FOX 10 Salutes: Aidan Ishadee

FOX 10 salutes Petty Officer Aidan Ishadee, who works as an Intelligence Specialist in Japan on the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Rafael Peralta with the 7th fleet in the South China Sea. Ishadee is a Phoenix native who attended Arcadia High School. We thank you for your service.

Tamika Wooten joins Maricopa County Attorney's race

Democrat Tamika Wooten filed her statement of interest, joining the race for Maricopa County Attorney. Wooten hopes to unseat incumbent Rachel Mitchell. Gina Godbehere, a former prosecutor for the city of Goodyear, is also in the race. She unsuccessfully ran for county attorney in 2022.

Rep. Justin Heap joins Maricopa County Recorder race

Freshman Republican Rep. Justin Heap of Mesa filed his statement of interest to challenge Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer in the July primary election. Heap is a member of the Freedom Caucus at the state capitol. Richer was elected in 2020, beating Adrian Fontes, who is now the Arizona Secretary of State.

Devin Booker surprises Special Olympics AZ kids

Some Valley kids are getting free dental cleanings thanks to a partnership with Devin Booker's Starting Five Foundation and Studio B Smiles. The Phoenix Suns star also surprised the kids with his new Nike Book 1 Mirage sneakers. FOX 10's Irene Snyder reports.

Luna By Giada opening soon in Scottsdale

One of the biggest celebrity chefs in the world is bringing her cooking to the Valley. You've seen Giada De Laurentiis on TV, in bookstores, and at her famous restaurants in Las Vegas. Now, you will soon be able to sit at her table at Caesars Republic Scottsdale Hotel. FOX 10's Troy Hayden reports.

AZ Senate race: Gallego leads in hypothetical poll

Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego leads in a hypothetical three-way race for Independent Kyrsten Sinema's Senate seat, who has still not said if she will run for re-election. According to a new poll, Gallego leads with 36%, compared to 30% for Republican Kari Lake, and 21% for Sinema. Thirteen percent remain undecided. In a matchup of just Gallego and Lake, Gallego's lead jumps to 46%, with 39% for Lake. Fifteen percent are undecided. The poll was conducted by Emerson College Polling and The Hill. The same poll shows Arizona leaning toward Donald Trump in a one-on-one matchup with President Joe Biden.

Magic mushroom bill advances at AZ capitol

A unique bill at the Arizona State Capitol has crossed its first hurdle. A Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would medically legalize psilocybin, which is the active ingredient found in magic mushrooms. It could potentially be used to help treat PTSD and forms of depression and anxiety. FOX 10's Syleste Rodriguez spoke with a licensed doctor who is licensed by the federal government to grow magic mushrooms.

FOX 10 Salutes: Diana Bartez Ramirez

FOX 10 salutes Hospitalman Diana Bartez Ramirez from Phoenix. In this photo, she helped paint a basketball court in Palau as part of a Pacific partnership for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. We thank you for your service.

Spencer's Place l Community Cares

Exactly four years ago this month, Karin York opened Spencer's Place. It's a coffee shop with purpose that employs adults with developmental disabilities. York was so inundated with applications that she opened a second location in Surprise. FOX 10's Anita Roman reports.

Breaking down Arizona's Prop 123

There are two different plans being discussed. One from the governor and one from the legislature. And the woman ultimately in charge of our Arizona savings account is sounding the alarm on both.

Arizona man defies the odds | Community Cares

An Arizona man who lost his eyesight as a child never let it hold him back. From climbing some of the world's tallest peaks to giving back to the school that gave him so much. FOX 10's Anita Roman reports.

Arizona bill would fine drivers for going too slow

A bill to crack down on Arizona drivers traveling too slow in the fast lane has advanced at the state capitol. Lawmakers passed the measure in a Senate committee last week. If approved, drivers caught going below the normal speed of traffic in the fast lane without passing other cars or changing lanes would face a fine of up to $250.

FOX 10 Salutes: Maggie Thompson

FOX 10 salutes Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Maggie Thompson, who serves aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. We thank you for your service.

Arizona celebrates 112 years of statehood

Arizona is marking 112 years of statehood on Wednesday. It was on Feb. 14, 1912, that President William Howard Taft’s signing of legislation that officially made Arizona the 48th U.S. state.