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VA grants fight veteran homelessness beyond Phoenix, Tucson areas

VA grants fight veteran homelessness beyond Phoenix, Tucson areas

By Emilie Eaton

Recognizing that homelessness among veterans is a problem in rural areas as well as cities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a $2 million grant to the Veterans Resource Center, which has offices in Prescott, Flagstaff and Bullhead City.

Phoenix out to reduce economic, human cost of disconnected youth

Phoenix out to reduce economic, human cost of disconnected youth

As of 2012, the Phoenix area had an estimated 183,000 disconnected youth, and the Valley's percentage of disconnected youth – 22 percent – ranked it last among the nation's 25 most populous metropolitan areas. Phoenix has taken steps to improve those figures.

Taking aim at party-spot image, Parker group fights drug use among kids

Taking aim at party-spot image, Parker group fights drug use among kids

The annual influx of visitors to La Paz County is good for the area's economy, but leaders say a reputation as a party spot can give kids the impression that drug use is normal.

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Marriage licenses issued in every county for same-sex couples

Marriage licenses issued in every county for same-sex couples

In the week since Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage was rejected, clerks in all 15 counties say they have issued at least one marriage license to a same-sex couple - some to hundreds. And at $76 a pop, state coffers may already have taken in more than $20,000 in license fees.

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