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Standing up for veterans who need haircuts, housing and other help

PHOENIX – Stand Down, a nationwide event conducted in Maricopa County for nearly two decades, once served only about 200 people. But in January, thousands descended on the State Fairgrounds for services from barbers, doctors and judges.


Venezuelans in the Valley rally in support of Venezuela’s new opposition leader

TEMPE – The Venezuelan community in Arizona gathered to express support for Juan Guaidó and optimism for the future of Venezuela.


Partnerships are crucial to saving dogs at Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is always tight on funds and its facilities overcrowded. But thanks to creative marketing and partnerships, the county is able to place 95 percent of the dogs in homes.


Going solo: These women find hiking alone to be empowering

PHOENIX – More women are getting outdoors to hike and camp, but not with a group and not with a man. They’re striking out alone. We talk to three of them.


Street medicine: Bringing health care to Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless

PHOENIX – As Phoenix’s unsheltered homeless population continues to grow, a new collaborative street medicine program connects those in need to existing health care services.


A bookie, a bet, a basketball player: 25 years ago, point-shaving scandal rocked Arizona State

PHOENIX – Twenty-five years ago, a point-shaving scandal rocked the Arizona State basketball program but how could this scandal affect the sports betting future.


Victims of Baptist Foundation scheme still recovering 20 years later

PHOENIX – Anne Mezzapelle Cacace was one of 11,000 investors who lost $580 million when the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, or BFA, a registered nonprofit, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1999, in what prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme. To this day, it is considered one of the largest affinity frauds in U.S history.


Mexican ambassador expresses confidence new trade deal will get done

WASHINGTON - The Mexican ambassador to the U.S. said he is confident final details can be worked out a new trade deal between the two countries and Canada, despite President Donald Trump's "colorful," sometimes disruptive rhetoric on border security as negotiations have progressed in recent months,


Record midterm election turnout still shows problem in voter numbers, experts say

PHOENIX – Despite record-setting numbers in the November midterm election, turnout will likely remain a problem in Arizona, policy experts said Monday. But they expect a trend towards split-ticket voting, where people choose by candidate rather than party, to continue.


Breaking into construction: How an ADOT program attracts women and minorities

MIAMI – A program from ADOT, the Arizona Department of Transportation, is helping women and minorities gain the skills they need to get jobs in the construction industry.


Kirkpatrick, Stanton join freshmen in strong Democratic House class

WASHINGTON - Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and two-time former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick joined more than 80 other newly elected House members for freshmen orientation in Washington, where Democrats prepare to seize control of the lower chamber for the first time in eight years.


At ease: In Pat Tillman’s hometown, a community works overtime to protect his legacy

ALMADEN VALLEY, Calif. – Fearful of exploitation, Pat Tillman's hometown works hard to protect the legacy of the former football standout who died defending his country.