From sunshine yellow to ruffles, the post-pandemic sees a fashion renaissance
LOS ANGELES – Home quarantine meant spending the day in sweats and T-shirts. But now that people are out socializing again, there is a fashion renaissance.
Los Angeles homeless shelters are opening their doors to residents’ pets
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles homeless shelters recently discovered that they can get more people off the streets by allowing their pets on the property.
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.
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.
Phoenix Union school district considers return of school resource officers on campuses to address school safety
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Union High School District is considering bringing back school resource officers on campus after dropping its contract with the Phoenix Police Department nearly three years ago. The move brings great debate among students, faculty and parents.
Latinos continue to fight to play crucial roles in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES – Even as Hollywood execs talk of a changing industry that embraces a diverse landscape of filmmakers and artists, data show Latino acting roles in film and entertainment at large have steadily declined.
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.
Map of border surveillance towers shows growing ‘virtual wall’ along US southern border
PHOENIX – The Electronic Frontier Foundation created a map of more than 300 surveillance towers on the United States-Mexico border. EFF questions the implications of surveillance on citizens in border communities and the expansion of surveillance technology.
Back to black: Goth fashion hits the runways in a post-pandemic world
LOS ANGELES – Following the success of Netflix’s “Wednesday,” Goth is having yet another moment in popular culture. The mood following years of a pandemic play into the trend, and solidify its return.
Arizona’s veterinary medicine grads aid shortfall of vets in nation, state
GLENDALE – Arizona’s veterinary loan assistance program will repay up to $100,000 in loans for graduates who have practiced in the state for four years. Midwestern University and the University of Arizona hope to graduate more veterinary medicine students to fill the vet shortage.