Consumer

Standing up for veterans who need haircuts, housing and other help

PHOENIX – Stand Down, a nationwide event conducted in Maricopa County for nearly two decades, once served only about 200 people. But in January, thousands descended on the State Fairgrounds for services from barbers, doctors and judges.

Partnerships are crucial to saving dogs at Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is always tight on funds and its facilities overcrowded. But thanks to creative marketing and partnerships, the county is able to place 95 percent of the dogs in homes.

Save water, drink beer: Camp Verde collaboration swaps corn for barley

CAMP VERDE – A collaboration among Camp Verde farmers, investors and the Nature Conservancy has reduced Verde River water usage by getting farmers to swap our summer corn for winter barley, a key ingredient in beer.