Autumn: Help lower employee stress and improve productivity

In the workplace, a modest amount of stress can be normal. But sustained levels of stress can be harmful and may lead to numerous health issues, affect professional and family relationships, and contribute to poor work performance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “40 percent of workers say that their jobs are […]

ACLU drops suit against Rep. Gosar for blocking social media accounts

The Arizona chapter of American Civil Liberties Union on Friday, Aug. 3, withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, after he blocked two constituents from his social media accounts. Both sides claimed victory in the fight, with Rep. Gosar’s general counsel calling it a fitting conclusion to a court case that […]

AZGFD releases Top-5 family camping and fishing spots for August

What makes for good camping and fishing during triple-digit months of desert sweat? Escaping to the high country for stocked or self-sustaining fish, quality camping amenities, and scenery that’s as cool as the air temps. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has released its list of Top 5 camping and fishing locations for families. Fire […]

Arizona motor vehicle crash deaths total 1,000 in 2017

Driver behavior continues to be the leading factor in traffic fatalities and 1,000 people died needlessly on Arizona’s city, county, state and reservation roadways in 2017. That’s the major takeaway from the 2017 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report, which was released Tuesday, July 31. Traffic deaths in Arizona rose for the third straight year, climbing […]

First Things First suggests ways to link technology and toddlers

For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away, and neither is the desire to make sure that kids are prepared for a world filled with computers at every turn. “A great alternative to media use that is non-engaging, such as a child sitting […]

Lori Piestewa to be inducted into first Native American Hall of Fame

After 10 years, 30 nominees and decades of discovery, the first National Native American Hall of Fame will induct 12 honorees in October. Arizona’s Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to die in combat as a member of U.S. military, is among those who will be celebrated. Many of the inductees, such as Olympic […]

ADOT creates mobile version of popular bicycling route map

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making it easier for residents and tourists to bicycle throughout Arizona by updating the free Cycle Arizona Bicycle User Map available online and adding a mobile-friendly version. To help cyclists plan their routes, the map includes information on shoulder widths, grades and traffic volumes for the state highway system, […]

Prepare yourself and vehicle before highway trips in extreme heat

It’s always important to make sure that you and your vehicle are ready for the possibility of becoming stranded on the highway, but the need is even more critical in times of extreme heat. Have extra drinking water for you and your passengers, including pets. An umbrella for shade. A fully charged cellphone. Being ready […]

State, foundation make money available for motorcycle rider training

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation to provide motorcycle rider training classes through a scholarship program. The grant “demonstrates support for AMSAF’s mission of boosting awareness of motorcyclists while reducing rider fatalities and injuries,” according to a release. “AMSAF is excited […]

More than 400 Valley residents using Waymo’s self-driving vehicles

Not everyone’s trip to the grocery store is historic. It is, though, for more than 400 Valley residents who have had access to Waymo’s self-driving vehicles for the last year, according to a release. Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, is the only company with a fleet of fully autonomous cars on public roads. The […]