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Arizona police departments try to repair rifts with communities

PHOENIX – When Jeri Williams took over as Phoenix police chief last year, she made it a point to address the tension between law enforcement and the community.


‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona

TUCSON - Tucson is known for its syrupy sweet Eegee’s slushies, superior Mexican food and for many years, it’s been haunted by stories of “brain drain” - that is, University of Arizona graduates leaving to work elsewhere after they get their degrees.


Special report: The changing face of Arizona

Arizona is one of the fastest growing states, ranking eighth in the country in terms of percentage population growth and fifth in numeric growth between 2015 and 2016, according to census data. But with the rapid expansion comes growing pains, including traffic congestion and "brain drain."


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In the 2017 spring semester, a team of graduate students from Cronkite News researched in-depth stories for a project about expansion across Arizona. The project, “Development in the Desert: the Changing Face of Arizona” covers issues around the state ranging from urbanization, mining, commuting, Phoenix arts and more. Four of the graduate students on the research team sat down for a Facebook Live interview to discuss the steps taken and research needed to create an in-depth analysis about the state of Arizona’s rapid expansion.


Surge of community events aims to quell undocumented immigrants’ fears, teach legal rights

PHOENIX - Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet.


April 14, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week’s top Cronkite News stories include reporting on college students struggling finding enough to eat, a police department using virtual reality to train officers, new research about immigrant students and more.


March 31, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week's top Cronkite News digital stories include reporting on the Final Four, a Cronkite News analysis of Latino representation in Valley police departments and a podcast focused on sleep deprivation among college students.


Valley police departments lag behind their cities in Latino representation

PHOENIX - When Magdalena Schwartz, now a pastor in Mesa, first immigrated to America from Chile in 1998, she played guitar for people in jail because she felt it was a way she could volunteer without speaking English.


Obamacare in Arizona: Was it the right prescription?

PHOENIX - More than half a million Arizonans rely on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, for their health insurance. But as the debate for replacing the law rages on in Washington, some of these Arizonans are left feeling uncertain about the future of their care.


Latino entrepreneurs who own startups say immigrant experience helped them succeed

PHOENIX - Under yellow tea lights in the backyard of a house-turned-office space in north Phoenix, Latino startup owners discussed a major parallel between being an immigrant and an entrepreneur: taking a risk for a better future.


News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

PHOENIX — Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.