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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…

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All meetings are held at the AMVETS 770 Post, 3015 S. Kinney Road: The Post meets on the first Sunday of the month (May 5) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month (May 12) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the Monday following the post’s monthly meeting (May …

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Times have changed for older kids who want to start babysitting. Years ago, older kids began their babysitting careers by simply letting parents in the neighborhood know they were available. The idea of getting training, certificates or any other kind of preparation was unheard of. 

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Education is changing. Perhaps no local institution better proves this than Pima Community College: A campus may close, certificate programs are growing faster than degree programs and online classes are outpacing physical classes. PCC chancellor Lee Lambert points to a few key “gaps” the co…

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The Reid Park Zoo welcomed the community to say hello to its newest residents over the weekend with the opening of the Temple of Tiny Monkeys. The inhabitants of the new exhibit are squirrel monkeys, which live throughout central and South America. Some of the tiniest primates in the world, …

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With major drugstore chains like Rite Aid and Walgreens now testing out CBD sales in select states, it’s clear that Americans have more access to manufactured cannabis products than ever before. But many are still fuzzy on the difference between CBD and THC, or specifically how it relates to…

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The Reid Park Zoo offers an adventurous summer day camp experience every year for kids entering grades one through eight. From June through July, children get the chance to play wildlife-themed games, make arts and crafts, and most importantly, go behind-the-scenes to interact with a variety…

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With the end of the school year just weeks away, it’s time to start planning for the summer. While some in Tucson take the rising temperatures and increasingly sunny days as a sign to pack up and head for cooler climates, there are plenty of residents throughout the metro area who live in Th…

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The year is 1987: big hair is in, Swatch watches are all the rage and only the coolest kids are wearing Coca-Cola brand clothing. It’s to that radical era of bright-colored sunglasses, trendy side ponytails and hoop hearings that the Gaslight Theatre transports its cast and crew for its new …

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In the late hours of Jan. 31, the Arizona Legislature passed a drought contingency plan in a nearly unanimous vote: all 60 House representatives approved, and only two of Arizona’s 30 state senators voted against the plan. At its core, the DCP aims to conserve the water level of Lake Mead, w…

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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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All meetings are held at the AMVETS 770 Post, 3015 S. Kinney Road: The Post meets on the first Sunday of the month (April 7) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month (April 14) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the Monday following the post’s monthly meeting (…

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Too often, firefighters hear people say, “I only turned my back for a few seconds.” Sadly, just a few seconds is all it takes for a child to drown. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under age of four in Arizona. Most children drown in their own pools, but many child…

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Between 2015 and 2018, more than 13,000 Pima County renters were faced with an eviction. At a forum last Thursday evening, housing and community leaders convened at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library to share insights on the housing system. They argue that a large factor of the high eviction ra…

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If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system.

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Tucson Police Department Officer Sarah Haught’s goals are so crucial, she received the Public Service Champion award at the 2019 Women of Influence celebration while still in the process of completing them. While onstage receiving her award, she thanked her friends, family and God, and promi…

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Just a handful of the many influential women in Tucson were honored at the annual Women of Influence Awards, hosted by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business. A packed ballroom of 644 finalists and guests convened in the Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center to hear from some of Tucs…

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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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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through an HMD (head-mo…

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Earlier this month, Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy announced that he and Supervisor Ally Miller have withdrawn their participation in the county’s Community Law Enforcement Partnership Commission and their six appointed commissioners will no longer attend the meetings. This decision fo…

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What started out as the result of a frigid, sleepless night in the Catalinas’ Bear Canyon is now a staple of Tucson’s outdoors community. 

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The 94th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo wrapped up Sunday, Feb. 24. After a week of competition and festivities, champions were crowned in front of a sold-out crowd. 

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The hum of construction equipment serves as background noise most afternoons as people visit Mercado San Agustin or the MSA Annex. The sound of a construction project in the works is nothing new for people who have lived just west of Interstate 10 near Congress Street or who frequent the are…

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Springtime brings renewal—and nothing renews the mind like the arts. Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with a vibrant arts community that celebrates everything from classical masters in contemporary, cutting-edge works that will excite your imagination and inspire your passions.

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Sometimes you need a good, deep breath and a dose of classical music in the springtime more than any other time of year.

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Alongside the talented locals, touring companies are coming through town to entertain fans of dance, including an exploration of racial tension and a tribute to David Bowie. 

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So here we are, plopped into another year. Resolutions might have been made, only to be now stretched thin, lingering only as ghosts of their former selves. Oh well. 

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When the supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to limit how Tucson police officers can investigate whether someone is in the country legally hosted a kick-off event for their campaign, they invited community members to share their stories of being racially profiled right here in Tucson.