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June 1, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News looks at better pavements; light rail expansions; and more.

June 4, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News looks at the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex rights; the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign; E. coli outbreaks; and more.

May 31, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News looks at mental-health crisis plans; a rise in bear activity; the threat of Las Vegas strikes; and more.

May 30, 2018 Newscast | Cronkite News

Cronkite News looks at Arizona's efforts to battle opioid addiction; the dangers of dirty pools; the Scripps National Spelling Bee; and more.

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.

Lack of resources leads to grim statistics in Native American schools

WASHINGTON - Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to help Native Americans, that have been gains in tribal education, but American Indians still trail in test scores and graduation rates, a delay experts blame on a continuing lack of resources and funding.

Bill to fund White Mountain Apache water project stalls – again

WASHINGTON - A bill to give the White Mountain Apache access to water-project funds stalled in the Senate over House language to exempt tribal businesses from National Labor Relations Board oversight, delaying a project the tribe has been trying to get off the ground since 2010.

Feds no longer collect school shooting data, advocates left to scramble

WASHINGTON - As students walk out of classes to protest gun violence, the federal agency that had collected data on school shootings quietly stopped gathering it last year, leaving advocates scrambling to make sense of varied and sometimes conflicting private records.

Lawmakers, witnesses grapple with how to save Navajo Generating Station

WASHINGTON - Witnesses and lawmakers called for action to head off the 2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station, a move that could mean the loss of thousands of jobs at the plant and the coal mine that fuels it. But few options were offered on how the plant might be saved.

Arizona Democrats call Trump’s 2019 budget plan a ‘slap in the face’

WASHINGTON - Some Arizona Democrats were labeling the Trump administration's proposed $4.4 trillion fiscal 2019 budget "disastrous" and a "slap in the face to Americans." But one Republican said it's a "good start," but Congress has to make tough choices.

Arizona lawmakers split on bill to continue funding federal government

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split on a budget that would have kept the government running past 12:01 a.m. Friday, with opposition coming from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates upset by the bill.

Same speech, different views: Democrats, GOP differ on State of the Union

WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.