PHOENIX – There are scores of locations in metro Phoenix where homeless and low-income people can get relief from extreme heat. But most operate during daylight hours only, leaving the vulnerable to fend for themselves overnight.
WASHINGTON - Education and government officials called a $20 million grant for suicide prevention programs in Arizona schools an important first step to deal with a growing problem, even as they said much more needs to be done.
WASHINGTON - As state and Flagstaff officials battle over who should bear the cost of the city's higher minimum wage on state contracts, service providers for people with disabilities say they feel caught in the crossfire.
WASHINGTON - "Deaths of despair" - the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide - have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the nation in every category, according to a national survey.