Arizona led nation for rise in homeless youth last year, HUD report says
WASHINGTON - Arizona saw the largest increase in the number of homeless youth in the nation last year, at a time when other large states were seeing those numbers decline, according to a recent federal report.
Iconic Strong Arm was one of many saguaros killed by climate change, deadly bacteria
Climate change is becoming a deadly threat to the iconic saguaro, which is found only in the Sonoran Desert. According to cactus expert William D. Peachey, extreme temperature fluctuations and more severe storms are making saguaros more susceptible to the deadly bacteria Erwinia cacticida.
Sister act: ASU’s Gaspar twins share innate connection on, off lacrosse field
TEMPE – Twins Bella and Gigi Gaspar, star sophomore defenders for the Arizona State women’s lacrosse team, made the 1,500-mile journey from Canada to Tempe after playing every sport imaginable growing up. They also played a few pranks, too.
From the Hill to the mound: Playing ball is break from political brawl
WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego, both Phoenix Democrats, among the players at this week's Congressional Baseball Game that pits Republicans against Democrats, lets them let their hair down and raise money for charity at the same time.
Valley traffic returns, carbon emissions rise as COVID-19 restrictions ease
PHOENIX – COVID-19 reduced road traffic to unknown lows, but now it’s returning in full force. After carbon emissions dropped during a year of less travel, will they return to problematic levels?
As COVID-19 testing numbers rise, Embry Health hopes to expand services
MESA – COVID-19 testing numbers are increasing as schools reopen and the delta variant spreads. To counter the rise in numbers and reduce wait times, Embry Health is bringing in hundreds of new workers.
Pet owners urged to keep close eye on animals during extreme heat
When the summer brings high temperatures and higher humidity, the Arizona Humane Society ramps up its efforts to rescue pets left outside.
School nurses find new ways to provide care during COVID-19
PHOENIX – For many families, school nurses are the first line of defense for children’s health care. But when schools transitioned to remote learning during COVID-19, nurses had to adapt to meet the needs of their students. One New Mexico district did just that.
Arizona’s first excessive heat watch of 2021 issued, and where to find help
PHOENIX – The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch warning for next week with temperatures projected to be as high as 117. What the warning means, how to prepare for that type of weather and a look at Glendale’s heat relief stations.
Concert, theater owners call pandemic relief fund efforts a ‘disaster’
WASHINGTON - Arizona business owners said a federal program aimed at helping theaters and concert venues shuttered by COVID-19 "has been a disaster," taking until this month to deliver the first grants from a fund that was approved last year.
Prom dress calling attention to missing, murdered Indigenous women added to Smithsonian exhibit
WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian contacted Isabella Aiukli Cornell about including her prom gown in a new exhibit called "Girlhood," which calls attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s movement.
Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough
The efforts, and backlash, of Phoenix Police Department’s handling of mental health scenarios is being highlighted.