Editor’s Picks

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

PHOENIX -- Being 15 years old isn’t easy for a lot of people. You’re a freshman in high school and really starting to come into your own. You’re trying to figure out where you belong and what you want to do with your future.


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

WASHINGTON - Sunny Price knows what it's like to try to keep up with college studies when you don't have enough to eat.


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.


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

NOGALES -- Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, share something more meaningful than their city name. They also share a source of water that is vital to their region of the border.


Stanton talks Phoenix hosting mega events and more in full interview

PHOENIX - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton reflects on the city's three-year streak for hosting mega sporting events like the 2015 Super Bowl, the 2016 College Football Championship and this year's Final Four in an interview with Cronkite New's Jake Garcia.


Cronkite News Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Borderlands reporting


Boxing training may help people with Parkinson’s disease

PHOENIX – Valley Parkinson's patients are turning to non-contact boxing to help punch back at their disease.

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)

Fortune 500 company Monsanto to grow GMO corn in Tucson

TUCSON – Tucson-area residents who oppose a Fortune 500 company’s plans to grow genetically modified crops at a new greenhouse in Marana won a partial victory.


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

WASHINGTON - Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.


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

WASHINGTON - Seishi Oka was 5 and his sister, Mitzi, only 3, when their family was loaded on to a train and taken from their Salinas, California, home to the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona.


How will the border wall affect the environment?

Cronkite News is developing a story about President Donald Trump's border wall plan and its effect on the environment, especially for border states.

Mexican gray wolf photo

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

Jessika Reed has eight children, including seven who are adopted and four who have special needs. As if that wasn’t enough, Jessika has also cared for many foster kids during the past 15 years, constantly welcoming children in need into her home.