Starbucks Corp. issued an apology to Tempe, Ariz., Police Chief Sylvia Moir and her department after six officers were asked to leave a store in the city following a request by a customer on July 4. The barista approached the officers as a customer didn’t feel safe in their presence, the Tempe Officers Association said in a series of tweets. They chose to depart the store after they were asked to leave or move out of that customer’s line of sight. “When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect” by employees, Starbucks said in a statement. “Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.” … [Read more...] about Starbucks apologizes after Ariz. store asks police to leave
“You haven’t seen Sedona until you’ve seen Snoopy,” our 12-year-old son, Caleb, joked. He pointed at the towering rust-colored boulders shaped like the “Peanuts” cartoon beagle snoozing on his doghouse that glowed beneath a bright blue sky. Searching for red rock landmarks among the mystical spires that define this 19-square-mile city became a theme of our trip. We’d gone to Arizona in early January to escape the Twin Cities’ least sunny period on record since 1963. Like many Minnesotans, we found the lack of sunshine mentally tough, plus one of our kids had been especially hard hit with pneumonia. It was time to get outdoors, to rejuvenate our lungs by breathing in the dry warmth of the upper Sonoran Desert air. And Sedona, a town of over 10,000 that swells to 3 million tourists every year, was reputed to be a place that was good for the body and the soul. New Age enthusiasts believe its four main vortexes — spots where … [Read more...] about A magical family trip to Sedona, Ariz.
Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press Updated 9:33 pm PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 President Donald Trump, second from right, speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, as he hosts a roundtable with conservative leaders to discuss the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. less President Donald Trump, second from right, speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, as he hosts a roundtable with conservative leaders to discuss the security and ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump, second from right, speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, … [Read more...] about Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail
By Allen Trieu Special to The Detroit News Published 12:03 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 Michigan had their first junior day of the year last Saturday and a new offer was extended to Farmington linebacker Jordan Turner. It was the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Turner’s 14th scholarship opportunity and fifth from the Big Ten. "Michigan is great school where you can play football and get a great degree at the same time," Turner said. "It means a lot to me, because at Michigan you get the best of both worlds with a great education and to play on one of the best teams in the country, and it’s close to home." Turner was pulled up to the varsity as a sophomore, and not only did he earn a starting job, he was named captain, a rare occurrence for a player that young. His intangibles have led to his high-level recruitment just as much as his physical abilities. “He is definitely a coach’s dream,” Farmington head coach Kory Cioroch said. “He checks a lot of boxes. He is a … [Read more...] about Michigan targets ‘coach’s dream’ in Farmington LB Jordan Turner
The Associated Press Published 10:01 am CST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, left, snags a one-handed touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, in Seattle. Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. Team president Michael Bidwell says, “No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald.” less FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, left, snags a one-handed touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, in Seattle. ... more Photo: John Froschauer, AP … [Read more...] about WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season