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Cronkite News: September 7, 2016

New Arizona presidential polling, border issues and young Hispanic voters.


News21 investigation: Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

PHOENIX — Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.


Native Americans still fighting for voting equality

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Terry Whitehat remembers gathering at the community hall in Navajo Mountain each election day, where Navajo Nation members in this remote Utah community would cast their ballots.


Senators hope new ‘no fly, no buy’ gun bill finds bipartisan support

WASHINGTON - One day after efforts to advance gun-control measures in the Senate collapsed in partisan fighting, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise Tuesday that they hope can get a vote and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.


Arizonans share memories of their dads for Father’s Day

We asked Arizonans about their dads for Father's Day, and here's what we've heard from them so far:

Peter and Kate Peifer poses precariously at the Grand Canyon. Kate Peifer says she and her father share a love of learning as far back as she can remember.

TSA redeploys 27 officers from Sky Harbor to other airports

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has pulled 27 officers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and reassigned them to airports around the country to help handle peak travel as their summer travel seasons are heating up.


Tucson official says airports need more input on TSA security staffing

WASHINGTON - Wait times at Tucson International Airport security checkpoints have grown steadily even as the number of passengers has fallen, an executive of the airport told a House panel Thursday.


TSA chief promises wait times will improve after June hiring boom

WASHINGTON - The head of the Transportation Security Administration promised lawmakers Wednesday that the planned hiring of 768 workers by June 15 will ease long wait times at airports nationwide.


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.

Eco-friendly green burials become more popular in Arizona, the U.S.

An alternative, environmentally-focused way of interment is picking up popularity across the United States.


Volunteers sing, dance and make PB&J sandwiches for homeless families

Sixty volunteers. Sixty minutes. And 4,325 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made for charity.


A trip through southeastern Arizona is a chance to see the complexities of border life

U.S.-Mexico Border — Over the weekend, Borderlands team digital reporters Miguel Otárola and Molly Bilker, along with photographer Courtney Pedroza, took a reporting trip that brought them through some of the historic landmark towns of southeastern Arizona. The trip began in Bisbee, took a quick jaunt to Douglas and its sister city in Mexico, Agua Prieta, and eventually ended in Nogales.