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After embarking on a successful partnership with Peoria Unified School District since 2014, both groups again aim to bring holiday cheer to local families in need. Out of nearly 40 schools in the Peoria Unified School District, 20 are classified as Title 1 schools, of whom the majority of students are on public assistance, in transition, or in some cases, homeless. more
Fears about the spread of COVID-19 caused families around the world to shut their doors to strangers, literally and figuratively. But dozens of foster families and adoptive families with Aid to … more
PHOENIX (AP) — The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has built the 5-acre memorial near Scottsdale as a tribute to those who were aboard the USS Arizona when it was attacked and sank at … more
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's office says he and his wife have left the state for a few days to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Ducey Chief of Staff Daniel Scarpinato said … more
Local 74-year-old race car enthusiast Jerry Weaver gets behind the wheel every Monday and Tuesday as he races with people all over the world from the comfort of his own home. Mr. Weaver, not your … more
The +swappow PLUS Foundation is launching a new virtual skateboarding academy to continue serving the foster care community in Arizona. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, +swappow PLUS, a … more
The city of Mesa is partnering with United Food Bank for Great Turkey Tuesday 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St. The goal is to collect 1,700 turkeys to help the … more
14-year-old Damone is a multi-sport athlete who thrives in the world of competition, says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). “He … more
In 1994, the 103rd Congress passed joint resolution 413 designating Nov. 1 as National Family Literacy Day. This designated day kicks off National Family Literacy Month for the entire month of … more
As the Arizona Science Center President and CEO Chevy Humphrey prepares to embark on her next professional journey, part of that preparation is getting a winter coat. more
Teens typically come with drama. Not 15-year-old Dylan. “He is literally, the most chill, laid back kid,” says Kayla, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of … more
An old adage exists for a reason and the one “the children are our future” holds true perhaps today with more sense of urgency than ever before. A fundamental key to success inside and … more
No matter what the calendar says, Carlos’ music playlist says it’s December 25. The 9-year-old boy loves Christmas music all year. And if you could combine Christmas music with Fourth … more
Dr. Clifford Baker, a pain management physician practicing in Sun City for more than 10 years, is on the frontline of healthcare and hoping to save lines of seniors by giving them free smartphones. … more
The invention of the wheel is one of the most significant pieces of engineering discovery helping to shape the progress of humanity — and there is no better way to learn this STEM lesson than … more
When Sun City opened to the public Jan. 1, 1960, initial visitors were greeted by an elaborate water fountain, five model homes, a recreation center, golf course, shopping center and a restaurant. more
Active and engaging, 10-year-old Damascus dreams of a forever family with a built-in playmate. “I’d like there to be another boy – maybe age 9 to 11 – that I could play … more
If you see 14-year-old Adrian out and about these days, he will be wearing a mask to do his part to slow the spread of COVID-19. But you can be sure that behind that mask is a smile. Adrian is … more
If you were moved by the 2018 movie Instant Family, you can create your own version by opening your heart and home to Vanessa and Reye. Vanessa, 15, is a compassionate, nurturing teen and the … more
In the time of the novel coronavirus, crisis knows no bounds and in the case of family homelessness the realities have become harsher than years before in the Valley of the Sun, outreach officials … more
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