Carli Brosseau Arizona Daily Star
Major predictors of poverty in Pima County are minority status, youth, single-parent families and low levels of education.
Alexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star
When it comes to preparing a child for kindergarten and beyond, parents need to take an active role.
Births to unwed mothers in Pima County are not evenly distributed among racial and ethnic groups.
Exposure to high-quality early-learning experiences is critical. But for low-income parents, access to those providers is highly dependent on cost.
Patty Machelor Arizona Daily Star
The children and teens who come to the court are mostly "kids in great distress," says Beverly Tobiason, clinical director for the Pima County…
Emily Bregel Arizona Daily Star
High school graduation rates are rising on both the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham reservations, and administrators say more kids are applyin…
The American Dream of mortgage-based homeownership has taken a hit in the aftermath of the housing meltdown, but housing advocates say homeown…
A lot of so-called "homeowners" don't actually own anything yet. Many owe the bank significantly more than their home is worth, RealtyTrac sta…
There is a reason Tucsonans may not feel the market improvements economists have been describing in hopeful tones.
While many cities near the U.S.-Mexico border have poverty rates above that of the U.S. overall, it is not clear from the available data that …
Tucson's status as a college town does not explain its relatively high poverty rate - but it does impact it.
Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star
Tippy Atkins stood at the corner of East 22nd Street and Craycroft Road with her only possession, a crack pipe.
The 1996 welfare-to-work reforms were supposed to end the era of "welfare queens" and put single moms to work.
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