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Coyotes break the ice on growing youth hockey with 1st Stride event

SCOTTSDALE – The Coyotes set up the 1st Stride event for kids aged from 5-9 to get their first experience with hockey and learn to roller skate and eventually ice skate.

The DEK hockey rink, located at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, recently hosted a month-long instructional camp in efforts to introduce youth to the sport in the Valley. (Photo by Joseph Furtado/Cronkite News)

‘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)

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.


Home improvement: After decades at Oceanside Ice Arena, ASU men’s ice hockey set to break in Mullett Arena

TEMPE – Arizona State hockey will play in Mullett Arena for the first time this season Friday. The facility has the potential to elevate the program to the top of college hockey.

The ASU men's ice hockey team will play its home opener Friday in the new Mullett Arena, a 5,000-seat rink that features a host of upgrades compared to Oceanside Ice Arena. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

‘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)

Former Phoenix police official explains secrecy around union contract negotiations

PHOENIX – Activists demand more transparency during contract negotiations between police unions and cities. News21 speaks to Kevin Robisonson, a former Phoenix assistant police chief, to explain the process and why it’s kept secret.


Sky Harbor to build taxiway overpass with federal funds to support growing air traffic

PHOENIX – Sky Harbor is receiving federal funding to build a $260 million taxiway that will create easier flow for planes on the tarmac before takeoff and after landing. More than half the project is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


Gallego touts local efforts in Phoenix to battle climate change

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego touted the city Thursday as a model for enduring extreme weather events, during a virtual panel on how local governments can help defend against the impacts of climate change.


Wheels to blades: Ty Murchison’s path from roller hockey to ASU defenseman

PHOENIX – Ty Murchison’s journey has taken him from roller hockey in California to a top defenseman at ASU. Murchison’s father discusses how Ty got into hockey and the player he is today.


Coyotes celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Latinx-owned small businesses

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes and Dignity Health are honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to highlight small local Latino businesses.


Mesa mayor joins White House panel on hate in ‘horribly divided country’

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined local officials, Cabinet secretaries and community leaders at the White House Thursday - the 21st anniversary of the first post-9/11 hate crime, in Mesa - to call for renewed efforts to combat violent extremism and rising hate crimes.


NBA punishment of Robert Sarver sparks strong criticism; City of Phoenix to investigate

PHOENIX – The NBA’s punishment of Robert Sarver has triggered widespread criticism from players, fans and those inside the Phoenix Suns organization.

The conduct of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver prompted point guard Chris Paul to tweet, “I was and am horrified and disappointed by what I read” in the report. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)