As a child in the United States, justice depends on where you live, the color of your skin, which police officer arrests you, or which judge, prosecutor or probation officer happens to be involved in the case. Juvenile courts across the country processed nearly 750,000 in 2018 and about 200,000 of these were removed from home and locked away.
PHOENIX – In King County, Iziah Reedy was sent to a seminar after getting caught with a gun. In Phoenix, he was sent to jail for getting caught with stolen sneakers. His story exemplifies the differences in the juvenile justice system.
Right now, there is no reliable way to predict where the next potential coronavirus outbreak will be. But many western states are looking to get a handle on the disease by diving into the sewer.
Cronkite News compiled responses and efforts from Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix water-investment company Greenstone stands to make millions if state and federal regulators approve the transfer of water rights from La Paz County land it owns to fast growing Queen Creek. Critics call the deal a start down a slippery slope as urban areas of the state attract more and more people during a long term drought.
PHOENIX – The Sierra Club announced it has joined the Center for Biological Diversity and a number of other conservation groups in two lawsuits to protect the San Pedro River, one of the last undammed rivers in the Southwest.
PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.
HERMOSILLO, Mexico – The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute are demanding the United States formally certify that Mexico’s failure to end fishing practices that endanger the tiny vaquita marina porpoise violates an international treaty, requiring the U.S. to prohibit all wildlife imports, including seafood.
PHOENIX – Director of Athletics David Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S Medical Services addressed the re-entry plan for athletes, Football players will start returning June 15.
PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.
LOS ANGELES – The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the safety of morticians and other death care workers. Green burials are adapting to changes, allowing body bags to be buried and discouraging embalming for the safety of death care workers.
PHOENIX – The Coyotes’ 107-point season in 2010 turned out to be their best regular season to date.