Search result for Sydnee Schwartz

Improperly disposed of PPE raises environmental concerns

PHOENIX – An influx of disposable personal protective equipment produced in the fight against the novel coronavirus is raising alarms among conservationists and scientists.


Ballot zombies: Early voters’ choices made moot by Democratic shakeup

WASHINGTON - When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will be handed a ballot listing 18 Democrats who were running for president - 12 of whom have pulled out of the race since the ballots were printed in December. Voters next week know that; early voters did not.


Rising drug prices stoke national debate, and a bold plan in California

LOS ANGELES – California could be the first state to make its own generic drugs if the state legislature approves the governor’s recent proposal.

Opioids Local

Why are racehorses still dying? Authorities struggle to find the answers

ARCADIA, Calif. – Horses are dying at a rapid rate at Santa Anita Racetrack, home of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup. But betting on horses continues at a rapid clip, even as experts look for the reasons behind the deaths.


Wet and wild: More severe weather expected in Arizona this week

PHOENIX – An intense area of low pressure combined with rich moisture from remnant tropical storms will bring a mix of severe weather across Arizona today.


Influx of migrants dropped off by ICE has churches, faith groups near breaking point

TOLLESON – Local churches’ resources are being stretched as more and more migrants are being dropped off by ICE.


Asylum seekers coming through the southern border ordered to wait in Mexico

PHOENIX – Asylum seekers coming through the southern border ordered to wait in Mexico.


Partnerships are crucial to saving dogs at Maricopa County shelter

PHOENIX – Maricopa County Animal Care & Control is always tight on funds and its facilities overcrowded. But thanks to creative marketing and partnerships, the county is able to place 95 percent of the dogs in homes.


Caught between DACA and ACA, Dreamer’s hopes for kidney transplant dim

PHOENIX - Paul, 21, has been waiting for a transplant since his kidneys stopped working at age 2, but the wait has been complicated by the fact that Paul, a DACA recipient. He has learned that immigration status doesn't determine your place on the transplant list, as much as your ability to pay.


Industrial waste pollutes America’s drinking water

PHOENIX – In Ringwood, New Jersey, Ford Motor Co. dumped more than 35,000 tons of toxic paint sludge onto lands occupied for centuries by the Turtle Clan of the Ramapough Lenape tribe, poisoning groundwater with arsenic, lead and other harmful chemicals.

Industrial view

Valley police departments lag behind their cities in Latino representation

PHOENIX - When Magdalena Schwartz, now a pastor in Mesa, first immigrated to America from Chile in 1998, she played guitar for people in jail because she felt it was a way she could volunteer without speaking English.


Tell us about your voting experience

On Election Day, dozens of Cronkite News journalists are reporting from the border, around Arizona and in New York City, and we want to hear from you.