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The Pima County Public Defenders Office, with a budget of $12 million, is the largest public defense office in Pima County.

What’s a key factor for your constitutional rights? Geography

Isaac Rounseville March 22, 2018

Michael Penrod’s daily routine typically involves a 35-mile commute to meet with his clients. Because clients tend to be poor, isolated and in need of legal aid, his workspace spans all of Navajo County’s...

Providers per 10,000 children ages 0-17 in rural counties in Arizona.

School-based mental health centers provide services for children in rural areas

Syrena Tracy February 23, 2018

Mental illnesses can be detected early in life, but school children in rural areas have limited access for the help they need compared to those living in urban centers. According to the Centers...

The final resting place of Hayden High School. Students in Hayden are now bused to a neighboring town for academics. (Photo by: Trey Ross/Arizona Sonora News)

Hayden sees its dying days

Trey Ross April 20, 2017

It’s not a ghost town, but it feels like one. The streets of Hayden, Arizona, are lined with boarded-up businesses — Grimebusters Laundry, Casa Rivera Restaurant, an appliance store — and...

Rural schools are struggling, and Duceys budget wont fix it

Rural schools are struggling, and Ducey’s budget won’t fix it

Christianna Silva April 7, 2017

PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey's proposed $5 million in his budget and $8 million in state matched funds by the corporation commission to bring high-speed internet to Arizona schools -- most of them rural --...

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