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Arizona soldier salutes 3,000 flags during 9/11 memorial in Tempe

TEMPE – Adriana Sandoval was a kindergartner when the two commercial airliners crashed into the twin towers. The youngster witnessed the atrocities of man through a television screen.


Grijalva bill would give deported vets a chance to come back to U.S.

WASHINGTON - Hector Barajas' Army service should have guaranteed him military benefits after he was honorably discharged.


Gosar: Ban DREAMers in military; Grijalva: Bring deported vets back

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar introduced a bill Monday to bar certain immigrants from serving in the military, a move he said is needed to keep the Obama administration from "enlisting DACA aliens through a backdoor amnesty program."


Deported Veterans find help at shelter in Mexico

TIJUANA, MEXICO — Serving in the U.S. military is no guarantee of citizenship. Hector Barajas found out the hard way.

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Arizona school districts turning to social media for teachers

Finding qualified teachers is a struggle that Arizona school districts say is worse this year than ever before. Districts across the valley are trying to solve this issue by thinking of new ways to find applicants.


What we learned: Reflections on El Paso-Juárez from the Borderlands team

Editor’s note: Recently, a group of Cronkite reporters for the Borderlands program spent a week covering Pope Francis' visit to the border. In the end, the story became more than just about the pope. The reporters were among the few, if not the only student reporters, who covered the story from El Paso and Juárez, one of the biggest border communities in the world, from both sides. Here's an essay with their reflections:


Phoenix couple rejoices at opportunity to attend final Papal Mass in Mexico

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO -- Pope Francis' final Mass in Mexico on Wednesday will be a watershed moment not just for this bruised city but for its native sons and daughters, including those who left but never stopped believing.


Protesters march to demand an end to mass deportations

Families and immigrant advocates marched through downtown to demand an end to mass deportations. The group started at the capital and made stops at the Phoenix Police Department and ICE detention center.

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Gallego, McSally reflect, remain positive, as freshman year winds down

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Martha McSally and Ruben Gallego knew when they were sworn in to their seats in Congress in January that there were problems with partisanship and productivity in Washington.


Movie documents plight of Navajo veterans

Cronkite News talked to a documentary filmmaker who profiled the plight of several Navajo vets, and with Navajo President Russell Begaye about the issue and the movie.


Vets McCain, Gallego reflect on fight for freedom

For Veterans Day, Arizona representatives in Senate and the House of Representatives talk about their experiences fighting overseas.


Report: Gains in Hispanic education, business aren’t closing income gap

WASHINGTON - Increasing college enrollment rates among American-born Hispanics and a surge in Latina entrepreneurship aren't enough to eliminate wage disparities that prevent Latino families from improving their economic well-being, a new report said.