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Police in Colorado town use outreach, TikTok to gain immigrants’ trust

AVON, Colorado – Avon Police Chief Greg Daly says many people in his small Rocky Mountain town are afraid to call police. To improve trust among the large immigrant population, the department conducts an annual Latino Police Academy, has hired more Spanish-speaking officers and even posts fun TikToks in Spanish.

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)

Organizaciones no lucrativas ayudan a sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama

PHOENIX – Organizaciones de Phoenix unen esfuerzos para ayudar a sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama.

Brasieres con decoraciones hechos por los voluntarios en Knitted Knockers y Bag and Boob Babes. Los artículos fueron parte de un evento en Phoenix el 22 de octubre de 2022. (Foto de Valeria Rodríguez/Cronkite Noticias)

Voters with disabilities have many ways to cast ballots in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – An estimated 38 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability, but they tend to have a lower turnout rate than voters without disabilities. A Phoenix nonprofit works with disabled residents on what to expect on Election Day.


Tucked in Tucson, the Roadrunners pave the way for hockey in a basketball town

TUCSON – Since arriving in 2016, the Tucson Roadrunners have built a strong culture in Tucson despite the city being primarily known for their basketball.

The Roadrunners will never compare to University of Arizona basketball's popularity in Tucson, but the organization engages the city's hockey community in its own unique way. (Photo by Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

Pain, action and hope: Activists have battled for police reform for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)

‘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)

‘Struggling’ fire districts look to Proposition 310 for new funds to help

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Proposition 310 don't think an added tenth-of-a-penny sales tax is too much to ask to help fire districts across Arizona "that are in a complete crisis." But critics say the bill is too broad, making everyone pay for the problems of a few rural districts.


Drink and don’t drive: Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program shuttles fans to games

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program provides a free shuttle from various bars across the Valley and takes fans to the game and back.


‘Democracy depends on participation:’ Advocates push voter registration

PHOENIX – Advocacy groups worked to register and educate voters on National Voter Registration Day Tuesday at the Arizona Capitol and around the Valley.


Organizations in Tapachula work to educate migrant children despite huge barriers

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrant children in Tapachula seeking education face many barriers to entry, including moving from shelter to shelter, lacking proper documents to enroll in local schools or needing to work to help support their families. Some spaces offer limited schooling, but most facilities are too overrun to accommodate everyone. But one school, with limited resources, is trying to change that.


Kliff Kingsbury and Patrick Mahomes set to reunite in Week 1 clash

GLENDALE – Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury faces his former collegiate quarterback in Week 1, Cardinals running back Darrel Williams faces his former team for the first time in his career.


‘Growing up in trauma’: Young migrants in Tapachula cling to fragments of childhood

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Thousands of migrants pass through Tapachula, Mexico, each in a journey northward, often bound for the U.S. One in three are children, which presents special risks.