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Remembering James Wesley Dobbs

James Wesley Dobbs is a US Marines Corps WWII veteran who is buried at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana.

Ellen and Laci

Ellen Morell and her bulldog Laci have become a popular team that visit nursing homes and other facilities to provide company and comfort to residents

Lola's Justice

Lola Rainey saw firsthand the scars that racism left on her family, her friends, and her own sense of herself. So she set out to bring a little more justice to the world.

Marching for Their Lives

The Never Again movement's call to action is inspiring young people across the country – including students in Tucson, Arizona.

Michele's Journey: Motherhood During and After Incarceration

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, in the United States 80% of women in jail and 56% of women in prison are mothers.

Black History in Southern Arizona

Most people may not associate Southern Arizona with black history, but a group of people are working to change that.

The Preventionist

Joronda Montaño is turning her painful past into a positive force for change—fighting substance abuse, rising suicide rates, and the toll of trauma and violence one kid at a time.

Speak Up

In 2016, three women came together to change how kids talk about suicide, substance abuse, and mental health. Now, their message is reaching a bigger audience than they ever imagined.

What Comes After?

Pain and fear can haunt survivors and victims of sexual harassment, exploitation, and assault for years.

Second Chances for Some

Almost all people in prison will eventually return to society, but there are many barriers that can upend a successful reentry and hopes for a second chance.

Finding Freedom

Should people who have committed a felony continue to face legal limitations once they’ve served their time and seek to reenter society?

Unbroken and Unflinching

We introduce you to seven young people from the Arizona Public Media original documentary, Not Broken. In their own brave words, they share their challenges, victories and hopes as they cope with mental illness.

Barriers to Care

Living in a rural community comes with its own unique opportunities and challenges, especially when you’re growing up.

The Curley School

The Curley School in Ajo, Arizona, originally built in 1919 was in danger of being demolished. Now, it’s model for historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and regional and economic development.

Angel's Awakening

A local author of young adult science fiction reflects on her life experiences and how they have influenced her writing.

The Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has left communities across the country reeling, and it hasn’t spared Arizona.

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