Student gumshoes at GCU collaborate with Phoenix police to create shoeprint database
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University forensic science students and the Phoenix Police Crime Lab are building a local shoeprint database to assist investigators in identifying shoe impressions left at crime scenes.
Arizona taking steps to combat maternal mortality, one doula at a time
TEMPE – A new doula advisory committee in Arizona is developing certification procedures for the nonmedical labor professionals. It will bring the state one step closer to increasing access to doulas – who, research shows, can help prevent pregnancy-associated deaths.
‘Would he be forgotten?’ How a niece’s crusade and military scientists led to ID of Korean War vet
TUCSON – More than seven decades after his death in the Korean War, an Army private from Douglas has finally been identified and laid to rest. Military scientists and the niece of Felix Yanez worked for years to put a name to this unknown soldier and bring him home.
Some states use ‘integrity bulletins’ to provide limited police misconduct information to public
SALT LAKE CITY – About a dozen states provide what’s commonly known as “integrity bulletins,” which contain information about complaints against law enforcement and investigation outcomes, but typically don't include identifying information – such as the officer’s name.
Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves
LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.
A new era: Mike Candrea passes torch, remains confident in future of Arizona softball
TUCSON – Eight months after retiring as the head coach of the Arizona softball program, Mike Candrea believes the program’s future is bright under Caitlin Lowe’s direction.
It’s a wrap and a wrist slap: Phoenix Mercury season ends with loss and questions
PHOENIX – After losing to the WNBA Finals to the Chicago Sky, the Phoenix Mercury season ends with a $10,000 fine.
She got game: Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky showcase growth of league in WNBA Finals
CHICAGO – From the enthusiasm of crowds to the large attendance to the high television ratings, the WNBA finds itself in a healthy place.
Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce
The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.
Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing
Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.
Wearing retro on your sleeve: Vintage T-shirts pop up in resale stores, markets across Phoenix
PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is home to a new wave of vintage resale that specializes in T-shirts, jeans and outerwear from the ’70s to the mid-2000s. The trend started on resale apps like DePop and Poshmark and ballooned into physical shops across the country, with pop-up markets and at least four storefronts opening locally.
Wait, Watt? Cardinals surprise league by securing popular defensive end
PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals pulled off a surprise Monday and signed Houston Texans J.J. Watt