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Friendly springtime reminder to leave snakes alone

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Spring has sprung in the Southwest and evidence is everywhere. Gambel’s quail are calling, brackets are busted and the first fearful snake…
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A child’s chronic illness should prompt your support, not pity

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star.  "People around the world gather to raise awareness about epilepsy on March 26, which we observed two days ago. Known as Purple Day…
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Kathleen Bethel: SARSEF helps kids to make a better world

Kathleen Bethel, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the CEO of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches critical thinking through science and impacts…
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Challenges to health equality go beyond having insurance

Rhonda Gonzalez, Felicia Goodrum Sterling, Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star.  "As open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act comes to a close this year…
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Older people make extraordinary contributions

Linda Phillips, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Excitement abounds. Rumor has it that Santa Claus is coming to town.  As a gerontologist who has been in the field for…
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The post-election hangover cure

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published the Arizona Daily Star. "The election is over. What’s next? The energy leading up to the election carried with it an undercurrent of urgency by voters…
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LGBTQ+ youth need our support

Em Martin Brott, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published The Arizona Daily Star. "A few weeks ago, I came out as genderqueer. Like everyone coming out of closets, I peppered myself with anxious questions..."
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For some migrant mothers, there’s no rest on Mother’s Day

Melanie Gleason, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Thursday was Día de las Madres, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico. I spent the morning in Nogales, Mexico, running a pro bono…
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Neto’s Tucson: Randiesia Fletcher overcame barriers, now helps refugees do the same

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "For several years, Randiesia Fletcher has helped refugees create new lives for themselves in Tucson. She co-founded the nonprofit Refugee Resource Center... Many…
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$1 Million Challenge Goal Met Early

Thanks to an outpouring of support from donors, and the hard work of women’s foundation fundraising volunteers and board members, the goal was met far earlier than expected. In partnership with the Connie Hillman Family Foundation…
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