Adianna BermudezNews Reporter, Phoenix
Adianna Bermudez is a digital reporter who expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. She is focused on honing her reporting skills at Cronkite News.
PHOENIX – Legalization of marijuana use will bring new business to existing dispensaries, add opportunities for marjiuana growers and lead to moves to expunge criminal records.
PHOENIX – Gov. Doug Ducey and the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Cara Christ, addressed concerns about holiday travel and assisting those most affected by the pandemic.
PHOENIX – Arizona mental health providers say virtual care is effective, although there are some difficulties.
PHOENIX – Arizona voters appeared poised to approve the legalization of recreational marijuana, with the Associated Press declaring the measure had passed Tuesday night. The measure also would allow certain marijuana offenders to seek to have their criminal records expunged.
PHOENIX – Arizona is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases that’s similar to what the state saw in mid-June, said Joshua LaBaer, director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute.
GLENDALE – A Glendale HOA sent a violation notice to a homeowner for displaying a Black Lives Matter flag on her home, raising questions about the power of HOAs to dictate political expression.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Trooper George Cervantes will not face criminal charges for shooting and killing Dion Johnson in late May. She said it was self-defense.
PHOENIX – President Michael Crow and other Arizona State University officials defended the university’s method of counting COVID-19 cases in a virtual press conference Wednesday.
PHOENIX – Arizona bars reopened after the state health department released a report showing moderate community spread of COVID-19 in most counties. Three bars had liquor licenses yanked.