Hello! I'm Greta. I am a journalist with experience in reporting, editing and audience development serving local audiences. I am a multiplatform editing intern at The Washington Post. In college, I was the executive editor of The State Press, ASU's student-run news publication. SPJ named The State Press the No. 1 online independent student publication in the nation for 2021.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and moved to Phoenix to study journalism and mass communication at the Walter Cronkite School at ASU in 2019, before moving to D.C. in summer 2023.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, trying new foods, hiking, biking and rewatching my favorite shows and movies. If you'd like to connect, please send me an email at gforslund@comcast.net.

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Cutbacks in water for central AZ farmers expected

Arizona may be facing its first official declaration of water shortage next year, a move that would trigger water cutbacks of 512,000 acre-feet — almost 20% of Arizona’s Colorado River entitlement — affecting mainly agricultural users.

The 24-Month Study on the Colorado River system, released this month by the Bureau of Reclamation, projects that in June water levels in Lake Mead will fall below 1,075 feet for the first time, which would put the state in a Tier 1 shortage.

A Tier 1 shortage, w

Affordable housing tax credit draws ardent debate

Some lawmakers and housing advocates fear two bills proposing a state low income housing tax credit program are the wrong response to the mounting issue of housing affordability in Arizona.

The program, currently operated in Arizona from the federal level, offers tax credits against insurance premium taxes and corporate income taxes to developers of qualified affordable housing projects.

The bills, introduced by Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, and Sen. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, would allocate

Voter Protection Act blocking bipartisan bill

Rep. Leo Biasiucci was waiting his turn to fight a parking ticket in court when the idea came to him.

As the Lake Havasu City Republican watched people ahead of him tell the judge they couldn’t afford to pay their tickets, he wondered why there wasn’t a way to lift the financial burden. Payment plans weren’t an option; an additional fee is required to start one, he said.

Biasiucci’s HB2110, first introduced as HB2055 in 2020, proposes that judges could order people to do community service, val

Supreme Court opens door for more privacy intrusion

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling January 11 allows police to obtain information about people’s internet activity and identity without first getting a search warrant, making it easier for the government to see what most consider to be private information about their online habits.

In an unusual 4-3 split decision, the majority said police may obtain internet users’ IP addresses and personal information they give their internet service providers using only subpoenas. Combined, this information can

'Voices of ASU' zine chronicles students' stories of ASU Counseling Services

The compilation of stories has led to student discussions with administration about increasing accessibility

In a nine-page zine featuring stories of students' experiences with ASU Counseling Services, four ASU students have taken what began as a group project to exchanges with the University’s highest officials about changing operations to better accommodate students with disabilities.

The four creators of the zine, seniors Lucas Selby, Anjali Mistry, Taylor Carstens and graduate student Kevi

Tempe allocates $4 million toward assisting domestic violence victims

The funds will go toward transitional housing for the CARE 7 program as well as additional counseling resources in schools

After a sharp rise in domestic violence calls since the beginning of the pandemic, the city of Tempe announced it will allocate $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security and Victims of Crime Act funds to expand victim services, hoping to reach more of the thousands of Tempe residents who experience domestic violence yearly.

The city of Tempe announced the

Inside ASU's COVID-19 exposure management system

As positive coronavirus cases continue to be reported within the ASU student community, many students know friends and classmates who have tested positive and were sent into isolation. However, many aren't familiar with what the full process looks like.

In an interview with The State Press Thursday, Vice President of Student Services Joanne Vogel and Associate Vice President of ASU Health Services and Counseling Services Aaron Krasnow explained the University’s exposure management methods and r

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