Josh OrtegaNews Reporter, Washington, D.C.
Josh Ortega is a California native and Army veteran who expects to graduate in spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree. He serves as the business editor for the Downtown Devil in Phoenix.
WASHINGTON - The number of Arizonans without health insurance jumped to more than 800,000 last year, the third consecutive year of increases for the state, the Census Bureau said. And experts say the number will likely get worse this year because of COVID-19 .
WASHINGTON - Election officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on securing the election.
WASHINGTON - Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes "at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them."
WASHINGTON - State officials Monday laid out a plan for "aggressively" combating the upcoming influenza season as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, with the first step being to urge people to get a flu shot as soon as possible.