Caroleina Hassett

Caroleina Hassett

Borderlands Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Caroleina Hassett is from St. Louis and expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in musical theater. Hassett has worked as an intern at AZTV7 in Phoenix.

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Is ‘wave’ permanent? That’s a political question, not a hairstyle

WASHINGTON - Democrats made impressive inroads in Arizona on Election Day, but experts say it may be too early to determine whether the voting was a "blue wave" - or just "blue-ish."


TikTok politics: Video-sharing app users move from hobby to headlines

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.


Arizona voters have already cast a record 2.3 million early ballots

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.


Rush to register voters is on after court shortens registration window

WASHINGTON - Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday.


COVID-19, faltering economy cited as border numbers plummet for 2020

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.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

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.


Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

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.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

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."


Arizona users shrug at U.S. ban on TikTok, WeChat as Chinese spy tools

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.


Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

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.


As workers call for aid, Senate again stalls on COVID-19 relief bill

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."


Arizona delegates fall in line as GOP unanimously renominates Trump

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.