Haley Smilow
Haley Smilow(she/her/hers)
News Broadcast Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Haley Smilow expects to graduate in spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Smilow has interned with Phoenix Magazine, AZTV and Phoenix Rising.

Latest from Haley Smilow

Turkeys gobble, but they don’t go cheap: Thanksgiving meal costs skyrocket

WASHINGTON - Consumers will face "historically high" prices for their Thanksgiving meal ingredients this year, with experts urging them to plan ahead, look for deals and be ready to substitute traditional foods for something cheaper.


Appeals court gives Resolution Copper mine opponents another chance

WASHINGTON - A federal court said it will take another look at claims that the proposed Resolution Copper mine should be delayed because it sits on land sacred to the Apache and would violate their religious rights by destroying Oak Flat.


Elections officials: 500,000 ballots still out, but vote count on track

WASHINGTON - Arizona election officials said Thursday there were still more than 600,000 ballots to be counted from Tuesday's elections, but insisted they are still on schedule to complete the count in the next few days. Even if that schedule is not as fast as some would like.


Justices grapple with legality of Indian Child Welfare Act in marathon hearing

WASHINGTON - Over the course of three hours Wednesday, the Supreme Court grappled with whether a law meant to keep Indigenous children with Native American families should be overturned as racist and unconstitutional, as critics charge.


Tucson woman arrested in abortion-rights protest during Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON - A Tucson woman was one of three people arrested Wednesday after they disrupted a Supreme Court hearing with a protest over the court's decision to reverse its 1973 ruling that had recognized a right to an abortion.


Supreme Court presses state on its rejection of Arizona death-row appeal

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices challenged Arizona's claim Tuesday that a death row inmate should not get a chance to appeal his sentence, based on what one justice called a "Kafkaesque" ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court.


Rising Halloween costs make trick-or-treating less of a treat this year

WASHINGTON - The only thing scarier than ghosts, ghouls and goblins this Halloween may be higher prices for candy, costumes and pumpkins: Inflation has driven up prices for all three. Americans are expected to spend a record $10.6 billion on Halloween this year.


Arizona Prop 310

Bryan Jeffries does not think one-tenth of one penny is too much to ask for the benefit of fire districts across Arizona "that are in a complete crisis." It's why president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, is hoping for passage of Proposition 310, to raise the state sales tax from 5.6% to 5.7% for the next 20 years to help fund the 144 fire districts in the state.


Protesters push Biden on pledge to pardon pot possession convictions

WASHINGTON - Students from across the country rallied outside the White House Monday to demand that President Joe Biden deliver on a campaign promise to release prisoners convicted of marijuana possession.


‘Struggling’ fire districts look to Proposition 310 for new funds to help

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Proposition 310 don't think an added tenth-of-a-penny sales tax is too much to ask to help fire districts across Arizona "that are in a complete crisis." But critics say the bill is too broad, making everyone pay for the problems of a few rural districts.


Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

WASHINGTON - Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion's future in the state day by day.


Letter of the law(s): Prosecutors confused by conflicting abortion laws

WASHINGTON - Whatever their position on abortion rights, the county attorneys who would be responsible for enforcing Arizona abortion law say they will do their best to follow it. But they're not all sure what the law currently is, after conflicting measures were approved,


Abortion-rights advocates vow fight, as Arizona clinics halt abortions

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona said it will appeal a Pima County judge's ruling that restored a territorial-era law that criminalized abortion in the state, a ruling that has effectively shuttered abortion services in Arizona.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd

Near-total abortion ban back in effect, as judge revives 1901 Arizona law

WASHINGTON – A Pima County judge ruled Friday that a near-total ban on abortions in Arizona is back in effect, after she lifted a 50-year-old injunction that became moot after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer reversed its Roe v. Wade decision.


Flagstaff gets $32.5 million in latest release of infrastructure act funds

WASHINGTON – Federal officials announced the release Thursday of $32.5 million for pedestrian improvements along Flagstaff's Downtown Mile, the largest portion of what one official said will be biggest transit investment in the city in years.


Commander Hodges: After going undrafted, ASU alum works his way into NFL

WASHINGTON - More than 600 yards and four touchdowns as an ASU receiver were not enough to get Curtis Hodges' name called on NFL draft day. So Hodges did what he always does - he got to work. That work landed him a spot on the Washington Commanders roster.


British community in Phoenix mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II

PHOENIX – The British community in Arizona is small but closely connected, according to David Wimberley, owner of George & Dragon. Wimberley, a British migrant, was at home when a friend called with the news: Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday. She was 96.


Lunch crunch: Inflation has schools scrambling to afford student meals

WASHINGTON - School districts across Arizona are dealing with their own math problem: How to economically deliver lunches and breakfasts for schoolchildren when inflation has driven up the cost of food by more than 10% over the last year.


Abortion providers slowly return to operation, despite legal uncertainty

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona began offering abortions again at its Tucson facility this week, joining a handful of clinics in the state that resumed the service two months after the Supreme Court's June decision that revoked the right to an abortion.


Two months after Roe reversal, abortion picture in Arizona no clearer

WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, it left Arizona officials, advocates and physicians with 120 years of conflicting abortion laws to untangle. Two months later, things are still tangled, with no answers expected for at least a month.