Oakley Seiter expects to graduate in December 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Seiter has interned as a content creator for Vedara and has written for The Lumberjack as a feature/culture writer.
PHOENIX – Maricopa County got $2 million in national opioid settlement funds and gave $60,000 to Live and Learn AZ, a local organization that supported April Hernandez so she could overcome a crystal meth addiction and get back on her feet.
FLAGSTAFF – Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) combats diabetes within Flagstaff's Indigenous community using a holistic approach. It focuses on reconnecting with traditional cultural practices to manage and prevent diabetes.
PHOENIX – One·n·ten, a nonprofit Phoenix organization, serves LGBTQ+ youth by providing resources for mental, emotional and physical well-being. Members share their personal stories and talk about the importance of having safe, inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ+ community.
PHOENIX – Phoenix cleared its largest homeless encampment, The Zone, by Nov. 4, addressing the urgent need to relocate nearly 1,000 unhoused individuals. Now, the city focuses on implementing lasting solutions for its homeless population.
PHOENIX – Healthcare Rising Arizona is working to get 383,923 signatures for a ballot initiative that would amend the Arizona Constitution to establish abortion access as a fundamental right. The group set up a booth at the Arizona State Fair to talk to attendees and ask for support.
PHOENIX – The Arizona agency that handles Medicaid, AHCCCS, has been reevaluating the eligibility of its members since April 1 due to income criteria changing after COVID-19. AHCCCS Connect and community support is crucial in navigating these changes and finding affordable alternatives.
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.