Brock Blasdell

Brock Blasdell

Brock Blasdell is a freelance journalist and researcher currently studying journalism and classical liberal arts as a graduate student at Arizona State University. His reporting on politics, national policy and local affairs has been published in a variety of different newspapers and publications such as Arizona PBS, The Arizona Republic and The Well News. He has a soft spot for cats and hopes to write non-fiction books about current affairs and history in the future. You can reach him via LinkedIn, Twitter and his website.

Recent Work

June 5, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Experts Watch for ‘Pendulum Swing’ in New Mexico as Officials Battle Election Misinformation

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs... Read More

SANTE FE, N.M. — Experts will be watching primary results in New Mexico as the state’s progressive movement shows signs of weakness ahead of the June 7 primary. Meanwhile, New Mexico’s secretary of state has launched a new Rumor vs. Reality campaign to combat election misinformation... Read More

May 31, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Demographics and Redrawn Boundaries Could Net Dems Big Win in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Increasing Asian and Latino populations across California have reshaped the state’s voter demographics heading into the 2022 midterms. Amid congressional redistricting, it could create the perfect opportunity for Democrats to win seats in the 2022 primary and general elections. “California lost a... Read More

May 27, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Kitchen Table Economics Could Decide Iowa Primary, Expert Says

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — With Iowa’s primary election rapidly approaching its June 7 date, political analysts are wondering if the state’s large population of no-party voters will again turn the state red. Historically, Iowa’s caucuses have been a measure of electability for parties, and while its... Read More

May 8, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a congressional house seat following the 2020... Read More

May 5, 2022
by Brock Blasdell
Nebraska's Tight Governor's Race Shaken by Sexual Assault Allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates as they head into their final week of campaigning before Nebraska's highly anticipated May 10 primary for governor. Each represents a unique sector of conservative politics,... Read More

December 28, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
Labor Dept. Sets Limits on Tipped Employees Performing Non-Tipped Work

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees... Read More

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the Department of Labor set new limits on the amount of time employers can use tipped-employees to do non-tip-producing work.  The new ruling, implemented at a time of nation-wide labor shortages, comes via a clarification of language in the Fair Labor Standards... Read More

December 16, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
Review Finds Government Policies on Use of Non-Lethal Force Inconsistently Enforced

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday detailing the use and oversight of less-lethal force by federal... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday detailing the use and oversight of less-lethal force by federal agencies during last year’s riotous civil demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.  The report, which was commissioned by the Committee on Homeland Security, found several... Read More

December 13, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
New York AG Adds to Civil and Criminal Lawsuits Against Former President Trump

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a... Read More

NEW YORK — New York’s Attorney General Letitia James has subpoenaed former president Donald J. Trump to appear in a deposition next month to answer allegations regarding the Trump organization’s involvement in improperly valuing real estate assets. The request falls on top of a mountainous pile... Read More

December 6, 2021
by Brock Blasdell
NYC to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates to Children

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children... Read More

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that, in an effort to combat the omicron variant, children aged 5-11 will soon be required to present proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination before they can enter any private indoor business within New York... Read More

1 2 3 4

In The News

Health

Voting

More From The Well

June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
UAW Members Approve Contract at Ohio EV Battery Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — UAW workers at an Ohio plant that supplies the battery cells for General Motors electric vehicles have... Read More

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — UAW workers at an Ohio plant that supplies the battery cells for General Motors electric vehicles have overwhelmingly approved a new contract that ensures significant raises and better health and safety protections. The new contract for workers... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
Railway Must Pay Tribe $400M for Trespassing Oil Trains

SEATTLE — The BNSF Railway Co., the largest freight railroad in the United States, must pay a Native American tribe... Read More

SEATTLE — The BNSF Railway Co., the largest freight railroad in the United States, must pay a Native American tribe in Washington state nearly $400 million for years of illegally transporting crude oil-laden tankers across their land. Monday’s ruling by... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Tom Ramstack
Congresswoman Wants AG Garland Arrested for Contempt

WASHINGTON — A member of Congress said Sunday she wants to use a rarely invoked legal authority to compel the... Read More

WASHINGTON — A member of Congress said Sunday she wants to use a rarely invoked legal authority to compel the arrest of U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for contempt. The House voted last week to hold Garland in contempt of... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Anna Claire Miller
Biden Campaign Redoubling Effort to Keep Abortion Rights Front of Mind for Voters

WASHINGTON — With the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade fast approaching, the Biden-Harris... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade fast approaching, the Biden-Harris campaign is organizing volunteers to share what they’ve experienced since that ruling went into effect. Decided on June 24, 2022,... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
Study Finds Data Center Electricity Use Could Double by 2030

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Thanks in large part to artificial intelligence becoming an ever-more entrenched part of the digital economy,... Read More

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Thanks in large part to artificial intelligence becoming an ever-more entrenched part of the digital economy, the demand for power from the data centers the technology relies on could double by 2030, a new report from... Read More

June 17, 2024
by Dan McCue
Des Moines Register Poll Reconfirms Iowa’s Shift From Swing to Red State

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state... Read More

WASHINGTON — Iowa, home to corn, state fair butter cows, and a world famous political caucus, is a swing state no more. That much now seems obvious with the release of a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll Monday that... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top