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Senate eyes bill on online sex trafficking; critics say it goes too far

WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


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.


Advocates criticize Latino vendors for bids on ‘shameful’ border wall

WASHINGTON - Some Hispanic-owned companies on the list of "interested vendors" for the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall say they are facing a backlash from Latino advocates who call the project "shameful" and "wrong."


Experts: More pet owners turning to prosthetics to help increase mobility

TUCSON – After her owner straps on her metal paw, Terra bounds toward a green and yellow squeaky ball.


Starbucks VP: ASU tuition program ‘great’ for business, employees and country

PHOENIX – Corey duBrowa, a senior vice president at Starbucks, said Monday that the Seattle-based company may “blow past” its goal of helping 25,000 employees get degrees by 2025.


Arizona history serves as key legal argument in states’ court brief supporting Trump travel ban

PHOENIX - When 13 states recently filed a brief in support of President Trump’s travel ban, they used Arizona’s rocky history of immigration enforcement at the core of their legal argument.


National campaign to restore water ecosystems helps fund projects in Verde Valley

CAMP VERDE – Zach Hauser hopes that part of his family-owned property will remain a farm “forever.”


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.


Cronkite News Borderlands Special

Cronkite News special: Borderlands reporting


California growers rely on Arizona honey bees for almond crop

As the shortage of honey bees worsens, California growers increasingly rely on bees from Arizona for pollination.