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Tribal leaders welcome return of White House summit, administration pledges

WASHINGTON - For the first time in six years, leaders of federally recognized tribes from across the country gathered in Washington this week to meet with Biden administration officials in a gathering one Oklahoma leader called "extremely powerful."


Coyotes break the ice on growing youth hockey with 1st Stride event

SCOTTSDALE – The Coyotes set up the 1st Stride event for kids aged from 5-9 to get their first experience with hockey and learn to roller skate and eventually ice skate.

The DEK hockey rink, located at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, recently hosted a month-long instructional camp in efforts to introduce youth to the sport in the Valley. (Photo by Joseph Furtado/Cronkite News)

Game on: Hillcrest Prep poised for first season in Overtime Elite league

BUCKEYE – Hillcrest Prep was one of three teams to join Overtime Elite, a high school basketball league designed for players to get paid or receive exposure from fans and scouts. The Bruins are preparing for the league after experiencing it first-hand last season.

The Hillcrest Prep Bruins will make their Overtime Elite league debut Friday against the YNG Dreamerz. (Photo by Liam Archer/Cronkite News)

Supreme Court presses state on its rejection of Arizona death-row appeal

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices challenged Arizona's claim Tuesday that a death row inmate should not get a chance to appeal his sentence, based on what one justice called a "Kafkaesque" ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court.


South Mountain golfer Luke Greig journeys from Scotland to the U.S. in search of pro career

PHOENIX – Coming all the way from the birthplace of golf, Scottish golfer Luke Greig is starting his collegiate career at South Mountain Community College with hopes of one day turning professional.

Luke Greig left his family in Scotland to purse a pro golf career in the United States. The overseas move has changed his approach to the game and the dynamic he shares with family. (Photo by Collin Mitchell/Cronkite News)

Whistleblowers: Verbal abuse from fans prompts AIA officiating shortage, Thursday night football

PHOENIX – Most officials quit the profession after just three years. The most common reason has been dealing with verbal abuse from the stands. The lack of officials has led to the AIA moving more varsity football games to Thursday night.

Working as a high school official can be a lonely business. The verbal abuse by fans is one reason there is a shortage in Arizona and why the AIA has asked football teams to play at least one Thursday night game. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

Corporation Commission: Democrat Lauren Kuby sees a bright future with solar energy

Democrat Lauren Kuby is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission with Sandra Kennedy. She is a former Tempe City Council member and sustainability scientist.

Lauren Kuby (Photo courtesy of the Lauren Kuby campaign)

‘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)

Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.

SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.


‘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.


‘Back to business’: Shaun Aguano, ASU forge ahead without Herm Edwards

PHOENIX – Following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday night, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson reached a mutual decision to part ways with coach Herm Edwards. The following afternoon, Anderson named running backs coach Shaun Aguano as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.


‘Star’ struck: Adjusting to new hybrid role, Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons shines with huge hit in OT win

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons has a new position this season. The team hopes the position will better amplify the uniquely gifted defender’s traits and production.