don Mattingly said. He may not get his wish though. The chance of rain is 45% Friday afternoon, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the Giants in Scottsdale, rising slightly to 50% for the night game at home with the Reds. It rained Friday morning. But much of the news Friday was coming from the trainer's room and the batting cages Friday anyway.
July 5, 2013 |
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The week of Independence Day has always been a boon for Prescott's tourism industry, and a seven-day display of patriotism, regional pride and Western traditions features the world's oldest commercial rodeo and a parade that draws more than 10,000 celebrants. But this year, five days after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire , “the entire city is also turning into a memorial,” Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo said.
May 16, 2012 |
Wildfires continued to grow in Arizona, with the largest fire spreading to 12,000 acres, almost tripling in size in just 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Even as the weather continued to be less than favorable for fighting the four major blazes in the state, containment was increasing, officials said. No deaths have been reported, and just three structures have reportedly been destroyed. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook extending into next week for the regions surrounding the four fires: Gladiator, Sunflower, Elwood and Bull Flat.
March 7, 2013 |
There were a number of police motorcycles surrounding the bus that brought Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to Camelback Ranch for Wednesday's exhibition game with the Dodgers, a courtesy that comes with playing in the 16-team international tournament. But not everyone on the Mexican team is happy to see the police in Arizona, home to the nation's most draconian anti-immigration laws. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Marcos Estrada, who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years, told Yahoo's Jeff Passan he was pulled over by police on his way to the ballpark Wednesday.
January 22, 1998
The Cal State Northridge baseball team lost for the second time this week, falling to Arizona, 18-1, Wednesday in a nonconference game at Arizona. The Wildcats, ranked No. 24 in the nation, took advantage of a solid pitching performance by Rob Shabansky (1-0), who allowed just four hits and two walks in five innings. He had a career-high eight strikeouts. Freshman left-fielder Eric Horvat, from Hart High, was three for three, including a double, for the Matadors (0-2).
April 16, 2010
They've had enough Re "Arizona passes strict border rule," April 14 The recent killing of prominent rancher Robert Krentz by an illegal alien blew the lid off a boiling caldron of illegal activity that is killing Arizonans and bankrupting the state. Illegal aliens are ruining Arizona's educational system and overburdening jails, hospitals, emergency rooms and indigent social services -- which are supposed to be for Arizona citizens only. Mexican President Felipe Calderon pays lip-service to our politicians while enjoying billions annually flowing into Mexico from illegal workers and drug cartels.
April 30, 2010 |
Attorneys on Thursday filed the first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to lack proper immigration papers and requires local police to determine whether people are in the country legally. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders sued in U.S. District Court, arguing that the law is an unconstitutional intrusion into the federal government's ability to regulate immigration and that it would lead to racial profiling.
February 1, 2014 |
TUCSON - Arizona, which has tried to school the federal government in immigration enforcement, again wants to teach the U.S. a lesson. This time, a junior state lawmaker intends to take on the National Security Agency, which has been under fire for controversial data-collection tactics that include keeping records of every telephone number dialed in the U.S. for five years. State Sen. Kelli Ward, a tea party Republican who represents the Lake Havasu area, introduced a bill this month intended to limit NSA operations in Arizona.
January 9, 2011 |
It was the snowy East Coast winters that drove Phyllis Schneck and her husband to Arizona a decade ago. The couple, who met as teens in their home state of New Jersey, spent the final years of their 56-year storybook marriage in a quiet retirement community in northwest Tucson where she was known as an expert quilter who would stop by her friends' houses with homemade lemon curd and other confections. On Saturday morning, Schneck, 79, headed to the Safeway where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was holding a "Congress on your Corner" meeting with constituents.