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Two people arm in arm
It’s been almost a year since the Biden administration began rolling out a program to allow Cubans and others to apply to come to the U.S. Serguei Josevich Rodriguez remembers that moment well. Moments later, his phone was buzzing with calls from friends and family back home in Cuba.
Sep. 22, 2023
Protesters hold a banner
The arrest of a transgender woman last month in Flagstaff sparked protests in the community and outrage at the handling of trans cases in the criminal justice system — both during her arrest and her time in the men’s side of the jail.
Sep. 21, 2023
Handgun and ammo
The ordinance was set to donate up to 600 unclaimed firearms to the National Police of Ukraine. However, a report from the AG's office found that move goes against state law.
Sep. 20, 2023
El Pinacate
UNESCO, the UN body responsible for world heritage sites, is asking for more protection of the nature reserve just across the Arizona border in Mexico.
Sep. 18, 2023
United States flag and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security flag
The Government Accountability Office has for three weeks in a row published reports about shortcomings by federal law enforcement on privacy and civil liberties. The departments of Homeland Security and Justice replied that they agree with all recommendations for improvement.
Sep. 15, 2023
housing construction
The U.S. Departments of Justice, and Housing and Urban Development announced this week that they’re sending about $5.4 million combined to Arizona. Roughly $3.6 million is a grant from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Sep. 15, 2023
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
Phoenix has 69 school resource officers, five more than last year. Full-time SROs spent most of their workweek on campus. Phoenix recently trained more cops to serve as school safety officers, doing the same work as SROS, but on their days off from the force.
Sep. 7, 2023
Members of the Arizona Department of Education's school safety task force meet in Phoenix on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.
A task force created by the Arizona Department of Education is looking for creative ways to recruit school resource officers.
Sep. 6, 2023
phoenix police patch
Last week, the Phoenix City Council approved more than $3 million in spending for the Phoenix Police Department to be able to work through its backlog of sexual assault testing kits.
Sep. 6, 2023
yellow traffic light
The Show spoke with Andy Schaudt, chief of staff at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, about how longer yellow lights help to prevent red-light runners.
Sep. 6, 2023
Arizona State University Police Department vehicle
ASU police say the student was walking near Rural Road and Apache Boulevard around 3 a.m. Sunday morning “when they were attacked from behind by unknown subjects and struck in the head with a blunt object.”
Sep. 4, 2023
shotgun ammunition
In a new ruling Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by the Center for Biological Diversity to order the U.S. Forest Service to ban the use of the ammo in the Kaibab National Forest.
Sep. 2, 2023
gavel in a courtroom
The Navajo Nation council has approved the Nation’s Victims Rights Act of 2023, which is intended to offer more support to victims of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and other types of violent crimes.
Sep. 1, 2023
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
In the past month, three men from three different states have now pleaded guilty to federal charges of making threats toward Arizona election officials.
Aug. 31, 2023
Phoenix FBI building
As students return to hitting the books, the FBI is working to promote a different kind of learning through its SOS, or “Safe Online Surfing” program.
Aug. 30, 2023
A dog at an Arizona animal shelter in May 2023
The Pima Animal Care Center says it’s in urgent need of pet adoptions and fosters. A country official says the shelter has seen an increase in the number of pet owners having to surrender their pets over the last year.
Aug. 30, 2023
barbed wire at an arizona prison
A federal judge has sentenced an Iowa man to two and a half years in prison for making threats to Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and former Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Arizona over the 2020 election.
Aug. 29, 2023
The Show spoke with Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas, who has been covering the Backpage scandal, about the trial set to begin in Phoenix on Tuesday.
Aug. 28, 2023
Arizona Coyotes on the ice
Last month, Alex Galchenyuk returned to the Valley for a third stint with the Arizona Coyotes. But it was short-lived – the team terminated his contract less than two weeks later, after he threatened to kill Scottsdale police during an arrest.
Aug. 26, 2023
DNA readouts on a clear background with clips
A young college student who was brutally killed on a Prescott hiking trail decades ago was the victim of a serial predator who took his own life years later, authorities said Friday. Police hope to determine whether there were other victims of the killer.
Aug. 26, 2023


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