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.”

CORRECTION to Nov. 6 story on election protests

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Vote Rally, that moved Friday, Nov. 6, under a PHOENIX dateline, are asked to use the following correction. The error occurred in the cutlines for three photos accompanying the story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – A Nov. 6 Cronkite News story about protests outside the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center misspelled the name of a subject in three accompanying photos. Jake Angeli was the fur-draped protester holding the QAnon and “God wins” signs.

Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

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By Mitchell Zimmerman
Cronkite News

PHOENIX – A team of researchers at Petrified Forest National Park east of Holbrook have discovered fossilized remains of a new species of prehistoric reptile. The 220-million-year old burrowing reptile is a drepanosaur, an ancient reptile that had a claw on its tail and a birdlike beak.

Researchers, who named the species Skybalonyx skapter, announced the discovery Oct. 8.

Originally, drepanosaurs were thought to have lived in the trees that grew lush in prehistoric Arizona, but Bill Parker, a paleontologist with Petrified Forest National Park, said Skybalonyx skapter suggests something else. Continue reading “Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak”

After years of lowered refugee admissions, Biden plans sharp reversal

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By Chase Hunter
Cronkite News

One of five stories in the series, “Hello, Joe: How Biden policies may be felt in Arizona.”

WASHINGTON – After years of steadily slashing the number of refugees it will accept, the U.S. can expect to see an increase under the incoming Biden administration.

An eight-fold increase and then some.

President-elect Joe Biden has said that when he enters office next month, he plans to raise the number of refugees who can be admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 from the current cap of 15,000. Continue reading “After years of lowered refugee admissions, Biden plans sharp reversal”

6 Arizonans discuss the impact Ruth Bader Ginsburg had on their lives

By Hope O’Brien
Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a towering figure in the fight against discrimination based on gender, and her death Sept. 18 was a blow to many women who reverently refer to her as the Notorious RBG. On the 3 month anniversary of Justice Ginsburg’s death women across the state continue to remember her legacy.

Cronkite News recently asked six Arizona women to reflect on how their lives have been affected by Ginsburg, 87, who served 27 years on the Supreme Court and was a founding counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project Project, which resulted in the high court’s 1971 decision that the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment applies to women. Continue reading “6 Arizonans discuss the impact Ruth Bader Ginsburg had on their lives”

CORRECTION to Nov. 23 story on holiday travel

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-Travel Unravels, that moved Monday, Nov. 23, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to use the following correction. The error occurred in the 22nd graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Nov. 23 Cronkite News story about holiday travel gave the wrong town for Susan Green’s travel agency. Susan’s Travel Services is located in Cave Creek.

CORRECTION to Nov. 14 story on pro-Trump rally in Washington

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-MAGA Marchers, that moved Saturday, Nov. 14, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in grafs 20 and 28 of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Nov. 14 Cronkite News about the pro-Trump march in Washington misspelled the last name of one of the subjects. Michael Waldbillig was attending the march from Tucson.

CORRECTION to Nov. 12 story on COVID-19 memorial

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-COVID Memorial, that moved Thursday, Nov. 12, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the eighth graf of the original. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – A Nov. 12 Cronkite News story about a COVID-19 memorial in Washington misstated the previous work history of Suzanne Firstenberg, the artist who created the installation. Firstenberg worked 25 years as a hospice volunteer.

CORRECTION to Oct. 29 story on schools and COVID-19

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged BC-CNS-COVID Schools, that moved Thursday, Oct. 29, under a WASHINGTON dateline, are asked to run the following correction. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

WASHINGTON – An Oct. 29 Cronkite News story mischaracterized the Arizona Department of Health Services policy on in-person versus virtual schooling during COVID-19. The policy sets recommended guidelines for local schools, which have the ultimate authority on how to proceed.

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.