Patty Machelor, Arizona Daily Star

Patty Machelor

Arizona Daily Star

Tucson, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Patty:

Grants available for Tucson organizations helping women, girls

Tucson organizations that support women and girls here are being offered the chance to win a $500 grant through the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona and its after-school program for → Read More

Tucson-area hospitals have plans in place for possible surge in coronavirus cases

Hospitals across Tucson are collaborating now for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases. → Read More

Tucson couple wants to get home to Canada, needs COVID-19 test first

Jack Masterman, 89, fell at their Tucson home and developed pneumonia. He's trying to get to a skilled nursing rehabilitation center near their home, but needs to test negative for → Read More

Pima County COVID-19 cases increased by two today; both patients in their 50s

The number of positive cases being reported in Pima County is 7, as of Thursday morning. → Read More

New cath lab speeds up heart diagnoses, treatments at TMC

Tucson Medical Center's new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization X-ray, or "cath lab," opened Thursday. → Read More

Tucson clinic offers rapid test results for certain health concerns

Patients at east-side clinic are often surprised the procedure and the answer are offered during first visit. → Read More

Holiday market at Tucson Village Farm benefits programs for children, teens

Tucson Village Farm will hold its fifth annual Holiday Market this Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. → Read More

After viral video, advocates, lawmakers say Pima deputies need more training

Recent use of force by Pima County sheriff's deputy prompts letter on behalf of people with disabilities. → Read More

New integrated care center to put focus on children with autism, other needs

Intermountain Academy school will share space with doctors, specialists and therapists on Tucson's west side. → Read More

"A" safety grade for patient care given to two Tucson hospitals

Most area hospitals scored above average while Banner University Medical Center scored a "C" → Read More

Arizona now has nation's third-highest percentage of uninsured children

The number of Arizona children without health insurance increased more than 10% between 2016 and 2018, says a new Georgetown University report. → Read More

IV-drip lounges spring up in Tucson as unregulated treatment trend spreads

Mobile unit in Tucson has provided hundreds with drips this year while medical professionals question benefits online → Read More

Carondelet St. Joseph's begins taking level one trauma patients

Data collection, close oversight required before hospital can become a full trauma center → Read More

New Pima County review panel will study local drug overdose deaths

Law enforcers, doctors, social workers will study records, share stories to help prevent future fatalities. → Read More

New constable effort, grant program aim to avert evictions

A five-month pilot program allows constables in two busy precincts time to test a new approach. → Read More

Old motels, new ideas part of blossoming vision for Tucson's 85705

The decrepit Tucson House could anchor a revitalized, affordable neighborhood that re-uses the old No-Tel Motel → Read More

Tucson's popular Hope Fest canceled this year

The next event that provides services and resources for the poor will be in October 2020. → Read More

Sex-ed for students across Pima County usually avoids getting too specific

None of the schools directly discuss LGBTQ lifestyles, issues → Read More

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