Ethan Kispert
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News Reporter, Phoenix

Ethan Kispert expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in business. He is working for Cronkite News as a digital reporter this spring.

Latest from Ethan Kispert

5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between Second Amendment supporters and gun safety advocates. In Arizona, Republican lawmakers narrowly carry the day.


Christ: Slight bump in COVID-19 numbers cause for concern, not alarm

PHOENIX - The state health director said Friday that a "very, very small" increase in COVID-19 numbers is cause for concern but not alarm, and should serve as a reminder that people still need to observe health protocols.


‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge COVID-19 caution

Researchers at ASU call for social distancing and mask wearing to continue in the face of a possible fourth wave and local mutating strains of COVID-19.


Prepping for the end of the world, under the surface of the moon

A University of Arizona team is creating a plan for a doomsday vault filled with cryogenically preserved materials.


Sharpen your pencils: Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Many Arizona schools reopened for in-person instruction Monday, including schools in Maricopa and Pima counties. Gov. Doug Ducey issued the order to reopen March 3.


It’s too soon for Ducey to lift COVID restrictions, doctors warn

Several Arizona doctors on Friday assailed Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan for businesses and schools to return to mostly normal operations, saying the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not under control.


Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

PHOENIX – The transition process from military service to civilian life can be a rough one for veterans. Arizona veterans have help.


Unemployment dips in Arizona for December, but jobs are still tight

PHOENIX - Unemployment levels for Arizona are down in December to a jobless rate of 7.5% – lower than some months of 2020 – but still higher than the same month in 2019 and the current national average.