Caroleina Hassett
Caroleina Hassett(she/her)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Caroleina Hassett expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in music theatre. Hassett has worked in the D.C. Bureau and interned at The Arizona Republic and KPNX. She is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

Latest from Caroleina Hassett

Arizona domestic violence shelters filling up again as abusers return to work

COVID-19 didn’t slow domestic violence in Arizona, but fewer victims sought shelter beds. Experts doubt Arizona's high abuse numbers will drop soon.


After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

WASHINGTON - Trade between Arizona and Mexico has been stable under the Trump administration, with a dip this year blamed on the pandemic, and an outlook that has one expert hoping for a "renaissance" in North American trade.


Is ‘wave’ permanent? That’s a political question, not a hairstyle

WASHINGTON - Democrats made impressive inroads in Arizona on Election Day, but experts say it may be too early to determine whether the voting was a "blue wave" - or just "blue-ish."


TikTok politics: Video-sharing app users move from hobby to headlines

WASHINGTON - TikTok users are finding the video-sharing platform is more than just a medium for frivolous clips. It can also be an effective way to share campaign messages of politicians - all without the interference of political ads or the politicians themselves.


Arizona voters have already cast a record 2.3 million early ballots

WASHINGTON - Arizonans are already setting voting records this year, driven by a bitterly contested presidential race, a large number of new voters and COVID-19 fears that voting in-person may not be safe.


Rush to register voters is on after court shortens registration window

WASHINGTON - Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.


COVID-19, faltering economy cited as border numbers plummet for 2020

WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border fell sharply in fiscal 2020, a drop analysts attribute in large part fears of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic havoc left in its wake.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."


Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.


Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

WASHINGTON - In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing "God Bless America" - but that was then. Experts and tourists alike found it hard to imagine such a scene repeating itself in today's climate.


As workers call for aid, Senate again stalls on COVID-19 relief bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday failed to advance a new COVID-19 relief bill, continuing months of partisan stalemate over a Democratic plan the Republicans call a "liberal wish list" and a GOP bill Democrats deride as "emaciated."


Arizona delegates fall in line as GOP unanimously renominates Trump

WASHINGTON - It took less than a minute, but Arizona's Republican National Convention delegates cast all 57 of their votes Monday for President Donald Trump, part of a suspense-free nomination that opened a stripped-down convention.