Kiersten Edgett(they/them/theirs)News Visual Journalist, Phoenix
Kiersten Edgett expects to graduate in December 2023 with a master’s degree in journalism. Edgett works as a research aide for ASU’s Media Enterprise and is a DJ for Blaze Radio.
PHOENIX – Secretary of State Adrian Fontes held a series of events on Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, to encourage voter registration in Arizona. The events came after a recently launched campaign to amend the state constitution and rework our primary elections structure.
PHOENIX – The Arizona-Utah chapter of SAG-AFTRA held a rally in Phoenix on Sunday to support local actors, writers, and TV and film workers who are on strike. The national union has been on strike since July 14 in conjunction with the Writers’ Guild of America, which has been on strike since May 2. The strikes have stopped production on films and TV series.
PHOENIX – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne advised Arizona schools not to “initiate a policy that allows biological boys to use bathrooms, locker rooms or shower facilities that are intended for girls.” Some schools already have policies in place that support trans students, and advocates say Horne’s recommendation is discriminatory.
TEMPE – The Tempe Healing Field tribute at Tempe Beach Park honors the lives of those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix City Council passed a new policy to extend excessive heat warning closures to be year-round on hiking trails, instead of only during summer months when warnings are issued by the National Weather Service.
PHOENIX - Seniors in metro Phoenix are being prioritized in Arizona’s phase 1B of vaccinations, and many are planning for what they want to do next.
SCOTTSDALE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich and members of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance announced an awareness program to keep Arizonans from falling victim to gift card fraud.