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As demand surges, advocates worry food stamps miss eligible families

WASHINGTON - The number of food stamp recipients in Arizona has surged over the past year, but advocates worry that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is still only reaching a portion of those eligible for assistance.


‘I wanted to do more than hold a sign’: Street medic crew forms out of Black Lives Matter protests

PHOENIX – Desert Action Medical Network is a group of street medics – from paramedics to people with basic first-aid knowledge – who have attended more than 80 protests in metro Phoenix, offering medical care to more than 60 people.


Rarefied air: collegiate runners flock to Flagstaff to train

Collegiate runners from around the country are drawn to Flagstaff, Arizona to train at high elevation while attending classes remotely.


Phoenix Rising FC hopes to keep dreams of first-ever title alive

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC have aspirations of winning their first-ever USL Championship, but they must first find a way past El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday at Casino Arizona Field.


‘I need to learn’: Phoenix Rising FC reinstates coach Rick Schantz

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising reinstates coach Rich Schantz, who apologizes and receives vote of support from Collin Martin.


Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling

GLENDALE – Arizona firefighters have to fight post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma in addition to flames. A counselor and peer support training help six metro Phoenix fire departments.


As costs rise and participation falls, nonprofits helping families pay for youth sports

PHOENIX – Valley of the Sun YMCA and the Caris Sports foundation help assist parents and club teams with sports program costs that would otherwise keep their kids on the sidelines.


Fire officials claim success in fighting COVID-19 while fighting fires

WASHINGTON - Battling wildfires while battling the COVID-19 pandemic "definitely added a new challenge" for Arizona fire officials this year, but it's a challenge many say they have met.


Hot up ahead: Arizona will have more ‘extreme heat’ days, researchers say

PHOENIX – A new Arizona State University study finds climate change and urban development will increase extreme heat for Arizona, and other cities, over the coming decades.


Rising enter playoffs minus coach Rick Schantz, league-leading scorer Junior Flemmings

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC will face Sacramento Republic FC Saturday at Casino Arizona Field, without their coach and their league-leading goal scorer.


Phoenix Rising’s Flemmings lands 6-game suspension for alleged gay slur

PHOENIX - The USLC announces it has levied a six-game suspension and fine against Phoenix Rising FC’s Junior Flemmings for his alleged use of a gay slur.


Hooligans With Heart: Phoenix Rising’s Red Fury reaches out to refugees

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC supporters group the Red Fury raises funds for refugees at the North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club.