Alexia Stanbridge
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News Broadcast Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Alexia Stanbridge expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, and intends to pursue a master’s degree next year. Stanbridge, who has interned with and worked for Arizona Horizon and Break It Down on Arizona PBS, is working for the D.C. bureau.

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Crowded House: Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in House races

WASHINGTON - Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened this year by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map - and they have the money to show for it, raising $13.7 million to the incumbents' $9.4 million as of March 31.


Experts fear state is not prepared to handle surge in Alzheimer’s cases

WASHINGTON - Arizona is in the midst of a surge in Alzheimer's patients that is rising at the fastest rate in the nation, a crisis that advocates fear the state is not prepared to cope with.


Arizona vet, ex-inmate shares reentry story during White House program

WASHINGTON - Surprise resident Ray Perez said sharing his story of recovery from drug problems and homelessness with other veterans and ex-inmates is "a huge component" of his work. He took it to a new level this week, sharing his story as part of a White House roundtable.


Colorado, San Pedro make annual list of ‘most endangered’ U.S. rivers

WASHINGTON – Two Arizona rivers landed on an annual list of the top 10 "most endangered" rivers in the U.S. this week, including the drought-ravaged Colorado in the No. 1 spot. The San Pedro River was in eighth place due to groundwater pumping that threatens the river.


U.S. inflation rose at fastest rate in 40 years, Valley grew even faster

WASHINGTON - The U.S. cost of living surged 8.5% over the past 12 months, the fastest one-year increase in more than 40 years, driven by skyrocketing gas, food and housing prices, and Phoenix-area consumers have seen even sharper increases in recent months, new data shows.


Critics doubt administration ready for fallout from ending Title 42

WASHINGTON - For immigration advocates, the end to Title 42 couldn’t come soon enough, but critics warned this week that it's coming too soon and will "open the floodgates" to migrants at the southern border.


Court challenges come swiftly to voting law requiring proof of citizenship

WASHINGTON - It took less than a day for opponents to file multiple court challenges to a new Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, a measure almost identical to one rejected by the Supreme Court in 2013.


Arizona man gets probation for his role in ‘horrific events’ of Jan. 6

WASHINGTON - An Arizona man was sentenced Thursday to 36 months of probation and will have to spend 90 days in a halfway house for his part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.


Maricopa County led nation in population growth; Pinal, Yavapai surged

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County added more new residents than any county in the nation last year, continuing a trend that local officials call a credit to the region's opportunities and affordability.


Arizona lawmakers praise Zelensky, urge support for Ukraine – to a point

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers praised the "bravery" of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and most backed his calls to Congress Wednesday for increased military and humanitarian aid to his war-torn country, but they balked at his demand for a no-fly zone.


A year later, city officials call American Rescue Plan aid a lifesaver

WASHINGTON - A year after passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, local officials say the COVID-19 relief measure that steered $103 billion to cities - and $1 billion to Arizona cities - gave them the funds to help businesses and towns rebound from the pandemic.


Flu down for second year; reason may be as plain as the mask on your face

Arizona flu cases are down sharply for the second year in a row, a decline that health experts are attributing to the health and safety precautions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Biden’s upbeat State of the Union in unsteady times splits state lawmakers

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday in a speech that toggled between plans for tackling domestic challenges and reasserting U.S. international leadership.


Russians in Arizona look on with dismay, sadness at invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON - It’s been decades since Paul Antseliovich and Nikolai Riasnianski left Russia, but the years and the miles have not made it any easier for the two longtime Arizona residents to watch events of recent weeks that lead up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


Brnovich urges skeptical Supreme Court to let states step in if feds fail

WASHINGTON – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it would set a “dangerous precedent” if it let the Biden administration drop an immigration policy and refused to let the states step in to defend it.


Finchem, Ward targets of new subpoenas by committee probing Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Arizona GOP leader Kelli Ward and Rep. Mark Finchem for "information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election."


Report says drought may be worst in 1,200 years, little relief in sight

WASHINGTON - The megadrought that’s gripped Arizona and the Southwest since 2000 is the driest in more than 1,200 years, and it is likely to continue for the near future, according to a new report.


Lawmakers target rise in violent crime; Arizona rates remain above U.S.

WASHINGTON - With violent crime rates rising in Arizona and the nation, lawmakers and police groups met on Capitol Hill to push for a bill that would allocate $100 million a year for 10 years to support police agencies and increase assistance to victims and their families.


Democrats look for help, as scores of election bills land in Legislature

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán says Democrats don't have the numbers to stop GOP election reform bills, so she called on an unlikely source for help: Republicans. Terán said it will take help from across the aisle to block the most-extreme bills.


Despite huge funding lead in Senate race, Kelly still faces a challenge

WASHINGTON - Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., raised more than $27.5 million for his 2022 reelection bid, almost twice the total raised by a half-dozen Republican challengers, but analysts said that "giant war chest" does not guarantee a win in what could be a tough year for Democrats.


Censure sensibility: Once rare, party censure rises amid polarized politics

WASHINGTON - Former President Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment - "thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican" - is being broken these days by the GOP and Democrats alike, and Arizona is no stranger to the shift, with recent censures.


With end to Roe possible, thousands brave cold at upbeat March for Life

WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the thousands in Washington for the 49th March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally that could be closer than ever to its goal of having the Supreme Court overturn a 1973 ruling that recognized a right to an abortion.


Mayors say immigration reform needed, but politics likely to prevent it

WASHINGTON - Mayors of Tucson and Mesa agreed Wednesday that immigration reform is needed to address the current situation at the border, but they are not confident it can get done in the current fractured political climate.


Trump likely to bring baggage with bragging to faithful in Florence rally

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump comes to Florence as a former president with thousands of donors in the state, a firm hand on the party and candidates clamoring for his backing.


Sinema says she backs voting bills, but rebuffs Biden, Democrats on filibuster

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, took to the Senate floor Thursday to say she will not vote to do away with the filibuster, likely dooming the voting rights measures she said she supports.


Latest surge in COVID-19 cases stressing Arizona health care system

WASHINGTON - Arizona reported 18,783 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the latest in a surge of infections that experts say is stressing a state health care system that is "not well suited" to take on more cases.