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CBO: 24 million could lose insurance under Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a Congressional Budget Office report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, while leaving as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured.


A day in the life: Alzheimer’s caregiver

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and 15.9 million family and friends are their caregivers.


Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

PHOENIX - A new exhibit by the award-winning team of Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali that showcases isolated descendants of African natives who settled in Mexico is on display at the monOrchid gallery in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row.


Phoenix girl to be honored at Run To Fight Children’s Cancer race

PHOENIX - A Phoenix middle school student and cancer patient will be honored Saturday at the seventh annual Run To Fight Children’s Cancer. Emma Kerr, 12, who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, is returning to Ingleside Middle School after successful treatment.


State gets high marks in national ranking on soundness of bridges

WASHINGTON - Arizona bridges are among the most structurally sound in the nation, according to a recent national ranking that said just 2.6 percent of the state's 8,154 bridges were structurally deficient in 2016.


‘Love glasses’ help Muslim woman start tolerance revolution

Talking to Tara Ijai, one quickly learns that her company Love Glasses Revolution is not about the glasses, it’s about the love.


March 7, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News consumer special: Protecting the lives of Arizonans


Fear and hope: Flagstaff residents consider future with new $15 per hour minimum wage

FLAGSTAFF – The scent of freshly popped kettle corn, laced with syrup and buttery caramel, wafts through Flagstaff Nut House in Flagstaff’s downtown.


Are you willing to pay more for American-grown produce?

Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizonans including growers, people who work in the produce industry and consumers.


Arizona lawmakers debate bill that would raise minimum auto liability insurance

PHOENIX – You might have to pay about $80 more on car insurance next year if a bill working its way through the state Legislature passes.


Tell us about your experiences with cosplay culture

Are you a cosplayer or a fan of comic book conventions? What do you enjoy about the cosplaying community, and how did you get involved? Cronkite News is working on a story about cosplaying, and we want to hear about your experiences.


Arizona Jewish community centers targeted in bomb threats

Two Jewish community centers in Arizona were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the fifth wave of such threats to centers across the country in two months.