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2 young men with cerebral palsy gear up to enter the workforce.
Wallie Goolsby took photographs of the round bruises — more than 12 perfectly shaped marks on her grandchild’s right leg alone — but they weren’t enough to have the young child removed from home.
Jennifer O’Neill averages a mere $70 each payday putting together airplane rivets, but she could get a raise when Tucson, like the rest of the country, begins boosting wages and phasing out segregated workplaces for people with disabilities.
A new residential treatment center helps local teens receive substance abuse and psychiatric services without having to leave the area, or the state.
For Easter, Minette Marriott-Shook’s preference is the quiet, informal, sunrise service her congregation offers.
They are tough topics to consider, and sometimes harder yet to discuss: teen sexting, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sex trafficking.
The 10th annual March for Children, which helps bring awareness to the issue of child abuse and highlights the local agencies and individuals that work to keep children safe, and the Casa de los Niños family fiesta drew about 2,000 people to Reid Park Sunday morning.
Lengthy Passover Seders can be tiring and difficult for little ones, which is why a local rabbi offers parents ideas on making the meal exciting, and inclusive, for children.
When this northwest side church trades its Sunday worship for a service worship, paint cans get popped open, trash gets picked up, and lunch sacks get filled for children in need.
Judith Heumann, special adviser for international disability rights at the U.S. State Department, is offering a free talk, “The Global Landscape on Disability Rights,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marriott University Hotel, 808 E. Second St.
Lifting Tucson up and out of its current slump could be as simple as this: Provide more support and opportunities for women and children.
Information on state funding cuts included in the report:
Open Inn, an Arizona organization providing services and crisis shelter to Tucson’s homeless youths and families, is closing after 40 years.
Rosie Eilat Kahn remembers the heat, and the popsicles her mother gave them melting quickly and dripping on the concrete floor of their new Tucson home.
About 300 veterans currently live in Tucson without actually having a place they can call home.
New health-care law focus of meeting today
There was a resounding, passionate theme shared by more than 150 people who attended a child-welfare forum Thursday night: Put children and families first.
Arizona’s child welfare crisis is providing residents with a glimpse of something rarely seen from the agency charged with protecting kids in the state: transparency.
Newly released court documents about a former Chicago priest sexually abusing students indicate Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas knew of the concerns a year before authorities were notified.
A spiritual calling to help foster children was loud and strong for a local nonprofit that brings Christians together to help solve Tucson’s problems.
Ending misconceptions about the mentally ill is a goal of local writer and editor Sheila Wilensky, who recently published a book, “A Certain Slant of Light: Emerging From the Shadows of Mental Illness.” Wilensky includes the perspectives and insights of several Tucsonans in her work.
A Tucson family of 12 is in need of a bit of Christmas magic.
During their escape from Cuba and rescue by a U.S. Navy destroyer, Maria Cuesta-Patterson and her family brought with them only their clothing and a deep love for two things: cozy pajamas and good books.
They call it an “uncommon commitment,” and that’s true — but it’s also much more.
Angela Chintis teaches the nurturing parenting series at Casa de los Niños. Previously she trained prospective foster and adoptive parents for Arizona’s Children Association.
Children might end up in foster care after enduring abuse or neglect. Maybe a birth parent is an addict or has an untreated mental illness. Perhaps the children witnessed domestic violence.
The piercing cries of a colicky baby, a toddler kicking and screaming as she struggles to express herself, a fourth-grader acting out at home because he is being bullied at school.
Congregation Anshei Israel Hanukkah party is tonight
First came the outrage when Arizona’s child welfare agency admitted failing to investigate 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse since 2009.
Jesus cast money-changers out of the temple and dared an adulterous woman’s accusers to cast stones only if their own lives were without fault.
Mary Rose Borbon was an infant when her grandmother picked her up from the filthy house where she lived with her drug-addicted mother.
The children and teens who come to the court are mostly "kids in great distress," says Beverly Tobiason, clinical director for the Pima County Juvenile Court Center.
On any given day in Pima County this summer, about 23,000 children have a parent in prison or jail, or on probation.
Andrea Francis' life took a difficult turn a few years ago when she lost her job, couldn't find a new one and fell into a depression.
When Joleen Hosler was 6, she watched her mother abandon her little sister. The baby was left, strapped in a car seat, in an apartment until her father came home from work hours later.
Parenting alone and hardly getting by. In Pima County, this scenario is all too common for young mothers with little education and poor job prospects.
One local eatery failed its health inspection in March: Nan Tian BBQ, 1990 W. Orange Grove Road.
Outstanding service to children has landed the Assistance League of Tucson a $10,000 prize and national recognition for its philanthropic work.
Tawnya and Bruce Groen's days overflow with lesson plans, sippy cups and calls of "mom" and "dad."
A pair of local business owners got a surprise Monday morning when they drove up to find a demolition team at their plaza, ripping the roof off the former El Charro Restaurant.
After agonizing for years, Tucson mother Harlie Garcia found her answer along a rural road surrounded by cottonwood trees and mountain vistas.
Don McNamara's inspiration to write children's American Sign Language books started in 2007, a year he was relieved to see end.
When Negisti Kurban cares for young children, language doesn't matter.
It's no surprise to hear Spanish spoken in Tucson. But in one local high school classroom, you're more likely to hear Nepalese.
Four local eateries failed health inspections in January:
Four local eateries failed health inspections in January:
The statistics are grim: One in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
Janet Marcotte's last day as executive director of Tucson's YWCA is today, but she's expected to still be a bit of an office regular.