Hannah Foote

Hannah Foote

News Reporter, Los Angeles

Hannah Foote is an Arizona native who expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in justice studies and ethnic studies. Foote, who primarily is a digital reporter, also has reported for The State Press and the Downtown Devil.

Latest from Hannah Foote

Slow COVID-19 test results prevent effective contract tracing, health expert says

PHOENIX – Public health expert Will Humble explains contact tracing and R0 values, and their impact in the spread of COVID-19.


Confederate monuments removed in Arizona amid broader push

PHOENIX – The local chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy said it removed the monuments to be cleaned after they were vandalized.


How Arizona’s COVID-19 pandemic unfolded: A timeline

Cronkite News compiled responses and efforts from Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Phoenix mayor says mask requirements won’t be enforced at Trump rally

An Arizona sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 but says he will not wear or enforce face masks, while some Arizonans wait more than 10 hours in the heat to receive testing.


DACA recipients arrested in protests face risk of deportation

PHOENIX – DACA recipient Johan Montes Cuevas was held in ICE custody for two days after videotaping police aggression from his vehicle.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Schools and youth sports to reopen; death toll at 857

PHOENIX – With Arizona still in phase one of the federal guidelines to reopen, state officials are pushing to reopen schools and restart youth activities for the summer and fall.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reopening next month, single-day death toll hits a record 21

PHOENIX – Navajo leaders urge compliance with weekend curfew, Banner Health furloughs employees while expanding telehealth offerings, and more updates from around the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first

PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.


Experts ask death penalty states for scarce drugs that can treat COVID-19 patients

PHOENIX – Doctors raised concerns that powerful pharmaceuticals used in executions are needed to treat COVID-19 patients.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations

PHOENIX – Ducey announces students in rural communities will receive 200 internet hotspots, a Page man allegedly urged violence against Navajos, and other updates on how COVID-19 is affecting Arizona.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Weekend surge in cases, but flu threat appears less this year

PHOENIX – Arizona declared major disaster by President Trump, Navajo towns report more cases after one school remained open for a day, and other news about how COVID-19 is affecting Arizona.


ASU launches drive-thru testing for essential workers after weeklong delays

PHOENIX – The ASU Biodesign Institute started their drive-thru testing for first responders and healthcare personnel after over a week of push back.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

PHOENIX – Public schools are closed for the academic year; a lawsuit is being filed on behalf of displaced university students and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Coronavirus now ‘widespread,’ could peak in late April

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases detected in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, legislators approve aid for seniors and taxpayers coping with pandemic.


COVID-19 in Arizona: No shelter-in-place, beware of home remedies

PHOENIX – Gov. Ducey details “essential services” that can remain open during outbreak and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Two deaths reported, drive-thru testing set to begin

PHOENIX – Banner Health launches drive-thru testing, Gov. Ducey debuts a statewide hotline and other updates about how COVID-19 is affecting the Grand Canyon State.


ASU students describe rush home from China after coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – ASU students studying with the Chinese Language Flagship Program in Nanjing, China returned home as COVID-19 advances.


Airlines, CDC work to more quickly track passengers exposed to coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities issue rule to require airlines to share data of coronavirus exposures more quickly.


‘Othered’: Coronavirus fears spur bias against Asian Americans

LOS ANGELES – Fears about the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus that’s affecting tens of thousands in China are motivating racism against Asian Americans in the U.S., where 13 cases but no deaths have been reported.


TGen researchers in Flagstaff developing an additional test for novel coronavirus

LOS ANGELES – With 13 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, researchers in Flagstaff are working on a test for patients that could be widely implemented if it’s approved by the FDA.


Rising drug prices stoke national debate, and a bold plan in California

LOS ANGELES – California could be the first state to make its own generic drugs if the state legislature approves the governor’s recent proposal.

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