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Cajas de filtración de ASU ayudan a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en los centros de enfriamiento de Phoenix

PHOENIX – El laboratorio AIDE de ASU fabrica y distribuye cajas de filtración gratuitas a los centros de enfriamiento en toda el área metropolitana de Phoenix, ayudando a prevenir la propagación de COVID en la comunidad de personas sin hogar. Estas cajas son una forma económica y efectiva de mejorar la calidad del aire.

Student volunteers at the end of a "box-a-thon" build day in 2022 outside ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change on the Tempe campus. (Photo by Steve Filmer/ASU News)

DIY filtration boxes from ASU help prevent spread of COVID-19 in Phoenix cooling centers

PHOENIX – The ASU AIDE lab makes and distributes free filtration boxes to cooling centers across metro Phoenix, helping prevent the spread of COVID in the homeless community. These boxes are a cheap and effective way to improve air quality.

Student volunteers at the end of a "box-a-thon" build day in 2022 outside ASU’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change on the Tempe campus. (Photo by Steve Filmer/ASU News)

Some back-to-school events go beyond backpacks and pencils and offer health care, groceries for entire families

PHOENIX – Some back-to-school events have moved beyond notebooks and backpacks and try to help the whole family with health care, groceries and haircuts. “If parents or grandparents aren’t happy and healthy, they can’t help their kids,” one partner said.

Isaac Elementary School District and United Healthcare gave away 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies during its joint back-to-school event at Isaac Middle School. (Photo by Kylie Werner/Cronkite News)

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.

“Casi de inmediato supimos que algo estaba mal dentro de las primeras seis horas de su nacimiento”, dijo Christine Buckrucker sobre su hijo de 4 años, Colton Buckrucker. Colton y su padre, Chris, construyen un juguete. Colton tiene un sistema inmunológico debilitado que ha llevado a varias cirugías y procedimientos médicos. (Foto de Sierra Alvarez/Cronkite Noticias)

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.

“We knew almost right away that there was something wrong within the first six hours of his birth,” Christine Buckrucker said about her 4-year-old son, Colton Buckrucker. Colton and his father, Chris, build a toy. Colton has a weakened immune system that’s led to several surgeries and medical procedures. (Photo by Sierra Alvarez/Cronkite News)

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.

A staff member at Hushabye Nursery in Phoenix feeds one of the babies on Nov. 8, 2022. Infants brought to the nursery are withdrawing from drugs they were exposed to before birth – opioids, in particular. Across the country, cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome increased 82% from 2010 to 2017. That means that in the U.S., a baby is diagnosed with NAS every 19 minutes. (Photo by Laura Bargfeld/Cronkite News)

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.