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Governor: Katie Hobbs touts her political competence – and ‘sanity’

Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, is running a high-stakes campaign against Trump-backed candidate Kari Lake in a race that has captured national attention.

Katie Hobbs (Photo courtesy of the Katie Hobbs for Governor campaign)

Push and pull: Unions play multiple roles in police reform efforts

MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.

Protesters angered by the death of Jayland Walker take to the streets on July 8, 2022, in Akron, Ohio. Walker was shot and killed by Akron police officers. (Photo by Gabriela Tumani/News21)

‘Reform around the edges’: Changes to policing have been piecemeal, not comprehensive

ALBUQUERQUE – Reforming a vast, complex system of law enforcement will require innovative and proven solutions, a holistic approach and the willingness to change. So far, we’ve seen “reform around the edges” – with individual departments, cities and states tackling elements of police reform.

Elaine Maestas, left, a community oriented response and assistance responder in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes a phone call alongside Albuquerque Community Safety responders Chris Blystone and Deborah Vigil on July 7, 2022. They responded to the aftermath of a SWAT raid that left a family of five without a home. (Photo by Kate Heston/News21)

Arizona men’s tennis hopes offseason work leads to an NCAA championship

PHOENIX – The Arizona men’s tennis team is staying sharp with two months of fall tournaments. The team hopes the match experience gained this fall will improve the team in order to accomplish big spring goals.

Arizona senior Jonas Zivert earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors last season. As one of the more experienced members of the team, Zivert is working on his physique this offseason. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Christy/Arizona Athletics)

Petition to block voucher law falls short; application deadline extended

WASHINGTON - The secretary of state’s office is still counting, but it had seen enough by Friday to say that a petition drive to block expansion of the state's school voucher program fell short of the required signatures.


Move to Mullett Arena comes at a cost for Coyotes season-ticket holders

PHOENIX – Coyotes new move to Mullett arena in Tempe includes increased ticket prices. Although long-time season ticket holders are excited about the new fan experience, they’re disappointed about the prices.

Fewer seats at Mullett Arena, which has a 5,000-seat capacity, means higher prices for Coyotes season-ticket holders next season. (Rendition courtesy of Arizona Coyotes)

‘It could have been me:’ Hundreds of migrants in Tapachula die alone, unidentified

TAPACHULA, Mexico – The unidentified remains of more than 52,000 people are lying in mass graves, forensic service facilities, universities, forensic storage and safeguard centers across Mexico. This “forensic crisis” is playing out in a smaller but no less tragic way in Tapachula.


A growing unsheltered community in Phoenix receives help from Project Connect

PHOENIX – Volunteers with Project Connect helped hundreds of unsheltered people receive health care, housing and ID services as homelessness continues to rise.


Varsity Gay League creates inclusive sports leagues where ‘everyone’s welcome’

LOS ANGELES – The Varsity Gay League, a national organization with recreational sports leagues, aims to create an inclusive environment for all athletes regardless of sexuality, ability or gender.


Arizona nominee for federal judgeship grilled by GOP senators in hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud.


Angel City Games set stage for 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Angel City Games, the largest adaptive sports festival in the western United States, brings attention to adaptive sports ahead of the 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles.


Arizona back in court – again – as feds sue over tough voter ID law

WASHINGTON - Voting rights advocates on Wednesday welcomed the Justice Department's decision to sue over Arizona's strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a "textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act."