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Is online learning creating a virtual school-to-prison pipeline?

Because of the pandemic and virtual learning, behavior in the classroom that would simply be referred back to the parent for home correction is now open to scrutiny by teachers in an academic setting, and these policies have led to negative unintended consequences for students.... Read more»

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Religious, ethnic groups announce coalition to fight hate in Southern Az

A group of 52 religious and ethnic groups from Tucson and Southern Arizona announced the formation of a coalition against hate in response to recent hate crimes in Tucson. ... Read more»

Uber, DoorDash settle state claim, end breaks for Black-owned Arizona businesses

Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash said they will no longer waive delivery fees for customers who order from Black-owned restaurants in Arizona, to settle charges by the Attorney General’s Office that the deals violated the Arizona Civil Rights Act. ... Read more»

Arizona’s past with neo-Nazis is colliding with its political present

More and more extremists are becoming politically active, and Republican politicians are increasingly taking up the talking points of white nationalist groups. Some, like Congressman Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, speak at white nationalist conferences. ... Read more»

Biden to pause new oil and gas leases on public lands in sweeping climate order

President Joe Biden is set to sign a host of executive orders on climate that will put a hold on new oil and gas leases on federal property, place environmental justice in the center of climate reform and set goals of conserving nearly a third of the nation’s land and water.... Read more»

Arizona electoral votes go to Biden, as Trump loyalists maintain he won re-election

Eleven presidential electors in Arizona cast their votes on Monday morning for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. By Monday afternoon, as electors in other states did the same, Biden had won enough votes to clinch the presidency.... Read more»

Postal Service ignores federal court order to search for missing ballots

The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal district court judge the Postal Service was too busy and short staffed to comply with a court order to find hundreds of thousands of missing ballots by election day. ... Read more»

Outside autopsy finds Ingram-Lopez died of 'suffocation' while detained by Tucson police

An autopsy done on the behalf of the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez said he died from "suffocation" when he was pinned down by three Tucson police officers during an incident in April, challenging the conclusions of the government investigation. ... Read more»

Ingram-Lopez family wants Magnus to stay, city manager rejects TPD chief's resignation

Police Chief Chris Magnus should not resign, said the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez, who died while being restrained by police in April. Tucson's city manager turned down the offer, made as controversy swirls after the revelation of the death.... Read more»2

Details revealed about Ingram-Lopez death in police custody; TPD chief offers to resign

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation Wednesday at a news conference in which details were finally released about the April death of 27-year-old Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez while being restrained by police.... Read more»

27-year-old man who died during April TPD call is identified

While officials have not publicly identified the man who died during an April emergency response by Tucson police, sources indicated he was 27-year-old Carlos Adrian Ingram Lopez.... Read more»

Man died during April TPD call; Cops pushed out, face possible criminal charges

With three Tucson police officers facing possible criminal charges after an investigation into an April emergency call that resulted in a man's death, a City Council meeting in which the police union contract was to be renewed was called off.... Read more»

DACA recipients, experts react to Supreme Court ruling

Advocates and DACA recipients across the country celebrated the ruling, which called the administration’s decision to end the program arbitrary and capricious.... Read more»

The ‘historical silence’ of the Black workers who made Phoenix prosperous

Phoenix is far from being the only place in the country where Black history is being erased. And across the country, there’s a growing movement — spearheaded, in large part, by African Americans — to save and honor what is left.... Read more»

Early data shows African Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus

Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems vulnerable: asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions make the coronavirus more dangerous than it already is.... Read more»

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»

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