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Drexel Heights Fire District asks our community to be aware of a potential killer that lurks in every home. That killer is fire, and it has struck many communities throughout the United States, quickly and often without warning this winter season. Research suggests more than one-third of hom…

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The goal of the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony is to place a wreath on the grave of every American veteran. Last year, over 1,800,000 wreaths were donated by individuals and corporate sponsors, and over 1,640 volunteers participated in placing the wreaths. 

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For its tenth anniversary,  the Loft Film Fest is bringing Tucsonans films from Hungary, Sweden, Guatemala, South Korea and more. As with previous Loft Film Fests, this year’s event does not stick to a core theme, but rather celebrates all forms of film, from classic to cutting-edge, and eve…

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Thousands of people in Arizona took part in a summer-long reading event that, in return, gave nearly 6,000 books back into the community.

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The airwaves of Tucson are home to a special kind of volunteer, one who is passionate about reading, and equally passionate about helping those who cannot. Sun Sounds of Arizona is a radio station that provides audio access to print information, such as newspapers and short stories, to peopl…

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As a child, Cecelia Padilla spent her afternoons dumpster diving around the Northern Arizona University campus. She collected discarded notebooks, pencils and paper. 

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On March 18, 2017, Mei Hu embarked on a trip from which she would never return. The 35-year-old Chinese native, in Tucson on a business trip, checked into the DoubleTree hotel across from Reid Park around 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., she video-chatted with her husband and two children back in China.…

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She wasn’t doing a self-exam,or anything like that. Katy Gierlach was just drying off after a shower when she felt a lump. She asked her partner, Jared McKinley, to feel it. It seemed too large and hard for them to not have noticed it before.

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A new exhibition at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics is turning medical equipment into empowerment for local cancer patients. The “Superheroes, Capes of Strength and Beauty” art installation features 75 “mammocapes” redesigned by artists and auctions them off to raise funds fo…

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The number of yoga studios, gyms, and health-focused restaurants are tangible evidence of people’s investment in improving or maintaining their wellness. But is it possible to work toward wellness while one is actually at work? 

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This year’s Nam Jam, named Nam to Sand Jam, will take place at Reid Park (900 S. Randolph Way) on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AMVETS Post 770 will have a booth at this free event. Please see Dave Johnson if you would like to help out. All Post, Auxiliary, Sons of and Riders mem…

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The Drexel Heights Fire District is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign …

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Members of the Tucson business community celebrated recent corporate recruiting wins and called for a major upgrade of Tucson International Airport at Sun Corridor’s annual luncheon. 

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The midmorning sun was already beating down on a handful of people outside the state government’s downtown headquarters last Tuesday, Sept. 17, as they held up homemade signs to face the thoroughfare’s bustling traffic. “Secure Our Vote, Protect Our Democracy,” they read.

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The main changes to this year’s TENWEST festival, which seeks to gather all the forward-thinking minds around Tucson, can be found right in the name. 

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Pima County residents can use a new online survey option for data collection in the upcoming 2020 census. The online survey collection is the third method introduced by the U.S. Census Bureau, in addition to traditional phone and mail survey methods. 

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I’ve been seeing people line up for slabs of ribs recently at local places that are neither dedicated barbecue joints nor western steakhouses. It struck me as peculiar, with so many smoke houses across town, so I decided to conduct some research to learn what’s behind the popularity of these…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

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With sculpted eyebrows, a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”

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In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, from sunrise to sunset.

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The AMVETS Post 770 (3015 S. Kinney Road) is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (earlier at bartender’s discretion) Monday through Saturday. On Sundays when breakfast is served, the post opens at 9 a.m. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. There is no happy hour on…

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Falls remain the leading cause of injury death for older Americans, threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. 

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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As more consumers turn to apps and e-readers instead of paper and ink, public libraries have found themselves caught in the crossfire of the digital information revolution.

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday, Aug. 19, to approve the county tax levy for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This move comes after two meetings of debate among the supervisors over whether to cut certain areas of the budget to prevent a tax increase.

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The only memorial honoring veterans and first responders throughout Southern Arizona is one step closer to reality after a group of influential businessman made significant financial contributions to the cause.

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Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life. 

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All meetings are held at the AMVETS Post 770, 3015 S. Kinney Road: The Post met on the first Sunday of the month (Aug. 4) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS and Riders will not meet again until Sept. 8, 2 and 5, respectively. 

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Drowning Impact Awareness Month is the largest collaborative water safety effort in the State of Arizona. Gov. Doug Ducey, the Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and mayors across the state have signed proclamations designating August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.

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More than 40% of people over 65 are Tweeting, posting, or pinning on social media—and their presence on platforms like Facebook and Instagram bodes well for their cognitive and social health. One study found that older adults who use Facebook had a significant increase in their ability to co…

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July 26 marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which promotes equality and protects the rights of those with disabilities. AudioEye, headquartered here in Tucson, is a technology company that helps businesses comply with the ADA, and in turn, make the internet mor…

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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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There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips from the National Fire Protection Association and you will be…

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Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020, which was passed Monday, May 27 only after Republican lawmakers demanded changes to child sex-abuse laws, includes money for schools, infrastructure and health care. But other measures, including one that would have funded pregnancy crisis cent…

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While there’s no perfect answer to staying fiscally sound when the summer heat blankets Tucson, various businesses in the service industry have adapted to the triple-digit temperatures. 

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 The Pima Joint Technical Education District welcomed a $1 million donation from Ross Potoff Private Philanthropy at the Program Completion Ceremony on Friday, May 17. 

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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On Aug. 10, 2018, a semi-truck drove between Tucson and Phoenix without any human intervention. That truck will grow into a fleet of 50 vehicles by June. 

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If you or someone you know has a picture of Fido with a tuxedo, Princess in a dress or Bella in a ball gown, then Tucson Local Media has an upcoming competition worth keeping an eye on.

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial arrival of summer, so we here at Tucson Local Media have decided to help you make it the best summer ever for you and your family.

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After a contentious meeting, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to accept Operation Stonegarden grant funding last Tuesday.

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…