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Buttigieg visits Phoenix to sign grant for light-rail expansion, tout infrastructure bill

PHOENIX – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday for the signing of a federal transit grant, which will provide $158 million toward the second phase of the Valley Metro Northwest Extension project.


Heat has a new enemy in Phoenix: A city office dedicated to fighting rising temperatures

PHOENIX – Phoenix has created a first-of-its-kind office to respond to rising temperatures from climate change. Heat is a greater weather hazard than floods or storms, and the new office aims to improve livability in the desert city.


Let’s get physical: Chandler family thrives in roller derby, football

PHOENIX – Contact sports are in the blood of one Chandler family. The parents prefer roller derby while their sons have embraced football.


Ghost tours scare up more business during COVID pandemic

TOMBSTONE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, ghost tours fulfilled a rising demand for outdoor activities where social distancing was possible.


Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus

In one west Phoenix neighborhood, Latina moms came together to combat the issue of unhealthy air by targeting school buses.


Before NBA named female play-by-play announcers, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Cindy Brunson were blazing trails

PHOENIX — Lisa Byington and Kate Scott made history when they were named the play-by-play voices for the Bucks and 76ers, respectively. But several women in the Valley, including Ann Meyers Drysdale and Cindy Brunson, helped blaze trails.


Expanded Child Tax Credit program did a ‘world of good,’ politicians say

PHOENIX – Since its rollout in July, the expanded Child Tax Credit program has received praise from government officials and advocates who call it a solution to “combating economic hardship and poverty in Arizona.”


Giles joins state, local officials to kick off homelessness initiative

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined state and local leaders from around the country to kick off a federal initiative to boost affordable housing and get 100,000 homeless households in permanent shelters, as the problem of homelessness has grown during the pandemic.


‘A cliff effect’: As federal benefits drop, food insecurity likely to rise again

An enormous influx of federal dollars helped stem the rising tide of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what happens when those benefits end?


Skateboarding, Arizona’s Jagger Eaton make Olympic debut

PHOENIX - When Jagger Eaton was 4, his dad built a skatepark in Mesa called Kids that Rip. Now, Eaton is competing for Olympic gold at the 2020 Tokyo games.


Gallego, other officials join White House push for infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House Wednesday to push for the administration's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of "massive underinvestment."


Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals band together to fight maternal mortality

PHOENIX – Pregnancy-related deaths have been rising in the U.S., especially among Black and Indigenous women. In Arizona, a new effort aims to address that by providing hospitals with standards of care to help spot complications before it’s too late.