Arizona saw ten-fold jump in catalytic converter thefts, second-most in nation

WASHINGTON - Theft of catalytic converters - a part of a car's exhaust system that changes toxic gases to less-harmful emissions - is surging across the country, and Arizona has seen the second-highest increase in thefts in the nation in 2021, according to one report.


Arizona bowl organizers look to bounce back from 2020’s fanless games

WASHINGTON – With COVID-19 protocols prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, and a lack of eligible teams forcing a cancellation of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl last year, organizers of the three college bowls in Arizona are eager to welcome fans and teams back this year.


First phase ending for child tax credit, a ‘game changer’ for families

WASHINGTON - Arizona families may have seen the last - for now - payment Wednesday under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a "game changer" for low-income families in the state.


‘Every penny counts’: Phoenix restaurants struggle to find food and workers while keeping prices low

PHOENIX – Restaurants across metro Phoenix are struggling to find a balance between finding quality ingredients without breaking the bank and raising prices. Restaurants also are experiencing staffing shortages and shipping complications that make it harder to stay in business.


Searching for solutions to the global supply chain crisis

PHOENIX - As consumers continue to face empty shelves and rising prices, public and private experts are coming together to solve the American supply chain crisis. Read their opinions, findings and suggestions here.


Fewer Christmas trees in Oregon means fewer trees in metro Phoenix

PHOENIX – This year, droughts and forest fires in the Northwest, supply chain issues and planting times have resulted in a shortage of Christmas trees in lots across the country.

Christmas trees at a lot for sale

COVID relief funds used to build homeless shelter in west Phoenix for ages 55 or older

PHOENIX – The nonprofit CASS partnered with Phoenix and neighborhoods in west Phoenix to create Project Haven 2, a homeless shelter for ages 55 or older. The project is supported by federal COVID-19 relief funds.