Tucsonans seeking urban living now have more options.
We’ve surpassed our goal of finding 500 new reading coaches, but plenty more children still need tutors — and more donations are needed to train and support the volunteers.
We’re nearing our goal of 500 new reading coaches for children in kindergarten through third grade, but we still need your help.
At the end of the second week of our campaign to recruit 500 reading coaches for children in kindergarten through third grade, we’re closer to reaching our goal.
The series on poverty the Arizona Daily Star just finished running struck a chord with me, and I’d like to share what I think the federal government is doing right and wrong to address the issue.
At the end of the first week of our campaign to recruit 500 reading coaches for children in kindergarten through third grade, we have good news to share: 148 Southern Arizonans have answered the call.
Three months after getting out of prison, Rene Varelas is trying to do the right thing.
About 75 Tucsonans will soon be new volunteer reading coaches. Will you join them?
"Is something on my head?" "There is a bird on my head?" To a kid, it's a laugh-out-loud silly story by Mo Willems. To a Reading Seed coach, it's way more.
Poverty and education are linked. Education is a way out of poverty, but being poor makes that path more difficult to take.
If knowledge is power, then Tucsonans have a decision to make.
I’ve never been poor. I’ve been broke, but I never felt trapped like some of the Southern Arizonans profiled in our poverty series.
For the third in my four-part series on poverty in Tucson I'd like to talk about jobs - specifically, summer jobs for youth.
Everything's falling apart at the Greater Littletown Food Bank.
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.
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.
Public housing residents who owe back rent will be the first evicted if the city is forced to scale back its rental subsidy program because of federal sequestration cuts, city officials said Friday.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had the second-highest income inequality in the nation between 2008 and 2010, trailing only New Mexico for the gap between its richest and poorest residents, a new report says.