Huston Dunston Jr.
Huston Dunston Jr.(he/him/his)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Huston Dunston Jr. expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Dunston has interned for Sports Radio America and RaveonSports and has worked on producing social media content and publishing stories for other companies.

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Sedona parking lot program to ease homelessness on hold until November election

SEDONA – Sedona has been looking for solutions to its homelessness problem, and city leaders think the Safe Place to Park Program could be a step in the right direction. However, residents against the program stalled the measure by pushing it to a public vote in November.

Jodi Jackson is a prime candidate for the Safe Place to Park Program. She currently lives out of an RV and works at a laundromat in Sedona. Photo taken in Sedona on April 3, 2024. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

‘Doing great’: Mat Ishbia encouraged about Phoenix Suns’ future despite sweep

PHOENIX – After a first-round sweep by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia and general manager James Jones were grilled about the future of the Suns.

Although he was disappointed in how the Phoenix Suns’ finished the season, owner Matt Ishbia said he remains confident about the future. (Photo by Huston Dunston/Cronkite News)

How city of Phoenix, CAP are addressing water supply issues

PHOENIX – State and local agencies are working toward Arizona water supply solutions, including potentially expanding the Bartlett Dam and adding new infrastructure.

A man looks out over the Colorado River near Page in November 2022. Statewide and local agencies are working toward Arizona water supply solutions. (File photo by Alex Hager/KUNC)

Phoenix-area Black businesses face challenges with start-up capital

PHOENIX – Black businesses are facing funding problems to start up. The State of Black Business report has recommendations to help fix the problem.

What Arizona and Maricopa County are doing to manage smoke, air quality

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Air Quality Department and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality are working to maintain the health and prosperity of the environment and residents as it relates to air quality through no-burn days and prescribed-burn smoke dispersion.

The American Lung Association designated the Phoenix-Mesa area in the top 10 most-polluted cities by ozone and by year-round particle pollution in its State of the Air 2023 report. (File photo by Kasey Brammell/Cronkite News)

American Lung Association report card gives Arizona F’s on tobacco control policies

PHOENIX – The American Lung Association released its grades of Arizona tobacco control policies Wednesday in its annual State of Tobacco Control report. The ALA grades states on their policies that aim to eliminate tobacco use – and the state received three F grades.

Person holding a cigarette