De ‘solitario’ a Lily’s Pad: Parque infantil en Tempe brindará a niños inmunocomprometidos la oportunidad de ser niños
PHOENIX – Los niños con sistemas inmunológicos debilitados u otras discapacidades a menudo no pueden jugar con otros niños. Lily's Pad, un nuevo parque infantil programado para abrir en Arizona en abril, está diseñado para ayudar a los niños inmunocomprometidos a construir su salud física y emocional. Está entre otras áreas recreativas en todo Estados Unidos destinadas a dar cabida a niños con discapacidades.
From ‘lonely’ to Lily’s Pad: Tempe playground to give immunocompromised kids a chance to be a kid
PHOENIX – Children with weakened immune systems or other disabilities often can’t play with other kids. Lily’s Pad, a new playground scheduled to open in Arizona in April, is designed to help immunocompromised children build their physical and emotional health. It’s among other recreational areas across the U.S. meant to accommodate children with disabilities.
Phoenix nursery provides model solution for newborns exposed to opioids
PHOENIX – Hushabye Nursery uses a model called Eat, Sleep, Console to treat newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the result of withdrawing from drugs they were exposed to before birth. The nursery gives parents and babies private rooms to allow for family-centered care, with the goal of breaking the cycle of addiction across generations.
Supreme Court delays order that Ward give phone records to Jan. 6 panel
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has granted a brief reprieve to Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward on a subpoena to turn over her phone records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Lunch crunch: Inflation has schools scrambling to afford student meals
WASHINGTON - School districts across Arizona are dealing with their own math problem: How to economically deliver lunches and breakfasts for schoolchildren when inflation has driven up the cost of food by more than 10% over the last year.
School lunch program, a ‘game changer’ for kids, gets last-minute reprieve
WASHINGTON - A pandemic-era program that greatly expanded access to school lunches won a last-minute extension through the summer, "fantastic" news for the tens of thousands of Arizona kids who have relied on those meals, advocates said.
Los Angeles quick to embrace women’s soccer with addition of Angel City FC
LOS ANGELES – In its inaugural season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League, Angel City Football Club quickly becomes a big hit.
Advocates gather in Long Beach to fight to end drunk driving, drugged driving
LONG BEACH, California – Families gathered in Long Beach to advocate to end drunk and drugged driving. Alcohol-related crashes increased by 9% in 2020, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Hungry holidays: Break from school means break from meals for some kids
WASHINGTON - Holidays bring a break from schoolwork for students, but for more than a half-million Arizona children they can also mean a break from their only reliable source of a nutritious meal - the subsidized school meal.
Traffic stop: Commuting times, costs fell sharply during pandemic year
WASHINGTON - The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp drops in commuting last year, with cities in Arizona and across the U.S. seeing drops of 50% or more in the number of hours and dollars they wasted, and the gallons of gas burned, while stuck in traffic, a new report shows.
Grand Canyon businesses claw back, slowly, after 2019, 2020 setbacks
PHOENIX - This was looking to be a bounceback year for Grand Canyon-area merchants after a down 2019, but that all changed when COVID-19 hit. After closing for part of the spring, the park has reopened on a a limited basis and tourists are coming back, but business officials say times are still tough.
Limited Memorial Day reopening of Grand Canyon ‘premature,’ critics say
PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon will reopen on a limited basis for Memorial Day weekend, a move critics call "premature" during the COVID-19 pandemic and "tone-deaf" in the face of startling infection rates in the neighboring Navajo Nation.