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Number of Tucson homeless drops slightly

Tucson’s homeless population shrunk slightly over the past year, a recent survey showed.

April 18, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

PHOENIX — Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.

April 17, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Salvation Army building new shelter for homeless

Salvation Army building new shelter for homeless

The original facility was built 50 years ago to welcome men home from war. Today, it houses all who find themselves homeless, and it will soon have a new location.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Organizers of a downtown homeless camp got a victory in court last week.

February 28, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
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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City sets new rules for homeless encampment downtown

City sets new rules for homeless encampment downtown

The city has set up some new rules for the homeless camp at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.

January 24, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
With gem show coming, city to crack down on downtown homeless camp

With gem show coming, city to crack down on downtown homeless camp

After largely ignoring a homeless camp on the western edge of the burgeoning downtown entertainment district for three months, city officials say it’s time to shut it down — weeks before the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show hits town.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Heads of controversial defunct charity back with similar organization

A Tucson charity that shut down after an Arizona Daily Star investigation has re-emerged — but its questionable business practices haven’t changed, two homeless clients say.

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Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

At the Greater Littletown Food Bank, a small separate storage facility is a mess, and walls appear to be crumbling. Pima County owns the land occupied by the food bank, and it provides free water.

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Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

Food bank President Chris Kingston is in the kitchen, where floor tiles are peeling or missing and you can feel the floor sinking when you walk in some areas. The small sink has no drain, so a vacuum is used to clean it out.

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Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

Littletown's dilapidated food bank has long history of neglected repairs

Everything's falling apart at the Greater Littletown Food Bank.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Nonprofit hopes benefit will aid efforts to lift many from poverty

Nonprofit hopes benefit will aid efforts to lift many from poverty

Last October Tabitha Holloway found herself homeless and friendless in Tucson. Wings for Women offered antidotes to both.

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Homeless man killed in N.M. had lived in Tucson

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of a 62-year-old man in Las Cruces.

July 31, 2012 9:02 am

One-stop event to help Tucson homeless

Tucson Homeless Connect, along with Trinity Presbyterian Church, is having its ninth one-day, one stop event Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd.

July 21, 2012 12:02 pmLoading…

Southern Arizona vets to benefit from new $1M grant

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homeless veterans in Southern Arizona will get help under a new $1 million grant from the federal government.

July 19, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…

Tucson car show to benefit homeless women, kids

The Wings for Women Charity Car Show 2012 runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Desert Sports & Fitness, 3672 S. 16th Ave.

May 28, 2012 12:03 pmLoading…

Tucson police: Homeless man died in accident

The death of a homeless man whose body was found in a midtown restaurant parking lot has been ruled an accident, Tucson police said.

November 17, 2011 2:02 pm

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