Erin Murphy
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News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Erin Murphy expects to graduate from Dublin City University in November 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Murphy is a reporter at the Cronkite News Washington, D.C., bureau and was deputy editor of arts and culture of The College View, DCU’s student publication.

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Thousands helped, thousands more may still be in need after Medicaid scams

WASHINGTON - A state hotline has helped thousands of victims in the two months since state officials uncovered a string of fraudulent Medicaid-funded addiction care facilities in Arizona, but the exact scale of the problem is still unknown.

Take as prescribed, if you can find it: Drug shortages hit a 10-year high

WASHINGTON - The number of drugs in short supply in the U.S. is now the highest in a decade, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, with one official calling the shortage of chemotherapy drugs particularly concerning.

Report: State added 13,000 clean-energy jobs in past year, 7th best in U.S.

WASHINGTON - Arizona added almost 13,000 clean-energy jobs in the past year, good enough for seventh-most among states and evidence that the state is becoming a "powerhouse" for clean energy and electric vehicle production, a new report says.

Tucson says $50 million grant will kick off ‘transformational’ redevelopment

WASHINGTON - Tucson officials said a $50 million federal grant will allow the city to begin work on long-awaited "transformational" redevelopment of the Oracle Road and Miracle Mile area near downtown.

Feds to pay for environmental repair, wildlife care, more at border wall

WASHINGTON - The federal government has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to repair environmental damages and reinstate Pentagon projects sidelined by construction of the border wall, and will take steps to protect wildlife in the region.

Hot enough for who? Report says other states may be more vulnerable to heat

WASHINGTON - Phoenix could hit 115 degrees this weekend, but a new report says the greater heat threat may be outside the Valley - and even in other states. The Census study looked at income, housing and other factors to find those most at risk for heat-related harm.

Weaving a culture: Navajo artists at Folklife Festival mix art, history

WASHINGTON - For some, a rug is something to step on and art is something to hang on the wall. For Diné weaver Kevin Aspaas, his creations are part of the culture. Aspaas was one of two Navajo artists sharing that culture at the Smithsonian Institution's annual Folklife Festival.

‘Contact burns’ from hot surfaces lead to hospitalizations, some deaths

WASHINGTON - Burn experts are warning about roads and surfaces that get blistering hot in the summer sun, after several years when contact burns resulted in scores of hospital admissions, with the elderly, drug users and people at particularly high risk of injury.

150,000 in Arizona lose Medicaid coverage, most for procedural reasons

WASHINGTON - More than three-quarters of the 150,000 people dropped from the state's Medicaid rolls so far this year were removed for procedural errors. But the state has received only "a handful of appeals," so it is urging current members to update their information.

A year after Dobbs decision, medication abortions are largely unscathed

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruling that up-ended abortion services in the U.S. a year ago left one form of abortion largely untouched - medication abortions, which account for nearly half of all procedures in Arizona.

Mayes: Ruling dropping preventive drugs from insurance would be devastating

WASHINGTON - Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes vowed Thursday to "fight like heck" against a federal court ruling that could overturn a mandate that health insurers provide HIV-preventive medication without charge.

‘Deeply repentant’ Vallejo gets 3 years for his role in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - An apparently contrite Edward Vallejo was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, a fraction of the sentence prosecutors sought for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The Bee is not to be: Final Arizona spellers out of National Spelling Bee

And then there were none. After surviving several rounds of competition this week, the last two Arizona contestants in the 95th Scripps National Spelling Bee were eliminated Wednesday in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively.

Spellbound: Arizona middle schoolers compete in national spelling bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Three Arizona middle schoolers are in the Washington area this week, minding theii P's and Q's - and every other letter of the alphabets, as they compete against more than 200 students in the 95th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Prosecutors seek 17-year sentence for Arizona defendant in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Arizona resident Edward Vallejo, one of nine members of the Oath Keepers convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. It follows an emotional day of testimony by police injured in the riot.