Great deals drive golfers to feel the heat on Valley courses

PHOENIX -- With a floppy hat on her head and sunblock in hand, Viv Hynes prepares to play a round at the TPC Scottsdale golf club.

West Bank community working to cope with triple-fatal stabbing

HALAMISH, WEST BANK - The Israeli parents named their newborn son "Ari," the Hebrew word for lion. It was done to honor the child's grandfather, uncle and aunt, who were stabbed to death in a terrorist attack.

Scottsdale Fashion Square renovates to keep luxury shoppers in stores and offline

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Fashion Square, known for bringing Gucci, Neiman Marcus and Prada stores to the Valley, is trying to fight online shopping fervor by adding luxury touches for its high-end shoppers.

Arizona organizations urge Senate to say no to new healthcare bill

PHOENIX – Arizona leaders of an array of organizations, ranging from AARP to Planned Parenthood, joined a chorus opposed to a Senate health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Do you exercise in the Arizona heat?

The heat in Arizona, specifically the Phoenix area, finds a way to affect everyone.

Zinke calls for ‘right-sizing’ Bears Ears in review of Antiquities Act

WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended reducing the size of the 1.5-million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, drawing immediate criticism from Democrats and environmental groups who called his plan "nonsense."

Criminal justice reform efforts stall at Arizona Legislature, including push to ‘Ban the Box’

TUCSON – Nearly 30 years ago, Calistro Manuel Mejias robbed a drug dealer, but something he didn’t expect happened. One of the men with Mejias choked the dealer to death.

How social media may be contributing to gang interest among AZ teens

PHOENIX -- About one in five 8th graders in Arizona say “it would be cool” to belong to a gang, according to the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey of more than 57,000 students statewide. The same goes for 17 percent of 10th graders, and 13.1 percent of 12th graders.

Arizona universities recognized as national leaders in composting

PHOENIX - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established a goal in September 2015 to cut food waste in half by 2030.

Unstable ground: How earth fissures wreak havoc on Pinal County

Areas of Pinal County are riddled with earth fissures that can open up at any moment. Some residents live in constant fear of the fissures in their own backyards, and county officials say they’re powerless to do anything about it.

In Focus, episode 7: ‘Aging out’ of foster care in Arizona

On this episode of In Focus, we look at the foster care system in Arizona, specifically for those in the system over the age of 18. Although foster children can leave the foster care system when they turn 18, they can sign a voluntary agreement to continue until they turn 21. Why might some teens decide stay? We talk with one young woman who explains her choice.

April 21, 2017: Social Refresh

Social Refresh: Cronkite News top broadcast stories of the week