Griselda HernandezAngelica Hernandez: An American success story.College valedictorians tend to have job offers and paid internships lined up long before graduation. But not Angelica Hernandez, the Distinguished Graduating Senior in Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University's Ira A. ... More >>
CNN Preview Wednesday evening at the Cronkite School. CNN is profiling a Valley high school as part of its Education in America series Sunday at 5 p.m. The Cronkite School of Journalism is hosting a special screening tomorrow at 7 p.m. downtown. The program focuses on the experience ... More >>
Celso MirelesLaurita Moore, an educator and an activist, giving the board hell.The first person to stand up and address the board at yesterday evening's Maricopa Community College Board meeting wanted to inform them about the Model UN team's successes at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. T ... More >>
Gregory PrattPolice officers keep watch as the protest begins.An estimated crowd of two hundred students marched from Carl Hayden High School on 35th Avenue and Roosevelt Street to the State Capitol this afternoon, protesting Russell Pearce's SB 1160 and the continuing lack of opportunity for und ... More >>
The problem of sewer water leaking on surgical patients at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix began as early as April of 2009, a newly obtained report shows. Until we received the report today, we'd been under the impression that two incidents of water leaking into the ... More >>
The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix has finally confirmed what an anonymous source told us back in October: Backed-up toilet water really did drip into the open surgical wound of a veteran on an operating table. Still, we're not terribly impressed with the records received from ... More >>
We're still waiting on public records to shed more light on the disturbing news that backed-up toilet water dripped from the ceilings as surgeries took place at the Phoenix VA hospital. (See our original piece from last week, reported nowhere else, in which officials at the hospital admitted ... More >>
Image: www.phoenix.va.gov Backed-up toilet water on the fifth floor of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix dripped into rooms where surgery was occurring this summer -- twice.The dirty secret was revealed in an anonymous letter we received yesterday that outlined less-than-admirab ... More >>
www.azfop5.com Former Maricopa County Sheriff and Long-time Arizona Congressman Carl HaydenThe old boys club just got a little older.Today, West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd surpassed former Arizona Congressman Carl Hayden as the longest serving congressman in history.Hayden served the sta ... More >>
We spent an abundance of time last week around the local high school football scene. First, of course, was the publication of "Friday Night Frights" (still on the newstands for a few more days, and available here for a lot longer than that), about the trials and tribulations of ... More >>
Incoming Arizona Board of Regents president Ernest Calderon is proposing a plan that would cut the cost of four-year degrees. The proposal would allow students to attend community college for three years, and then an Arizona university their final year...A Mesa woman reportedly shot two home inv ... More >>
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