The average funeral in this country costs about $7,000. There are hundreds of families who cannot afford that expense. And hundreds more who die each year without family, unclaimed. For both, the responsibility for burial falls to Maricopa County. In the latest installment of KJZZ’s series, The Business of Dying, officials here do their best to give those in that position a dignified farewell.
Airlines are predicting a record number of passengers this summer. More than 230 million people are expected to fill airports across the country. The increase comes at a time when some airlines are reporting a pilot shortage.
The Cancer Moonshot Initiative seeks to put max focus, effort and funding toward finding a cure for cancer. Researchers, community leaders and patients will meet in Washington, D.C. and Arizona Wednesday.
A federal judge earlier this week compelled the U.S. Homeland Security Department to release images of its Border Patrol holding cells in the agency’s Tucson Sector. The holding cells have long been referred to as hieleras, or ice boxes, because of the freezing temperatures inside.
We remember Grant Tinker, who died last month at 90. He founded MTM productions with his then-wife Mary Tyler Moore and produced her hit TV show. Later as chairman of NBC, Tinker oversaw the hit shows Cheers, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere.