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Maricopa County develops plan to provide information to hearing impaired during emergencies

PHOENIX – When a statewide emergency strikes – like a major flood or wildfire – emergency personnel have traditionally relied on radio and broadcast television to communicate quickly with the public about where to go and what to do.


Education and health services showed most job growth in Arizona in 2016

PHOENIX – Arizona has shown job growth in a majority of its employment areas in the past year, which experts hope will continue through 2017.


Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes

KAYENTA – Electrical power lines are nowhere in sight from Helen Salazar’s home. She lives on a dirt road in Monument Valley, part of the Navajo Nation. Throughout her life, Salazar has adapted to the challenges of living in a remote, off-grid home.


Photo gallery: The view from the U.S.-Mexico border

PHOENIX – With President Donald Trump's executive order to move forward with construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall, people across the country are turning their gazes south. Cronkite News journalists report from communities on both sides of the border. Here is a gallery of photos from their travels.


Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX – After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. The Associated Press declared Penzone the winner Tuesday night.


Arizona vigil addresses fears of Latino voter suppression in 2016 election

PHOENIX — Elvira Guadarrama colored a sign while sitting on a folding chair near the Maricopa County Elections Department.


Supreme Court lets ballot-collection law stand to cap week of legal fights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated Arizona's ban on ballot-harvesting, just one day after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put the law on hold.


Undocumented immigrants find sanctuary in north Phoenix church

PHOENIX - Ismael, a 46-year-old undocumented immigrant, accepted an offer of sanctuary from a north Phoenix church shortly after he received his deportation letter in August 2015.


Battling opioid addiction in Indian Country

PHOENIX - For Tara Mason, the impacts of addiction to opioids and other drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota hit close to home.


Tribal leaders want more input in pipeline, road projects

Lake Michigan to Catherine Hollowell and her tribe isn't just a vital source of clean water.


What is your experience with immigration and immigrants?

With the presidential election in November, immigration has been one of the most talked-about issues. Cronkite News wants to know how immigration affects you.


McCain touts experience, Kirkpatrick says it’s time for a change in Senate debate

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said they both could work through the gridlock in Washington, but they parted ways on health care, immigration and the economy in a debate Monday for the Senate seat McCain has held for five terms.