Patty Machelor, Arizona Daily Star

Patty Machelor

Arizona Daily Star

Tucson, AZ, United States

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Recent articles by Patty:

City of Tucson, Pima County hosting housing, neighborhood forums

City and county residents are invited to share ideas at three community forums next week focusing on housing, homelessness and neighborhood preservation. → Read More

Mother of Sandy Hook victim to talk in Tucson

Charlotte Lewis started a non-profit to help schools, children after the loss of her son, Jesse → Read More

Tucson's Section 8 program fraught with problems, delays

When the letter arrived earlier this summer, Lily Rose Krugly had been living in the duplex for 15 years. → Read More

Tucson police will deal with dealers a new way to help 85705 with drug problem

Tucson will offer nonviolent drug dealers services to turn their lives around and reduce crime. → Read More

Grandparents raising grandkids urged to make 'safety plans'

Illness or death can mean children, teens end up back in the foster care system → Read More

These 2 Tucson teens are turning internships, moms' support into college stepping stones

Both were raised by single mothers, and stayed busy with school, sports and volunteer work. → Read More

Despite improvements to juvenile justice system, racial imbalance persists

Local court, law enforcement, community teaming up to help African American teens. → Read More

23 nonprofits in Southern Arizona get funding for basic operations

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona saw a significant increase in donations this year → Read More

Annual report: Arizona not improving fast as other states for families, kids

The Annie E. Casey's Kids Count report shows state making some strides, but still faring poorly overall. → Read More

Arizona suspends child-care waiting list, increases provider reimbursements

About 5,000 more children per month will receive subsidized child care in fiscal 2020, state official says. → Read More

Tucson mom to serve 10 years of probation for child abuse

Sophia Richter's three daughters were held captive in homes in both Pima and Pinal counties → Read More

New approach aims to help Pima County child abuse victims who have criminal cases

Youths in so-called crossover cases are at high risk for addiction, mental health problems, adult prison. → Read More

Streams of satellites concern Tucson astronomers, amateur stargazers

Recent launch of 60 satellites will provide internet access to remote areas; is just the start of such ventures. → Read More

Arizona's voluntary child removals use method challenged in other states

Parents coerced into temporary removals, critics say; DCS says it can keep kids out of foster care with strangers. The data show mixed results. → Read More

Tucson group expanding its reach to grant scholarships, other help to single moms

Social Venture Partners is providing Single Mom Scholars with guidance and assistance for mothers earning degrees. → Read More

New method to treat brain injuries could save thousands of lives a year, UA says

Study published Wednesday is a collaboration of the University of Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and hundreds of first responders. → Read More

Reinvention underway in 85705 for distressed housing, burdened neighborhoods

"Thrive in the 05" pairs the city of Tucson and ASU to address deep social issues, Tucson House makeover and more. → Read More

UA engineering students create device to analyze bruising in child-abuse cases

Data collected could help in child abuse, domestic violence and worker compensation cases → Read More

Trial begins for Tucson mother accused of starving 3-year-old son to death

Defense attorney for Raquel Barreras says state DCS failed to protect the child. → Read More

Tucson mother pleads guilty, faces probation or prison for imprisoning daughters

Sophia Richter's earlier conviction was overturned after state's high court ruling last August. → Read More