WASHINGTON - It's not every kid who gets to go to a White House state dinner - unless it's the annual "Kids State Dinner" for youths who have devised healthy lunch recipes as part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.
SCOTTSDALE – Blood donations drop in summer, so United Blood Services is offering an incentive: a chance to own a new car.
PHOENIX – School books may be closed for the summer but laptops are open. As children spend more time on the internet, police and parents are working harder to protect them from online predators.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizonans who are planning on watching or attending in person.
PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had already reached 100 degrees.
PHOENIX – Summer heat is deadly for the homeless, spurring public officials and nonprofits to offer water and other help.
The Cronkite News team investigates health, community and livelihood stories. A few of the topics in this newscast include Arizona Zika virus reports, yoga for football players, youth obesity solutions and summer hiking tips.
Arizona could see an increase in medical marijuana dispensaries after the Arizona Department of Health Services opens up applications this summer. It’s the first time the department will allow new dispensaries since it issued the first licenses in 2012.
A Maricopa County grant is keeping overnight shelter services available to the homeless, but the grant is expected to run out around June 30 as summer temperature burn hotter.
WASHINGTON - When his family moved from Phoenix to London so he could get treatment for a potentially deadly form of cancer, Brophy College Preparatory student Diego Morris said they were "not looking for guarantees - just hope."
Just a week after Michael Phelps' Curtain of Distraction performance went viral, the most decorated Olympian in history swam the 200-meter freestyle and 100 IM in the middle of Arizona State's dual meet with rival Arizona on Saturday. Phelps, who is at ASU training for the Rio Summer Olympics and will serve as a volunteer assistant for the program after the Olympics are over, is already having a significant impact on the program.
The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to the Valley next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.