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Phoenix examining new system to track police conduct, mulls citizen oversight panel
By: Tim Royan/Cronkite News Service - July 3, 2019
Phoenix will take steps to collect and analyze data on police performance, the City Council decided Tuesday. It also is considering a survey to measure community attitudes toward police and a civilian oversight board as it works to bolster public accountability.
Arizona ranks 46th for childhood well-being, Kids Count report says
By: Tim Royan/Cronkite News Service - June 18, 2019
Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s well-being, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released Monday. Lack of affordable housing emerged as a pressure point.
Can the gov’t be sued for not acting to stop climate change? Appeals court hears arguments
By: Tim Royan/Cronkite News Service - June 6, 2019
Federal judges are weighing whether the U.S. can be held legally responsible for failing to protect future generations from climate change. That’s at the heart of Juliana v. United States, in which 21 young people from around the country claim they have a constitutional right to be protected from man-made climate change.