Curbing exposure to weed and alcohol marketing can improve teens’ mental health

Sometimes, it seems that we’re doing all we can to sabotage our own efforts to reverse the nation’s mental health and addiction crises, which disproportionately affect children, teens and young adults. Particularly here in Illinois, where we’re on pace to surpass our current record highs in overdose deaths, and youth suicide lifeline programs are struggling to keep up with overwhelming demand.

Buenos Aires is incredibly cheap for tourists right now — but will it last?

Buenos Aires was in the throes of Southern Hemisphere springtime, with bold, budding purple jacaranda trees lining the boulevards. Genial locals filled up the sidewalks and plazas and flocked to countless city parks. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was gearing up for her first concerts ever in Argentina, and the media and fans were in a frenzy.

PHOTOS: Kona shuts out Kea‘au

KEALAKEKUA — Konawaena girls soccer made quick work of Kea‘au on Saturday at Julian R. Yates Field — winning 4-0 and notching its first victory of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) season.