A Department of Corrections investigation found employees lied and falsified records
Department of Corrections employees lied about conducting security rounds and falsified records involving the suicides of two Arizona inmates - one of whom died during a nearly three-hour time period when prison video shows no regular or required checks were done at all, according to a Cronkite News review of DOC documents.
Arizona school districts turning to social media for teachersFinding qualified teachers is a struggle that Arizona school districts say is worse this year than ever before. Districts across the valley are trying to solve this issue by thinking of new ways to find applicants.
Hundreds of Arizona inmates have used razors, drugs in self harm or suicide attempts
There were nearly 500 incidents in Arizona’s prison system when convicts attempted to either hurt or kill themselves in 2015, despite efforts to push for better mental health treatment and a legal settlement ordering the Department of Corrections to improve psychiatric services.
Nearly 12,000 child abuse and maltreatment cases in Arizona have languished for 60 days or more without action or resolution
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim, according to a Cronkite News review of the state’s most recent numbers.
Phoenix startup employs diverse workers with disabilities
Water rushes out of a spout in a small factory in north Phoenix as Andrew Lascurain holds a square plastic bags up to the nozzle.
Tempe considers ban on sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks
The Tempe City Council is considering banning people from sitting or sleeping on downtown Tempe sidewalks because businesses complain it deters customers.
Retired master tailor stitched his way through racial boundaries
H. Shytel Glover never doubted himself, even as some doubted him.
Report: Markets, cyberattacks pose biggest financial risks to Phoenix
WASHINGTON - Phoenix faces a bigger financial threat from a market crash than it does from drought, terrorism or any of a number of other manmade and natural disasters, according to a new "risk index" of cities around the globe.
Flagstaff runner puts Arizona marathon win in perspective
FLAGSTAFF - Hailed as a humbling test of human endurance, the marathon requires power, precision and, above all, perspective.
Mesa delivers the world’s premier attack helicopter to international allies
MESA - The rotating blades of an Apache helicopter are a sound of power for U.S. and allied troops around the world. The protection from above is thanks to work being done right here in Mesa.
2017 Final Four already building a legacy in Phoenix
Hosting events such as the Super Bowl earlier this year, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January 2016 and the Final Four in April 2017 brings in tourism and boosts the local economy – and often leaves another lasting mark.
San Carlos Apache bring fight against Oak Flat mine back to Congress
WASHINGTON - Tribal officials renewed their calls to block a copper mine on Arizona land they consider sacred, telling lawmakers Wednesday it is not only a spiritual violation but bad precedent "for all of Indian Country."