With my mom, Genêt Klasek's, and my love for skateboarding, it was hard to resist skateboarding every day during our trip to Cuba in March.

Skateboarding the streets of Cuba was amazing and it is something I'm looking forward to when I return for at least a year to live with my mom,... Read more

PHOENIX – The ancient Hohokam civilization first built Phoenix’s canal system more than 600 years ago. In the fall, Phoenix officials plan to start a project they hope will revive and improve the Grand Canal.

The Grand Canalscape Project will include nearly 12 miles of trails... Read more

Kimberly Speer, 28, dressed as Amber from Fire Emblem, leads the conversation to a crowd of cosplayers at Phoenix Comicon on how to succeed at creating costumes regardless of weight or size. Previously bullied for her costumes, she now preaches confidence and community to concerned players. (Photo by Devin Conley/Cronkite News)

PHOENIX — Kimberly Speer spends hundreds of dollars and countless hours building her costumes for Phoenix Comicon. The 28-year-old makes the costumes by hand and pays minute attention to detail so they replicate her character’s original form. She displays her hard work through social... Read more

School is out, 100-degree weather is in and Memorial Day is upon us. This can only mean one thing: summer vacation is here. Although, unfortunately (maybe) for some of us, summer season doesn’t officially begin until June 20.

But until then, Bear Essential News looks at some of the fun... Read more

Renee Griffith/City Editor

Kristin Thomas is the advanced math teacher for second-grade through fifth-grade students at Ocotillo Ridge Elementary. She is a military wife and was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child started first grade. Now she is in her ninth year of teaching at Ocotillo Ridge.

“My mom and... Read more