Last month, KJZZ reported that the Department of Housing and Urban Development defunded seven transitional housing programs across the state. These programs provide homeless families with a roof over the heads and life skills. KJZZ followed up with one of those organizations.
All evacuations have been lifted for the Tenderfoot Fire, still burning near Yarnell. Many of the evacuees lost their homes in a deadly wildfire in the same area three years ago, and some had only recently rebuilt. The Yarnell Hill Fire destroyed 130 buildings and killed 19 firefighters in 2013.
Several speakers of different faiths called for unity, acceptance and love during a candlelight vigil Sunday night at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center. The event was designed to demonstrate solidarity with all those impacted by the mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub Saturday night.
Every year, Phoenix collects more than 30,000 tons of palm fronds. According to the Public Works Department, loading and driving the fronds more than 50 miles to Buckeye where the city’s landfill is located costs $17 a ton. Palm Silage LLC is offering to take them for no more than $12 a ton.
Fire officials say they expect all residents of a north-central Arizona town who were evacuated due to a brush fire to be allowed to return home Saturday night. The Tenderfoot Fire has scorched an estimated 3,400 acres and is 30-percent contained.
SHOW is the first tri-state university, student-led clinic in Arizona. Patients here are treated by students from all three state universities and providers who volunteer their time every Saturday to help.
The U.S. manufacturing industry has lost thousands of jobs to overseas outsourcing or offshoring, and other positions have seen humans gobbled up by robots. The longstanding trend is happening in other countries, too.