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On Oct. 23, dozens of local veterans and businesses met up at Pima Community College for the inaugural job fair of the Southern Arizona Veterans Workforce Initiative. Thirty veterans scheduled follow-up interviews with local aerospace and technology companies, and four veterans were offered …

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Richard Tracey, retired Navy Quartermaster 3rd Class, served in the North Atlantic from 1951 to 1954 on the first ever aircraft carrier with an angled flight deck, the USS Antietam. As Quartermaster and Signalman, Tracy and the crew of the ship traveled through Europe, giving touch-and-go de…

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I-10 heading west travels pretty much a straight line from the Atlantic Ocean to a point just south of downtown Tucson, where it takes a hard right north towards Phoenix and despair. To the left lies Mexico, lurking like a huge Gila monster. One can feel its hot breath all the way from El Pa…

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Marana’s Community and Neighborhood Director Lisa Shafer has got out of bed in the middle of the night more than once to deal with a call about an animal. Shafer runs Marana Animal Services along with Bill Lorefice, the town’s chief code enforcement and animal control officer. And they are h…

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The developers of downtown’s AC Marriott plan are unveiling their plan for a new $88 million hotel project on Broadway and Fifth Avenue that will incorporate two new Marriott brands, as well as the historic Rialto Theatre.

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In 1636, the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez painted a heroic picture of Count Duke Olivares astride a bucking horse, against a backdrop of stormy skies and billowing wind.

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Breast cancer can happen to anyone. It doesn’t just happen to women who have strong support networks in the form of family and friends. It doesn’t just happen to women who like the color pink. It doesn’t just happen to women who manage to feel confident and beautiful when they’re bald and su…

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Organizations, nonprofits and various teams of researchers throughout the world are dedicated to seeking cancer cures. In the United States, 12 percent of all women deal with this disease in their lifetime.

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Cooler temperatures, pumpkin flavored food and drinks, Halloween costumes and pink. Lots of pink. Pink everything. 

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Why work out in a fitness center when you can get a great cardio workout while exploring the beauty of the Sonoran Desert? Of all the opportunities for outdoor exercise in the Tucson area, hiking may be the most versatile—and one of the most beneficial. It’s free, can be adjusted to your fit…

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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 every month (Oct. 7) at 10 a.m.; The Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Sunday of the month (Oct. 14) at 9:30 a.m.; the Sons of AMVETS will meet the Monday following the Post’s monthly …

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Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

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The Marana Town Council recently approved building two water treatment facilities to remove contaminants affecting several residential areas.

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Pima County’s Clerk of the Superior Court is a position and an office that is known to few but in charge of a whole lot. The clerk’s office keeps track of everything that is filed in Superior Court, and collects all fines and fees associated with court activities. 

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From a peek at how music benefits your brain, to recommending habits that can build long-term happiness, this column shares evidence-based information on improving physical, mental, and emotional health. Often, the information found here is based on research conducted or shared by Mather Lif…

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Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona.

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Every September on the first day of fall, the Falls Free® Initiative promotes National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence,…

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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 every month (Sept. 2) at 10 a.m.; The Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Sunday of the month (Sept. 9) at 9:30 a.m.; the Sons of AMVETS will not host a meeting until October; and the Ri…

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Tucson Police Department is changing their guidelines on how officers are required to store guns when off duty, highlighting how other law enforcement departments match up.

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If you think fall means leaves turning to reds and golds, a gentle nip in the air and the rotation in your closet from shorts to sweaters, Tucson is not the place for you. However, if you love the performing arts—theater, symphonies and such—fall in Tucson is the perfect place to be. That’s …

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Many people believe that water aerobics or other types of aquatic exercise are for those with bad knees or brand-new hips—a last resort for staying fit. But in fact, working out in water is great for everyone. People of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels can use aquatic exercise to impr…

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If you’ve been looking to expand your family with a new pet, you’re in luck: Pima Animal Care Center is offering a chance to bring a four-legged friend home sans adoption fee.   

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Drowning Impact Awareness Month began in August 2004 through the efforts of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Today, it’s the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizona. Governor Ducey, Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and Mayors across the state have signed…

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Gordon Downs, an undergraduate student from the University of Arizona, is part of a team of international researchers working on the NASA Curiosity rover mission. Downs is the only undergraduate at the UA assigned by the Mars Science Laboratory science team as a collaborator. 

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We’re less than a month away from the opening of the high school football season in Southern Arizona. There will be many can’t-miss performances in the months ahead, with all the pulse-pounding action we’ve come to expect from high school pigskin. 

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According to Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Marketing Monica Villalobos, small businesses not only drive our economy forward, they’re our future.

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A few months ago, there was an editorial cartoon in the Arizona Daily Star in which a dad and mom were explaining to their teenage son, “We’re middle class. We’re just not club sports middle class.” That’s a brutal insight into a phenomenon that began a couple decades ago as a rather unwelco…

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Whether spent on vacation, playing with friends, reading books or working, it’s easy to forget that summer vacation always leads to the same place: The first day of school. A gut-wrenching moment indeed, the stress of returning to school can only be heightened by that most stressful of days:…

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On April 5, the Arizona Board of Regents announced the new 2018-2019 tuition rates for all three public universities. Arizona State University will charge its incoming freshman $10,882, which is a .3 percent increase from last school year. Northern Arizona University will charge $11,564, at …

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Thousands of films have used Arizona as a setting over the last century, and a large portion of that work took place in Southern Arizona. Films like “3:10 to Yuma,” “Rio Bravo” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” used the Old Tucson Studios to create a rough, Western aesthetic. 

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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 (July 1) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS and Riders will not host meetings this month.