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Hell on your cell: Arizonans got 50 million campaign robotexts this fall

WASHINGTON - It’s not just the elections that are heating up - your phone is, too. Almost 50 million unsolicited political robotexts were sent to Arizona phones this fall, according to one company's data, and more than a million robocalls were sent in the same period.


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.


Pain, action and hope: Activists have battled for police reform for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)

Protesters push Biden on pledge to pardon pot possession convictions

WASHINGTON - Students from across the country rallied outside the White House Monday to demand that President Joe Biden deliver on a campaign promise to release prisoners convicted of marijuana possession.


‘Reforma en los bordes’: Los cambios en la policía han sido fragmentarios no integrales

ALBUQUERQUE – Reformar un sistema vasto y complejo de aplicación de la ley requerirá soluciones innovadoras y probadas, un enfoque holístico y la voluntad de cambiar. Hasta ahora, hemos visto "reformas en los bordes", con departamentos, ciudades y estados particulares que abordan elementos de la reforma policial.

Elaine Maestas, a la izquierda, una socorrista de asistencia y respuesta orientada a la comunidad en Albuquerque, Nuevo México, hace una llamada telefónica junto con los socorristas de Seguridad Comunitaria de Albuquerque, Chris Blystone y Deborah Vigil, el 7 de julio de 2022. Respondieron a las secuelas de un SWAT allanamiento que dejó a una familia de cinco sin hogar. (Foto de Kate Heston/Noticias21)

Civility in elections declining as political polarization rises, but there may be hope

PHOENIX – “Coward.” “Conspiracy theorist.” “Psychopath.” These are just a few of the insults hurled at opposing candidates in Arizona political races this election season. Experts say election civility is declining as political polarization rises, and the Arizona gubernatorial race between Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs is a prime example.


What is Ostarine? A look at the performance-enhancing drug that banned Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins for six weeks

PHOENIX – The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins for six games because he violated the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. The researcher that developed the drug that triggered Hopkins’ positive test said it has shown up as a contaminant in other products.


Increasing police transparency is ‘messy,’ but efforts come from many directions

ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.


Kelly continues to raise ‘like a maniac,’ dwarfing Masters in Senate race

WASHINGTON – Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly continued to widen his fundraising lead over GOP challenger Blake Masters, who still trailed the incumbent despite heavy spending on Masters' behalf by outside conservative groups.


Corporation Commission: Kevin Thompson aims to reduce utility rates and reverse policymaking role

Mesa City Council member Kevin Thompson said he wants to use his experience to represent Arizonans on the Corporation Commission to ensure consumers are protected and energy grids remain reliable.

Kevin Thompson (Photo courtesy of the Kevin Thompson campaign)

‘You never forget’: Honoring Arizona’s veterans one flight at a time

WASHINGTON - Thirty Arizona veterans of World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars were in Washington this week to visit the memorials to their service, the latest of more than 2,000 vets to make the trip from the state free of charge as part of Honor Flight program.


With an exciting young core and brand new arena, the Arizona Coyotes embark on a season like no other

TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes kick off their season tonight in Pittsburgh as a new era for the franchise seems to be underway in the Valley.

The Arizona Coyotes open the 2022-23 regular season with optimism and excitement tonight in Pittsburgh. The team's first home game at Mullett Arena is scheduled for Oct. 28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)