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Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

The efforts, and backlash, of Phoenix Police Department’s handling of mental health scenarios is being highlighted.


Diversifying the pack: Cross fostering helps Mexican wolf population boost genetic mix

ALPINE – With fewer than 200 Mexican wolves living wild in Arizona, biologists on the ground and in Missouri have helped implement a cross-fostering program to increase the genetic diversity of wolf packs.


Navajo health director named to Biden’s advisory board on COVID-19

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has said dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the first orders of business for his administration, and the director of the Navajo Health Department will be there to advise him on it.


Navajo hemp investigation expands to federal marijuana, labor probe

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.


Presidential race called for Biden, Arizona plays key role

PHOENIX – Several national news outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to become the 46th president of the United States. Arizona played a key role in the election.


Working the vroom: Arizona represented behind the scenes within NASCAR

PHOENIX - It’s easy to get lost in the superstars behind the helmets, which is why the thousands of men and women working countless hours behind the scenes are often overlooked across NASCAR. Although far and few in between, there are motorsports aficionados who hail from Arizona playing some of the most pivotal roles within the sport and they’re executing their jobs exceptionally.


Rising to the top: Dramatic victory has Phoenix one win from USL title

SCOTTSDALE – Penalty kicks? No problem. Phoenix Rising FC does it again in dramatic fashion and advances to USL Championship Final against Tampa Bay.


Phoenix Rising FC hopes to keep dreams of first-ever title alive

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC have aspirations of winning their first-ever USL Championship, but they must first find a way past El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday at Casino Arizona Field.


Goodbye, Columbus?: Arizona celebrates first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

WASHINGTON - After years of advocacy by tribal groups, Arizona on Monday celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples' Day, but the proclamation designating the day was just for this year and it still shared the calendar with Columbus Day.


Phoenix city manager rejects Black Lives Matter street mural near arena

PHOENIX – Phoenix city manager Ed Zuercher on Wednesday rejected a proposed Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Phoenix. In a letter, he said there was a concern about “safety, risks and federal guidelines for markings on streets.”


Youth of color disproportionately represented in the justice system

Youth across the country commit the same types of crime, but disparities affecting young people of color have continued to grow.


Recycling increases in Phoenix during the pandemic

Recycling programs throughout Arizona have struggled during the COVID-19 outbreak, as they work to collect recyclables safely.