Search result for Keerthi Vedantam and Andrew Howard

Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving

PHOENIX – Salt River Schools students are learning to speak O’odham and participating in cultural activities founded on traditions.


Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of state border in 2019

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one quarter of Arizona's border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.


Veterans connect with next generation through storytelling

PHOENIX – The Veterans Heritage Project connects the next generation of students to veterans and history through interviews.

Fallen heroes remembered on Memorial Day

Minimum wage increase puts Arizona near top; advocates say more needed

WASHINGTON - Arizona's minimum wage rises from $11 to $12 an hour on New Year's Day, a move advocates said is "long overdue" but also a long way from solving the state's poverty issues.Business officials counter that the higher wage will only make jobs more scarce for people looking for work.


FDA’s sudden increase in legal tobacco age catches retailers off-guard

WASHINGTON - Retailers and local leaders said they were "caught with their pants down" by a Food and Drug Administration announcement last week that it had raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.


More sober, less excess, but the office holiday party makes a return

WASHINGTON - Almost 76% of U.S. companies were planning to hold a holiday party this year, the most in several years, according to an annual survey, that said while they won't have the excesses of the '80s and '90s the rise in parties reflects a stable economy.


Dodgeball for adults? Yes, and Phoenix is home to four of best players in country

PHOENIX – Four Arizona players are among the best dodgeball players in the country and are traveling across the world to compete.


With execution on hold, Navajo inmate presses court on jury bias claim

PHOENIX - A federal appeals court panel grappled Friday with how - or why - convicted Navajo double-murderer Lezmond Mitchell could question jurors from his trial 16 years ago about possible racial bias in their deliberations.


Navajos express mixed opinions on Trump impeachment probe

WINDOW ROCK – Cronkite News reporters Jordan Elder and Chelsea Hofmann traveled to the capital of the Navajo Nation to find out what citizens there thought about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


Death row sentence overturned after lawyers ‘dropped the ball’ in case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death row inmate's conviction for the 1994 sexual assault and murder of a 4-year-old Tucson girl, saying attorneys in his case "dropped the ball" by failing to challenge the state's evidence.


House panel advances bill to expand farmworker visas, green card access

WASHINGTON - A House committee gave preliminary approval to a bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency, despite Republican concerns that it could open the door to more illegal immigration.


Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player

PHOENIX – With 52 weeks left before the presidential election, is Arizona a red state or a blue state?