Annie Lavino(she/her/hers)Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix
Annie Lavino expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
PHOENIX – Student loan forgiveness could eliminate college debt for thousands of Black and Latino borrowers in Arizona. According to a report from the Student Borrower Protection Center, 90% of Black and 72% of Latinx students take out loans to attend college, compared with 66% of white students.
PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is experiencing an animal housing crisis of overcrowded animal shelters. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society are offering resources to pet owners and rolling out initiatives to get pets out of shelters and into permanent or foster homes.
If approved, Arizona proposition 131 would create the position of lieutenant governor. This candidate would join the ticket to run for office with the governor.
PHOENIX – The 2022 State of Black Business report revealed that although Black business owners still have the lowest entrepreneurship rate nationally, they contribute significantly to Arizona’s economy. But entrepreneurs like Fernanda Sayles, owner of FernDiggidy Sweets & Treats, have prevailed despite hardships.
The 2022 State of Black Business report shows that Black entrepreneurs are increasing, but they still face significant challenges, especially when it comes to accessing capital. (Audio by Annie Lavino/Cronkite News)
WASHINGTON - The apparently successful petition drive that blocked an expansion of Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts may not have been so successful after all, with opponents of the law conceding they "definitely got the numbers wrong."