Kiara Quaranta

Kiara Quaranta

News Reporter, Phoenix

Kiara Quaranta of Illinois expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with an emphasis in linguistics and a minor in political science. She also is the politics editor for the State Press.

Latest from Kiara Quaranta

Social media disinformation tactics that attempted to deceive Arizonans in the 2020 elections

Disinformation has been spread over social media throughout the 2020 election.


Voters, officials prepare for possible intimidation at the polls

Officials concerned over voter intimidation at the polls this year look to educate voters on what intimidation is and how to report it.


Data on COVID-19’s impact on schools is available from Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health provides information and guidance about the spread of COVID-19 in school communities.


Hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness still debated after Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

After President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, discussions have picked up regarding the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey says state will remain open, prepare for fall

Ducey attributed an expected rise in cases to better testing, while the Navajo Nation locks down to prevent an outbreak and student mental health raises concerns across the Grand Canyon State.


California will allow former inmates to have records expunged so they can fight fires

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation that will give inmates who worked in fire camps the chance to apply to have their records expunged immediately after they are released from custody.


As smoke chokes the West, California governor says fires show reality of climate change

Wildfires forced evacuations and caused at least 20 deaths as firefighters worked to beat back flames in California and beyond


Trump faces criticism on remarks about service members, Arizona Sen. John McCain

Arizona politicians and veterans responded to a story by The Atlantic which alleged that Trump referred to Americans who died in war as “losers” and “suckers,” among other remarks regarding veterans and service members.