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Australian sisters strengthen family bond while running at NAU

PHOENIX – Sisters Nikita and Keira Moore reunited at Northern Arizona this year after a year spent apart. The Australians have adjusted to living in the U.S. while running cross country and track for the Lumberjacks.

Northern Arizona cross country and track runners Nikita and Keira Moore run alongside their teammates in a practice in Flagstaff. (Photo courtesy of Northern Arizona Athletics)

Civilian oversight of police is popular, but does it work? A ‘million dollar question’

Civilian oversight agencies tout themselves as a way to improve police-community relations. We look at three different approaches – plus, what works and what doesn’t.


Title IX event highlights changes still needed for women’s soccer

TEMPE — In a panel discussion with two-time Olympian and World Cup champion, Briana Scurry highlights how far women’s soccer has come and the changes the women’s game still needs to reach equality.

Two-time Olympian and World Cup champion Briana Scurry helped start the fight for equality in women’s soccer. Despite her accomplishments, she said, “Part of my journey was impeded by the color of my skin.” (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)

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)

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)

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)

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.


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.


This third-generation pilot helped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ take flight

LOS ANGELES – Kevin LaRosa, a film aerial coordinator, talks about his role on the Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” and how his aviation journey from a young age led him to it.


Cornhole pros and weekend warriors meet in Mesa for national tournament

MESA – Bell Bank Park sports complex in Mesa recently hosted an American Cornhole League pro shootout and open tournament. Competitors came from across the country to join in the fun.


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.