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‘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.

Officer Ashten Hayes of the Iowa City Police Department checks her patrol car's computer before her shift begins on April 18, 2022. After going to school for nursing, Hayes switched career paths to law enforcement "because I saw law enforcement as a noble job.” (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

Filipinos in LA look to a gateway as their ‘guiding star’ to salvage a neglected history

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.

Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown was given a grand gateway to a community that Filipino Americans say has been overlooked, as seen in this photo taken Nov. 17, 2022 (Photo by Emeril Gordon/Cronkite News)

Organización sin fines de lucro de Arizona ayuda a puertorriqueños después del huracán

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.


U.S. House: Redistricting, midterm malaise tighten congressional races in Arizona

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.


Supreme Court lets stand ruling upholding Arizona’s eight-person juries

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.


‘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.


‘Reforma en los bordes’: Los cambios en la policía han sido fragmentarios no integrales

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.

Elaine Maestas, a la izquierda, una socorrista de asistencia y respuesta orientada a la comunidad en Albuquerque, Nuevo México, hace una llamada telefónica junto con los socorristas de Seguridad Comunitaria de Albuquerque, Chris Blystone y Deborah Vigil, el 7 de julio de 2022. Respondieron a las secuelas de un SWAT allanamiento que dejó a una familia de cinco sin hogar. (Foto de Kate Heston/Noticias21)

Increasing police transparency is ‘messy,’ but efforts come from many directions

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.

Detective Alan Hernandez of the Avon Police Department uses his experience to connect with the small Colorado city’s large immigrant community. Photo taken in July 2022. (Photo by Gabriela Tumani/News21)

U.S. House, District 5: Clint Smith hopes to make history as a ‘unicorn’ independent

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.

Clint Smith (Photo courtesy of the Clint Smith campaign)

U.S. House, District 5: Andy Biggs, seeking fourth term, mostly absent from campaign trail

Rep. Andy Biggs has sponsored many conservative bills during his three terms in Congress, but he has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail.

Andy Biggs (Photo courtesy of the Andy Biggs campaign)

U.S. House, District 5: Javier Garcia Ramos running without campaign contributions

Javier Garcia Ramos has spent $4,200 campaigning to represent Arizona in Congress. His two opponents have spent a combined $1.2 million.

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