social media, parents, vlogs, children, Illinois, legislation, Arizona
Sep 19, 2023

Protecting children from their opportunistic social influencer parents

A new law in Illinois will require parent social media influencers to set aside money for their children, under age 16, who appear in the parents’ vlogs. Sounds like a good intentioned law, right? Well, it’s a bit complex.

Lake Powell, Colorado River
Jul 4, 2023

At Lake Powell, record low water levels revealed an ‘amazing silver lining’

If you want to see the Colorado River change in real time, head to Lake Powell.

fake sober living homes, Navajo Nation, Phoenix,
Jun 13, 2023

Hundreds of tribal members, mostly Navajo, living on Phoenix streets amid fake sober home crackdown

Navajo law enforcement teams made contact with several hundred Native Americans from various tribes who are living on the streets in the metro Phoenix area, after the state cracked down on Medicaid fraud and suspended unlicensed sober living homes, Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch said Monday.

TikTok, social media, Hobbs
Apr 5, 2023

Hobbs bans TikTok from state work devices

Popular social media app TikTok has to go from devices used for official state business, Gov. Katie Hobbs said in an executive order announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Crying Indian, TV ad, Keep America Beautiful, anti-litter campaign, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Cherokee,Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Feb 27, 2023

Rights to ‘Crying Indian’ ad to go to Native American group

Since its debut in 1971, an anti-pollution ad showing a man in Native American attire shed a single tear at the sight of smokestacks and litter taking over a once unblemished landscape has become an indelible piece of TV pop culture. But now a Native American advocacy group that was given the rights to the long-parodied public service announcement is retiring it, saying it has always been inapprop[...]

TikTok, House, Gress
Feb 16, 2023

Panel OKs TiKTok ban on government devices, 8-0

A bill that would ban TikTok on Arizona government devices passed its first committee hearing with unanimous support.  

Dec 21, 2022

Statewide hotline to support mental health during and after pregnancy

Mental and behavioral health conditions are also a leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. In Arizona, nearly half of all pregnancy-associated deaths are due to mental health or substance use issues, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Dr. Saira Kalia, a perinatal psychiatrist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Dr. Kathryn Emerick, also a perinatal [...]