August 13, 2019

Hurricane Maria damaged 45% of children’s homes, making life in Puerto Rico harder and even forcing some to leave for the mainland. 

Ellen O'Brien for News21

August 17, 2018

The number of unsheltered individuals in Maricopa County increased 27 percent, to 2,618 in 2018 from 2,059 in 2017. The I-HELP program in Chandler works with local churches to provide homeless clients a place to sleep every night.

 

Ellen O'Brien for Cronkite News

June 05, 2018

The City Council has approved a $65 million deal to bring an Arizona State University campus to downtown Mesa, a move some business owners and residents lauded as an economic boon and other residents worried would bring higher taxes. 

 

Ellen O'Brien for Cronkite News

May 22, 2018

Students, activists, families and faith leaders gathered Monday night to commemorate the 10 victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. 

 

Ellen O'Brien for Cronkite News

September 29, 2017

2017 was a good water year by all accounts, but experts say that the reduced risk of a water shortage in 2018 doesn’t change the long-term conservation decisions that have to be made.

 

Ellen O'Brien for Arizona Capitol Times

April 13, 2017

Marvin Gonzalez de Leon, an MFA student at Arizona State University, will premiere his new play "Haboob" over the next week at ASU's Mainstage, exploring Latino identity through magic realism.

 

Ellen O'Brien for The State Press

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