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  • Chelo Grubb, The Explorer
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For nearly half a century, there’s been a fountain of opportunity in our desert. 

  • Valerie Vinyard, Special to The Explorer
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For the second year in a row, the cost of owning and operating a car has declined. AAA has released its annual “Your Driving Costs” study, which provides a realistic framework of the cost to own and operate a vehicle. 

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With the upcoming monsoon just around the corner, rain, hail and flood waters are not far behind. The National Weather Service provides weather forecasts and information that allow users to protect life and property. 

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In late September, Robert Freel nearly died. Last week, he got to thank those who helped save his life. At a ceremony held at Banner – University Medical Center, Freel got to thank the Pima County Sheriff’s deputies and doctors who saved him after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. 

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Polls are closed, results are rolling in and we're watching the numbers closely. Check back through the night to see how the numbers play out.

A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.

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After a verbal kerfuffle between Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilman Brendan Burns during the Jan. 7 council meeting, Hiremath called for a three-minute recess “until councilman Burns can actually control himself.”

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Board of Supervisors to delay a vote on a controversial Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Healthy Workplace Initiative that was slated for a decision yesterday.

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A number of major streets in Pima County’s District 1 will receive road repair work after the Board of Supervisors approved the release of a $5 million pavement rehabilitation appropriation from the county’s general fund. 

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Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend.  The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, Dec.12,  and is open daily through Sunday Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 30…

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Despite the continuing struggles to contain the spread of Ebola throughout West Africa, and despite an 11th hour warning from the U.S. State Department outlining an imminent terrorism threat in the region’s populated city center, UA journalism professor Shahira Fahmy stuck to her commitment …

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PIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Elections Department is preparing for a recount in the Congressional District 2 race between incumbent Democrat Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally.

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Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released 11 ewes and three rams into the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Four UA professors have received the 2014 Humanities Seminars Program Superior Teaching Awards.  Now entering its 31st year, the program, which is designed for adult learners, has served 15,000 people in the greater Tucson area.  This year’s awards bring to $239,000 the total payments to Uni…

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For a second year, two SaddleBrooke animal-support groups are collaborating to sponsor the Northwest Tucson Pet Adoption event on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will take place at 77 North Marketplace on Oracle Road in Catalina, five miles north of Tangerine Road and across from…