Government

San Carlos Apache activist joins D.C. rally for ‘fundamental rights’

WASHINGTON - Native Americans face a slew of challenges, said Wendsler Nosie Sr., one of a number of speakers at a wide-ranging rally by dozens of activists as part of the Poor People's Campaign that touched on everything from voting rights to fights over the minimum wage.

Some Arizona Republicans join Democrats to reject House farm bill

WASHINGTON - Two Arizona lawmakers were among 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all House Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat Friday, with Democrats angry at food stamp cuts and the GOP lawmakers hoping to use the bill to force an immigration reform vote.

May 18, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News government and justice reporters bring reports about public policy, law enforcement, the courts and the state legislature.

Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting

WASHINGTON - Overt challenges to Native Americans voting are a thing of the past, experts say, but casting a ballot can still be hard for tribal members who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and scant access to polling places and government services that can ease the process.

May 10, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News government and justice reporters bring reports about public policy, law enforcement, the courts and the state legislature.

May 9, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

The Cronkite News D.C. bureau brings reports on tribal schools, Arizona's special olympics, a look back at the baseball game where a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and more.