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Community groups step in to provide immigrants COVID testing, relief
PHOENIX – Congress has provided medical and financial relief to millions of Americans dealing with COVID-19, but many immigrants are excluded – leaving advocacy groups to provide economic, medical and emotional support.
Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished
MESA – Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished
‘It strengthened us’: Texas group boosts mental health of Latinas by bringing moms and daughters together
AUSTIN, Texas – Among teens, Latinas face high rates of attempted suicide. One Texas group is helping them build resilience by strengthening the bond between mothers and daughters.
Mother and son percolate coffee business to hire the formerly incarcerated
PHOENIX – One coffee at a time: A former sex offender and his mother hire formerly incarcerated workers for Java Justice. The new business is part of reforming a system that punishes people long after they have left prison.
Texas group empowers Latino parents to advocate for children with disabilities
AUSTIN, Texas – VELA is an organization that provides support and resources to mostly Hispanic and immigrant families whose children have disabilities. Founded in 2010, it serves about 1,500 families annually – helping to close a significant gap in health care for Hispanics.
Water from air: ASU professor’s technology produces clean drinking water around the globe
PHOENIX – Zero Mass Water, a company created by ASU professor Cody Friesen, uses solar panel technology to produce clean water from the air for local schools and underserved communities across the globe.
Frank Lloyd Wright house, once listed for $2.6 million, sold at auction
PHOENIX – The Norman Lykes House, which is the last property Frank Lloyd Wright designed, was sold at auction for $1.7 million. Some of the most unique parts of the home are also the most sustainable.
Before the flood: System to predict rising water is tested in Phoenix and Flagstaff
APACHE JUNCTION — New technology is using image processing to increase public safety when water rises.
South Phoenix business owners wary of light rail expansion, seek city assistance
PHOENIX – With the rejection of Proposition 105, the expansion of the light rail in south Phoenix will begin in November. A group of businesses is organizing to demand that Phoenix officials support them with subsidies in anticipation of business losses during years of construction.