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Abrahm Lustgarten and Naveena Sadasivam, ProPublica

Abrahm Lustgarten and Naveena Sadasivam, ProPublica

State Route 87, the thin band of pavement that approaches the mostly shuttered town of Coolidge, Ariz., cuts through some of the least hospitable land in the country. The valley of red and brown sand is interrupted occasionally by rock and saguaro cactus. It’s not unusual for summer temperatures to