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Steller: Tucson shoots the messenger in homeless protest

The city of Tucson is gradually dismantling the homeless protest group that has been sleeping on the sidewalk next to Veinte de Agosto Park downtown since Oct. 1.

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Steller: Tucson must avoid Forum Fatigue, start to act

You can’t blame Tucsonans who are suffering from Forum Fatigue.

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Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Kathy Blevins, who has been homeless for the past four years, has carefully set up her campsite on a floodplain in north Tucson. Under the canopy of an old saltcedar tree, her site is marked by a fence of wooden pallets, adorned with a fake flower and a “private property” sign. A dream catc…

January 24, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Steller: Homelessness lets dubious Tucson charity go on

In an ideal Tucson, Libby Wright would not be a factor.

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City effort aims to help homeless vets

City effort aims to help homeless vets

Army veteran Dennis Van Norman got some new clothes at a Homeless Veterans Resource Day on June 14.

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City effort aims to help homeless vets

City effort aims to help homeless vets

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wants to find a solution to the plight of homeless veterans in Tucson.

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Neto's Tucson: Bissell, Packard acclaimed for work to help homeless

Neto's Tucson: Bissell, Packard acclaimed for work to help homeless

Nancy Roberts has been in the Primavera Foundation program for several years The foundation's organizers, Nancy Bissell and Gordon Packard, started a soup kitchen that became Primavera some 30 years ago.

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Neto's Tucson: Bissell, Packard acclaimed for work to help homeless

Neto's Tucson: Bissell, Packard acclaimed for work to help homeless

They didn't know how it would all turn out when the first homeless people lined up at the soup kitchen, over the objections of city officials and residents.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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From 'the gates of hell,' he focuses on moving forward

From 'the gates of hell,' he focuses on moving forward

Sign spinner Codie Norman, founder of Cool Kat Street Level Promotions, in action, doing his trademark dancin' and sign flippin', this time for University Pedi-Cabs on the corner of North Fourth Avenue and East Sixth Street.

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From 'the gates of hell,' he focuses on moving forward

From 'the gates of hell,' he focuses on moving forward

When Codie Norman gets a sign-spinning gig, he tops his head like the Cat in the Hat, then dances, spins and flashes his pearly whites at passers-by.

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New steps aim to cut S. Tucson jail debt

For the first time in about five years, the city of South Tucson has made a payment on its jail bill.

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Ben's Bells: 'Caring kid,' 7, buys socks for the homeless

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is 7-year-old Aidan Lee Frye, who buys socks for the homeless.

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Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

Jesse Desens,cq,(JESSE DESENS), holds onto his dogs head as Karyn Carlson,cq,(KARYN CARLSON), a certified veterinarian tech is helping check out his dog Friday February 19, 2010,cq,(FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2010) in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Homeless Connect being held at the Trinity Presbyte…

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Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

James Perry,cq,(JAMES PERRY), a homeless man, is sitting in a chair and getting ready to have his hair check for lice before he goes and washes it and gets a free hair cut Friday February 19, 2010,cq,(FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2010) in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Homeless Connect being held at t…

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Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

Homeless Connect draws 200, plus pets for 1st time

This year, Tucson Homeless Connect became more than a valuable resource for homeless people. With the addition of Pima Animal Care Center and P.A.W.S., it became a place of healing for their animal companions, too.

February 20, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Work-training site also built to top environmental specs

Work-training site also built to top environmental specs

The new Sullivan Jackson Employment Center, 400 E. 26th St., in South Tucson replaces an old bakery building that housed the job-training program for homeless for years. The project came in under budget and was built to high-efficiency standards.

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Work-training site also built to top environmental specs

Work-training site also built to top environmental specs

The Sullivan Jackson Employment Center - a blue, green and gold stucco building on East 26th Street in South Tucson - doesn't look architecturally significant. But it is the first Pima County facility built to the "green" standards set by the LEED program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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They head for washes, camps, parks for tally

They head for washes, camps, parks for tally

Leslie Carlson spent part of Tuesday night driving around Tucson's south side searching for those who live on the streets.

January 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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