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Earlier this month, Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy announced that he and Supervisor Ally Miller have withdrawn their participation in the county’s Community Law Enforcement Partnership Commission and their six appointed commissioners will no longer attend the meetings.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

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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 (Feb. 3) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Sunday of the month (Feb. 10) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meet the Monday following the Post’s monthly meeting …

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Each year, more than 2.8 million adults over the age of 65 in the United States are treated in the emergency department for injuries as a result of a fall, according to the CDC. That’s more than one out of every four older adults. That’s why Banner Health created a program called Senior Safe…

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Having a well-rounded approach is the key to helping someone recover from an injury or maintain an active lifestyle, said Todd Lutz, Get Fit program coordinator at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.

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It’s no secret that Pima County is a hub for the aerospace and defense sectors. With big companies like Raytheon, Sargent, Bombardier and Ascent, Pima Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program helps fill a growing demand for skilled workers in the industry. In fact, the dem…

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With a full year of outdoor-friendly weather, it’s no wonder cyclists, joggers and other health conscience residents can be found taking advantage of the region’s many trails, parks and outdoor facilities. The towns of Marana and Oro Valley are taking advantage of the kind weather and beauti…

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Hiking in the heart of the Sonoran Desert is a blissful way to spend your free time, regardless of the season. Luckily for those living in Southern Arizona, there are plenty of locales offering some of the nation’s finest trails, with a seemingly-endless array of scenic and physical variatio…

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A multitude of research shows that those who spend time planting or cultivating a garden can end up reaping a variety of health benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. This is good news for avid gardeners in the Tucson area, many of whom are transplants themselves from the Midwest, East Coa…

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San Miguel High School students scrambled to make last-minute changes to their robot’s arm before competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge, where they would team up with another group of young engineers and have their robot take yellow blocks and white balls and dump them inside a bin. 

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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 (Jan. 6) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Sunday of the month (Jan. 13) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meet the Monday following the Post’s monthly meeting …

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted a grant last Tuesday from Arizona’s Department of Public Safety to employ three full-time law enforcement officers to monitor trafficking crimes near the border.

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On a Sunday evening, La Cocina stayed open later than usual. As Tucson band Loveland played songs under the restaurant’s twinkling string lights, friends and families chatted, sipped hot cocoa and filled out Christmas cards—not for out-of-town relatives, but individuals currently incarcerate…

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Falling unemployment, rising federal spending and a strong labor report bode well for the economy of Southern Arizona. That’s the sentiment of longtime economist at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business, George W. Hammond. 

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Tis the season… when many of us will gain unwanted weight from all the holiday parties, home-baked gifts, and irresistible goodies everywhere. “Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, people can gain weight that sticks with them the rest of the year,” says Mary Teresi, Pastry Chef at Splendid…

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The Drexel Heights Fire District is celebrating its 12th annual Senior Safety Academy, a free program that includes specialized safety training for seniors, plus a closer look at the local fire department and the services it provides. Program participants will receive not only important info…

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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 (Dec. 2) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second Sunday of the month (Dec. 9) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meet the Monday following the Post’s monthly meeting (…

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Maybe a story about a con man rolling into a small town to take advantage of a group of good-natured people doesn’t sound like what you need this holiday season. But a story about a con man who, through the power of love, finds it in him to step up and become a better person? That sounds lik…

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Chris Impey is a Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean of the College of Science at the University of Arizona. He’s written multiple books on space, time, the cosmos and everything those entail. So, why is he just now writing a book about black holes, the most extreme objec…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 14. Marana celebrated the opening of its new police station, filled with advanced training technology, forensics labs and multiple facilities the previous facilities lacked, including kennels for K-9 officers, a firing range and a vehicle lift. 

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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…