Dylan SimardNews Assistant
Dylan Simard is a multimedia journalist who works as a photographer, audiographer and writer for Cronkite News. He is one of the hosts of Arizona in Focus, as well as a host for the Alexa news briefing.
PHOENIX – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Native Americans have come together online in virtual powwows.
PHOENIX – Third prisoner dies in Arizona prisons, counterfeit cleaning materials seized and more headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.
PHOENIX – As communities across the country struggle to contain the novel coronavirus, Arizona nurses mobilize to help a hard-hit area of Colorado.
PHOENIX – Laveen Elementary School District innovated to meet the demand for free and reduced-price lunches for Arizona children unable to attend school because of novel coronavirus.
PHOENIX – Coming out of the Arizona primary, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear Democratic frontrunner ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
PHOENIX – As Michael Bloomberg faces renewed attention to allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, his longtime partner, Diana Taylor, was defending him in Arizona.
PHOENIX – Recycling programs across Arizona are in jeopardy as contamination from residents and tariffs from China remain in place.
TUCSON – Mushrooms are a rare delicacy, but after less rain this summer due to a dry monsoon season, they've been harder to find in southern Arizona.
TEMPE – Scientists use information from an instrument called MaRTy to help cities like Tempe and Phoenix understand what makes for the best shade in extreme heat.
PHOENIX – Voters soundly rejected Proposition 105, which would have killed Valley Metro light rail in Phoenix and redirect the funds to street repairs. They also defeated Proposition 106, dealing with public pensions.
RIO VERDE – The Arizona Game & Fish Department is making “fish cities” to help fish that live in lakes around the state.