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Man behind Miss Gay America wants young LGBTQ people to know they are valued

Michael Dutzer, drag performer and owner of the Miss Gay America pageant, wants to provide a sense of hope for young LGBTQ people.


Path to citizenship is long, frustrating and expensive

The pathway to citizenship differs based on your status and legality in the country. The pathways to citizenship is still unclear for thousands of DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants, while residents have the upper hand.


Wildflower Bread Co. owner says DACA employees crucial to company’s survival

Owner of AZ-based restaurant chain, Wildflower Bread Company, is speaking out in support of his DACA employees. On of them describes the support she has received from the company.


One year later: Family of deported Arizona mom describes living a ‘nightmare’

This story is a follow-up to Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos' deportation, which took place in February of last year. Her children describe trying to adjust to life without their mother. Meanwhile, in Mexico, Guadalupe battles depression and struggles to begin a new life without her husband and children.


Giving the light: SRP employees help restore power in Puerto Rico

Employees from Salt River Company (SRP) returned to the valley last week after spending a month restoring power in Puerto Rico. They share their experiences working through the damage of Hurricane Maria, and tell us how the people of Puerto Rico reacted to their help.


Authorities grant stay to undocumented immigrant and father of five who sought sanctuary at Phoenix church

Jesus Berrones, an undocumented father of five whose story has garnered international attention, is spending his days and nights in a room at a north Phoenix church.


When TPS ends: One Valley Salvadoran family’s story

As the Trump administration ends TPS, Salvadoran parents are facing a mountain of worry. Wilber Delgado and his wife, Eva Pineda, struggle as they live not knowing what the future will look like for them and for their children.


Border program breaks down walls, brings American musicians and Mexican children together

Bisbee based artist creates program that unites U.S. musicians and Mexican children, breaking down borders and walls through music


Valley DACA recipients and advocates protest amid program uncertainty

DACA recipients gathered outside the Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters to protest for a permanent solution for Dreamers and reacted after news that Trump administration will seek SCOTUS interference.


How will robots change the agricultural industry in Arizona?

PHOENIX – Each day, workers at Abby Lee Farms walk down the aisles – sometimes on stilts – to inspect, prune and hand pick tomatoes on the 3-acre, indoor facility in Phoenix.


Cronkite News Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Borderlands reporting


April 21, 2017: Cronkite News producer picks of the week

This week’s top Cronkite News stories include reporting on pet prosthetics, the LGBTQ homeless community, growth in the city of Buckeye and a big newsroom high five.