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Vigils continue as police release partial video of weekend fatal shooting

PHOENIX - Phoenix police released partial video Monday of the fatal shooting by officers this weekend of a man in Maryvale, but that did little to satisfy activists who are pressing for more footage to be released to the public.


Districts, parents still unsure how to safely open Arizona schools

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education has guidelines for schools to help them reopen in the fall. Now it’s up to districts to figure out the best options.


‘Free-ish’: Juneteenth events celebrate past with an eye on the present

PHOENIX - Juneteenth has always celebrated the day 155 years ago when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the last slaves in Texas, but organizers say this year's events in Arizona will also have an eye on the present.


Phoenix police ban chokeholds in wake of Floyd death, protest clashes

The Phoenix Police Department will ban the use of chokeholds on suspects, a change aimed at regaining community trust in the wake of George Floyd's choking death two weeks ago while he was in Minneapolis police custody.


Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief

PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.


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."


Phoenix Council OKs budget with $3 million for new police review office

PHOENIX - The Phoenix City Council approved a sharp increase in funding for a new police oversight office Monday, after first making sure that the extra funds would not cut into a planned 1% pay raise for city workers.


Phoenix Council rejects plan to boost funds for police oversight

PHOENIX - The Phoenix City Council narrowly rejected a plan Wednesday that would have sharply increased funding for a newly established civilian oversight committee for the police department.


COVID-19 pandemic forces Mercury to cut players without seeing them

PHOENIX – The Mercury cut four players despite not having a training camp yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Curfew curtailing casinos? Don’t bet on it, owners say

After being closed for months by COVID-19, casinos around Arizona had just started to reopen when a statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew took effect Sunday. But casinos around the state said their hours are unchanged, curfew or no curfew.


Hundreds of protesters flow into downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX – Waves of protests, rolling across Arizona in the last several days like a tributary in a national unleashing of fury and grief over the deaths of black men at the hands of police, kept flowing on Tuesday night.


Arizona lawmakers see Trump pledge to deploy troops as a promise – or a threat

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump's pledge to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to put down protests was seen as either a promise or a threat, depending on which Arizona lawmaker was reacting to his comments.