No more silence: Boarding school survivor Anita Yellowhair shares her story, over 60 years later
Anita Yellowhair is a Navajo woman and a boarding school survivor. Yellowhair left her home and family in 1950, stripped of her identity and forced to assimilate into American culture alongside other Indigenous children.
Eve’s Insomnia: A comic about getting help to overcome sleepless nights
Insomnia can happen to anyone, especially as life stressors like studying for exams, going through menopause or caring for a family member occur. The graphic comic, “Eve’s Insomnia,” shows the struggle toward solutions.
Tempe partners with nonprofits to assist people experiencing homelessness
TEMPE — Tempe has been proactive in finding solutions to homelessness, partnering with Tempe Community Action Agency to offer shelter, assistance with rent and utilities, and job resources.
Lake Havasu boating event gives unique experience to boat enthusiasts with disabilities
LAKE HAVASU – Anderson Powersports’ Desert Storm boating week at Lake Havasu kicked off in mid-April with the Krusin’ for a Kause event, which gave adults and children with disabilities a chance to take a ride in a high-performance boat.
Standing 4 Black Girls keeps memories alive for missing and murdered Black women
LOS ANGELES – Women’s Leadership project Standing 4 Black Girls wants to increase awareness of the issue and bring justice to the missing and murdered Black girls across the nation.
Finding Grandma Joyce: What happens when someone dies alone?
TUCSON – A two-year search for Joyce Maryanna Williams led to Maricopa County’s final resting place for the unclaimed, unidentified and indigent. Between September 2021 and August 2022, 718 people in Maricopa County died alone, meaning next of kin were unable to be located or refused to handle arrangements.
Phoenix company ElectraTect creating marijuana Breathalyzer
PHOENIX – Phoenix company ElectraTect is creating a marijuana Breathalyzer to help medical marijuana users and law enforcement better gauge impairment levels from THC, the major psychoactive component in marijuana.
Phoenix nonprofit addresses need for children’s respite, hospice care
PHOENIX – One of three pediatric hospice homes in the United States, Ryan House provides respite, palliative and hospice care to children with chronic illnesses. The nonprofit addresses how to meet the needs of these children in a space with few solutions.
New sunscreen choices offer ray of hope for people of color
LOS ANGELES – As temperatures rise in Arizona and California, more sun worshippers are reaching for sunscreen. And finally entrepreneurs have woken up to the obvious: the need to cater to people with different skin tones. What they're doing.
Arizona increase in drunken driving deaths among highest in nation in 2021
WASHINGTON - A surge in drunken driving deaths on Arizona highways from 2020 to 2021 was among the highest in the nation both in terms of percentage increase - 43% - and raw numbers, with the additional 126 drunken driving deaths taking the state's total to 421 in 2021.
Have health needs, will travel: ADHS delivers vaccines, tests to underserved communities
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Health Services takes COVID-19 tests and vaccines to low-income and other underserved communities, from migrants to Indigenous residents, across the state. Mobile units and pop-up sites offer temporary help, where needed.
State challenges Biden – again – on COVID-19 vaccine mandate for contractors
WASHINGTON - Legislative leaders said they will appeal a federal court ruling that said President Joe Biden had the authority to require COVID-19 vaccinations for workers on federal contracts in Arizona.