Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pushes efforts to reduce recidivism
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced several new programs to try to reduce recidivism among convicted felons.
Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity
WINSLOW – Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve - though diversity is not always their top priority.
From disconnection to opportunity: Zip Code Project aims to reconnect the ‘disconnected youth’ of Arizona
MARYVALE — Teen pregnancy, difficult living situations, immigration status and mental or physical disabilities are some of the reasons young people in the United States become ‘disconnected.'
ASU ‘evaluating’ whether Charlie Rose will keep 2015 Cronkite Award
PHOENIX — Arizona State University officials are “evaluating” the 2015 award presented to former CBS anchor Charlie Rose by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, after the Washington Post detailed allegations of sexual harassment made by eight women.
Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity
WASHINGTON - An empty chair fielded question after question from an angry Senate panel Thursday, after a White House cybersecurity coordinator invoked executive privilege and skipped the hearing.
Critics: Hunters’ rights is wrong argument for bill allowing silencers
WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocates blasted a hunters' rights bill in a House hearing Tuesday, calling it little more than a "cowardly" attempt to ease restrictions on silencers and armor-piercing bullets being pushed by the gun lobby.
Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all
WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.
Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages
PHOENIX -- In the 2017 version of the Black Canyon Ultras 100-kilometer race, which began in Mayer and finished in New River, 74 participants -- nearly a quarter of the competitors -- did not finish the race. Some dropped out before even starting and some attempted to complete the race but could not.
In Focus, episode 9: Social media memorialization and ‘cybergraves’
On this episode of In Focus, we look at what happens to social media accounts when you die. Producer Roddy Nikpour speaks to someone who had to deal with his sister's death. He saw strange results when his family memorialized her Facebook profile, but modern research says they're normal. Plus, an anthropologist sheds light on the importance of physical objects in remembering the dead.
Hiring freeze lifted, Phoenix police seek diverse recruits
PHOENIX – It’s early morning as five Phoenix police recruits prepare to spend their day doing pushups and situps on an asphalt parking lot, clamber over a six-foot wall and hit the rubber track girdling the training grounds for a 1.5 mile run.
Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers
PHOENIX – Soaring temperatures and dry conditions are increasing the danger of wildfires in Arizona. About 850 wildfires ripped through more than 200 square miles in Arizona this year, according to Jeff Whitney, director of the Arizona State Forestry Division.
Details on Comey’s Russia discussions with Trump concern lawmakers
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers expressed dismay Wednesday at advance copies of former FBI Director James Comey's scheduled Senate committee testimony showing Comey had repeated discussions with President Donald Trump about probes of Russian influence with the administration.