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Residents of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert participated in numerous projects within the city and school districts last weekend as part of the annual Make a Difference Day.
From escaping abusive parents to not knowing when their next meal will be, many children are in need of support. The Phoenix-based Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development has combined resources with Valley Metro, providing support 24 hours a day for children 17 and younger through the national outreach program called “Safe Place.”
A wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and small size quickly blazed into an inferno, leading officials to rapidly order more resources in the hours before flames killed 19 members of an elite Hotshot crew, according to a report released Monday.
YARNELL, Ariz. — Juliann Ashcraft had just put the kids down for a nap when her cellphone buzzed. It was a text from Andrew, her husband of seven years and, still, her best friend.
As many in this Old West town used their Independence Day celebration to honor 19 fallen firefighters, bereaved families began speaking more publicly of their loved ones.
Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing — and died trying to protect the crew that friends say constituted his life's work.
After a disappointing pledge campaign last year that fell short of its goal, Mesa United Way officials are pleased that this year’s effort ending June 30 has reached its $2.825 million target. But they’re not celebrating.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
YARNELL — With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.
PRESCOTT — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.
During the month of April, Superstition Springs Center Kids Club will be collecting donations of diapers for the Child Crisis Center every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Tater Tot was one of the skinniest dogs R.E.S.C.U.E has ever taken in. He couldn’t hold his head up, was limp, and seemed unable to see. After being rushed to the emergency veterinarian, the vet stabilized him and said Tater had been born with a liver shunt, meaning that his liver was not removing toxins from his body.
The city of Phoenix is reaching out to residents over the next few months to get input on the city manager’s trial budget, which does not call for an early removal of the city’s food sales tax.
Looking for a way to help others this spring? A few kids could use your donations to help other children.
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.
Mesa's Child Crisis Center announced this week it received a $200,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. Child Crisis Center is a private, nonprofit agency committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
City staff is recommending that the Phoenix City Council issue $200,000 in grants to the Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence (AZCADV) to create a centralized screening process and to set up a mobile housing specialist to help victims identify permanent housing.
Authorities say a man has been arrested in an animal cruelty case in the town of Guadalupe.
A day at the races isn’t just a good time; on March 2, it’s also a huge help to Mesa’s Child Crisis Center.
Saying it harms international relations, the Mexican government wants a U.S. federal court to keep in place an injunction that bars Arizona from punishing those who harbor illegal immigrants.
In a unanimous vote the Phoenix City Council approved a plan that would give emergency funding to a Valley domestic violence shelter and create a plan for a more long-term solution.
An effort to get emergency funding to go toward domestic violence victims before the holidays failed to pass a vote before a city of Phoenix subcommittee on Wednesday.
When nighttime temperatures drop and days cool down, many of the community’s homeless end up on the streets without blankets, clothing and other necessities to keep them warm.
Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about East Valley residents served by the United Food Bank.
As the U.S. economy emerged from a deep recession more than two years ago, Faye Taylor found herself living in Chandler without a job, riding her bike to Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank on Arizona Avenue each month to pick up two large bags of groceries.