Emma Ascott
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News Reporter, Phoenix

Emma Ascott expects to graduate in August 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Ascott has interned for Entercom Communications, the State Press and the Hertel Report.

Latest from Emma Ascott

Ducey to terminate federal unemployment benefits for Arizonans

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and about half of other state governors have decided to prematurely end the increased unemployment benefits that President Joe Biden had promised would be in place until Sept. 4. Starting July 10, Ducey will end the extra $300 per week benefit for Arizonans.


Phoenix nonprofit gets vaccines to those experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – Circle the City provides health care for more than 7,000 people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Since January, the group has been providing vaccinations to this population through clinics and special events.


Spur Fire destroys homes in Arizona mining community

PHOENIX – The Spur Fire in the mining community of Bagdad, Arizonahas demolished more than 25 structures and homes, forcing the town to evacuate. The wildfire was 50% contained as of Friday afternoon.


Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

PHOENIX - A University of Arizona study examines health effects that female firefighters experience, such as risk of cancer and reproductive issues.


‘Therapy is for white people’: Black mental health experts work to overcome stigmas

PHOENIX – The pandemic exacerbated health disparities among Black people, but getting culturally appropriate services remains a challenge.

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Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

PHOENIX – Health experts are calling for action to help prevent firearm injuries or deaths after record sales last year. That surge coincided with increasing psychological distress brought on by the pandemic.


Registering for COVID-19 vaccinations frustrates Arizona seniors

PHOENIX – Many older Americans are reporting difficulties getting information about COVID-19 vaccines or making appointments to get shots.