An American hero: Jack Holder recounts surviving Pearl Harbor attack

Talking about American history should come naturally for WWII Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder. But, there was once a time when the soft-spoken man, approaching 98, didn’t want to tell people that he survived the attack in Hawaii. “For years, I never even told anyone that I was a World War II veteran, until a […]

Schnitzer: Falls a significant health threat to area seniors

Each year millions of older adults experience falls and fall-related injuries. Falls are serious and costly but they can be prevented. Falls Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 22-28 – a time to highlight the dangers of falls and offer tips to avoid them. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one […]

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 […]