Category: News

April 21, 2015 Brian Fore No comments exist

TIJUANA, MEXICO – Several hundred people gathered on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border on March 22 to mourn the death of Gonzalo Chaidez, a deported U.S. Army veteran who died of tuberculosis two weeks before.

A small table with a folded American flag, flowers and photos of Mr. Chaidez pressed against the border fence, creating a shrine for friends, family and other loved ones to pray and pay their respects.


March 18, 2015 Brian Fore No comments exist

Mesa police arrested 41-year-old Ryan Elliot Giroux as a suspect after several shootings on Wednesday, March 18, left one dead, five wounded and locked down parts of the city during a lengthy manhunt.

Police reported that an argument took place in a room at the Tri-City Inn, located at 1504 W. Main St., which escalated to a shooting that took the life of who witnesses identified as David Williams and injured two others.


March 5, 2015 Brian Fore No comments exist

Rep. Ruben Gallego during an interview on Friday described the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act as a test run to see how the Department of Veterans Affairs can improve suicide prevention and mental health programs throughout the country.

President Barack Obama is expected to sign H.R.5059, or the Clay Hunt SAV Act, on Thursday, Feb. 12, granting the VA $22 million over five years to allow nonprofit agencies to treat veterans.


February 8, 2015 Brian Fore No comments exist

Most people do not spend their weekends programming algorithm codes, but this is exactly how Arizona State University’s Software Developers Association (SoDA) spent Saturday morning during the club’s first code competition at the Brickyard in Tempe.
A total of 39 teams of up to three students were tasked to solve eight code problems, while members of State Farm, the event’s sponsor, tested and evaluated the codes. State Farm presented the students with a presentation on infrastructure of the State Farm website and also used the event as an opportunity to scout potential.


November 22, 2014 Brian Fore No comments exist

Black Canyon City – Arizona State University students partnered with nonprofits, corporate sponsors and volunteers to renovate the home of a 100%-disabled Army veteran’s Black Canyon City home on Saturday, Nov. 22.
US Army Master Sergeant (retired) Tammie Court bought a home in Black Canyon City about two months ago to leave the cold weather of Michigan. Four days after she bought the house, a water leak caused flooding and massive damage to a majority of the rooms.


September 21, 2014 Brian Fore No comments exist

Marine verteran Justin Kuhel kicked off his 103rd day of walking across the U.S. to raise money for veterans programs as he left downtown Phoenix, Ariz., on Sep. 21 with just over $50,000 raised.
Kuhel started his journey on May 23 from Camp Lejeune, North Car., his prior duty station, and is trekking 2,753 miles to Camp Pendleton, Calif., in an effort to raise $100,000 for the Headstrong Project, an organization that provides free mental health services for veterans, and Help Our Military Heroes, an organization that builds wheelchair-accessible mini-vans for veterans.