Caleb ScottNews Reporter, Phoenix
Caleb Scott expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in global studies and political science.
PHOENIX – Saavi Services for the Blind helps the visually impaired with career services, job readiness, special techniques for using computers and navigating life without vision.
PHOENIX – Several new and upgraded health facilities for Native Americans opened in Arizona this year and the Navajo Nation is working to improve the nursing shortage in rural communities.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – La falta de vivienda en Nuevo México aumentó un 48% este año debido a la escasez de viviendas y los aumentos de alquiler. Las agencias gubernamentales y las organizaciones sin fines de lucro están respondiendo con programas de vivienda y asistencia para el alquiler para promover viviendas estables y más permanentes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Homelessness in New Mexico increased 48% this year due to housing shortages and rent increases. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are responding with housing programs and rental assistance to promote stable, more permanent housing.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rabbit, 50, said he has been on the streets for 26 years. He fights to survive every day, frequently going out dumpster diving to find wood for a barrel fire. The homeless community gathers at the Compassion Services Center daily during the winter and help each other stay warm.
PHOENIX – Infant mortality rate has increased across Arizona by 11% due to low birth weight and poverty risk factors. March of Dimes advocates for better protections for mothers and newborns.
MESA – Pawsitive Friendships is an organization that provides animal therapy to special-needs individuals at schools and clinics throughout the Valley. The organization uses trained animals and health professionals to create therapy programs to help individuals with social, emotional and physical problems.
PHOENIX – The American Lung Association gave Maricopa County an F rating for its air quality. This poor air quality has led to an increase in health concerns, particularly for marginalized communities.