Baruch Journalists Cover What Was at Stake in Arizona Primaries

BARUCH COLLEGE–After Joe Biden’s razor-thin win in Arizona in 2020 and the state’s discredited recount that followed, Arizonans are preparing to go back to the polls for this year’s midterm elections, beginning with primaries on Aug. 2. These stories — produced by Baruch College journalism students — look beyond the usual horse-race coverage and explore issues that are likely to motivate voters and influence outcomes at the ballot box.

Focusing on the Phoenix metropolitan area, these stories are about obstacles to the Native American vote, activism among young Latinos, education culture wars, a worsening housing shortage fueled by a population boom, as well as the costs of the megadrought and efforts to conserve scarce and precious water.