Lauren De Young
Lauren De Young
News Digital Reporter, Phoenix

Lauren De Young expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, a minor in biological sciences and a certificate in computational life sciences. De Young has interned with MadridMedia and The Hertel Report and does freelance photography.

Latest from Lauren De Young

Breaking barriers and improving access: Providers hopeful that cervical cancer self-test will increase screening rates

PHOENIX – The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a cervical cancer self-test to be administered in a clinical setting. Cronkite News spoke to providers and advocates about what this could mean for Arizonans.

An exam room at Central Phoenix Obstetrics & Gynecology. The practice offers comprehensive women's health care from nutritional counseling to surgery and sexual health. (Photo by Lauren De Young/Cronkite News)

LUCHA files lawsuit, vows to fight controversial HCR 2060, the Secure the Border Act

PHOENIX – On the steps of the Arizona Supreme Court, Living United for Change in Arizona filed a lawsuit challenging HCR 2060, known as the Secure the Border Act, claiming the resolution violated the single-subject rule. HCR 2060, a resolution that will bypass the governor and go to voters, would make crossing the border outside of points of entry a state crime, among other border and immigration provisions.

Alejandra Gomez, LUCHA executive director, says if HCR 2060 proceeds to the ballot in November, Arizona voters will be heard on Election Day. “While Republicans believe this will rally their base, I can assure you that a different story will be told on the day after the election,” Gomez says at a news conference in Phoenix, on June 5, 2024. (Photo by Stella Subasic/Cronkite News)