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Call it a comeback: Centennial football eyes state title in return to prominence

PEORIA — After stumbling to a 3-7 record last season, Centennial football is returning as a top contender in the 6A division. With two games left in the regular season, the Coyotes look to go from ‘good to great.’

Centennial football coach Richard Taylor watches over his team as it prepares for an anticipated matchup Friday against undefeated Liberty. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)

Former Phoenix police official explains secrecy around union contract negotiations

PHOENIX – Activists demand more transparency during contract negotiations between police unions and cities. News21 speaks to Kevin Robisonson, a former Phoenix assistant police chief, to explain the process and why it’s kept secret.


Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.

SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.


‘Greatest show on surf’: Léon Marchand poised to be ASU’s next superstar

TEMPE – Léon Marchand did something this summer only Michael Phelps has ever done better. Arizona State’s next prodigy has his and his teams sights set for the top this season.


Mike Kraus adjusting well to college coaching in first year with GCU men’s soccer

PHOENIX – The GCU men’s soccer program continues to establish its same standard of success in 2022 under first-year coach Mike Kraus. The team’s chemistry and culture has already led to one major upset this season.

Mike Kraus secured a signature win against nationally-ranked UCLA on Sept. 5, in his debut season as GCU men's soccer coach. (Photo by Austin Ford/Cronkite News)

Migrant deaths declined as encounters rose; advocates warn against relaxing

WASHINGTON - Migrant deaths in Arizona's deserts have fallen sharply so far this year, even as the number of immigrants caught trying to cross the state's border with Mexico has been soaring, but advocates cautioned against reading too much into the numbers.


Court says local health centers can challenge AHCCCS on reimbursements

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday ordered a new hearing for Arizona community health care centers that claim the state's Medicaid system is wrongly denying reimbursement for chiropractic, dental, optometric and podiatric care.


Once dead in the water, ASU’s swim program is thriving

TEMPE – Arizona State’s men’s swim team appeared to be dead in the water in 2008 when the athletic department, faced with budget constraints, decided to eliminate the program along with the school’s wrestling and men’s tennis teams. However, some former ASU swimmers stepped up to raise money to save a program that is thriving again.


Tribal police agencies struggle to attract, maintain officers, panel told

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation official told a Senate panel this week that the tribe’s police department lacks the resources to attract and retain officers, a problem that experts say is faced by tribal police departments across the country.


Oklahoma, tribal tempers flare as Supreme Court hears sovereignty case

WASHINGTON – An attorney for the state of Oklahoma told Supreme Court justices Wednesday that "thousands of crimes" have gone unprosecuted in the two years since the court removed state jurisdiction over many crimes in a large part of eastern Oklahoma.


Oklahoma tribes strike back at critics ahead of Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON - Oklahoma’s Five Tribes are pushing back against critics of tribal sovereignty, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Wednesday that could solidify the impact of its 2020 ruling that recognized reservations over nearly half of Oklahoma.


Nogales sees border-crossing delays as trucks flee Texas border logjam

WASHINGTON - Commercial truckers were coping with longer-than-normal delays at the Nogales border crossing Thursday, as trucks trying to escape a logjam at the Texas border headed west to Arizona instead.