Eryka Forquer expects to graduate in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in communications. Forquer, who has interned as a reporter with Picket Fence Media in Southern California, also has worked for Blaze Radio and WUTK. She is working for the Phoenix news bureau.
Latest from Eryka Forquer
FLORENCE – Burrowing owls, ground-dwelling birds that are listed as a species of concern in Arizona, continue to be at risk from ongoing development. As more open desert and farmland is developed across the state, one group is relocating burrowing owls to new sites.
PHOENIX – Dmytro Kushneruk, the consul general of Ukraine in San Francisco, detailed the horrors of war in Ukraine and asked for assistance for citizens of the country during a special joint session of the Arizona Legislature.
SUN CITY – Researchers at Arizona State University are partnering with Meals on Wheels America for a national study to understand the influence that pets have on social isolation and loneliness.
PHOENIX – LGBTQ advocates and transgender youth in Arizona continue to push back against 13 bills that been introduced in the Legislature this session. These bills, whether they are passed or not, can negatively affect transgender youth and their mental health.
KINGMAN – Residents in lower Mohave County who attribute their illnesses to the nuclear testing at the Nevada National Security Site continue to be left out of RECA compensation. New legislation is being introduced to include them in the compensation.
PHOENIX – Nearly 2,000 teacher positions remain vacant in Arizona, and teaching positions are being filled by people who do not meet the standard teaching requirements, according to the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.
PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Point-in-Time Homeless Count is back after last year’s was canceled because of COVID-19. The count, conducted nationwide, aims to gauge the extent of homelessness across the country.