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.
WASHINGTON - A special open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage drew 528,005 new enrollees nationwide in its first six weeks, with 9,569 of those consumers in Arizona, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
WASHINGTON - Threats against members of Congress rose from 3,939 in 2017 to 4,500 in just the first three months of 2021, and threats are up against Arizona state lawmakers, too, evidence of a U.S. political divide that one researcher calls "incredibly dangerous."
WASHINGTON - With vaccination efforts in full force, airlines and airports are on their way to bouncing back from a year in which passenger traffic fell as much as 96% because of the pandemic, officials told a Senate panel - but health safety remains a concern.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.