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Poverty

AZ tax system drives poor to a lower low

AZ tax system drives poor to a lower low

Survey finds they pay a higher percentage of their income than most.

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Group helps homeless students stay in school

Group helps homeless students stay in school

Youth On Their Own annual fundraiser is on Saturday.

March 09, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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US housing funds to address 'huge' need on reservations

US housing funds to address 'huge' need on reservations

The funds are part of $651 million in Indian Housing Block Grants.

February 20, 2015 7:05 pmLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Invaluable women's shelter needs a new home

Neto's Tucson: Invaluable women's shelter needs a new home

There are precious few beds in Tucson for single homeless women.

January 31, 2015 7:05 pm Photos

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New center encourages women to help women

New center encourages women to help women

The center will offer support to women of all income levels.

January 30, 2015 7:35 pmLoading…
Downtown free-speech zone becomes homeless camp

Downtown free-speech zone becomes homeless camp

Arrival of 'sleeping pods' has city concerned.

January 27, 2015 7:42 pm Photos

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Tucson homeless camp's 'dream pods' confound city

Tucson homeless camp's 'dream pods' confound city

Activists erect wooden sleep pods along downtown street.

January 20, 2015 8:55 pm Photos

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Court: Confiscation rules at Tucson park unfair

Court: Confiscation rules at Tucson park unfair

A federal judge has granted organizers of a downtown homeless camp an injunction.

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Food and fund donations will change lives

Food and fund donations will change lives

Our world buzzes with anticipation of the coming holidays. Jingles ring in our ears. From every angle, we are told how to partake in the happiest holiday season, the brightest holiday table, and the most memorable time of year.

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Tucson ranked among America's neediest cities

While some Maricopa County cities scored high marks, Tucson was found to be one of the neediest places in the country.

December 09, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Homeless children take photos capturing their hopes, dreams

Homeless children take photos capturing their hopes, dreams

The photographs are on greeting cards to benefit Our Family Services.

November 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Garrecht Gassen: No more 'the children are our future'

Garrecht Gassen: No more 'the children are our future'

Whitney Houston lyrics are not an education policy.

September 24, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…

Fewer Tucson children in poverty, census finds

Plenty of debate about why the figures have budged.

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Tucson's aging mobile homes: Rent-to-own abuse common

Tucson's aging mobile homes: Rent-to-own abuse common

From her father’s beige-stuccoed mobile home, Genesis Hollman has watched two families move into the trailer next door on a rent-to-own contract.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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Kelly Fryer and Laura Penny: Investing in women is good for business

Kelly Fryer and Laura Penny: Investing in women is good for business

We all know Tucson has been ranked among the poorest cities of its size in the nation. But now we also know that, if poverty had a face, it would be the face of a single mom.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Forum, moderated by NPR's Neal Conan, to address poverty in Tucson

Tucson needs to find solutions to its most dire, complex problem: poverty.

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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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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…

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