Bobby Pedro, a 36-year veteran and former district chief of Honolulu’s Emergency Medical Services, died Tuesday at age 65. Pedro, who was interviewed for a Honolulu Advertiser article on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, said the terror attack changed the way first responders view their jobs. Pedro is pictured near the First Hawaiian Bank building downtown.
Vaughn Davis, 61, a full-blooded Navajo, refuses to drink or use drugs in his new “Housing First” apartment, even though he could. After four brutal winters living on the streets of Salt Lake City, Davis does not want to run the risk of becoming homeless again. “I’m not going to screw this up,” he said.