Congress takes a week off as DACA deadline looms, Dreamers fret

Claims of better tribal school oversight draw lawmakers’ skepticism

Counting on conversations with people who are homeless to reveal respect, gain resources

Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

House OKs harassment bills in wake of charges against Franks, others

McCain backs immigration bill blasted as ‘waste of time’ by Trump

Despite gains, Arizona blacks still lag in employment, income

With a week to next shutdown, no obvious progress on budget, DACA bills

Arizona Rep. Don Shooter expelled from House over sexual harassment

As monsoon storms grow stronger, county works to keep trails safe for park visitors

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

Land Feud

Tribes say ‘no thanks’ to plan for scaled-back Bears Ears monument

Hispanic chamber: If Salvadorans with TPS are deported, Arizona’s economy would suffer

Both sides blast Trump immigration plan – as racist or as a giveaway

When TPS ends: One Valley Salvadoran family’s story

Trump citizenship remarks give immigration negotiators glimmer of hope

Border program breaks down walls, brings American musicians and Mexican children together

No More Deaths volunteers arrested as group accuses Border Patrol of destroying humanitarian aid

New solar panel tariffs will be felt by Arizona companies, consumers

National report card ranks Arizona near bottom of states for highway safety

Tusayan photo

Grand Canyon partly open, blunting biggest hit of government shutdown

Two polls show ‘stunning reversal’ in recent Mexican attitudes toward U.S.

Flake, McCain: Trump attacks on media hurt democracy, help autocrats

Arizona: False alarm like Hawaii’s unlikely; people should still prepare

McSally embraces Trump, her military service as she enters Senate race

Feds say states can move forward on plans for Medicaid work requirement

Agents tell panel it will take more than a wall to fully secure border

Military accepts transgender recruits, but advocates won’t give up fight

In Mexico, loving the mountains to death

Twenty years after ASU career ended, Tillman legacy endures

Mixed feelings on NAFTA in Mexico as talks on pact continue

Trump’s rhetoric awakens new spirit, new questions in Mexico

Mexico seeks edge with high-tech ‘Agroparks’

Mexicans work to reclaim corn as their own

Native Americans’ recovery from recession brings little advancement

Caught in hard-hit fields, Latinos help themselves escape recession

Recession created ‘perfect storm’ for sharp rise in student loan debt

‘Unsustainable’ growth gives way to slow recovery on state jobless rate

After reeling with U.S. economy, immigrant remittances rebound

Construction claws back from recession, ‘new normal’ still unclear

Progress on new binational drought plan in Colorado basin slow going

Franks abruptly quits Congress, hours after setting Jan. 31 resignation

Going for the bronze: Advocates push low- to no-cost ACA health plans

The Rev. Bob Larson

Arizona-based exorcist: Half of world’s population has demons, he turns to Skype to release them

Franks to resign in face of House Ethics probe of possible harassment

Justices grapple with baker’s right to deny service to same-sex couple

Citizenship Rush

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

Flake joins McCain as Republicans line up behind Senate tax-cut plan

Messinger Mortuary coffin

DHS backs new death records database despite concerns, delays

ACA Arizona

At open season midpoint, Obamacare sign-ups boom in state, nation

Luis Velasquez and Robinson Dominguez

Venezuelan teens came to Arizona for basketball, but were left homeless

House panel OKs bill to allow concealed gun carry across state lines

Arizona rancher, official tell Congress states need voice in water regs

Arizona residents, Trump take competing tax plan appeals to Capitol

Trump ‘Pocahontas’ remark overshadows Code Talkers event

Charlie Rose

ASU rescinds Cronkite Award given to Charlie Rose in 2015

Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

High-profile cases

Arizona HR expert: ‘Time will tell’ if high-profile sexual harassment allegations impact number of claims

Opioids Local

Report: State’s drug, alcohol, suicide death rates to climb by 2025


Snowbowl bypasses Mother Nature, makes own snow for opening

Steve Bannon comes to Tucson, hundreds protest

Kayla White and her mother.

Domestic violence: A deadly problem among Native American communities

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

Giffords assures crowd at Capitol ceremony she’s ‘still fighting’

Backers hope Route 66 ‘historic trail’ designation can drive tourism

Gov. Doug Ducey

As NAFTA staggers, Arizona keeps pushing forward to maintain its trade relationship with Mexico

People with art

Local Latino veterans come together to share art, hope to leave legacy of their service

Despite slowing, foreign student numbers in US, Arizona inched up

Left behind: Vietnam Wall collects almost 250,000 mementos to fallen


Hunters may be solution to reducing destructive bison herd at Grand Canyon

Arizonans join hundreds in raucous protests demanding action on DACA

1 Arizona filer in 5 took state, local deduction House wants to drop

Court: Online service must identify anonymous users to grand jury

Tempe church

After Texas tragedy, Phoenix religious communities consider security

McSally’s entry into Senate race could set up ‘war’ in GOP primary

Immigrants wary as DHS ends Nicaraguan protection, extends Hondurans

Arizona lawmakers split as House begins work on GOP tax-reform plan

House extends children’s health coverage, but Senate outlook unclear

Jane McSpadden

Thunderbird High students take the stage to honor theater teacher’s legacy

White Mountain Apache seek tweak to law to let water project advance

Feds consider lifting ban on uranium mining around Grand Canyon

Forest bill aimed at cutting wildfires called ‘giveaway’ to loggers

As tax reform looms, tribal leaders complain about being left out – again

Arizona Obamacare premiums may drop, as troubled enrollment opens

Penzone to inmates on hunger strike: Food is nutritious, not delicious

Emotional McCain urges midshipmen to fight for ideals ‘under attack’

Supreme Court lets stand lower court rulings in Scottsdale police shooting

Flake, Kaine renew call for Congress to weigh in on ongoing military use

Supreme Court facade

Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids


Día de los Muertos: Honoring the past while making a statement about the future

Buyer beware: Experts say home sellers don’t have to disclose murders, hauntings

DACA march

ASU DREAMers and supporters march in favor of DACA, against in-state tuition lawsuit

Professor Silvana Domaz

Foreign language teachers innovate to create a more engaging environment for students


Hundreds of bodies found near the border remain unidentified

Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan


Owner of Chandler drug company charged with bribery, fraud

Democrats renew call for a quick vote on a ‘clean’ Dream Act bill

Flake won’t run again, opening likely ‘free-for-all’ in Senate race

At least 1,100 in Arizona could lose TPS coverage, face deportation

Flake will not seek 2018 re-election for Senate seat

Antique dealers see controversial African-American memorabilia as part of history

Advocates urge colleges to aid DACA students, lawmakers urge restraint

Joe Thomas presenting

Education leaders demand Ducey give teachers 20 percent raises

Kitten being bottle-fed

Arizona Humane Society encourages fostering to reduce ‘astronomical’ cost of caring for kittens

Three Arizona military bases now being tested for water contamination

Senators say feds leave local officials on their own on cybersecurity


Losing Lake Powell’s quagga mussel invasion battle, but trying to win the war

Sessions: DACA bill needs border security, ‘more than just amnesty’

Through crafts, community spreads Dia de los Muertos tradition

Sparring partners: Trump warns McCain he will ‘fight back’ at some point

ICE to turn focus on businesses that hire undocumented immigrants

McCain calls on U.S. to lead world, reject ‘spurious nationalism’

Experts: Trump actions targeting Obamacare could cut into enrollment

EPA scraps Clean Power Plan, but utilities still vow lower emissions

Zinke vows to stamp out ‘virus’ of harassment at national parks


Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone wants ‘no politics in policing’   


Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta says she wants to build a wall in Congress

Tiny home trend slow to grow in Arizona, but developers plan new projects

Rainwater system landscaping

If an Arizona resident harvests rainwater, will rebates come?

Rubber crumbs

Rubberized highways, roofing cool urban heat islands in Arizona

ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections, increase business

Despite outreach efforts, 42,200 immigrants fail to meet DACA deadline


In the face of tragedy, Phoenix community offers a message of love

Arizona expert tells panel Equifax breach could be worse than thought

Senators tell DACA recipients that ‘stars align’ for Dream Act passage


Infant mortality: How racism may contribute to higher rates in the African-American community

Senate committee members look for answers to threat of DACA demise

House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks; chances slim in Senate


New Phoenix Zoo exhibit teaches kids of all ages about dinosaurs, conservation

Giffords to Congress: ‘The nation is counting on you’ after Las Vegas

Peabody says potential buyers could keep Navajo Generating Station open

Relief efforts and tales of survival among the Valley’s Puerto Rican community


Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘I know people that died and can’t really get the images out of my head’

Officials: Nothing to worry about – yet – when health programs expire

Sinema’s long-expected challenge to Flake shakes up Senate race

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Economic Outlook audience

Phoenix Chamber event: Experts optimistic, but cautious about economic growth

Anti-Semetic hate vandalism

Hate crimes involving anti-Semitism on the rise in Arizona

‘Removing his wings’: Repeal of DACA has local boxer in fight to stay home

Jose Valadez

Academy offers free college tuition to recruit future teachers who stay in Arizona

Deli cashier

Gilbert deli creates jobs for adults with autism, developmental disabilities

GOP leaders drop health care bill after McCain, others state opposition

Lawmakers seek solutions as wildfires burn hole in firefighting budget

Franks back with ‘pain-capable’ bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Tooker House

New ASU dorm features Amazon Echo Dots, other new tech to create ‘engineering mindset’

Arizona poverty remains among highest in nation, despite recent gains

Water purification process

Would you drink beer made from wastewater?

Girl crying

Volunteers help DACA recipients through ‘nerve wracking’ renewal process

Economist: Lack of postsecondary education will hurt US economy

Grijalva in handcuffs

Rep. Grijalva arrested protesting outside of Trump Tower in New York City

Wheat breeds

From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

Trump deals with Democrats and DREAMers decide whether to believe

Aerial shot of Phoenix

Valley workers had highest wage increases in US

Diane Douglas

Schools’ chief Diane Douglas remains lukewarm about AzMERIT test

Michael Cocanower

Equifax data breach spurs rush to protect online information: six tips to help

Buzz on rumored DACA deal dissolves to drone on what was really said

Wrong-way simulation

Scottsdale company teaches motorists to avoid wrong-way drivers

Street sign

South Phoenix hopes light rail extension will bring end to historic segregation

Democrats raise the stakes in push to get vote on ‘clean’ DREAM Act

USEE meeting

ASU’s DACA students meet, plan action

Daniel Rodriguez

Local attorney helps DREAMers plan for uncertain future

Salt Cedar trees along Gila River

Southwest Valley officials to cut salt cedar trees invading Gila River bed

Advocates warn that cuts to EPA budget will be felt in Arizona programs

Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

Political message a sign of tension as Roosevelt Row development continues


GCU students’ love of ‘boarding’ drives launch of electric longboard company

Mother and daughter

Little People group says wrestling event in Chandler hurts, discriminates


DACA repeal could have negative economic impact in Arizona

Fight Hatred Sign in Crowd

Phoenix launches independent investigation of police response to Trump rally protesters

International students find assistance adjusting to life at U.S. universities

In Focus, episode 10: Arizona’s new detection system for wrong-way driving

Women who travel spend billions but still do all the work, including laundry

Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rate

‘I didn’t want to get out of bed’: Athletes battle mental health issues, too

At-risk youth find greater mental strength, spiritual transformation in community sports

Motorist in class action suit sees ‘justice’ in Arpaio criminal contempt verdict

‘It doesn’t bother me’: ASU football players react to eye-opening CTE study

As McCain begins treatment, fellow POW reminisces, expresses hope

Activists angered as DHS waives environmental rules on border projects

Study: Extreme heat could ground airline flights more often

Flake call for GOP to return to its roots sparks range of reactions

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt in racial profiling case

Arizona driver’s manual now includes information for staying safe during traffic stop

Legislative bill would block out-of-state college students from voting in AZ

Technology helps trauma survivors accelerate PTSD treatment, recovery

‘Structurally deficient’ bridge over I-17 repaired using new technology

McCain vows to return to Senate after brain cancer diagnosis; lauded as Arizona icon

McCain reaction: News of brain cancer brings response from all sides

Goldwater Institute report: City courts levy fines at taxpayer expense

‘Paper clip’ heart implant monitors problems, alerts doctor’s smartphone

Report: Doctors teeter on the divide between pain treatment, opioids abuse

Arizonans at ‘play-in’ still bring serious clean-air message to Capitol

Shortage of Native American physicians creates concerns, elicits calls for action

Muslims seek religiously inclusive food, beauty services in Phoenix area

Winning the next battle: Report shows vets succeeding in college

Special report: The changing face of Arizona

Eight things to know about school lunches in Arizona

No true count of homeless LGBTQ youth makes problem difficult to address

Making the grade, missing meals: Community college students go hungry

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

Water cooperation across U.S.-Mexico border essential, complex

Stanton talks Phoenix hosting mega events and more in full interview

Cronkite News Borderlands Special

Steve Shenkman trains with Nicole Greene at Edge Fitness in Scottsdale. Shenkman has been doing boxing for more than a year to help minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. (Photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Boxing training may help people with Parkinson’s disease

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

75 years later, Japanese detainees reflect on painful part of U.S. past

Mexican gray wolf photo

How will the border wall affect the environment?

‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

Arizona playwright brings stories of Black history to stage

Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

Children say goodbye to mural they painted on border fence

State audit: Vocational program for disabled costs more, has less success

Photo gallery: The view from the U.S.-Mexico border

Report: Teachers rated ‘effective’ may lag in student growth standard

Hundreds of volunteers help document homeless during annual street count

ASU study: Body cameras improve relationship between Tempe police officers and public

Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

Wading through the yuck, researchers study wastewater sludge for public health clues

Pharmaceuticals end up in water supply, AZ experts suggest better tracking

Duties and dreams: Arizona Latina struggles to balance education, family

Three days in August: How a water outage in AZ exposed cracks in customer service

Skateboard program boosts confidence, achievement in low-income schools

Flight Path

Sky Harbor had 24,247 noise complaints in 2015 after flight-path shift

Millennial migration a boon for AZ cities, loss for rural areas

Waiting in line: Why legal immigration can take decades

Deportations could hit real estate markets in state, nation

Rural high schools confront low college completion rates

Shrinking AZ farmland shows Buckeye family’s generational differences

Mexico braces for Trump presidency

Arizona racers return to roots at Phoenix International Raceway


Shampooing the environment: Using hair to clean up oil

Share your reaction to the presidential election results

No holiday for fliers: Sky Harbor likely among busiest for Thanksgiving

Will Prop. 205 help Arizona vets treat their PTSD with pot?

McCain Rally

Voters moved – but not moved to shift votes – by McCain’s Trump rebuke

Five ways to repurpose your pumpkins and save the environment

Rape Kits

Advocates worry rape kit backlog will discourage victims, enable offenders

AZ officials build mock teen bedroom to expose hidden signs of drug addiction

Syrian Arizona

Arizona took more Syrian refugees than most states, U.S. seeks more

My favorite opposite: Who do you get along with despite your political differences?

South Phoenix saw big health coverage gain, still trails state, U.S.


Special: 2016 U.S. Senate Debate

After Arizona’s U.S. Senate debate: What questions are left unanswered?

Powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl makes a deadly mark in Arizona

Michael Versteeg

Ultra-runner targeting record for 800-mile Arizona Trail run

Immigrant Impact

Study: Influx of immigrants is overall boost to U.S. workers, economy


Poll shows trust and tensions over Arizona law enforcement

Land Feud

Some Navajo join lawmakers opposing Bears Ears national monument

Hummingbird migration in Arizona helps unlock mysteries of climate change

Poll: Thumbs down on border wall, deportation and Arpaio