Hunter Fore
Hunter Fore(he/him/his)
News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Hunter Fore expects to graduate in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in French. Fore has experience as a writer for Phoenix Business Journal and Downtown Devil along with an internship at Times Media Group.

Latest from Hunter Fore

Watershed Management Group removes invasive plants to aid in river flow, land restoration in Tucson

TUCSON – Tucson-based nonprofit Watershed Management Group works to restore area waterways by removing invasive arundo from riparian preserves. The reedy arundo takes water from other plants, negatively affects the ecosystem, increases flood risk, decreases vegetation and trees, and reduces groundwater used for irrigation and reclamation.

Watershed Management Group employees and volunteers make their way to a riparian preserve in the Tanque Verde area of Tucson for restoration efforts on Nov. 18, 2023. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Gardening helps protect threatened bees in Arizona

PHOENIX – Urban expansion limits bees’ habitat options, putting more space between the bees and the water and food sources they need access to. But community members can attract native bees to their gardens and help them thrive by planting native, desert-acclimated wildflowers.

At the 2023 Arizona Honeybee Festival in November, put on at Paradise Valley Community College by the Arizona Backyard Beekeepers Association, beekeepers shared advice with community members on how to support Arizona’s bees. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

A 120-year legacy: Tempe’s historic Hayden Flour Mill set for revitalization

TEMPE – Tempe's historic Hayden Flour Mill, a landmark dating back to 1918, has been approved for redevelopment after standing vacant since 1998. The project includes new retail businesses, a public park, improvements to the A Mountain trailhead and preservation of the historic buildings.

Arizona Adaptive Watersports provides fun-filled lake days for people with disabilities

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Adaptive Watersports helps people with disabilities get out on the water and do activities like water skiing and wakeboarding.

Arizona Adaptive Watersports volunteer Matt Borup helps a group of children prepare for a tubing adventure, encouraging them with a thumbs up and a smile. The group went out on Bartlett Lake on Sept. 22, 2023. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Uber partners with Waymo in Arizona to offer autonomous rides

PHOENIX – Uber customers can now get matched with a fully autonomous, all-electric Waymo ride – with no human driver behind the wheel. The option is available in the 225 square miles of metro Phoenix where Waymo currently operates.

Uber customers can now get matched with a fully autonomous, all-electric Waymo vehicle if they call an Uber for a ride within the 225 square miles of the Valley currently served by Waymo. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Maricopa County uses portion of national opioid settlement for group that helps recovering women

PHOENIX – Maricopa County got $2 million in national opioid settlement funds and gave $60,000 to Live and Learn AZ, a local organization that supported April Hernandez so she could overcome a crystal meth addiction and get back on her feet.

Live & Learn AZ, a nonprofit organization founded in 2012, aims to empower women in the Phoenix metro area and break generational poverty. (Photo By Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Medical program additions at ASU, UA and NAU aim to curb Arizona’s health care worker shortage

PHOENIX – All three Arizona public universities are implementing big changes to their medical training programs as part of an Arizona Board of Regents initiative, with new medical schools at ASU and NAU to come.

The Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is located on Fillmore and Third streets. ASU is planning to build a new medical school in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Restoration: Tattoos removed from sex trafficking survivors

SCOTTSDALE – Over half of sex trafficking survivors have a branding mark on their skin that affects their mental health and impedes their self-healing and reintegration into society. A Scottsdale tattoo artist has established a network of volunteers in the U.S. to remove trauma’s marks.

Soul Survivors Ink founder Gina Jernukian removes a tattoo that was a branding mark from a survivor of human trafficking. The process includes brightening the skin in the inked area and camouflaging the mark. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Downtown Phoenix growth, construction, events lead to parking puzzle

PHOENIX – Due to downtown Phoenix population growth and ongoing construction of new housing and other projects, parking is a common complaint.

Construction and developments in downtown Phoenix limit the amount of parking in the area. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Business owners hopeful as Phoenix meets deadline to clean up ‘The Zone’

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix has fulfilled a court-ordered Nov. 4 deadline to remove all tents and makeshift structures from the area around the Human Services Campus known as “The Zone,” and business owners in the area are hopeful.

A sign at 13th Avenue and Jefferson Street, next to Old Station Sub Shop, declares the area is “closed to camping.” (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Downtown Phoenix has transformed since 2001, the last time the Diamondbacks hosted the World Series

PHOENIX – Downtown has gone through significant changes since the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks were in the World Series in 2001. In 2001, foot traffic was much lower due to the lack of hotels, bars and restaurants in the area. Light rail and Arizona State University’s downtown campus didn’t exist.

Downtown Phoenix has gone through significant changes since 2001, the last time the Arizona Diamondbacks were in the World Series. Roosevelt Row now sports a number of bars and restaurants in addition to housing. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Arizona Diamondbacks World Series merch is flying off shelves, but beware of counterfeit swag

PHOENIX – As the Arizona Diamondbacks take to the home field for the World Series, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center warns fans to be on guard for counterfeit merchandise that could be sold both in person and online. Meanwhile, retailers are preparing for even higher demand if the team wins.

The Arizona Diamondbacks team shop at Chase Field has World Series T-shirts, hats and accessories. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Phoenix to ramp up police presence as World Series, Halloween, Suns game converge

PHOENIX – Spectators can expect a spooky parking situation, increased police presence in downtown Phoenix on Halloween, as both the World Series and a Phoenix Suns game will be happening on the night known for trick-or-treaters. How will the city handle the crowds, cars and costumes?

Downtown Phoenix will host Game 4 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers, along with a Phoenix Suns basketball game Tuesday. It’s also Halloween. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Trees Matter gives out free trees to increase Valley canopy coverage

PHOENIX – Trees Matter held a free tree distribution event alongside SRP earlier this month. They gave out free, desert-tolerant trees and shared education about tree planting.

A Trees Matter worker waits to assist a line of cars awaiting free trees. Dozens of Phoenix residents in the Maryvale area came to the distribution event Oct. 7, 2023, at Maryvale High School in Phoenix. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Phoenix businesses, airport, Valley Metro prepare for World Series visitors

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks will face the Texas Rangers in the World Series, and Phoenix hotels, restaurants and transportation services are preparing for the influx of visitors. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Valley Metro will use February's Super Bowl and other large events to guide them as they make plans.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will face the Texas Rangers in the World Series, and Phoenix hotels, restaurants and transportation services are preparing for the influx of visitors. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Tickets, times and more: How to attend the 2023 World Series

PHOENIX – For the first time since 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks are returning to the World Series. As ticket prices skyrocket, fans look for way to attend World Series

Arizona Diamondbacks fans wait in a long line at Chase Field to buy last-minute World Series tickets. Ticket prices have doubled since the team advanced Tuesday with a win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Phoenix funding trees and shade structures for underserved communities

PHOENIX – The city of Phoenix’s Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is working to fund trees and shade structures for qualified census tracts. Schools and neighborhoods can apply for funds to increase shade cover, in line with the city’s Tree and Shade Master Plan, which aims to increase city canopy coverage to roughly 25% by 2030.

Phoenix’s Tree and Shade Master Plan aims to increase city canopy coverage to roughly 25% by 2030. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Pawsitive Friendships provides animal therapy to students with disabilities

MESA – Pawsitive Friendships is an organization that provides animal therapy to special-needs individuals at schools and clinics throughout the Valley. The organization uses trained animals and health professionals to create therapy programs to help individuals with social, emotional and physical problems.

Pawsitive Friendships volunteer Sheila Tufano and her French bulldog, Winston, playing with students. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Scottsdale will pay local hotel to open temporary housing for unhoused seniors, families with children

PHOENIX – The city of Scottsdale voted to fund temporary housing at Independence 47 Hotel for people experiencing homelessness. A grant-funded program gives nearly $500,000 to the hotel for 10 rooms to house seniors and families with children starting Oct. 1. Some Scottsdale residents and legislators, however, cite safety concerns for the hotel and its occupants.

The Scottsdale City Council approved a nearly-$500,000 contract for the Independence 47 Hotel to provide temporary housing for senior citizens and families with children experiencing homelessness. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)