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Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

PHOENIX – As school districts across the country remove police from schools, many in Phoenix and Los Angeles are calling for similar action.


Amid COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, providers push for equity in treating eating disorders

PHOENIX – Women of color, particularly Black women, often have been underdiagnosed and undertreated for eating disorders, but amid calls for equity, some providers are trying to change that.


Arizona lawmakers split on party lines as House passes police reform bill

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers split on party lines Thursday as the House passed a Democrat-backed police reform bill on the one-month anniversary of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.


Williams joins chiefs, mayors seeking ways to improve police-community relations

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined mayors and big-city police chiefs from around the country Thursday for a U.S. Conference of Mayors virtual panel looking at police reform and racial justice, as cities across the country grapple with the fallout of George Floyd's death at police hands.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Phoenix City Council votes to mandate masks

PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council voted 7-2 to mandate face masks outdoors and in businesses in light of Doug Ducey’s decision to allow city councils to implement and enforce their own mandates.


Arizona Smash community faces challenge during pandemic

PHOENIX – Super Smash Bros. eSports tournaments in Arizona are on hold. That changes a gaming experience and community meant to be savored in person.


DACA recipients arrested in protests face risk of deportation

PHOENIX – DACA recipient Johan Montes Cuevas was held in ICE custody for two days after videotaping police aggression from his vehicle.


Supreme Court reverses Trump administration, saves DACA – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court breathed new life into the endangered DACA program Thursday, ruling that the Trump administration's attempt to end the program was arbitrary and capricious and must be reversed.


Spencer Torkelson joins ASU elite after selected No. 1 overall by Tigers

PHOENIX – ASU slugger Spencer Torkelson is drafted No. 1 overall by the Detroit Tigers in a historic ASU draft.


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.


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.


ASU drops new Cronkite dean after reports of racist remarks to Loyola students

Arizona State University officials announced late Sunday that they have rescinded the offer to the incoming dean of the Cronkite School, just days after tweeted allegations that she had made racist comments to students at her current school.