When commuters settle into one of Waymo’s self-driving cars there might not be a driver behind the wheel, but the Voice of Waymo is always there in case riders have questions or run into trouble during their trip.
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Metro Phoenix was among the Top 5 largest metro areas with the most days of smog in 2016, according to a national study released last week by an Arizona research group.
Starting today, East Valley teenagers should know that Arizona is no longer one of two states that have no restrictions on the ability of motorists to use their cell phones while driving.
School funding for K-12 and higher education, state prisons, jobs and Arizona’s income tax dominated the debate among Legislative District 18 candidates for the Senate and House on Friday.
For the first time the top-ranked Pride had to venture away against an in-state opponent from the confines of Karl Kiefer Stadium.
There was a sense before the season started that there was something different about the Mountain Pointe High School girls’ volleyball team.
Hundreds if not thousands of people drive past a touching roadside memorial to “Kathy” near Baseline and Kyrene roads in Tempe, and probably very few even notice it.
Rose Mofford, Arizona’s 18th governor and the first woman to hold the office, died Thursday morning in a hospice in Phoenix. She was 94.
Mike Fell has maintained since he was hired at Mountain View that the Toros were on the chase when it came to lining up with Arizona’s top programs.
A survey of 304 Arizona teenagers showed that one-third of the respondents who are high school senior athletes report having suffered a concussion at some point in their playing career.
As far as early season statements go, the Desert Visa boys golf team signed some impressive golf scorecards over the weekend to show the Thunder will be among the top contenders this season.
The emotional imprint has faded after 15 years, the raging sense of fury coupled with desolate loss. Still, the mental images from that day still seem fresh: Staring at CNN near sunrise on a Tuesday, the 11th day of September 2001, and watching the World Trade Center towers tumble down.
Fifteen years ago, the East Valley and the rest of the United States froze and watched in horror as planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and a field in western Pennsylvania.
Isaiah Pola-Mao pointed to the scoreboard with his fellow defensive backs around him and made sure they understood there was still something to play for in the final quarter.
When James Stagg strapped on a Desert Vista High School helmet, it was the first time he ever wore one won a football field.
The Hamilton girls volleyball team sought improvement Tuesday night against an unbeaten Corona Del Sol squad.
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