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Volunteers for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance fill bags with donated food during the recent government shutdown. A spokesman for the food bank said they likely would expand services if there is another shutdown.

Food banks across Arizona launched mobile services to help federal workers during the recent five-week shutdown, which taught them how to prepare for the possibility of another shutdown. Read more»

Arizona’s laws on seatbelt use are relatively lax compared to other states, but state officials and agencies try to encourage seatbelts, as the Arizona Department of Transportation did in this highway message sign.

Safety experts say Arizona's secondary seat belt laws put drivers at risk but the governor's office says statistics dispute such a claim. Read more»