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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…

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Aging Well in the home is evolving, due to the growing popularity of smart speakers and other connected devices. Whether you like to relax to music, keep up with current events, or catch up with friends on a video chat, you can do so with a simple voice command. Imagine applying that conveni…

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The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory recently announced a new pilot tour allowing visitors to see and learn about gamma ray telescopes every Tuesday, until March 2020.

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In the coming weeks, construction crews in Marana will begin building two water treatment facilities to purify the town’s drinking water in two systems contaminated with elevated levels of unregulated compounds 1,4-dioxane and PFAs.

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Some of Southern Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders were gathered under one roof Wednesday night as Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media hosted the seventh annual Executive Excellence Awards.

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During his countless trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, Exo Roast and Exo Bar founder Doug Smith realized the variety of mezcal—and therefore what there is to learn about mezcal—is almost limitless. This depth is the reason behind two new changes at Exo Bar: a name change to El Crisol and a new series…

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The University of Arizona opened the doors of its new Health Sciences Innovation Building to students and faculty over the summer, but on Monday, Nov. 4 the Tucson public got its first taste of the new nine-story, 220,000-square-foot, $165 million structure.

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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.