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Fleeing chaos, Venezuelans flock to Panama but struggle to find work

PANAMA CITY, Panama – 150,000 Venezuelans have fled to Panama, where they are reshaping the country’s labor force and cultural life.


After days of rage, Arizonans speak of their frustrations, fears and hope

Cronkite News spoke with several Arizonans protesting the deaths of black people at the hands of police, including a college activist who encourages credible activism, an interior designer who wants others to realize what African Americans need, and a business owner worried about looting but hopes the protests will bring real change.


Cheers and jeers: Trump supporters, opponents gear up for his Phoenix rally

PHOENIX – President Trump will rally supporters Wednesday night at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.


Mark of the conquistadors: Legacy of Spanish debated in Southwest

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Spanish soldiers and fortune seekers who arrived in Mexico 500 years ago brought death and destruction along with their Catholic faith, activists say. But others note how much good Hispanics have contributed throughout the Southwest.


Native Americans have the most difficulty accessing clean water, report says

DENNEHOTSO – Unregulated drinking water sources are the greatest public health risk on the Navajo Reservation, according to the EPA.


Spark from machinery caused Museum Fire north of Flagstaff, Forest Service says

FLAGSTAFF – Fire investigators say the wildfire near Flagstaff in July, which burned nearly 2,000 acres, started from efforts to try and prevent future wildfires.


Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine near Canyon

FLAGSTAFF – Conservation groups are demanding that a uranium mine near the South Rim be permanently closed because it could pollute groundwater.


Monsoon storms help slow Museum Fire, but raise flood concerns

FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning one mile north of Flagstaff is now more than 1,800 acres, but rains Tuesday helped firefighters slow the blaze. With more rain in the forecast, though, the threat of flooding is real.


As Museum Fire grows, neighborhoods north of Flagstaff are on edge

FLAGSTAFF – The Museum Fire burning a mile north of Flagstaff has residents in the area on high alert as crews battle the 1,800 acre blaze.


NPS considering improvements to telecommunications at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX – The public has until Aug. 11 to comment on plans to improve telecommunications at Grand Canyon National Park.


Power to the people: Utilities from around the U.S. pitch in to bring electricity to Navajos

DILKON – Utilities from around the country have helped connect more Navajo homes to the electrical grid. The 15,000 homes without power represent 75% of the homes in America that still are not electrified.


Doing more time: Ex-felons face long odds, long wait to restore voting rights

TUCSON - The years paying off their debt to society is just the starr for ex-felons who are trying to regain their votiing rights - they face more years and hurdles in Arizona, one of the more difficult states to get the vote back. But former felons say it's worth the fight, and some state officials and advocates agree.