Sara Edwards
Sara Edwards Sa-ruh Ed-words (she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Sara Edwards expects to graduate in May 2022 with a master’s degree focused on business journalism. Edwards, who graduated from ASU in 2021, has interned with Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Magazine and Crime and Justice News. She is working for the Phoenix news bureau.

Latest from Sara Edwards

‘Every penny counts’: Phoenix restaurants struggle to find food and workers while keeping prices low

PHOENIX – Restaurants across metro Phoenix are struggling to find a balance between finding quality ingredients without breaking the bank and raising prices. Restaurants also are experiencing staffing shortages and shipping complications that make it harder to stay in business.


Brnovich amends vaccine mandate lawsuit to include Phoenix first responders

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has amended his suit against the Biden administration’s mandate that all federal employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January and added Phoenix fire and police associations.


Pack your patience: Holiday travel could reach pre-pandemic levels

PHOENIX – Experts predict that this holiday season, travel numbers will return to pre-pandemic levels, with more people traveling locally and regionally this year. Travel experts weigh in on what the holiday season will look like this year and how to prepare for holiday travel.


Pediatricians ready to vaccinate ages 5-11 against COVID, urge parents to prepare kids

PHOENIX – The CDC approved the COVID-19 vaccination for children 5 to 11. Health care providers provided insight on what parents can do to prepare their child to get the shot.


Ghost tours scare up more business during COVID pandemic

TOMBSTONE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, ghost tours fulfilled a rising demand for outdoor activities where social distancing was possible.


USDA pledges to address longstanding discrimination against Black farmers

DOUGLAS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to establish an equity commission to address decades of discrimination that have kept Black farmers from being successful.


Pediatricians accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for kids 5 to 11 in advance of FDA, CDC approval

PHOENIX – With the expected approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5 to 11, pediatricians in metro Phoenix are taking advance appointments for early November to administer the vaccine.


Ban on school mask mandates was unconstitutionally enacted, judge rules

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled the Arizona Legislature’s ban on school mask mandates was unconstitutionally included in budget bills, paving the way for schools to continue requiring masks.


Jobs fair for veterans returns to Phoenix as unemployment rate falls to new low

Unemployment rates for military veterans in August were at a low of 3.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More employers are realizing that military skills are what they’re looking for.


Arizona audit spreading mistrust in election process across the country, officials warn

PHOENIX – A day after the Arizona Supreme Court ordered 2020 election audit documents to be made public, Secure Democracy called out the growing mistrust in the election process among voters.


Ban on school mask mandates violates Constitution’s ‘single-subject’ rule, opponents argue

PHOENIX – Arizona school boards want to be able to make their own decisions regarding mask mandates, but a Legislature ban will prevent them from doing so.

A masked school official talks with a student

How students born after 9/11 are learning about the terrorist attacks

PHOENIX — How are educators teaching about 9/11 to students who have no recollection of that day?

The New York City Fire Department Rescue 4 fire engine was at Ground Zero in New York City on 9/11 and is now housed in the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting in Phoenix. (Photo by Molly Hudson/Cronkite News)

Maricopa County health care workers ask for school mask mandate as COVID pediatric cases rise

PHOENIX – Health care workers across Maricopa County signed a letter to the county Board of Supervisors asking for mask mandates in K-12 schools as more children are being hospitalized with COVID-19.