Maricopa County Fair returns after two-year pandemic hiatus

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Fair, which runs through Sunday at the Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds, features a carnival, food and craft vendors, livestock events, music and live entertainment.


Cyber experts were braced for Russian attacks before Biden’s warning

WASHINGTON - When President Joe Biden said businesses have a "patriotic obligation" to protect their networks from likely Russian cyberattacks, Arizona cybersecurity officials agreed with a nod - and a shrug. They were already on high alert and had seen an uptick in attacks.


Chandler library reopens 6 months after nearby explosion shut it down

PHOENIX – The pandemic closed Chandler Sunset Library in 2020, and a nearby natural-gas explosion closed it again in 2021. The library now is open and refocused on its community programs.


Meals on Wheels, ASU study how pets affect social isolation, loneliness among older adults

SUN CITY – Researchers at Arizona State University are partnering with Meals on Wheels America for a national study to understand the influence that pets have on social isolation and loneliness.


Bills affecting voting, transgender children and abortion signed by Ducey

Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a number of bills on Wednesday, including a ban on transgender girls competing in school sports, changes in voter ID and outlawing abortions after 15 weeks.


‘Never too late to pay tribute’: Arizona ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

CAVE CREEK – Vietnam War veterans were honored at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Cave Creek on Tuesday, National Vietnam War Veterans Day.


Arizonans can move driver’s license to their phones – but not much more

WASHINGTON - Arizona drivers who take advantage of the first-in-the-nation virtual license with Apple Wallet will still need to have their current physical license when they buy a drink, get pulled over or any number of other uses, state officials said.


Maricopa County led nation in population growth; Pinal, Yavapai surged

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County added more new residents than any county in the nation last year, continuing a trend that local officials call a credit to the region's opportunities and affordability.


Tuskegee Airmen, heralded Black aviators of WWII, honored at Luke Air Force Base

GLENDALE – The Arizona chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen gathered Monday at Luke Air Force Base for Arizona’s ninth annual celebration of the first Black aviators of the Army Air Corps during World War II.


Lights, camera – action! Arizona film industry is growing after a decade of stagnation

MESA – After being left for dead in 2010, the Arizona film industry has grown the past few years, thanks to a network of indie filmmakers, the Phoenix Film Festival and the revived Arizona Film Office.


StandDown provides veterans with haircuts, legal, medical and housing services

PHOENIX – Hundreds of veterans lined up Thursday morning to receive legal, medical, housing and other services, during the 20th annual Maricopa County StandDown.


Experts target obesity, diet, exercise to combat high cholesterol in youth

PHOENIX – With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life.