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On Thursday, Feb. 27, the University of Arizona broke ground on The Refinery, the first building at UA’s Tech Park at The Bridges. The Refinery will be four-stories and 120,000 square feet, and is expected to serve as an example of the technology-driven workspace found at the Tech Park at Th…

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“Meow! My name is Maurine and I’m am easy, low energy girl who will talk your ear off! I love people, and I love attention. I just want to be pet and loved on all the time. I came to HSSA as a stray, but all my paws are declawed so I need to be an indoor cat only. HSSA thinks I’m about 8 yea…

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Located just east of Interstate 10 along West Cortaro Farms Road, Carondelet Marana Hospital will open its doors on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. The “neighborhood” hospital houses eight inpatient beds, 24-hour emergency care and space for surgical procedures with around-the-clock general surger…

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest after a javelina was stoned to death at Tanque Verde Elementary school last Friday night.

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“Hey I’m Collins and I’m 3 years old and have SO much energy! I LOVE treats and I LOVE to play! I’m a bouncy boy who loves to jump around, and I still have a lot to learn about manners. Bring your other dogs to meet me today and bring me home with you! Come meet me at 635 W Roger Rd or call …

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A 44-year-old man is currently awaiting extradition from Michigan’s Saginaw County Jail to Pima County on charges related to the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl in Tucson. On Feb. 8, the Oro Valley Police Department coordinated with Michigan State Police to bring Gerard Dickinson into …

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The intersection of North La Cañada and West Naranja drives will switch to protected left turns next week. Once the traffic signals have been adjusted, left turns will only be allowed when the left turn arrow is green.

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The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner recently released the post-mortem examination of the remains of a 66-year-old man found in a wilderness area adjacent to Pima Canyon Trail on Dec. 30, 2019. The remains were discovered with damage from scavengers and environmental conditions.

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“Hi, I’m Shadow, a gorgeous 11 year old cat who wants to live out my golden years with you. I’m a really nice boy who just needs a fresh start in life. I was originally adopted from HSSA in 2008, but came back when my owner could no longer care for me. Come meet me at 635 W. Roger Rd or give…

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Birdwatchers, rejoice! The new observation deck at the El Rio Preserve is providing more access for outdoor enthusiasts to view many rare species of flying feathered friends from around the hemisphere. 

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The first week in February is recognized as Burn Awareness Week. For 2020’s campaign, the American Burn Association is highlighting contact burns. Drexel Heights Fire District acknowledges this important safety topic and would like to share some information about contact burns.

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When Dragoon Brewing Company opened in 2012, there were only five craft breweries in the Tucson area. Eight years later, Tucson is home to 25. This 500 percent increase in less than a decade is even higher than the already impressive national increase during that same time frame: In 2012, th…

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If you are a veteran or the close relative of a veteran, consider joining AMVETS Post 770. Call 520-883-6304 to get more information about joining the Post, the Auxiliary, or the Sons Of AMVETS. Come to the Post during normal office hours Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to ge…

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"Hello! I'm Athena! I was adopted from HSSA several months back but was recently returned because my owners couldn't care for me anymore. I'm a little sad, but the awesome people here at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona have assured me that I am a VERY good girl who is going to find a …

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Less than a year after work was completed at the Ina Road Interchange, construction is underway at Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10.

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“Hi, I’m Cyclops and I bet you can guess why they named me that! I’m only 10 months old and can be a bit shy at first, but I love being pet, brushed, and having my head scratched. I like to play with my toys, and really want a nice, comfy, warm bed to relax on! You can meet me at HSSA’s Main…

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“Hey there! I’m Max! Are you my new best friend? I’m looking for a special person who I can give all of my love and loyalty to. I’m 3 years old, and incredibly clever! The staff here at HSSA have taught me lots of tricks, and I’m still eager to learn more! I have lots of energy and would pre…

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The Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant has been around for over 60 years selecting rodeo queens to represent communities throughout the state and promote rodeos and the western way of life. 

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Tucson’s Angry Crab Shack franchise rang in the new year under new ownership after longtime employees Matthew Prentice and Josh Arnold took over operations.

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The Colorado River once dumped millions of gallons of water annually into the Gulf of California, but now dries up before it ever reaches the sea. This withering is due to aqueducts and dams constructed despite scientists’ warnings, according to the new book “Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring …

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Southern Arizona is home to thousands of warm-hearted talented people, passionate to help the community without a request for anything in return. Volunteers who help others are integral to our community and to organizations that rely on their assistance, dedication and input. 

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On Thursday, Dec. 12, NASA announced that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to collect samples from the “Nightingale” crater site on the asteroid Bennu. 

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According to the National Fire Protection Association, the majority of fire deaths happen in the home. That’s why Drexel Heights Fire District offers a free home safety check program. These voluntary home visits offer an opportunity to check for fire safety issues and provide measures to imp…

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The AMVETS Post 770 is now offering the services of a Veterans Benefits Services Officer, who will be available at the post, 3015 S. Kinney Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 883-6304. You do not have to be a member…

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When you’re having a good day, or even a good moment, do you savor it? If so, you are actively boosting your overall happiness and even your health. Savoring is defined as the ability to notice positive experiences and engage in thoughts and behaviors that enhance your enjoyment of the experience. 

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“I am a beautiful 1-year-old girl who will do best in quiet home. I am very shy at first and will enjoy having a safe place to hide. If you give me enough time to get comfortable I will come out and seek ear scratches,” Belinda (872015). Would you like to learn more about Belinda? Give an ad…

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild participated in a nationwide day of action to ask Congress to extend the tax cuts the craft beverage industry has enjoyed since January 2018. At the end of this year, a recalibrated Federal Excise Tax rate as part of the Craft Beverage Mod…

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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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“Hi friends! I’m a playful boy 1-year-old boy named Rayson. I was transferred to HSSA from another shelter so they don’t know much about my past. They do know I am a sweet boy who deserves a loving family. Could that be with you?” Rayson (881259) Bring your family, dogs included, to meet Ray…

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For more than a decade, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended every adult in the United States between the ages of 18 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once in their life. In Arizona, less than half of that population has ever received a test.

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Arizona’s oldest craft brewer is transferring ownership of the business to its employees in a historic move for the Christmas spirit.Barrio Brewing today announced the move via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which begins in January 2020. Employees who work 1,000 hours in a one-year period…

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Innovation Academy recently earned recognition for its science-based curriculum and education quality from Cognia, a national accreditation organization formerly known as AdcacEd.The Oro Valley school earned STEM school certification and is the only Southern Arizona school to do so. Only 11 …

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“Hello, my name is Beatrice. I am a sweet 5-year-old girl who is patiently waiting for my forever family. New environments can be scary for me so I will need to go home with a patient family. Once I become comfortable I become a very outgoing and friendly girl,” Beatrice (877231) Fall in lov…

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“Effective CDFIs spend enormous amounts of time doing two things: 1) assembling capital – both scarce debt dollars and even scarcer equity dollars; and 2) deploying those dollars in communities we care about. But as challenging and time-consuming as raising and deploying capital can be … it’…

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Drexel Heights Fire District is celebrating its 13th annual “Senior Safety Academy” this year. This program is free and includes specialized safety training for older adults plus a closer look at the local fire department and the services it provides. Program participants will receive not on…