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Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Allie Smith was three months shy of high school graduation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and students were sent home to finish the year remotely. The problem is, Smith doesn’t really have a home. The 18-year-old is one of an estimated 1.5 million students classified by the

National

COVID-19 is a ‘crisis within a crisis’ for homeless people

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Nearly 200 tents stand inches apart on the scorching gravel lots, many covered in blankets for an extra layer of relief from the desert sun. Outside, their occupants sit on hot ground or in folding chairs, nearby palm trees providing no shade. Despite 12-foot-square sections painted in

Legal Beat

Aggravated Assault Suspect Arrested after Victim Cut with a Knife

On July 22, 2020 at about 1130 am an incident took place in the wooded creek area in the 500 block of Miller Valley Road involving several homeless individuals which escalated into a fight between those individuals.  Officers were dispatched to the area after the victim, a 40 year old Prescott area transient, called 911

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