Fighting hate: Approaches range from expanding hate crime definitions to gathering data
LOS ANGELES – The system for reporting hate in America is broken. The FBI’s database has limited scope, and people often don’t – or sometimes can’t – report hate crimes to authorities. But federal, state and local entities are tackling hate in a variety of ways – from expanding definitions and launching hotlines to capturing data.
Shuttle Endeavour conquered space. Now it has to survive a move to a new home in LA.
LOS ANGELES – The retired shuttle’s final frontier will be a new building, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, next door to the California Science Center, where it’s displayed horizontally. The spaceship will be displayed upright, in launch position, with its enormous orange fuel tank appearing to be attached to its belly and two white booster rockets on either side and a launch gantry to view the shuttle at every viewpoint.
Surging numbers: Driving an electric vehicle doesn’t need to cause range anxiety
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A federal law provides grants to states that draft plans to expand electric-vehicle charging stations. Arizona will receive $76.5 million over three years to boost its EV infrastructure along interstate highways.
Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era
PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans
‘How can I pay the bills’? Freelancers, other journalists impacted by COVID-19’s suspension of sports
PHOENIX – Nine freelancers and sports journalists share how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and the suspension of sports.
Water from air: ASU professor’s technology produces clean drinking water around the globe
PHOENIX – Zero Mass Water, a company created by ASU professor Cody Friesen, uses solar panel technology to produce clean water from the air for local schools and underserved communities across the globe.
Smartphones, Snapchat, Instagram transform how today’s teens bully each other
PHOENIX – Increased accessibility to Wi-Fi, cellphones and social media platforms continues to transform how teens bully one another.
Better mental health services key to reducing police-involved shootings, Phoenix police say
PHOENIX – Phoenix police blame a growing number of 911 calls involving people with mental health issues for a spike in officer-involved shootings.
Advocates work to slow the revolving door of repeat prisoners
TEMPE – Criminal justice officials and community members at an Arizona Town Hall session discussed ways to reform the state’s broken criminal justice system.
Arizona vigil for New Zealand victims wields love to overcome hate, terrorism
TEMPE – Hundreds gathered at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe Saturday night to hear lawmakers, civil rights activists and local leaders of faith organizations voice their support for the Muslim community in wake of the New Zealand terrorist attack.
As e-cigarette use climbs, schools address the problem with vape detectors and information
PHOENIX – As vaping grows, raising health and addiction concerns, Arizona schools are installing vape detectors in bathrooms and bringing in addiction experts to educate students. State lawmakers also are trying to regulate the growing industry.
Find a lawyer: Arizona Bar’s online site matches clients, attorneys
PHOENIX – People can post their legal needs on the State Bar of Arizona’s Find-a-Lawyer online service to seek the right attorney for their needs. The pilot program is part of national trend to simplify the process of hiring an attorney to settle disputes.