Public schools across Arizona remained closed for the third day as Red for Ed protesters descended again on the state Capitol.Read More »
As more than 40,000 teachers and their supporters marched from downtown Phoenix to the Arizona Capitol the next morning, the state Senate adjourned for the week and rank-and-file members left without a vote on a budget that could boost teacher pay.Read More »
To say a sea of red descended on downtown Phoenix on April 26 may be cliche, but there's hardly a better way to describe the scene that began at Chase Field.Read More »
Arizona is at the forefront of a new legislative effort to outlaw public dollars from financing private stadiums for professional sports teams.Read More »
Committing to preserving the environment, including supporting the use of electric vehicles, is no longer an “optional nicety” for cities, Mayor Greg Stanton said Friday.Read More »
There is significant and measureable value when fans pack a sold-out stadium to root for their favorite team. On Jan. 12, fans did exactly that at Chase Field, pumping up the local economy by purchasing tickets to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race, as well as buying expensive beverages costing more than a six pack of same. But the economic boost extends far beyond the event itself, if the public is allowed access to areas that facilitate recreational spending.Read More »
Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona protested the legislation Tuesday in triple-digit heat outside Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix, drawing sideways glances from fans who were more interested in getting to the game.Read More »
Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona plan to stake out Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday despite triple-digit heat.Read More »
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago.Read More »
Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.
Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.