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Phoenix program offers low-income residents assistance in landing higher-paying jobs

PHOENIX – Phoenix officials on Wednesday opened a new program to help low-income residents gain the skills they need to secure higher-paying jobs.


Texas residents caught between home and a hard place if wall is built

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The first thing you notice is how green everything is.


Close, but no futuristic cigar: Teens finish second in engineering contest

WASHINGTON - The judges were impressed, but when the awards were announced at the Future City competition Tuesday the Veritas Homeschoolers team came up just short, finishing second in the national engineering contest.


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.


Social Refresh: February 17, 2017

Social Refresh: Top Cronkite News stories of the week


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.


Navajo Nation partners with ASU professor to bring science and technology education to reservation

MESA – Shawn Jordan had traveled five hours to Church Rock, New Mexico, in the Navajo Nation. It was his first time on the Navajo reservation.


ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

PHOENIX – A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.”


Children say goodbye to mural they painted on border fence

NACO,SONORA - Children who painted a mural on a section of the border fence in Mexico gathered to take a final look at their artwork before the structure is torn down to make way for a new border barrier.


DACA Students Anxious as President Trump Tightens Immigration Controls

PHOENIX – As President Donald Trump signs a flurry of executive actions, DACA students anxiously wait to find out their fate. During the presidential campaign, he promised to put an end to the program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children.


Diaper bags out, clear bags in: Heightened security moves into Sun Devil Stadium

TEMPE – Arizona State University now allows football fans to rely on clear bags to carry items into Sun Devil Stadium, joining other professional and college teams seeking to make game days safe and secure but drawing mixed reviews from fans.