CORRECTION to Oct. 6 story on effort targeting contraband

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Contraband Coalition that moved Wednesday, Oct. 6, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The errors occurred in the second, fifth, sixth and last grafs of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An Oct. 6 Cronkite News story on a coalition fighting contraband smuggling included several errors. It should have said it was a 2018 report that said about 36% of cigarettes consumed in Arizona had been smuggled; that the coalition will present its recommendations to Congress; that the campaign is highlighting tobacco, but will also include fentanyl and human trafficking; and that it will focus on training and new information for local officials and law enforcement, and national strategies to fight illegal trade.

CORRECTION to Sept. 21 story on athletes in court case on abortion

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Athletes Abortion that moved Tuesday, Sept. 21, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the third graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Sept. 21 Cronkite News story on female athletes weighing in on an abortion case before the Supreme Court misstated the year of former University of Arizona swimmer Crissy Perham’s accidental pregnancy. She was a sophomore when that occurred.

CORRECTION to Sept. 10 story on Navy-Air Force game

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged Sports-Academy Battle, that moved Friday, Sept. 10, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the third graf. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Sept. 10 Cronkite News story about the 9/11 football game between the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy gave the wrong team for one of the players named. Tré Bugg is a senior defensive back for Air Force.

CORRECTION to Aug. 30 story on standardized test scores

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Tests Tank, that moved Monday, Aug. 30, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the penultimate graf. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An Aug. 30 Cronkite News story about standardized test scores for Arizona schools accidentally dropped a word in the penultimate paragraph. Erin Hart, senior vice president for Education Forward Arizona, said that standardized test scores are not the end-all, be-all.

CORRECTION to stories on nonessential border travel

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News stories slugged BC-CNS-Nonessential Travel, that moved Monday, Aug. 23, and BC-CNS-Border Bummer, that moved Wednesday, June 23, both under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. A corrected version of the June story has been posted here, and of the August story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON—Two Cronkite News stories about the COVID-related ban on nonessential travel and its effect on border towns like Nogales incorrectly identified an organization cited. Andy Carey is executive director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership.

Outbreak of inequality: COVID-19 magnifies decades of injustices, inequities in U.S.

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By Jimmy Cloutier, Maya Leachman and Emily Schmidt
News21

COVID-19 has laid bare the devastating cost of inequality in the U.S. More than 600,000 people have died from the virus. Black and Hispanic people are at least twice as likely as white Americans to die of COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The pandemic was a crisis nationwide, but it didn’t hit everyone equally,” said Megan Curran, director of policy at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy. “Some people suffered a lot more than others.” Continue reading “Outbreak of inequality: COVID-19 magnifies decades of injustices, inequities in U.S.”

CORRECTION to July 23 interview with Navajo police chief

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Navajo Police Chief, that moved Friday, July 23, under a WINDOW ROCK dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the caption of a photo that ran with the story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WINDOW ROCK — A Cronkite News interview with Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco included a photo of telephones with a caption that incorrectly said the phones were in a former police station in Shiprock, New Mexico. The phones were in an abandoned Navajo Nation corrections facility.

CORRECTION to July 15 story on heat-related hiking restrictions

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged “BC-CNS-Too Hot to Hike” that moved Thursday, July 15, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the headline and throughout the story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A July 15 Cronkite News story about the Phoenix Parks and Recreation board’s new heat-related limits on hiking misstated the trigger for those restrictions. Trails at Camelback Mountain Preserve and Piestewa Peak will close from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat watch. The story also misstated conditions that warrant an excessive heat watch. The NWS does not have a set temperature to issue those watches for Phoenix but bases those decisions on a variety of factors.

 

CORRECTION to May 31 story on refugee admissions

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged “BC-CNS-Refugee Rush” that moved Monday, May 31, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 11th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A May 31 Cronkite News story about the refugee admissions cap for fiscal 2021 misstated the name of the organization for one of the sources quoted. Dany Bahar is a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

‘It hasn’t stopped’: Arizona volunteers try to stem the tide of migrant death in the desert

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By Grace Oldham
Cronkite Borderlands Project

AJO – It was a simple message scrawled into a basalt rock lying near empty cans of beans and jugs of water that volunteers had left deep in the Sonoran Desert for undocumented immigrants passing through: “Gracias.”

But to Mikal Jakubal, who, as a volunteer with the Ajo Samaritans, had been making weekly trips into the backcountry to stock water drop locations, the note was affirmation that the group’s efforts were appreciated.

“For the most part, we will never hear from the people who use this,” Jakubal said. “We don’t know what it was like getting to this point. We don’t know what is after this. But you have this one little connection across massively different life experiences: They found some water and you found a thank you note.” Continue reading “‘It hasn’t stopped’: Arizona volunteers try to stem the tide of migrant death in the desert”

CORRECTION to March 2 story on firefighters and COVID-19

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged “BC-CNS-Firefighters and COVID” that moved Tuesday, March 2, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 13th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A March 2 Cronkite News story on COVID-19 and firefighters misstated the severity of the 2020 wildfire season. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says 2011 was the worst year for wildfires in the state over the last decade.

CORRECTION to April 19 story on the future of nuclear power

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Nuclear Power LA, which moved Monday, April 19, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 10th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An April 19 Cronkite News story on the potential role of nuclear power in reducing emissions mistakenly described uranium pellets. Fuel rods contain uranium pellets, but the terms cannot be used interchangeably.

CORRECTION to April 16 story on mobile COVID-19 testing vans

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Mobile COVID testing that moved Friday, April 16, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the caption of the second photo in the package. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A photo caption accompanying an April 16 Cronkite News story on mobile COVID-19 testing vans misidentified the people getting COVID-19 test results from phlebotomist Sarai Sweet at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church in Phoenix. They were King Wilson, 27, and Ionia Wilson, 26.

CORRECTION to March 30 story on Latinas in politics

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Latinas Leadership that moved Tuesday, March 30, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 3rd graf of the original and in captions for three of the photos. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A March 30 Cronkite News story about the rise of Latinas in politics misstated the organization position for Esme Franco Ruiz. She is the board secretary for Aliento @ ASU, a hub of Aliento.

CORRECTION to March 22 story on vaccine eligibility

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Vaccine Sixteen that moved Monday, March 22, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the second graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A March 22 Cronkite News story on the state offering COVID-19 vaccine to Arizonans as young as 16 misstated when registration would open in Yuma County. The state-run vaccination site there will allow registration beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26, for vaccinations the following week.

CORRECTION to March 4 story on summer school

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Summer School Catchup that moved Thursday, March 4, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 15th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A March 4 Cronkite News story misquoted Tempe Elementary School District spokesperson Brittany Franklin, administrators there were not discussing whether to make summer school mandatory.

CORRECTION to Feb. 16 story on food stamps

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-SNAP Drop that moved on Tuesday, Feb. 16, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the second graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Feb. 16 Cronkite News story on access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program misstated the number of SNAP-eligible people who actually received the benefit in 2017. A Census Bureau report said that about one SNAP-eligible recipient in six did not get the benefit that year.

CORRECTION to Feb. 8 story on minimum-wage rally

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Minimum Wage that moved on Monday, Feb. 8, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the headline of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX– The headline on a Feb. 8 Cronkite News story about a rally to raise the minimum wage was incorrect. Organizers still want to allow customers to tip service workers, in addition to an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

CORRECTION to Feb. 3 story on COVID-19 stimulus bill

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Mayors Plea that moved Wednesday, Feb. 3, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 5th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Feb. 3 Cronkite News story about the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill misstated the partisan breakdown of the House’s 218-212 vote on the measure. Two Democrats joined all House Republicans to oppose the bill, while all other Democrats voted in favor.

CORRECTION to Jan. 7 story about Angel City

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Angel City that moved Thursday, Jan. 7, under a LOS ANGELES dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 5th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

LOS ANGELES – A Jan. 7 Cronkite News story about the Angel City Football Club misquoted the founder and president of the National Women’s Soccer League team in the fifth paragraph. Julie Uhrman said the team wants “to have an impact on equality.”