Wednesday marks the beginning of open enrollment when people can purchase plans on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. With little federal funding, supporters of the law are trying to get the word out and cut through the confusion.
“By gaining those skills, vocational skills, financial skills, families will be able to better prevent crisis from happening in the future,” said Tempe Community Action Agency Executive Director Deborah Arteaga.
Game developer Brianna Wu noticed a problem with sexism in video games. To counter that, she developed her own science-fiction adventure game with an all female cast, and started speaking out against sexism in the industry. Soon after, she became a target of “trolls” on social media.
Virtual reality is permeating multiple aspects of our lives — from science to medicine to sports to leisure time at home. And the technology is rapidly evolving to the point where a number of questions about how we use VR have emerged.
Cyberbullying leads to adolescents feeling scared, threatened and unsure of their own value. Some young people may end up physically harming themselves as well. But a new form of aggression has emerged, which is directed toward oneself. The term is called “digital self-harm.”
Bisbee will drop its mandatory plastic bag ban following a report from the Arizona Attorney General that the ordinance violates state law. Mayor David Smith estimated Bisbee would have lost $2 million a year in state-shared funding if it defied the state.