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"Shop Local and Spend Big” is my wish for this holiday season. As a chamber of commerce, we are always asking everyone to shop local, but now more than ever it is important to support our local businesses. Whether they are a small one-person shop or a large, 100-employee shop, they need us. …

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WASHINGTON – Activists worry that the Trump administration has fast-tracked the final environmental impact statement for the massive Resolution Copper mine, a project planned for lands near Superior that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache.

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Six days after President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notified food safety groups that it was proposing a regulatory change to speed up chicken factory processing lines, a change that would allow companies to sell more birds. An earlier USDA ef…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies spread throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting rece…

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Despite being hammered by passenger reductions due to COVID, the Tucson International Airport is keeping busy. On Oct. 15, the Tucson Airport Authority broke ground on a $300 million Airfield Safety Enhancement project, which involves reconstruction of a runway, new taxiways, installation of…

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When she was 8 years old, Michelle Senner learned how to make pots of coffee in the office of her father’s business. At age 11, she began drafting profit and loss statements for the company. At 20, she finally earned her own employee identification number.

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Working as a firefighter often requires a person to think quickly and adapt to changes. It’s a skillset that has served former firefighters Jeremy Hilderbrand, Matt Gordon and Taylor Carter well as they operate Firetruck Brewing Company. 

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Although social distancing has defined this year, holiday generosity needn’t be cast away. For the upcoming season, Tucson Local Media has partnered with the Arizona Department of Child Safety for their Giving Tree Program. This program allows you to purchase holiday gifts for children in Ar…

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With rising numbers of COVID cases, public health experts are urging us to avoid large gatherings of extended family this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to find tokens of appreciation for the loved ones in our life. Here we present a gift guide of local shops wh…

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WASHINGTON – A Navajo Nation probe of a controversial, Navajo-owned hemp operation has turned into a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.

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On Tuesday night, Arizonans joined four other states to pass some form of cannabis legalization, when citizens voted in favor of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, Prop 207, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana for persons over the age of 21.

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After closing on March 17, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum has announced their plans to reopen on Monday, Nov. 16. As with many businesses reopening, the Gallery in the Sun is implementing COVID prevention measures: all visitors are required to wear masks or facial coverings, and plea…

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In more bad news in the restaurant sector, Chef Janos Wilder has announced that DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is ending its 10-year run, and will not reopen its doors. DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails was known for serving high-quality dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, as well as…

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When COVID-19 swept across the country earlier this year, it exacerbated an ongoing epidemic growing in recent years: isolation. Sociologists and public health experts have tracked a “loneliness epidemic” affecting the mental and physical health of a wide range of Americans. And while there …

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Her mother stomped in, angrily snatching the Ouija board from Francine and her older sisters. She rushed outside, snapped it on her knee, and threw it away. Little did her mother know, the only way to close a portal to the ghost world is to burn a Ouija board. So began the decades-long haunt…

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The Town of Oro Valley is one step closer to annexing the Westward Look Resort and surrounding property despite a handful of concerns from the area’s neighbors at the first public hearing during town council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 21. 

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Baseless beliefs practiced with intention are not a solution for what ails us as a nation. Holding fast to false hope founded on political calculation is an invitation to annihilation. Those who embrace the notion of herd immunity are a threat to safe practices. Herd immunity with intention …

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PHOENIX – The pay gap is confoundingly stubborn: On average across the United States, women make 81 cents for every dollar a man makes, with the size of the gap varying based on a woman’s job, family status and race.

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Pima County’s residential real estate market is experiencing an economic boom as an influx of out-of-state buyers are creating bidding wars to own a piece of Southern Arizona during the pandemic. 

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The Marana Outdoor Market has reopened for business and your listening pleasure, with social distancing and safety rules in place for patrons. The market features dozens of local vendors, artisans, musicians and fresh produce. 

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For the past several months, the pandemic has affected the lives and livelihood for individuals, businesses and institutions, and much time, thought and money has been allocated for business assistance. The impact of losing your job, or a spouse losing their job, has greatly impacted persona…

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After 35 years in business, Tucson's beloved Cafe Poca Cosa announces plans to close due to coronavirus concerns and the corresponding economic downturn of Tucson's service industry. 

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The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association is canceling their annual Winter Street Fair due to a new special event permit application which would leave little time to properly plan the event.

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A Canadian non-bank mortgage company is holding onto defunct Rancho Vistoso Golf Course after declining an offer to purchase the property by a national environmental nonprofit organization with plans to repurpose the area for recreational use. 

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The University of Arizona Center for Innovation, the University’s business startup service that mentors those involved in science and technology ventures, will be launching a new center in Oro Valley later this fall: the UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley. Alongside the development of th…

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WASHINGTON – To American Airlines flight attendant Robyn Walters, her co-workers are like family. That made it all the more difficult last weekend when she had to say goodbye to colleagues who were working their last flights before being furloughed.

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