‘It’s changing’: As police officers quit the profession in droves, an opportunity for change emerges
PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
LOS ANGELES – Historic Filipinotown, or HiFi, is supposed to be the center of the Filipino community in Los Angeles, but it lacks key identifying factors that many cultural communities have in their respective districts. The strides to make this a reality have been slow, but community members have been working to make the Filipino community’s presence known.
PHOENIX – Miembros del Centro Puertorriqueño de Arizona han realizado seis eventos en el área metropolitana de Phoenix para recaudar fondos para los afectados por el huracán Fiona, que azotó a Puerto Rico en septiembre.
PHOENIX – Democrats face stiff challenges to hold their slim 5-4 seat majority in the House of Representative races in Arizona, while the GOP hopes redistricting and midterm backlash gives Republicans the lead.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Arizona's law that allows defendants in serious criminal cases to be tried by a jury of just eight people.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE – Reformar un sistema vasto y complejo de aplicación de la ley requerirá soluciones innovadoras y probadas, un enfoque holístico y la voluntad de cambiar. Hasta ahora, hemos visto "reformas en los bordes", con departamentos, ciudades y estados particulares que abordan elementos de la reforma policial.
ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.
‘Aquí para todos’: la policía en una ciudad de Colorado usa el alcance comunitario y TikTok para ganarse la confianza de los inmigrantes
AVON, Colorado – El jefe de policía de Avon, Greg Daly, dice que muchas personas en su pequeño pueblo de las Montañas Rocosas tienen miedo de llamar a la policía. Para mejorar la confianza entre la numerosa población de inmigrantes, el departamento lleva a cabo cada año una Academia de Policía para Latinos, ha contratado a más oficiales de habla hispana e incluso publica TikToks divertidos en español.
Clint Smith hopes to be the first independent elected to Congress in Arizona history. He faces incumbent Andy Biggs, a Republican who has represented District 5 for five years, and Democrat Javier Garcia Ramos, who’s self-funding his campaign.
Rep. Andy Biggs has sponsored many conservative bills during his three terms in Congress, but he has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail.
Javier Garcia Ramos has spent $4,200 campaigning to represent Arizona in Congress. His two opponents have spent a combined $1.2 million.