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‘We can figure this out’: Police, public and policymakers work to improve responses to mental health crises

SALT LAKE CITY – Police have become the de facto mental health responders across the country, often with tragic results. Most strategies to deal with mental health calls focus on shifting funds to social services, creating diversion programs and better training for officers. Experts say the solution relies on a combination of efforts.

Rae Duckworth holds a “Justice for Bobby” sticker on July 2, 2022, near murals in Salt Lake City remembering the victims of police shootings. After her cousin, Bobby Duckworth, was killed during a mental health call in 2019, Duckworth began passing out these stickers to keep his memory alive. (Photo by Laura Bargfeld/News21)

WAC championship rings represent a revival of GCU women’s soccer

PHOENIX – GCU women’s soccer transformed from an underachieving program with a bad culture to a WAC champion with expectations of defending its title in just two seasons.

Members of the 2021 GCU women's soccer team greet each other on the sidelines after receiving their 2021 WAC Championship rings. (Photo by Nicholas Hodell/Cronkite News)

One step forward: Tempe City Council votes ‘yes’ to start talks about new Arizona Coyotes arena

TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.


Glendale’s Team Solitaire shows smaller, independent groups can thrive in Supercross

GLENDALE – Some teams are literally better equipped to succeed in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship than others. But that doesn’t mean that independent racing teams, like Glendale-based Team Solitaire, can’t be competitive and have an impact on the sport.


Young Scottsdale sisters honor Ukrainian mother gunned down in Bucha with 53-mile bike ride

FOUNTAIN HILLS - Carina and Ariana Dinu wanted to make an impact on Ukrainian refugees after hearing the story of a Ukrainian mother who died while riding home on her bike. The two each rode 26.5 miles on Sunday to honor her memory.


Time, tradition and trust: The Navajo Nation takes on climate change

PHOENIX – The United Nation’s recent assessment of climate science found that immediate action is needed to reduce greenhouse gasses. That’s something the Navajo Nation is working to address through science, trust and time.


GCU swimming and diving program’s international culture fosters athletic, personal growth

PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon University swimming and diving program has built an international culture where athletes experience other cultures in addition to their own thanks to teammates.


After scrambling to resettle nearly 1,900 Afghans, groups await more

WASHINGTON - Refugee resettlement groups in Arizona found homes for almost 1,900 Afghan refugees from the fall of Kabul in August through February, the most the agencies said they have placed in the least amount of time. And they say they are ready to place more.


NHRA’s return to Wild Horse Pass concludes with end of Torrence family Arizona winning streak

CHANDLER – The NHRA missed coming to Arizona, as last year’s Arizona Nationals was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Steve Torrence missed the desert more than most with a winning pedigree.


Arizona has eyes on March Madness after clinching Pac-12 regular season title

LOS ANGELES – The Arizona Wildcats clinched the Pac-12 regular season title but have much bigger aspirations as the conference tournament and March Madness approach.


Arizona lags in prenatal care, but ranks well in infant deaths, preemies

WASHINGTON - Arizona outperformed the nation on its rates of premature births and infant deaths, despite having some of lowest rates of prenatal care among the states, according to a recent March of Dimes report.


Webb telescope will use UArizona sensor to observe first galaxies

On Dec. 18, an international partnership will launch the James Webb Space Telescope, a cluster of infrared instruments that will peer back to just after the Big Bang. Astronomers from UArizona are involved.