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Cronkite News Investigations Special: May 12, 2016

Watch the Cronkite News Investigative Team reporting on overdoses of prescription drugs, sex trafficking in Arizona, how the state handles refugees, a threat to the livestock industry and a controversial herbal supplement.


Cronkite News Sustainability Special: May 11, 2016

Cronkite News reports on issues relating to sustainability and the environment. Watch how elementary students are using McDonald's coffee grounds to support a community garden, how organizers of the Waste Management Phoenix Open save water and how to succeed in competitive tree climbing.


Arizona’s online voting system makes it easy for military personnel to cast their vote

It was just a few short days before Halloween in October 2012. Petty Officer Second Class Scott Bourque was stationed in Japan and had just received his mail-in absentee ballot for the presidential election. He knew it would be nearly impossible to fill out his ballot and mail it back in time for it to be counted by Arizona Election Officials on Nov. 6.


Cronkite News Technology and Future Special: May 10, 2016

Cronkite News journalists report on the technology, companies and initiatives that are driving the future of Arizona. (Arizona PBS air date: May 10, 2016)


Hungary built fence to slow the flow of refugees through the country

SZEGED, Hungary - It runs nearly 109 miles and stands 13 feet tall. Its sharp edges touch three countries.

A razorwire fence stands between Hungary and Serbia’s 109-mile border. The fence was completed by Hungary in September of 2015, in an effort to keep refugees seeking asylum from coming into the country.

Cronkite News Education Special: May 9, 2016

Watch our top stories on education in Arizona, the problems schools face and how teachers are rising to the challenge. Stories include school choice, cursive in the curriculum and First Lady Michelle Obama's praise of Flagstaff High School. (Arizona PBS air date: May 9, 2016)


‘It’s hard to be a Gypsy in my town’

NORTHEASTERN HUNGARY — Maybe it’s because of the deep crow’s feet etched into his russet skin, but Milán “Igor” Hudák’s eyes look a little defiant as he scans the small Hungarian villages through a car window one early evening in March.

Three boys play near a dumpster as night falls in the Slovakian Gypsy ghetto.

Arizona felons have steep path to restore voting rights

PHOENIX - Michele Keller has been out of prison for nearly a decade.


Tribal officials lukewarm to plan to use federal money on school choice

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders were noncommittal Friday about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.


McCafé brews up a new plan to reduce waste

Arizona McDonald’s are working with school children to turn used coffee grounds into compost for community gardens.


Community rallies behind Cardinals, Fitzgerald at Big Red Send-Off

The narrative all season around the Arizona Cardinals is that this year’s team just feels different. Team President Michael Bidwill said it. General Manager Steve Keim repeated it.


Arizona is fastest growing state for youth hockey participation

According to USA Hockey's 2014-15 annual report, Arizona is the fastest growing state for youth hockey. Cronkite News reporter Rebecca Winn found out what factors may be contributing to the sudden growth of the sport in the Valley.

Youth hockey photo