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Despite COVID-19, poll officials report steady turnout, smooth voting

TEMPE - Polling officials around Arizona said voting in the state's presidential preference primary Tuesday was decidedly calm in the midst of a decidedly anxious time in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with high turnout but generally smooth operations..


‘What’s old is new again’: Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain

WASHINGTON - Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding are making things worse, advocates told a House panel Tuesday - the same day a federal court reinstated an Arizona law against "ballot harvesting."


Restrictive election laws, lack of polls hamper Native American voters, leaders say

PHOENIX – The voting rights of Native Americans in Arizona are routinely suppressed by a slew of requirements and practices, such as photo ID laws and a scarcity of polling places, Navajo and Gila River leaders said Tuesday at a congressional hearing in Phoenix.

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‘It’s our turn’: Phoenix police supporters rally outside City Hall

PHOENIX – About 50 demonstrators rallied Wednesday to show support for police in the wake of protests over a viral video of a controversial police stop.


‘They choose not to know’: Victims, advocates combat sex trafficking in Arizona

PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters Jake Goodrick and Alicia Longo produced three supplemental videos to accompany a Frontline on PBS documentary about sex trafficking in Arizona.


Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?

TUCSON – Fueled by climate change and prolonged drought, the establishment of young saguaro cactuses in Saguaro National Park has nearly ceased for decades.


Report: Aging legislatures overlooking concerns of younger voters

WASHINGTON - Legislators in Arizona and across the country are far older than their constituents, and issues important to young people are taking a backseat at state and national levels as a result, according to a report released Tuesday.


Think you can escape pollution by going to a national park? Think again

The air in two popular national parks in California is as dirty as it is in Los Angeles – the smoggiest city in the country.


Trump administration lifts environmental obstacles to building border wall in New Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has expedited construction of the reinforced border wall in New Mexico by waiving 20 environmental laws.


Williams police test gun-mounted cameras

The Williams Police Department is testing technology that could become the newest way to record police activities: gun-mounted cameras.


Arizona law enforcement doesn’t reflect state’s diversity

WINSLOW – Despite national calls for more diverse law enforcement agencies, very few, if any, Arizona police departments reflect the demographics of the communities they serve - though diversity is not always their top priority.


Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Ceon Dubose Palmore got thirsty at school, an administrator had to escort the 15-year-old past trash-bag-covered fountains to a faucet two floors down.