‘Take a Hike, Get it Right’ campaign kicks off on Valley trails

Hiking is a preferred activity for people around the valley, however climbing the trails does come with some risk.

Thousands of Arizonans lose food stamps

Elizabeth Bagby-Emmons’ 8-year-old daughter was coming home after being placed in foster care for two years. But, as she prepared for her child’s return, she was unable to put food on the table. Bagby-Emmons had lost her food stamps, and with that, the ability to feed her child.

Democrats, voters sue Maricopa County, state officials in voting debacle

WASHINGTON - Democratic groups and voters made good Friday on their threat to sue state and Maricopa County officials for alleged civil rights violations in the March 22 presidential preference election that saw hours-long waits, among other problems at the polls.

Local program needs volunteers to give a voice to foster care children

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program pairs volunteers with foster children to help break the cycle of child abuse. As the Child Abuse Hotline received over 135,000 calls last year alone, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Funding for virtual reality training gains momentum in Arizona

With controversial police shootings on the rise, many view now as the ideal time to fund virtual reality training for all police officers in Arizona. The projected price is $6 million, and a decision for funding will come in the next weeks.

Maricopa County puts responsibility for Chase Field upgrades on Diamondbacks

Maricopa County said the Diamondbacks “have almost total responsibility for the maintenance, operation, and repair of Chase Field,” and the agreements between the team and the county "do not establish any contractual requirement to provide the Team a 'state-of-the-art' stadium," according to two letters provided to Cronkite News by the county.

Senate panel subpoenas EPA chief to appear at Phoenix hearing

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy or an assistant administrator appear at an April 22 hearing in Phoenix on the Gold King Mine spill.