News archive from 23 June 2017

Lyft drivers can get pick-me-up, vehicle certifications at new Phoenix service center

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Lyft opened a service center in Phoenix on June 22, 2017. The center is a place where people can apply for jobs, drivers can take a break, and vehicles can get certified. Lyft opened a service center for its thousands...

 
SBOE members take issue with charter school proposal

SBOE members take issue with charter school proposal

AUSTIN — The State Board of Education will decide Friday whether to allow three new charter schools to open in the Houston area, including a school with a board member once accused of funneling contracts to her son. The state board's Committee on...

Chron, 19:42 in Politics
 

Legendary high school coach Karl Kiefer recalls how Frank Kush shaped him

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Former ASU football coach Frank Kush has passed away. He was 88. Karl Kiefer is a legend in his own right in Arizona football. He put Tempe McClintock on the map, making it arguably the Team of the 1970s in Arizona. But...

AZCentral, 19:55 in Sport
 

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll nominate New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural...

Chron, 19:57 in Politics
 

Extreme Phoenix heat: Is there an upside?

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE There is plenty of shade across metropolitan Phoenix, you just have to know where to look. You'll find a bit of an oasis at these 10 serene spots.   Let's be honest: Even for people who are used to heat or...

 

Suns select Kansas' Josh Jackson with No. 4 pick in NBA draft

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSPhoenix Suns select Josh Jackson with No. 4 pick in NBA draft | 0:52The Phoenix Suns selected Kansas SF Josh Jackson with the No. 4 pick in the NBA draft. 1 of...

AZCentral, 20:04 in Sport
 

In crushing heat wave, Border Patrol ready to rescue migrants

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE U.S. Border Patrol Agent Daniel Hernandez discusses the dangers of the desert for migrants who cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., during a walk near the border in Nogales. David Wallace/azcentral.com   AJO — The...

 
Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Dr. Kevin Foster, director of...

Chron, 20:22 in Health
 
Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hosting his first congressional picnic and says he hopes a spirit of "unity" will soon develop in nation's capital. Trump is also offering prayers for Rep. Steve Scalise, seriously wounded in a...

Chron, 20:47 in Politics
 
Trades, not picks, could headline Arizona Coyotes' draft

Trades, not picks, could headline Arizona Coyotes' draft

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: What does Doan's dismissal mean? | 1:55azcentral sports' Dan Bickley and Sarah McLellan discuss the aftershock of the Coyotes' decision to part...

AZCentral, 21:01 in Sport
 

DPS: Serial speeder falls into trap set by Arizona troopers

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Speeding suspect Noah Ling makes his initial appearance before a judge on June 22, 2017. Maricopa County Superior Court Noah Ling liked to drive fast, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The...

 

Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE A database built by The Arizona Republic shows that 22 percent of 46,000 public school teachers in Arizona during the 2016-17 term were either not qualified to teach or had less than two years of classroom experience....

 

Federal judge lifts stay on Arizona executions

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die. But opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it doesn't work consistently. Almost three years...

 

Diamondbacks make statement with wins over Rockies

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBTorey Lovullo after D-Backs win series vs. Rockies | 1:30Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo thought his team made a statement with its series victory over the...

AZCentral, 22:24 in Sport
 

Burglars snatch credit cards, cash, keys from vehicle in open garage in Scottsdale; police seek public's help

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Scottsdale police are seeking the public's help in identifying two people suspected of stealing credit cards, cash and keys from a vehicle parked in an open garage in...

 
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