Jacob Holter
Jacob Holter
News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Jake Holter expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in sociology. Holter, who has worked as a production assistant for CNN, is a broadcast reporter for Cronkite News in Washington this spring.

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Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."


Arizona adds its own variant to the growing list of COVID-19 mutations

WASHINGTON - The more than 840,000 COVID-19 cases in Arizona include coronavirus variants from the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, California - and, as of last month, a new homegrown version that has since been detected in Texas and New Mexico.


Businesses get another 60 days to apply for pandemic relief assistance

WASHINGTON - Arizona business officials welcomed Tuesday's extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, a multibillion-dollar pandemic-relief program for businesses that one official said has been "keeping people open from day to day" over the past year.


Tribal leaders ask for more funding, less meddling for water projects

WASHINGTON - Arizona tribal officials told a Senate committee Wednesday that the federal government can help address a crisis with water infrastructure on their lands through more funding, and less meddling.

Man on top of water tank

House OKs bills easing path to citizenship for undocumented residents

WASHINGTON - The House passed a pair of bills Thursday that would provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers and legal status to undocumented farmworkers.


DHS chief defends Biden border policy at time of ‘historic’ challenges

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended strong immigration policies amid "historic and unprecedented challenges."


Phoenix among U.S. sites for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trials on kids

WASHINGTON - Children from 6 months up to 12 years old could soon start getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Phoenix as part of a trial by drug-maker Moderna of the effectiveness of its two-dose vaccine on young people.


House passes LGBTQ rights bill; critics say it tramples religious rights

WASJHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to expand civil rights protections to include sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy, a move supporters said will grant those groups "the full equality under the law they deserve."


Despite grim milestones, experts say state has turned corner on COVID-19

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 still infects thousands and kills hundreds a week in Arizona, but the numbers are getting better. With cases, hospitalizations and deaths down and vaccinations up, experts say the state may have turned the corner.


Debating grading: Bill, executive order will not affect student grades

WASHINGTON - The Arizona Department of Education wants to make sure parents understand their kids will be getting letter grades this year - and to drive home the point, the department sent the message in capital letters.


State delivers 1 million COVID-19 shots, but work is just beginning

WASHINGTON - Arizona delivered its 1 millionth COVID-19 vaccine just two months after the first doses were administered, but there's still a long way to go.


Arizona gets grades from failing to ‘OK-ish’ for anti-tobacco efforts

WASHINGTON - Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. but two recent national reports say Arizona - like most states - needs to do more to help people break free from using tobacco products.


Health officials keep close eye as COVID-19 variants found in Arizona

WASHINGTON - COVID-19 infections in Arizona appeared to be leveling off last week when officials confirmed that a variant of the virus, first found in the United Kingdom, had been found in the state.


Flurry of Biden orders on COVID-19 raise some doubts, but more hopes

WASHINGTON - Almost half of the 24 executive orders President Joe Biden signed in his first two days in office dealt with COVID-19, which White House officials say shows their top priority. But Biden cautions that solving the problem will take time.


State leaders deride daylong rehash of rejected voting irregularities

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's attorneys presented hours of rehashed claims of previously rejected voting irregularities during a daylong meeting Monday that legislative leaders called an "illegitimate" exercise meant to undermine confidence in the elections.


Trump stops in Prescott, Tucson draw GOP crowds, Democratic jeers

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump was met by boisterous MAGA-hatted crowds in Prescott and Tucson on Monday, the final stops on a Western swing as the campaign entered its final weeks. But not everyone was putting out the welcome mat.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stays the course despite intense criticism he hasn’t done enough

PHOENIX – From presidential hopeful Joe Biden to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Ducey has faced stark opposition to his choice to refrain from imposing statewide safety measures to combat COVID-19.