Alexandra Aley
Alexandra Aley aleks-AN-druh A-lee (she/her)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Alexandra Aley expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Aley has interned as a writer for Destination I Do magazine and is currently interning for the Gordon C. James public relations firm in Phoenix.

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‘Blue Zone’ comes to south Phoenix to increase longevity

PHOENIX – Life expectancy in south Phoenix during the pandemic is lower than other neighborhoods. Early last year, the Blue Zone initiative was introduced to the city which capitalizes on the development and improvement to the environment and the health and well-being of those in the community.

A volunteer at the TigerMountain Foundation, Brandon Bates, tends to the soil at the TigerMountain Foundation community gardens on April 25, 2023. (Photo by Logan Camden/Cronkite News)

It’s summer and Arizona gas prices sizzle to third-highest in country

PHOENIX – Arizona gas prices remain the third-highest in the country, just in time for summer vacation season.

Cars line up to get gas early at a QT on the corner of Germann Road and Arizona Avenue in Chandler. (File photo by Hope O’Brien/Cronkite News)

Compassion meditation: UArizona researchers to study impact on breast cancer survivors, caregivers

PHOENIX – The University of Arizona will use a $1.7 million grant for breast-cancer survivors and their partners to practice “compassion meditation,” studying whether the program can ease their anxiety, depression and sense of isolation.

The University of Arizona is conducting a study about compassion meditation, which is being used to help treat anxiety, depression and sense of isolation in breast-cancer survivors and supportive partners. “It’s a meditation that is about our feelings for other people, as well as our feelings about ourselves,” said Thaddeus Pace, PhD, the principal investigator. (Photo illustration by Paula Soria/Cronkite News)

FBI investigates rehab scams targeting Indigenous community

PHOENIX - The FBI is investigating scams where fake rehab groups target the Indigenous community. Officials said organizers of these "pop-up facilities'' falsely offer addiction recovery, then file documents to rake in government money before disappearing.

The FBI is investigating scams where fake rehab groups target the Indigenous community, offering bogus substance-abuse recovery or mental-health services at pop-up facilities to rake in government money, FBI officials say. (Photo courtesy of the FBI)