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Street love: Why kids join gangs despite the risks of arrest and violence

At-risk children are exposed to factors that increase their likelihood of joining a gang, leading to higher rates of imprisonment and violence.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

PHOENIX – Congress announces small business funding through CARES Act Training, the first prison death from COVID-19, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Plane truth: Airline quality at highest level in decades, report says

WASHINGTON - Despite a "rough year for airlines in the public's eye," the industry had the best year ever in terms of passenger service in 2017, according to the latest edition of annual airline quality report.


City prepares, reacts to Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – One downtown Phoenix group estimated 25,000 people will converge in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday – both to support and oppose – President Donald Trump at his rally. He plans to appear at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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75 years later, Japanese detainees reflect on painful part of U.S. past

WASHINGTON - Seishi Oka was 5 and his sister, Mitzi, only 3, when their family was loaded on to a train and taken from their Salinas, California, home to the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona.


Suns player welcomes home his mom – Phoenix’s new police chief

PHOENIX - Growing up in Phoenix, Alan Williams had dreams of playing in the NBA while his mom, Jeri, worked as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department, cared for her family and studied for her master’s from Northern Arizona University.


Glendale extends the New River Trail for the public

GLENDALE – The New River Trail system now runs more than 20 miles from Happy Valley in Peoria all the way to Bethany Home Road in Glendale.


Arizona PIRG Education Fund reminds consumers to be cautious while shopping this holiday season

With Black Friday coming and Christmas in one month, buying toys will be at the top of the list for many parents.


Mesa Public Library adds to the environment with a seed library

MESA – Hoping to dispel the notion that there is a “very outdated perception of libraries as stuffy places with shelves,” the Mesa Public Library has started a seed library, where patrons can use the free seeds to start a garden, according to librarian Cherise Mead.


Phoenix looks for local artists to create art from trash piles

Local artist Beth Shook collects discarded furniture parts to create her artwork.

The artists will have four months to claim pieces of trash for their art projects. (Photo by Elenee Dao/Cronkite News)

High-efficiency nozzles save water while keeping lawn green

As a groundskeeper for a housing community in Phoenix, Terry Peterson has changed about 800 sprinkler heads to high efficiency water nozzles. Now he’s taking action at home.


Bike in Tempe promotes bicycle riding with new, safe routes

TEMPE - Bike riders in Tempe are looking for ways to safely move around town.