Lux Butler
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News Reporter, Phoenix

Lux Butler expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a certificate in international studies. Butler is assigned to the Phoenix Bureau of Cronkite News this semester.

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The March of Dimes Mom and Baby Unit brings care to southern Tucson

TUCSON – The March of DImes Mom and Baby Unit isn’t a standard health care clinic, it’s a bright purple recreational vehicle. Inside are two small exam rooms, and a friendly staff prepared to help the city’s vulnerable residents with free maternity and basic health care.

The bright purple, March of DImes Mom and Baby Unit, provides health care to the uninsured, underinsured and people who are homeless in Tucson. (Photo by Lux Butler/Cronkite News)

Text ‘join’ to get COVID-19, health updates in rural Arizona

PHOENIX – The Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona sent texts about COVID-19 to 3,000 subscribers living in rural areas during the pandemic. Since then, the texts evolved to include other health-care issues for POC and other underserved communities.

A person holds an iPhone with iMessages on the screen.

Report places Arizona first in U.S. for rate of COVID-19 deaths

PHOENIX – An analysis by medical-science journal The Lancet shows Arizona had the highest death rate per 100,000 people in the U.S. Researchers examined three years of data that found correlations between race, education and poverty levels and the number of deaths in the state.

Todd Bailey, Joyce Bailey, Brenda Urquiza and Tara Kebbs, from left, gathered in March 2021 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe to pay respects and honor the Arizonans who died from COVID-19. A Lancet study in March says Arizona recorded 581 deaths per 100,000 people – the highest rate in the U.S. (File photo by Sierra Bardfeld/Cronkite News)

Cyclists raise more than $580,000 to battle diabetes in Tour de Cure

GOODYEAR – The American Diabetes Association hosted its annual Tour de Cure to raise money to work toward a cure.