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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…

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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…