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  • Leo W. Banks, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Brash Books just published my first novel, “Double Wide.” I wrote the first version of it in the 1980s. What are we looking at here, more than three decades? Sounds about right.

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  • Leo W. Banks, Special to Tucson Local Media
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An excerpt from Leo W. Banks’ new novel, ‘Double Wide’

  • Rocky Baier, Special to Tucson Local Media
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At the same time European Jews were forced to wear two yellow triangles to form a star, LGBTQIA+ individuals were forced to wear one pink triangle. Both groups found themselves rounded up and sent to concentration camps during the Holocaust. 

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  • Emily Dieckman
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Tables in Old Tucson’s Grand Palace were covered in items to memorialize Mick Willoughby: a certificate that declared him a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, photos of him with enormous snakes draped around his shoulders, his very first pair of child-sized cowboy boots. B…

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Tucson area is already turning purple—the color adopted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Among the locals helping raise awareness and funds for those with Alzheimer’s disease are the residents and staff at Splendido, an all-inclusive c…

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With the support of community sponsors, donors, volunteers and student ambassadors, the Tucson community raised over $135,000  for Literacy Connects services at the annual Get Connected event last month. Volunteer table hosts filled the Tucson Convention Center ballroom with over 500 local c…

  • Tirion Morris, Special to Tucson Local Media
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A local startup with the goal of allowing women across the world access to vital ultrasound equipment received a $26,000 cash infusion earlier this month, thanks to the judges of Tucson’s own “Shark Tank.”

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  • Emily Dieckman, Tucson Local Media
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The gang behind the Freddy’s Friday North Oracle Cruise-Ins and Car Show in Oro Valley is bound together by their love of cars, cheeseburgers and good humor. But, on first glance, the people gathered at some pushed together tables at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers don’t appear to…

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  • Danyelle Khmara, Tucson Local Media
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Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson is leaving his post in Marana to take over as chief operating officer in Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, where he plans to make Arizona a leading state.

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  • Danyelle Khmara
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The people touched by Tucson’s mass shooting sadly understand all too well what the victims in the Las Vegas concert massacre are going through. Healing takes time, and there are burdens that never go away, said Ron Barber on the ground floor of Pima County’s Administration Building earlier …

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Arts for All announces first annual art sale wipe out

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On Wednesday, Aug. 16, just after 3:00 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the CVS store located at 4748 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Upon arrival, deputies learned two female suspects entered the store and taken multiple bottles of liquor from a locked …

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  • Marcy Flanagan, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Falling is not a normal part of aging. Although preventable, one in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year, and falling is the leading cause of death by injury in older persons. 

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  • Danyelle Khmara
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors was informed last week via an attorney’s opinion that it could not censure District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller after she posted a now-controversial comment on Facebook regarding race relations.

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Banner Health career open house on Thursday

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Tucson resident Gregg Ruppel traveled to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to capture an image of the total solar eclipse. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Please include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was t…

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‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’ event this Saturday

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Whether you are a long-time artist or find yourself sitting in front of an easel for the first time, pursuing a creative endeavor is good for all aspects of your health—particularly in the later years. Older adults who actively participate in creative pursuits have shown improved physical an…

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  • Emily Dieckman
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Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan told the crowd at the Marana Chamber of Commerce’s recent community and regional update that she isn’t a fan of waking up at 5 a.m. 

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  • Emily Dieckman
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Bethany Papajohn, principal of Leman Academy of Excellence in Oro Valley, asked a room full of fourth graders who their composer of study for the month was.

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  • Danyelle Khmara
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The University of Arizona is launching Ideas to Doors, a brand-new conference focused on retail and brand startups. Participants are invited to converse with successful entrepreneurs at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 15 for a business conference meant to inspire and instruct students and p…

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Tucson’s art season began not with a flash but a shadow, when the full moon crossed the blazing Arizona sun one dazzling morning last week. The unfolding of the eclipse was slow and sensuous, as the moon blocked the sun’s light bit by bit. After covering 60 percent of our solar system’s very…

  • Sherilyn Forrester, Special to Tucson Local Media
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So far you’ve outlasted the crazy events of the past year and have landed at the precipice of a new theater season. You should probably be well-informed before you step into a seemingly gravity-dictated freefall, because it’s one in which laws of nature are questioned, bent, scoffed at, and …

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Todd Parr, the New York Times bestselling author of children’s books like Love the World, The Family Book and It’s Okay To Be Different will be speaking at the Pima County Public Library on Oct. 28.  It’s hard to imagine a more wholesome and pleasant experience than attending this event (spo…

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Organizations and individuals working with people in poverty can gain insight into their challenges and strengths at a Sept. 9 workshop at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, offered by Pima County’s Ending Poverty Now Program.

  • Danyelle Khmara
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Terry Alexander addressed excited families, on last Thursday evening about the new orchestra program at Catalina Foothills Unified School District elementary schools. The orchestra director is bright and charming, and she exudes joy when talking about teaching music.

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  • Emily Dieckman
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A pair of technologies licensed by the University of Arizona to the UA startup Lunewave, Inc. has the potential to make high-end features such as collision avoidance systems and crosswind stabilization more affordable for the average car.