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Why Are Arizona, US Losing Hospitals in Rural Areas?

57 facilities, including one Douglas, have closed in the last 5 years.

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Homeless man reading near Santa Rita park.

Service Providers Work to End Homelessness in Tucson

Goal: End veterans' homelessness by end of this year, all homelessness by 2017.


Children's Foster Program Says Demand Drives Clothing Shortage

Casa de los NiƱos in Tucson reports dire need for new summer clothes for abused, neglected youngsters.

George Cunningham, executive director of the Grand Canyon Institute, discusses how Govenor Jan Brewer's moratorium on new government regulations has harmed business in the state.

Brewer's Pause on New Regs Has No Economic Effect, Study Says

Grand Canyon Institute report shows intended job creation, economic growth did not occur.

TEP Proposes No More Coal Burning at Tucson Plant

Idea comes at EPA public hearing as alternative way to meet emission restrictions plan aimed at cleaner park air.

Efforts Underway to Educate Arizonans On Affordable Care Act

Estimates indicate more than 1 million residents will qualify for financial healthcare assistance.

Health Care Marketplaces Begin Enrollment in Fall

White House says insurance choices will increase for most consumers.

Mental Illness, Poverty Form Vicious Circle

Tucson organization helps people facing challenges of illness and limited resources find hope and purpose.

Local Efforts Offer Help, Give Hope to Homeless

Three organizations working to fill the poverty gap.

Residents of Ajo face some challenges, however there are different efforts to help out.

Ajo Aims to Become Greener, Healthier

Town's residents seek economic opportunities.

Rebecca Brukman. 10/22/12.
Image of Salvation Army collection area.

As Holidays Near, Many Families Seek Services

Salvation Army reports residents are seeking assistance in record numbers

City of Tucson Gets More Than $1M for Courts

Money will go toward domestic violence and veterans programs

Samantha Dickens, in her dinning room serving dinner for her and her husband. All these food items were purchased as part of the SNAP challenge.

Tucsonans Tackle Eating on $20 a Week

Participants say they wanted to experience what those receiving federal food assistance do every week

A Guatemalan migrant is trying to get home to reunite with his family, after traveling north to work across the border in Southern Mexico.

Migrants At Mexico-Guatemala Border Face Health Issues

Similar issues for people migrating north to U.S.-Mexico border

State Representative Matt Heinz (D) talks about state funding for mental health services in recent years.

Mental Health Funding Cuts Affect More Than Patients

State Rep. Matt Heinz says cuts trickle down to other state services

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