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March 31, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week's top Cronkite News digital stories include reporting on the Final Four, a Cronkite News analysis of Latino representation in Valley police departments and a podcast focused on sleep deprivation among college students.

Kids compete to make the world a better place – and learn, too

WASHINGTON - When faced with the problem of cleaning up a polluted petrochemical site in Ecuador, a team of urban planners from Arizona turned to "microbial degradation" and "phytoremediation" to biologically break down pollutants on the site.

Arizona businesses close for “A Day without Immigrants”

PHOENIX - Dozens of Phoenix area businesses closed their doors and their employees stayed home for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a national effort to highlight the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. economy.

Phoenix schools encourage students to prepare for STEM careers

PHOENIX - The Cartwright School District is working to bridge the gap between its students and STEM education to encourage more Latinos and young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering, or STEM.