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In Focus, episode 9: Social media memorialization and ‘cybergraves’

On this episode of In Focus, we look at what happens to social media accounts when you die. Producer Roddy Nikpour speaks to someone who had to deal with his sister's death. He saw strange results when his family memorialized her Facebook profile, but modern research says they're normal. Plus, an anthropologist sheds light on the importance of physical objects in remembering the dead.


Hiring freeze lifted, Phoenix police seek diverse recruits

PHOENIX – It’s early morning as five Phoenix police recruits prepare to spend their day doing pushups and situps on an asphalt parking lot, clamber over a six-foot wall and hit the rubber track girdling the training grounds for a 1.5 mile run.


Pesticide-polluted water may hurt bee population

MESA – Farmers depend on honey bees to produce one-third of our food and drink, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But experts say those same farmers may be killing those bees because of the pesticides they use.


Do you have experience with unconventional dating sites?

According to eHarmony's statistics, 20 percent of people in long-term relationships resulted from an online dating site.


June 16, 2017 Newscast

Congressional baseball shooting, transgender rights and U.S.-Mexico trade


Hot, dry temperatures drive wildfire dangers

PHOENIX – Soaring temperatures and dry conditions are increasing the danger of wildfires in Arizona. About 850 wildfires ripped through more than 200 square miles in Arizona this year, according to Jeff Whitney, director of the Arizona State Forestry Division.


Details on Comey’s Russia discussions with Trump concern lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers expressed dismay Wednesday at advance copies of former FBI Director James Comey's scheduled Senate committee testimony showing Comey had repeated discussions with President Donald Trump about probes of Russian influence with the administration.


June 2, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News consumer special: Protecting the lives of Arizonans


English contingent leads Phoenix Rising FC

SCOTTSDALE — In the United States, a popular formula for building a successful soccer franchise hinges on a team’s ability to sign and develop young local talent.


As democratic socialists gain momentum, Arizona Democrats try to ease ‘hurt’ feelings

PHOENIX – The election of President Donald Trump has ignited the progressive movement, sparking weekly marches and protests throughout his presidency.


May 26, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News future special: smart homes, stem cells and teaching tech


Military veterans benefit from positive impact of jiu-jitsu

PHOENIX — Carlos Rojas served in the Navy -- he enlisted before the terrorist attacks on 9/11 -- and is now based in the Valley as an instructor of jiu-jitsu. He has seen how the sport can impact one’s life.