Zach Bradshaw
Zach Bradshaw(he/him)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Zach Bradshaw expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in sociology and economics. Bradshaw is an intern at The Arizona Republic and is news director at Blaze Radio.

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Scottsdale will pay local hotel to open temporary housing for unhoused seniors, families with children

PHOENIX – The city of Scottsdale voted to fund temporary housing at Independence 47 Hotel for people experiencing homelessness. A grant-funded program gives nearly $500,000 to the hotel for 10 rooms to house seniors and families with children starting Oct. 1. Some Scottsdale residents and legislators, however, cite safety concerns for the hotel and its occupants.

The Scottsdale City Council approved a nearly-$500,000 contract for the Independence 47 Hotel to provide temporary housing for senior citizens and families with children experiencing homelessness. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

Arizona snail found only in Quitobaquito Springs may be listed as endangered

PHOENIX – A snail native to Arizona may be listed as an endangered species after known populations dropped largely due to drought and border wall construction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing the Quitobaquito tryonia snail, found only at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Pima County, be listed as an endangered species.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the Quitobaquito Springs pond area at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument be listed as a critical habitat for the Quitobaquito tryonia snail, found only in Arizona. (Photo by Craig Stocks)

Sierra Club report card lauds environmental funding, laments climate inaction

PHOENIX - The Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter's fall 2023 Environmental Report Card for the Arizona Legislature and governor gave most of the state’s legislators negative marks for climate inaction, but it praised the state budget’s climate initiatives.

Climate change has altered the natural pattern of droughts, making them more frequent, longer and more severe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Southwest is experiencing a 23-year megadrought. (File photo by Emma VandenEinde/Cronkite News)