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Care & comfort: From horses to micro-mini cows, animals can help with human ailments

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing form of therapy that can help people of all ages both mentally and physically by relying on the bond between animals and humans, and can help a variety of conditions, from Alzheimer’s to PTSD to learning disorders.... Read more»0

Blankets of color harder to find during Arizona’s subpar wildflower season

Arizonans won’t have much luck finding many wildflowers this year, and some experts fear the future will have fewer Mexican and California poppies – as well as lupine, chicory, fiddlenecks and a host of other wildflowers – as the Southwest continues to heat up and dry out.... Read more»0

'Never too late to pay tribute': Arizona ceremony honors Vietnam War veterans

Vietnam veterans were honored Tuesday - National Vietnam War Veterans Day - by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a private wreath-laying ceremony.... Read more»0

'Life masks' created by Arizona artist to keep stories of the Holocaust alive

Over the past 30 years, about 200 “Holocaust survivors, liberators and righteous gentiles” have sat in the chair of Werner Salinger - himself a survivor of Nazi atrocities - to have their faces preserved as a “life mask" in his art studio east of Old Town Scottsdale.... Read more»0

Arizonans march in support of Ukraine after Russian invasion

Hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Ukrainian American Cultural Center to Colter Park in central Phoenix on Sunday in support of Ukraine after Russia launched a full-scale invasion last week.... Read more»0

Never forget: Arizona Jewish Historical Society keeps memory of Holocaust victims alive

Thursday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 77 years since Allied forces liberated the emaciated survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, but for the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, every day is a day to remember the Holocaust.... Read more»0