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HOA cites homeowners for hanging rainbow flag to celebrate diversity

CAVE CREEK - Ken Haycraft hung an American flag and a rainbow flag, which honors gay and transgender communities, inside a garage window to celebrate diversity.


BeeLine Reader: What are your thoughts on a new text option for Cronkite News stories?

Could a color gradient increase readability? Cronkite News is experimenting with a new tool to find out, and we’d love your help.


Unwelcome house calls: Arizonans complain about medical debt collectors

WASHINGTON - Arizonans have filed 439 complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about medical debt collectors since the bureau started tracking complaints in 2013, the 11th-highest rate in the nation, according to a new report.


VA unveils tool to give vets clearer picture of medical care, delays

WASHINGTON - Veterans advocates said they were cautiously optimistic Wednesday about a new Department of Veteran Affairs website that aims to provide veterans better information on wait times and quality of care at the agency's hospitals.

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Report: Airline quality best in years, but Sky Harbor carriers lag

WASHINGTON - Airlines performed better last year than they had for almost the last three decades, according to an annual report on airline quality released Monday.


Doctors say repeal of Obamacare would stop Medicaid coverage for children with disabilities

PHOENIX – Crucial Medicaid coverage that benefits children with disabilities would be removed if Obamacare is repealed, several pediatricians said.


April 7, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week’s top Cronkite News stories include reporting on the upcoming closure of Tent City, a touching piece about the impact an organ donor can have and much more.


Homeschooled but not home alone: Homeschooled teens head to prom

WASHINGTON - Grace Rushing was busy Thursday with her friends, adding last-minute decorating touches before guests show up Friday for their galaxy-themed prom at the Palacio at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak.


Maricopa County boomed in 2016, but Pinal benefited from the echo

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County added more people last year than any other county in the nation, but it was neighboring Pinal County that posted the fastest growth rate in the state, a beneficiary of overflow from its neighbor to the north.


Pedestrian deaths continue to rise, Arizona ranks third highest in 2016

PHOENIX - Distracted driving and walking is contributing to a 20-year high in pedestrian deaths, according to data collected in the first half of 2016 by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The preliminary report estimates that the 2016 total could rise to almost 6,000 pedestrian fatalities.


Volunteers hand out clothes, respect and smiles to homeless

PHOENIX – As the sun rises on a Saturday morning, people line up at a corner lot in the shadow of the Arizona Capitol, waiting for socks, shoes and a dose of humanity.


Surviving cancer: Share your story

Cronkite News is reaching out to see if you or if someone you know has unfortunately been affected by cancer.