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Talking ‘the talk’: Black leaders in Arizona recall sobering rite of passage

PHOENIX - For any teen, a driver’s license is a rite of passage. But for Black teens in America, the freedom that comes with car keys also comes with “the talk”: The time when Black parents sit their children down to explain what to do if stopped by a police officer.


Court rejects long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123 school funding

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a long-simmering challenge to Proposition 123, the voter-approved 2016 measure that is set to redirect an estimated $3.5 billion to Arizona public schools over a decade.


DACA recipients arrested in protests face risk of deportation

PHOENIX – DACA recipient Johan Montes Cuevas was held in ICE custody for two days after videotaping police aggression from his vehicle.


Arizona Democrats among those backing sweeping police reform bill

Congressional Democrats unveiled a sweeping police reform bill Monday that would ban the use of chokeholds and make it easier to hold officers accountable, a bill that one Arizona police group blasted as "one-sided" and "disappointing."


‘I can’t breathe’: Protesters take to the streets of Phoenix

PHOENIX – Protesters nationwide have expressed anger and frustration over racial inequities in the U.S. Cronkite News documents the protests held in Phoenix.


Night of relative calm follows curfew order; enforcement uncertain

After days of clashes between protesters and police, Arizona spent a relatively quiet night Sunday under a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew that was ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey Sunday. It's unclear how much impact the curfew order had - and it's also unclear how strictly it will be enforced.


Ka-ching: NCAA opens door for college athletes to receive endorsements

PHOENIX – Jayden Daniels, in his Sun Devil gear, appearing on a TV commercial for BoSa Donuts? That may finally be a possibility. In a unanimous vote, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to permit students participating in athletics the “opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness."


Phoenix Rising’s Flemmings secures start, helps Jamaica land quarterfinal spot

LOS ANGELES – Phoenix Rising's Junior Flemmings secures starting spot , helps Jamaican national team advance to Gold Cup soccer quarterfinal.


ASU men’s golf enters NCAA Championships with international flair

TEMPE – The Arizona State men's golf team begins its quest for a third national title Friday when it competes in the NCAA Championships at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It brings with it an international flair.


Has ASU baseball turned the corner? Sun Devils off to 8-0 start

TEMPE – Sun Devil baseball has used a small roster filled with powerful bats and versatile pitchers to jump to an early 8-0 start.


Opinions divided on whether former ASU standout Barry Bonds belongs in Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – Opinions are split on whether former Arizona State standout Barry Bonds will find his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Scottsdale firefighters pitch in to battle Woolsey Fire near LA

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has sent more than 160 Arizona firefighters to Southern California to help contain the Woolsey Fire. Capt. Al DiBenedetto with the Scottsdale Fire Department and three crew members are working in the hills and the mountains in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.