TOP STORIES

Phoenix Mexican restaurant No. 1 on Yelp top 100 for 2022; 4 more Valley spots make list

67° | 54°
54° with sun and clear skies
Gaydos Big Q PollValley Toyota Dealers Logo

Grade President Joe Biden on his first year in office:

Loading ... Loading ...

Arizona News

Kevin Stone

7 months after Phoenix's Daniel Robinson went missing, dad keeps searching

Seven months after Daniel Robinson went missing after leaving a remote West Valley job site, his father’s relentless search efforts continue.
KTAR.com

ASU Thunderbird School aims for 100M students by 2030 with free program

Aided by a donation of $25 million, Arizona State University announced ambitious plans Thursday to add 100 million students in eight years with the upcoming launch of a free global learning initiative.
KTAR.com

Arizona expert warns that omicron poses serious threat despite being 'milder'

The omicron variant may be causing a smaller percentage of serious illnesses than previous versions of COVID-19, but it still poses a serious threat, an Arizona medical expert warned.
Associated Press

Casa Grande cancels annual O'Odham Tash, Cowboy Days, cites pandemic

The pandemic has prompted Casa Grande to cancel the south-central Arizona city's annual event celebrating Native American culture and the spirit of the American cowboy.
Associated Press

Air Force Thunderbirds to open show season at Glendale's Luke AFB

The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force's aerial demonstration squadron, have begun a monthlong training trip to Arizona and New Mexico in preparation for their 2022 show season.
Danny Shapiro

Arizona schools chief Hoffman urges Legislature to act on spending limit measure

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is worried politics and a noncommittal Legislature could jeopardize over $1.1 billion in school funding due to a 40-year-old spending limit.

Arizona Health

KTAR.com

Arizona expert warns that omicron poses serious threat despite being 'milder'

The omicron variant may be causing a smaller percentage of serious illnesses than previous versions of COVID-19, but it still poses a serious threat, an Arizona medical expert warned.
KTAR.com

ADHS report shows unvaccinated at 17.5 times greater risk of COVID hospitalization

Newly released data shows that the risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 was 17.5 times higher in November for unvaccinated Arizonans than those who were fully vaccinated.
KTAR.com

Arizona expert says end of COVID public health emergency could be near

A prominent Arizona health expert said the omicron wave of COVID-19 is nearing its peak, and the end of the state’s public health emergency could soon follow.
KTAR.com

Arizona health department: ERs are for medical emergencies, not COVID-19 testing

The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday that because emergency rooms are at the front line of the COVID-19 response, the community should remember the rooms are reserved for medical emergencies only and not for COVID-19 testing.
Associated Press

Yuma hospital receives aid from Air Force team to care for COVID patients

A 15-member Air Force medical augmentation team is helping with staff shortages amid increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Ducey's $14.2 billion budget proposal includes tax credits, border funding

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's working poor, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the lowest-income taxpayers.

ArizonaSports.com

Arizona forward Azuolas Tubelis (10) drives against California Baptist guard Chance Hunter during t...
Associated Press

Azoulas Tubelis leaves due to injury in Arizona’s win over Stanford

The Arizona Wildcats beat Stanford by nearly 30 points but lost forward Azuolas Tubelis for the game due to an ankle injury.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, left, battles Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) f...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns swarm Mavericks defensively to improve NBA-best record

The Suns are in a position few teams in franchise history have ever been, atop the NBA standings and looking the part of title favorites.
Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis (5) plays against Wisconsin during the first half of an NCAA ...
Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals take DL George Karlaftis in Kiper’s 1st NFL mock draft

ESPN's Mel Kiper has the Cardinals selecting DE George Karlaftis in the first round of his first NFL mock draft of the offseason.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy right, intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wi...
Tyler Drake

Cornerback at the top of offseason priority list for Arizona Cardinals

Another offseason, another big question mark looming over the Arizona Cardinals' cornerbacks room for 2022.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during the second half against the Sea...
Dan Bickley

Level of Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s job security troublesome

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is receiving a level of job security that is extremely rare in the NFL.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe during the ...
Arizona Sports

NBA All-Star voting update: Suns’ Devin Booker still outpaced by Klay Thompson

Suns G Devin Booker continues to lose ground on the Warriors’ Klay Thompson in the most recent return of NBA All-Star fan voting.

Arizona Business

Associated Press

Casa Grande cancels annual O'Odham Tash, Cowboy Days, cites pandemic

The pandemic has prompted Casa Grande to cancel the south-central Arizona city's annual event celebrating Native American culture and the spirit of the American cowboy.
KTAR.com

Mediterranean dining concept to open within Gilbert’s Epicenter this spring

The Epicenter at Agritopia in Gilbert added another dining option to its growing lineup Wednesday as it was announced a Mediterranean concept would open at the mixed-use development this spring.
KTAR.com

Wild Horse Pass casino in Chandler opens 2nd hotel tower, rooftop restaurant

Arizona-based casino operator Gila River has bet that a recently completed $143 million expansion will lure more visitors to Wild Horse Pass in Chandler.
Jim Cross

Arizona economic expert wants state to keep attracting newcomers

Arizona should keep making available the kinds of career opportunities that are already drawing a workforce from around the country and fueling the state's growth, according to a Valley economist.
KTAR.com

Maricopa community colleges get $17.1M from cannabis tax in first year of legality

Taxes from the sale of recreational cannabis during the first year of legality in Arizona resulted in millions of dollars for local community colleges, officials said Tuesday.
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.

United States

Associated Press

Asian shares slide after more losses on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Asia on Friday after a late afternoon sell-off wiped out gains for stocks on Wall Street. Tokyo fell 0.9% after Toyota Motor Corp. announced production cuts due to parts shortages. Other major regional markets also fell. Oil prices slipped, with the U.S. benchmark crude down as much as […]
Associated Press

Parts of Southeast await a blast of snow, ice, freezing rain

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Several schools have canceled classes in coastal areas of the Carolinas and Virginia and authorities are urging drivers to stay off potentially icy roads amid forecasts of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the latest winter storm […]
Associated Press

UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere — but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks […]
Associated Press

Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator. Alabama allows such decisions at age 14, Oregon at 15, Rhode Island and South Carolina at 16, according to Sen. Scott […]
Associated Press

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has launched into his second year in office with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus, rising inflation and congressional gridlock have exacted a bitter toll on […]
Associated Press

'Minor incursion' by Russia could complicate West's response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of an all-out invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin could take less dramatic action in Ukraine that would vastly complicate a U.S. and allied response. He might carry out what President Joe Biden called a “minor incursion” — perhaps a cyberattack — leaving the U.S. and Europe divided on the type and […]

Arizona Education

KTAR.com

ASU Thunderbird School aims for 100M students by 2030 with free program

Aided by a donation of $25 million, Arizona State University announced ambitious plans Thursday to add 100 million students in eight years with the upcoming launch of a free global learning initiative.
Danny Shapiro

Arizona schools chief Hoffman urges Legislature to act on spending limit measure

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is worried politics and a noncommittal Legislature could jeopardize over $1.1 billion in school funding due to a 40-year-old spending limit.
Associated Press

Republican state lawmakers go at Arizona School Boards Association

The Arizona School Boards Association, which successfully sued the Arizona Legislature to invalidate key parts of the state budget last year, is now being targeted by Republican lawmakers who have long opposed its efforts to lobby for local school boards.

Arizona Technology

Kim Komando

Here are 10 ways to lock down those new gadgets

Ah, a shiny new tech toy. In the eyes of a hacker, that’s a great way into your home’s network. Most people don’t realize how important it is to properly secure your internet connection and router from snoops, hackers, and moochers.
KTAR.com

Salt River Project announces wind farm to be developed north of Flagstaff

Salt River Project announced Thursday a wind farm will be developed north of Flagstaff that will produce enough energy to power about 40,000 homes.
Kim Komando

How to find your phone when it's lost and even if battery is dead

When it comes to finding your phone, there are better ways than shouting for someone else in the house to call you.

Sponsored Articles

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

HVAC upkeep in Arizona saves money, keeps families prepared in the long run

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
Arizona State University

This is the best year to get your MBA

Getting a master’s degree is a major commitment of time, energy, and money, so returning to school — even if you’re thinking about a part-time program that allows you to keep working — is one of the biggest decisions of your career.
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
Arizona Department of Gaming

The most memorable games in Arizona sports history every fan needs to know

Sports teams in Arizona have seen their fair share of instant classic games, but there's a few that every fan needs to know.
Canvas Annuity

Annuity basics: how to retire with a guaranteed paycheck for life

Does the thought of retirement fill you with stress or with happiness? Everyone wants to spend their retirement in a way that brings them the most joy, whether that’s traveling the world or spending extra time at home with grandkids.
Arizona State University

Gain insights on next year’s trends at 58th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Employment is recovering from the severe contraction induced by the pandemic, but it is still way below levels at the start of 2020. Can it fully recover in the coming year?