Caroleina Hassett expects to graduate in December 2022 with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Hassett has interned as a producer and reporter at ABC15, The Arizona Republic, 12News, PBS NewsHour West and AZTV7.
PHOENIX – The results of statewide elections for attorney general and superintendent of public instruction are currently within the margin for an automatic recount, with about 10,000 ballots left to be counted. The process across every county in the state would go into late December before recount results are released to the public.
KAYENTA – Protect the Sacred is a grassroots effort to find new and creative ways to engage with young Indigenous voters. Earlier this year, the group skateboarded to the polls for the primary election, and recently they gathered in Kayenta to ride horses to the polls ahead of Nov. 8.
PHOENIX – A group of residents and business owners just east of downtown Phoenix are seeking heavier law enforcement in an area where hundreds of unsheltered people have set up camp. The group has sued the city and wants the area declared a public nuisance.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Pride will hold its first large-scale, in-person festival since April 2019, and some LGBTQ+ community members hope it will provide an antidote to the isolation they have faced during the pandemic.
WASHINGTON - Trade between Arizona and Mexico has been stable under the Trump administration, with a dip this year blamed on the pandemic, and an outlook that has one expert hoping for a "renaissance" in North American trade.
WASHINGTON - TikTok users are finding the video-sharing platform is more than just a medium for frivolous clips. It can also be an effective way to share campaign messages of politicians - all without the interference of political ads or the politicians themselves.
WASHINGTON - Arizonans are already setting voting records this year, driven by a bitterly contested presidential race, a large number of new voters and COVID-19 fears that voting in-person may not be safe.
WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border fell sharply in fiscal 2020, a drop analysts attribute in large part fears of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic havoc left in its wake.
WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.
WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."
WASHINGTON - Arizona users of the popular apps TikTok and WeChat brushed off federal government threats Friday to prohibit the platforms, and downplayed concerns that the two products are being used as a tool for Chinese spying.
WASHINGTON - In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing "God Bless America" - but that was then. Experts and tourists alike found it hard to imagine such a scene repeating itself in today's climate.
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday failed to advance a new COVID-19 relief bill, continuing months of partisan stalemate over a Democratic plan the Republicans call a "liberal wish list" and a GOP bill Democrats deride as "emaciated."
WASHINGTON - It took less than a minute, but Arizona's Republican National Convention delegates cast all 57 of their votes Monday for President Donald Trump, part of a suspense-free nomination that opened a stripped-down convention.