CORRECTION to Oct. 22 story on APS rate increase

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-APS Rate Hike, that moved Thursday, Oct. 22, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The errors occurred in the 12th and 14th grafs of the original story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An Oct. 22 Cronkite News story on a proposed rate increase by APS misstated how community activist Stacey Champion felt about the timing. Champion said the timing could not be worse. The article also misidentified the date when she filed a formal complaint. She filed it in 2018.

CORRECTION to Oct. 15 story on COVID-19 and teacher vacancies

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Teachers Bolt that moved Thursday, Oct. 15, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 14th graf of the original story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An Oct. 15 Cronkite News story on the impact of COVID-19 on Arizona’s chronic teacher shortage misstated the location of one of the school districts cited. Pima Unified School District is located in the town of Pima.

CORRECTION to Sept. 28 on USCIS delays

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-CIS Delay that moved Monday, Sept. 28, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the lede of the original story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Sept. 28 Cronkite News story on delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services caused by COVID-19 and budget issues misstated the amount of time that one subject in the story has spent in the U.S. Perla Macias has lived here for 21 years.

CORRECTION to Sept. 25 story on Sinema, Supreme Court

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Sinema Scotus that moved Friday, Sept. 25, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 6th graf of the original and in the accompanying video. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Sept. 25 Cronkite News story on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, and her silence on a Supreme Court nominee, misidentified the affiliation of a source quoted in the story. Garrett Bess is vice president of government relations at Heritage Action for America.

 

CORRECTION to Sept. 16 story on political social media campaign

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Troll Farming that moved Wednesday, Sept. 16, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 16th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here

WASHINGTON – A source quoted in a Sept. 16 Cronkite News story, on the investigation into a secretive social media campaign that reportedly paid Arizona teens to post political messages, misstated the name of an organization involved. News reports said that Turning Point Action was behind the project.

CORRECTION to Sept. 15 story on hate-motivated killing

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Attack Anniversary that moved Tuesday, Sept. 15, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 11th, 12th and 21st grafs of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON  – A Sept. 15 Cronkite News story on the anniversary of the hate-motivated murder of Balbir Singh Sodhi misspelled the name of one of the people in the story. Paradise Valley resident Anjleen Kaur Gumer is a local advocate with the Sikh Coalition.

System could help tribal members past – one – voter registration hurdle

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By Calah Schlabach
Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a vast improvement over the old process.

“It’s critical,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said of the change this month by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office. “This is a very important election, I think, across the country, and we want our votes to be counted.”

The change allows prospective voters with nontraditional addresses to still register online with the use of “plus codes” – latitude- and longitude-based location codes that can be used to identify homes without street addresses. Continue reading “System could help tribal members past – one – voter registration hurdle”

Navajo on death row faces execution Wednesday, barring last-minute action

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EDS: UPDATES Tuesday story throughout to reflect Supreme Court’s rejection of emergency stay request. May be topped.

By Calah Schlabach
Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court late Tuesday rejected a last-minute appeal from Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo on federal death row who is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening for the brutal 2001 murders of a Navajo woman and her granddaughter.

Mitchell, 38, has two appeals remaining – a request for a presidential commutation of his sentence and a petition for another court to delay his execution so the commutation request can be heard – but one expert conceded that those were long shots. Continue reading “Navajo on death row faces execution Wednesday, barring last-minute action”

CORRECTION to Aug. 18 story on DNC health care speakers

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Health Voices that moved Tuesday, Aug. 18, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 16th graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON  – An Aug. 18 Cronkite News story on two Arizonans who spoke at the Democratic National Convention about their struggles with health care incorrectly described the type of health insurance one of them received. Despite having a pre-existing condition, Jeff Jeans was able to get a pre-existing condition health plan under the Affordable Care Act.

CORRECTION to caption with Aug. 11 story on Native dance

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Native Dance that moved Tuesday, Aug. 11, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the cutline of the second photo with the story. A corrected caption has been posted with the story here.

PHOENIX – An Aug. 11 Cronkite News story about Native American dance competitions going online in the face of COVID-19 included an incorrect date in the caption of a photo that ran with the package. The picture of Juaquin Hamilton-YoungBird was taken at an event in July 2019.

CLARIFICATION on Aug. 7 story on COVID-19 and ICE detention

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Detention Concerns that moved Friday, Aug. 7, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following clarification of information that appeared in the 37th graf of the story. An updated version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An Aug. 7 Cronkite News story on the challenge of battling COVID-19 in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers failed to specify which of two privately run centers in the state have CoreCivic medical personnel on site 24/7. A CoreCivic spokesman said that care is provided at the La Palma Correctional Center.

ASU study: ‘Team Kids’ may improve perception of police through cop-kid activities

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By Anthony Wallace
News21

PHOENIX – One group of volunteers was concerned about the homeless, so they donated clothes and shoes. Another provided blankets and towels for an animal shelter. And a third gave art supplies to an organization committed to brightening the lives of kids with cancer.

Each group spent five weeks finding a cause they cared about, planning a fundraising event and getting to know each other along the way. The groups were composed of kids at schools in Compton, California, and the police officers and firefighters who serve their communities. Continue reading “ASU study: ‘Team Kids’ may improve perception of police through cop-kid activities”

Arizonans recall John Lewis, heap tributes on late civil rights leader

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By Brett Bavcevic and Lisa Diethelm
Cronkite News

Arizona lawmakers and advocates were unsparing Monday in their praise of the late Rep. John Lewis, using words like hero, giant and legend for the man one described as “living, breathing history.”

The Georgia Democrat, who played a leading role in the civil rights movement from the 1960s until now, died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said Lewis was “revered and beloved” in Congress.

Tributes poured in from across the country and from Arizona, where some officials recalling crossing paths with Lewis and others said they were inspired by his example. Continue reading “Arizonans recall John Lewis, heap tributes on late civil rights leader”

CORRECTION to July 17 story on White House COVID-19 ‘red zone’ report

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Arizona COVID Update that moved Friday, July 17, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the lede and grafs 3 and 4 of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A July 17 Cronkite News story on an internal White House report that named Arizona as one of 18 states in the “red zone” for COVID-19 infections included an incorrect date. That document was originally uncovered in a Center for Public Integrity report on Thursday, July 16.

CORRECTION to June 18 story about DACA recipients

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-DACA Voices that moved Thursday, June 18, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the 22nd graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A June 18 Cronkite News story on DACA recipients’ reactions to the Supreme Court ruling preserving the program incorrectly said one of the subjects received her GED. in fact, Jennifer Rodriguez-Garcia earned her high school diploma.

CORRECTION to June 10 story on Philonise Floyd testimony

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Police Probing that moved Wednesday, June 10, under a WASHINGTON dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in grafs 3 and 16 of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A June 10 story on a House hearing into police practices and accountability misidentified the relationship between one of the witnesses and Patrick Underwood, a police officer who was fatally shot during a protest in Oakland, Calif. Angela Underwood Jacobs is Patrick Underwood’s sister.

Cronkite News Digest — ADVISORY

Eds: Cronkite News will not be moving fresh content today, Thursday, June 4. In the meantime, please see our client site (https://cronkitenews.jmc.asu.edu/clients/) for all of our text, photos, videos and graphic content, and look to Wednesday’s digest (https://cronkitenews.jmc.asu.edu/clients/?p=42414) for a complete list of the stories that have moved over the past week. And thank you, as always, for your continued support of our students and our content.

CORRECTION to May 21 story on city population gains

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Buckeye Bumped that moved Thursday, May 21, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the headline and in graf 3 of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – Due to an editing error, a May 21 Cronkite News story on new city population data from the Census Bureau incorrectly stated Phoenix’s gains relative to other cities. Phoenix was again the No. 1 city in the country for its population growth from 2018-2019, when it was the nation’s fifth-largest city overall.

 

CORRECTION to April 27 story on congressional fundraising

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Challenger Funding that moved Monday, April 27, under a TEMPE dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in grafs 25-26 of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

TEMPE – An April 27 story on campaign fundraising in Arizona congressional races incorrectly stated the status of Emily Robinson in the 4th District and Jimmy Rodriguez in the 8th District. Robinson is not on the ballot and Rodriguez has withdrawn from the race.

Businesses hurry up and wait, as relief funds dry up, new fund stalls

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By Christopher Scragg
Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – Mesa business owner Savannah Sanders said it felt like getting “a bomb dropped on you”: Shortly after being approved for a loan to keep her business afloat, the bank said the federal loan program was out of money.

Now Sanders, like business owners across the country, will have to wait while Congress wrangles over plans to add another $251 billion to the original $349 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program. Continue reading “Businesses hurry up and wait, as relief funds dry up, new fund stalls”