Angelina Steel
Angelina Steel(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Angelina Steel expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She is the executive editor at The State Press and has been with the organization throughout college. She has also interned at the Arizona Republic.

Latest from Angelina Steel

Alzheimer’s impacts border communities in Texas at a higher rate than the rest of the state

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo and El Paso, two border communities, are tied for the highest rate of Alzheimer’s cases in Texas. According to a study released by the Alzheimer's Association, Laredo and El Paso have the highest Alzheimer's rate in Texas – and ninth in the nation – at 15%.

Hundreds of locals gather at Texas A&M International University for the eighth annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Laredo, Texas, on Nov. 4. (Photo by Angelina Steel/Cronkite News)

Government programs are substantially decreasing veteran homelessness in Texas

Texas nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are working aggressively to provide housing for veterans and keep them housed.

A wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Nov. 11, 2023, honors veterans on Veterans Day. (Photo by Robert Turtil/VA)

Project C.U.R.E. donating millions in medical aid to civilians caught in Israel-Hamas conflict

TEMPE – Project C.U.R.E. has gathered donated medical supplies to provide medical relief to civilians caught in the Israel-Hamas War. They’re waiting for a plane to take the supplies and are hoping the Egypt-Gaza border stays open so the aid can get into Gaza.

Pallets of medical supplies sit inside the Project C.U.R.E. distribution center in Tempe on Fri. Oct. 20, waiting to be sent to the Middle East to help civilians amid the Israel-Hamas war. (Photo by Angelina Steel/Cronkite News)

Contraceptives will be available at pharmacies without a prescription, increasing accessibility for Arizona women

PHOENIX – Arizonans will no longer need a prescription to access birth control through a pharmacy, making it more accessible to those who live far from medical facilities, but it won’t be as easy as getting over-the-counter products.

Birth control packet

Hundreds gather at ASU events with opposing views of Israelis, Palestinians

TEMPE - As the death toll in the fighting between Hamas and Israel rose this week, groups at Arizona State University gathered in separate rallies on Wednesday and Thursday to express both grief and support for Israelis and Palestinians.

Local food pantries are expecting a surge in customers if government shuts down and people lose their benefits

PHOENIX – If the government shuts down, millions of Americans are worried about losing SNAP and WIC nutrition benefits, but Arizona says that’s not going to happen here. Even so, food pantries are preparing to help more people needing assistance.

The kitchen of the West Valley Community Food Pantry in Glendale where food is sorted and packed for people who need it, on Sept. 27, 2023. (Photo by Adriana Gonzalez-Chavez/Cronkite News)

A national caregiver shortage strains organizations and families across the Valley

PHOENIX – The need for family caregivers is on the rise, leaving families looking for education and solutions as the national caregiver shortage continues to grow.

Kathleen Allen lifts light weights during an exercise activity at the FSL ReCreación Center on Sept. 13, 2023. Allen suffered a brain aneurysm at 22 years old. She receives day care five days a week. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)