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To shore up dwindling ranks, police departments hire more civilian investigators

PHOENIX – Police departments – including Baltimore, Phoenix and Mesa – have hired more civilian investigators to “make sure crimes get hands-on attention” as departments face staffing shortfalls.


‘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.


Flagstaff gets $32.5 million in latest release of infrastructure act funds

WASHINGTON – Federal officials announced the release Thursday of $32.5 million for pedestrian improvements along Flagstaff's Downtown Mile, the largest portion of what one official said will be biggest transit investment in the city in years.


Arizona women’s basketball reloads with the hiring of Wildcat great Aari McDonald as Director of Recruiting

PHOENIX — Aari McDonald was recently named the Director of Recruiting at her alma mater, Arizona. The Wildcats are already loaded with top recruits for the 2022 and 2023 seasons and adding McDonald only brings the program and coach Adia Barnes more success.

Aari McDonald, right, makes her return to the Arizona women's basketball program as the new Director of Recruiting. The former Wildcats star reunites with former teammate Cate Reese in the new role. (Photo by Nathan Hiatt/Cronkite News)

Arizona hopes to reduce enormous teacher shortage through mentoring, paid tuition

PHOENIX – The Arizona Teacher Residency is a first-of-its-kind graduate program, modeled on a traditional medical residency. It offers student teachers a two-year term in which they will receive in-classroom experience, a living stipend, a master’s degree from NAU and a job in a partnering school district. The program’s first cohort has been placed in three Title I districts.


NAU football refuses to be defined by season-opening loss

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University’s football team lost big in its season opener to Arizona State, but coach Chris Ball and his team now have their sights set on bigger goals. Ball called the game a low pressure matchup for the Lumberjacks and vowed that his team is moving forward.


An Olympian, a burrito, a failed drug test: Former ASU runner Shelby Houlihan looks to rebound after doping ban

PORTLAND, Ore. – Inside the journey of U.S. Olympic distance runner Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year doping ban but believes the positive drug test was triggered by a meal from a food truck.

Houlihan was on top of the world after winning the 1,500 meters during the IAAF Diamond League meet Athletissima in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP)

Coaching trailblazers Kelsey Koelzer, Kori Cheverie aim to smash hockey’s glass ceiling

SCOTTSDALE – Kelsey Koelzer and Kori Cheverie serve as coaching in the Coyotes Diverse Hockey Coaches Internship Program.


‘A bunch of guys who came together’: Sunnyslope basketball’s memorable 3-year run often overlooked

PHOENIX – Sunnyslope basketball’s class of 2018 featured a memorable run with three state title appearances and back-to-back championships. Yet the program is rarely mentioned among recent high school powerhouses.


2022 draft prospects come to LA Kings development camp reflecting franchise’s new direction

LOS ANGELES – The newest group of Los Angeles Kings prospects from the 2022 NHL draft come to development camp with confidence as the team takes its next steps toward Cup contention.


Former NAU teammates Abdihamid Nur, Luis Grijalva storm to men’s 5,000m final at World Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Former Northern Arizona teammates, Flagstaff roommates and best friends, the United States’ Abdihamid Nur and Guatemala’s Luis Grijalva will turn competitors Sunday in the men’s 5,000-meter final after top-five heat finishes in Thursday’s qualifiers at the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field.


Giffords goes from advocate to White House honoree to, now, film subject

WASHINGTON - It's been a good month for former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords. She saw the signing last month of significant gun-control legislation she long sought, was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom last week - and a movie about her life opened Friday.