The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:
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.
Lifting Tucson up and out of its current slump could be as simple as this: Provide more support and opportunities for women and children.
You can’t blame Tucsonans who are suffering from Forum Fatigue.
Tucson needs to find solutions to its most dire, complex problem: poverty.
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…
The city has set up some new rules for the homeless camp at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.
There are fewer federal dollars for the local Meals on Wheels program, but the need is greater than ever.
A Tucson charity that shut down after an Arizona Daily Star investigation has re-emerged — but its questionable business practices haven’t changed, two homeless clients say.
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.