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 […]

2018 fall hunt online applications due June 12

The Arizona Game and Fish Department encourages hunters to apply online now for 2018 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant. All online applications must be received by the Arizona Game and Fish Department no later than 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. To […]

Salvation Army, Bashas’ stores aid Arizona fire relief efforts

Arizona wildfires strike every summer, and when they do, The Salvation Army springs into action, bringing care and comfort to local neighbors and supporting the brave men and women battling on the front lines. The Salvation Army provided nearly 300 meals for firefighters, volunteers and residents affected by the recent Tinder Fire, and signs could […]

Arboretum class May 27 on taking better photos with a smartphone

Valley photographer Alex Coleman is teaching “10 tips for better smartphone photos” at an informal 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, class at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 Arboretum Way in Superior. He is donating his time and enrollment proceeds to benefit the arboretum’s gardens, according to a release. Do you love taking pictures on your […]

Bayless new executive director of Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network

Angelyn Bayless has been named executive director of the non-profit Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network. Since 2014, Ms. Bayless has been responsible for implementing anti-demand tactics to deter sex buyers through her position as the Phoenix coordinator for Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation Network. She will continue to represent Arizona in this national collaborative. Ms. Bayless is […]

Arizona Department of Revenue launches new website

The Arizona Department of Revenue has launched a new improved website. The launch of is part of the agency’s initiative to serve taxpayers through enhanced customer service, continuous improvement and innovation, according to a release. “The new website offers a more aesthetically pleasing and modern platform with user-friendly search functionality,” Ed Greenberg, of the […]

MADD reminds drivers that Memorial Day is a deadly time for drunk driving

This Memorial Day weekend, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Arizona urges everyone to designate a non-drinking driver if their holiday plans include alcohol. Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer when there is typically a rise in all traffic deaths including drunk-driving crashes. MADD urges everyone to think ahead if plans include alcohol and use […]

McDonald’s to hire 4,000 in Arizona this summer

With summer around the corner, McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 4,000 restaurant employees in Arizona to better serve customers this busy season. “This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over […]

Foster mother addresses fears during Foster Care Month

According to recent estimates, there are more than 18,000 foster-care children in Arizona. Children range in age from newborn to 18 and are from diverse ethnicities and family backgrounds. Many in the community hear about the need for foster care families to open their homes to these children, but few accept the challenge. According to […]

MVD adds basic title transfers to online options

For Queen Creek motorists, transferring a vehicle title may no longer require a visit to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office, as a new online service is now available. MVD has unveiled the eTitle online service, which gives many customers the option to do this transaction on their computer, tablet or mobile […]