Isabel Garcia
Isabel Garcia(she/ her)
News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Isabel Garcia expects to graduate in December 2023 with a master’s in mass communication. Garcia is a reporter at the Cronkite News Washington, D.C., bureau and has worked as a communication specialist for Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and LIFEchurch El Paso.

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With pay lagging, school districts try other enticements to get teachers

WASHINGTON - Chino Valley Unified School District is building tiny houses in hopes of attracting teachers, just one of the ways school districts around Arizona are scrambling to attract and retain teachers in a state that offers some of the lowest salaries in the nation.

Weaving a culture: Navajo artists at Folklife Festival mix art, history

WASHINGTON - For some, a rug is something to step on and art is something to hang on the wall. For Diné weaver Kevin Aspaas, his creations are part of the culture. Aspaas was one of two Navajo artists sharing that culture at the Smithsonian Institution's annual Folklife Festival.

‘Contact burns’ from hot surfaces lead to hospitalizations, some deaths

WASHINGTON - Burn experts are warning about roads and surfaces that get blistering hot in the summer sun, after several years when contact burns resulted in scores of hospital admissions, with the elderly, drug users and people at particularly high risk of injury.

Putting the rough in the diamond: Lawmakers meet for annual baseball game

WASHINGTON - When lawmakers faced off for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, it wasn't to show off their athleticism. It was to raise money for charity and have fun, but mostly it was to relax and relate to each other in a friendlier atmosphere, if only for a night.

Spellbound: Arizona middle schoolers compete in national spelling bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Three Arizona middle schoolers are in the Washington area this week, minding theii P's and Q's - and every other letter of the alphabets, as they compete against more than 200 students in the 95th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.