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Arizona students come to lobby as courts, Congress, fight over Oak Flat

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona high school students and alumni was in Washington this week to lobby for a bill that would block development of a copper mine at Oak Flat, land that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache.


Changing of the guard: ASU men’s basketball transfer Frankie Collins emerges as team’s leader

TEMPE – Sophomore point guard Frankie Collins, who transferred from Michigan over the summer, has been impressive for ASU MBB, improving in every statistical category. Despite low averages against Michigan, Hurley and his teammates raved about what Collins would bring to the team even during the offseason. On Thursday night, ASU defeated his former team in the Legends Classic championship.

Arizona State Sun Devils guard Frankie Collins, who transferred from Michigan in the offseason, filled up the stat sheet in Wednesday's 63-59 win against VCU at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. The Sun Devils upset the Wolverines Thursday to earn the tournament's trophy. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images)

‘Urgent crisis:’ School districts stockpile Narcan as fentanyl kills more students

LOS ANGELES – School districts are stocking up on drug overdose drug Narcan as fentanyl claims the lives of more students. Seven students have died in the LA school district alone. Downey Unified School District began training and planning for emergency administrative response to the Fentanyl crisis over the summer before the 2022-23 school year. Each of their schools has several dosages of Narcan and several faculty and staff members trained to administer doses in the case of a drug-related health emergency.


Southern border apprehensions hit record 2.4 million in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials encountered a record of almost 2.4 million migrants at the southern border in fiscal 2022, shattering the old record of 1.7 million set just a year earlier, according to numbers released late Friday by Customs and Border Protection.


Hamilton football star Terrell Suggs stayed home; it led to ASU Hall of Fame

TEMPE – Terrell Suggs, who still holds the NCAA Division single-season record for quarterback sacks, recently was inducted into Arizona State’s Athletics Hall of Fame and Distinction along with eight others. Suggs, who played at Hamilton High in Chandler, believes keeping the best local prospects at home is the key to future success in the ASU football program. He said interim coach Shaun Aguano is taking steps to make that happen.


Prop 132 called both rational tax safeguard, anti-democratic power play

WASHINGTON - When Arizona voted in 2020 to increase school funding by raising income taxes on higher earners, they did so by a comfortable 52-48% margin. Too comfortable for backers of Proposition 132, which would require 60% approval for any initiative that raises taxes.


Civilian oversight of police is popular, but does it work? A ‘million dollar question’

Civilian oversight agencies tout themselves as a way to improve police-community relations. We look at three different approaches – plus, what works and what doesn’t.


Push and pull: Unions play multiple roles in police reform efforts

MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.

Protesters angered by the death of Jayland Walker take to the streets on July 8, 2022, in Akron, Ohio. Walker was shot and killed by Akron police officers. (Photo by Gabriela Tumani/News21)

‘Reform around the edges’: Changes to policing have been piecemeal, not comprehensive

ALBUQUERQUE – Reforming a vast, complex system of law enforcement will require innovative and proven solutions, a holistic approach and the willingness to change. So far, we’ve seen “reform around the edges” – with individual departments, cities and states tackling elements of police reform.

Elaine Maestas, left, a community oriented response and assistance responder in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes a phone call alongside Albuquerque Community Safety responders Chris Blystone and Deborah Vigil on July 7, 2022. They responded to the aftermath of a SWAT raid that left a family of five without a home. (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

DACA suffers another court setback, but program remains in place for now

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that DACA, the deferred deportation program for young migrants, was unlawfully created in 2012 but that protection for current DACA recipients can continue for now.


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.


Arizona high school football rises to the top (10)

PHOENIX – Arizona high school football ranks in the top 10 in states with five top 100 high school football recruits.