Phoenix schools combat truancy
PHOENIX – The building next to Starlight Park Elementary School looks like it belongs there. The fence in front boasts a colorful sign declaring it's proud to be a drug-free school, the water fountains are inviting low enough for the children running around the playground.
Supreme Court begins term with relatively few Arizona cases – so far
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court began its new term this week with one judgeship empty for the first time in a generation, and just one Arizona case on the docket for the first time in several years.
Ak-Chin tribal members join North Dakota pipeline protest
MARICOPA – Cecily Peters and three other members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community loaded into an SUV Friday evening and drove 24 hours straight to join the protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
Arizona protesters chant, dance to defy Trump immigration policy
PHOENIX – Protesters danced to celebrate Latino culture and chanted about immigration rights Wednesday to defy Donald Trump as he outlined his immigration policy.
Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention
CLEVELAND – For Buckeye resident Ernesto Lopez, the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that he was willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it.
Volunteers make sure homeless don’t miss a meal after July 4th fire
MESA — Fire damaged a community center for the homeless in Mesa on the July Fourth holiday, but volunteers and neighbors of the nonprofit stepped in to make sure no one missed their morning meal.
Maryvale neighbors watch out for crime as serial shootings plague neighborhood
PHOENIX — Unsolved shootings that have claimed the lives of five people in Maryvale weigh heavily on local police and community members, but a neighborhood watch group on Wednesday said they focus on preventing petty crimes that affect people’s day-to-day lives.
Arizona officials call for tightened limits on Lake Mead water use
WASHINGTON - Arizona officials said Tuesday it is time to end the "gentleman's agreement" currently governing states' use of water from Lake Mead and instead put tougher restrictions into law.
Maricopa County’s chain gang helps put the indigent to their final rest
PHOENIX – A small white plastic box is lowered into one of the seven graves made the day before. Fifteen prisoners look down into the hole much too large for the tiny infant box it contains.
New Hickman’s chicken farm causing controversy in TonopahTONOPAH — Sonia Lopez has lived in the quiet town of Tonopah for over 20 years. She bought a humble home on Indian School Road in 2004 so she could have a stable, safe place to raise her six children.
Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis
When a marketing team proposed the name “Altis” to John Godina for the sports-training business he founded, it had a familiar ring to him.
Arizona families get help to bridge the digital divide
Efforts are being made to end the digital divide among students. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro joined with Cox Communications President Pat Esser to announce a program to provide cheaper internet access to low-income families.