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Taking aim at party-spot image, Parker group gets grant to fight drug use

Taking aim at party-spot image, Parker group gets grant to fight drug use

By Lauren Loftus

The annual influx of visitors to La Paz County is good for the area's economy, but leaders say a reputation as a party spot can give kids the impression that drug use is normal. With a federal grant, they're aiming to change that.

Phoenix out to reduce economic, human cost of disconnected youth

Phoenix out to reduce economic, human cost of disconnected youth

As of 2012, the Phoenix area had an estimated 183,000 disconnected youth, and the Valley's percentage of disconnected youth – 22 percent – ranked it last among the nation's 25 most populous metropolitan areas. Phoenix has taken steps to improve those figures.

CrossFit takes fire for injuries, but devotees say it depends on individual

CrossFit takes fire for injuries, but devotees say it depends on individual

CrossFit workouts differ from gym to gym, with some being more intense than others, but they can include running, kettlebells, deadlifts, pushups, pullups, situps, squats, bench presses and more. They're usually done in cycles with a mixture of strength conditioning and cardio.

VA knew of problems in Phoenix years earlier than previously thought

VA knew of problems in Phoenix years earlier than previously thought

Lawmakers reacted angrily to news the Department of Veterans Affairs knew about problems at its Phoenix health care facilities as early as 2008. But the VA said it dealt with problems as they arose and that 2008 and 2010 memos detailing those issues were "no secret."

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