More: cronkite news

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Trump ally submits signatures for busy Senate race (May 23, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supports everything Donald Trump does. But he's not a 'yes man.'

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol
National | Politics

Cronkite News: San Carlos Apache activist joins rally at U.S. Capitol (May 22, 2018)

'There are many issues that need to be addressed, but Congress doesn’t matter if there’s no water,' said Apache activist Wendsler Nosie Sr.

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Republican version of Farm Bill defeated in House (May 21, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat.

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Native voters still face obstacles at the polls (May 15, 2018)

Voting can still be a challenge for Native Americans, who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and a lack of access to polling places and government services.

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation
Environment | National

Cronkite News: Native students are still lagging behind rest of the nation (May 14, 2018)

American Indian and Alaska Native students trail in graduation rates and test scores.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy
Health | National

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation
Business | National

Cronkite News: Unemployment rates in Indian Country outpace the rest of the nation (May 10, 2018)

Tribal unemployment rates are more than twice the national average, with some reservations seeing far higher rates.

Cronkite News: Tribes are slowly reclaiming authority over their homelands
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes are slowly reclaiming authority over their homelands (May 9, 2018)

For decades, tribal law enforcement had to refer serious crime to federal or state agencies with scant resources – and little interest, critics say – to investigate those crimes.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction
Environment | National

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe works to save trout from extinction (May 7, 2018)

A tribal, state and federal coalition has had success in downgrading Apache trout from endangered to threatened, a rare victory in the conservation world.

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention
Health | National

Cronkite News: Indian Health Service facility sees success in HIV/AIDS prevention (May 2, 2018)

The Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Arizona has received recognition for its work with HIV/AIDS patients.

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon
National

Cronkite News: Navajo youth make history with flights over Grand Canyon (April 27, 2018)

Just after sunrise on one April day, eight Navajo students lifted off, pushed by the tailwinds of tribal history.

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company
Business | Environment | National

Cronkite News: Hualapai woman starts Grand Canyon rafting company (April 25, 2018)

Patricia Cesspooch, a member of the Hualapai Tribe, has long loved her ancestral land, working to make a living on the Colorado River.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington (April 24, 2018)

Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction (April 19, 2018)

A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime
Law | National

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime (April 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Hearing grapples with fate of troubled coal power plant in Indian Country (April 13, 2018)

Solutions were hard to come by at a hearing focused on saving a troubled coal-fired power in Indian Country.

Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field
Sports

Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field (April 11, 2018)

Being a head coach in the NFL demands more than just teaching the X’s and O’s of the game.

Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico
Environment | National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Trump administration paves way for border wall in New Mexico (April 10, 2018)

The Department of Homeland Security is expediting the construction of a border wall, acting on the campaign promises of President Donald Trump.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination
Environment | National

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe cleans up contamination (April 9, 2018)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe cleaned up contamination from meth labs with a brownfields grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico (April 5, 2018)

'By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.'

Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico (April 4, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the president’s 'big step.'

Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes assert authority in domestic violence cases (March 30, 2018)

A five-year-old law that let Native American tribes prosecute non-Natives in domestic violence cases 'has fundamentally changed the landscape of tribal criminal jurisdiction in the modern era,' according to a new report.

Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Navajo parents turn loss of daughter into 'positive' action (March 29, 2018)

Congress has passed legislation that brings the Amber Alert system for abducted or missing children to Native American reservations, a move to prevent deaths like those of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.

Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: House panel tackles big backlog at national parks (March 22, 2018)

Witnesses and panelists at a House hearing agreed that something needs to be done to close an $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in the national parks, but differed on how to pay for it.

Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive
Health | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes hit hard by opioid crisis but federal support remains elusive (March 20, 2018)

The opioid crisis has hit rural Native Americans significantly harder than any group in the nation, and the problem may be even worse because of racial misclassification on death certificates.

Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona
National | Sports

Cronkite News: Cherokee football player Sam Bradford joins Arizona (March 19, 2018)

Sam Bradford, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, signed a $20 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals professional football team.

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)

Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.

Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures (March 13, 2018)

High-school student Jordan Harb delivered a gun control message to politicians: 'We want our lives taken into account.'

Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance
National

Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance (March 12, 2018)

More than a dozen members of the Duncan family, spanning three generations, participate in the family’s passion for hoop dancing.

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Havasupai Tribe calls on President Trump to stop uranium mine (March 2, 2018)

The beat of a single drum rang out as Dianna White Dove Uqualla sang a prayer for a group of runners about to climb out of the deep crevasse of the Grand Canyon.

Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: House passes bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to tribes (February 27, 2018)

The House gave final approval Monday to a bill that will give tribes direct access to funds that will let them quickly post AMBER alerts over text messaging, radio and television to counties within reservation borders.

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)

More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.

Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws (February 22, 2018)

The captain of the Mesa High School basketball team started the protest on Snapchat. A 15-year-old sophomore merged the social media brainstorming into a solid plan.

Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform (February 20, 2018)

A national walkout is planned for March 14 in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured.

Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Lawmakers question management of Indian schools (February 15, 2018)

A Bureau of Indian Education official told lawmakers that his agency is making 'strong improvements' in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau’s budget.

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.

Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial
National

Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial (February 12, 2018)

The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to every war fought for the U.S.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)

A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation
Business | Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Marchers rally for power plant on Navajo Nation (February 7, 2018)

Shutting down the Navajo Generating Station not only would displace hundreds of workers, it also could raise rates for consumers, according to protesters who marched on the Arizona State Capitol.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington (February 2, 2018)

With a week to go before the budget expires, and Congress not meeting again until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown.

Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears
Environment | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Tribes stand united against GOP bill to gut Bears Ears (February 1, 2018)

Leaders of five tribes accused Republican lawmakers of 'cherry-picking' tribal members to support an 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument.

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums
National | Sports

Cronkite News: Bill outlaws use of racist logos in Arizona stadiums (January 31, 2018)

Lawmakers in Arizona are trying to limit disparaging professional sports team logos from appearing in publicly funded sports venues.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)

A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
National | Politics | World

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)

A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona
Environment | National | World

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona (January 25, 2018)

Seven humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony.

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Arizona's Republican senators take on President Trump (January 18, 2018)

Arizona’s two senators took President Donald Trump to task in separate forums, saying his attacks on the press and 'fake news' claims embolden dictators to crack down on media abroad and endanger democracy at home.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)

A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight
National | Politics

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache water bill sidetracked in partisan fight (January 12, 2018)

A bill to provide desperately needed water project funding for the White Mountain Apache tribe was expected to pass easily this week, but instead became the focus of a partisan fight over labor regulations.

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Convicted former sheriff announces Senate bid in Arizona (January 10, 2018)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted of criminal contempt of court before being pardoned last year by President Donald Trump is back for a third act.

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country
National

Cronkite News: Economic recovery moves at a glacial pace in Indian Country (January 8, 2018)

Recovery from the Great Recession has been slow in much of Arizona, but in Indian Country the pace has been glacial.

Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface
National | Politics

Cronkite News: Republican lawmaker resigns immediately after details of misconduct surface (December 11, 2017)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), abruptly announced his immediate resignation from Congress Friday, just hours after he said he would step down in the face of a House Ethics inquiry.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple
Business | Law | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)

Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona
Environment | Law | National

Cronkite News: Environmental groups sue to block 'dangerous' copper mine in Arizona (November 29, 2017)

Environmental groups sued the Forest Service this week to block what they called the 'dangerous' Rosemont copper mine, citing concerns ranging from habitat destruction to drinking water contamination at the project southeast of Tucson.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
National | Politics

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)

Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

Cronkite News: Indian Country hit hard by changes in Lifeline telecommunications program
National | Politics | Technology

Cronkite News: Indian Country hit hard by changes in Lifeline telecommunications program (November 27, 2017)

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to rein in a low-cost telephone service for low-income customers that critics say will hit Indian Country hard if fully implemented.

Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people
National

Cronkite News: Domestic violence remains a deadly probably for Native people (November 20, 2017)

On January 2, 2009, Kayla White’s mother was killed by her father, becoming a victim of domestic violence.