Alberto Mariani
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News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Alberto Mariani expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies. Mariani is a visual journalist for Cronkite News this summer.

Latest from Alberto Mariani

From doughnuts to cash to … pot? Incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

MESA – With vaccination rates declining, public and private entities are trying to reverse the trend. From free doughnuts to cold, hard cash, individuals stepping up to get pricked can be rewarded in many ways.


‘Last responders’ answer the call to bury the dead in a year of unprecedented tragedy

PHOENIX – Sometimes called the “last responders,” funeral home workers overcame challenges this past year to help bury the many victims of COVID-19.


A Community’s Response: Reflections from the White Mountain Apache Tribe a year into the COVID-19 pandemic

WHITERIVER – COVID-19 devastated Native American communities. With the spotlight often on places like the Navajo Nation, the much smaller White Mountain Apache Tribe quietly battled to save its people.


‘I instantly knew he was dead’: Drug overdoses surge during pandemic, piling tragedy upon tragedy

TUCSON – While stay-at-home orders kept people safe from contracting COVID-19, home is where isolation and limited access to treatment fueled substance use disorders and led to a spike in overdose deaths.


Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

PHOENIX – The transition process from military service to civilian life can be a rough one for veterans. Arizona veterans have help.


Federal judge rejects Apache Stronghold request to block Oak Flat mine

WASHINGTON - A federal judge Friday refused to order a halt to the proposed Resolution Copper Mine on Oak Flat, land that opponents say is sacred to the Apache people and will be destroyed by the mine.


Registering for COVID-19 vaccinations frustrates Arizona seniors

PHOENIX – Many older Americans are reporting difficulties getting information about COVID-19 vaccines or making appointments to get shots.


Workers rally in Phoenix, U.S. for $15 minimum wage, end of reliance on tipping

PHOENIX – Leaders in Arizona labor organizations joined a nationwide rally for a $15 minimum federal wage and to get rid of tipping. President Joe Biden added the measure in an economic stimulus plan to relieve the fallout from COVID-19.


Apache make emotional appeal to court to halt proposed copper mine

WASHINGTON - Members of Apache Stronghold told a federal district judge, in sometimes tearful testimony Wednesday, that a proposed copper mine at Oak Flat would destroy a "holy place" for Native Americans and needs to be stopped.


Overcoming vaccine doubts, fears requires outreach and education, experts say

PHOENIX - As rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues, Mayo Clinic and other organizations are working to get skeptics, including some people of color, on board.


Vaccine site opens at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, making it Arizona’s second

PHOENIX – After success at State Farm Stadium, state health officials have expanded to another vaccination site for COVID-19. Now Arizona awaits more doses from the federal government.