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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.

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On December 1, 2010, a limited variety of “permissible” consumer fireworks commonly being referred to as “state-approved fireworks,” became legal for sale in Arizona for the first time since the ban prohibiting all consumer fireworks went into effect in the ’40s. 

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Not all healthy pastimes require you to break a sweat or change your diet. Sometimes Aging Well can be as easy as do-re-mi. That’s right—you can Age Well simply by singing, or better yet, singing with others. Research has proven that singing in a group can improve your mood, your brain healt…

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Measuring success in the health and medical industries is a difficult task to manage. Do research grants and other funding sources mean good work is being done? What about notoriety and name recognition? According to the 18 men and women honored as winners at the fourth annual Influential He…

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In our first annual Ugly Pets Contest, you have sent us dogs, cats and frogs (alongside a few missives informing us that we are cruel and heartless because all pets are beautiful in their own way). 

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Generally, when you try to combine science fiction, a Western, a spy thriller and a holiday classic, you get a complete mess. But in the hands of the Gaslight Theatre, you get their recently unveiled 2019 Season. Next year’s show calendar contains some long-awaited returns, as well as some s…

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A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. But the real twist is that the author is a 10-pound Chihuahua. 

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Raytheon gets bigger. Caterpillar comes to town. Amazon to build and hire thousands. Southern Arizona isn’t doing too bad lately in the big-name department.

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The nation’s new tariffs on imported steel are risking an industry near and dear to Tucson: breweries.

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With cheers of joy and pride, the graduating girls of Camp Fury 2018 celebrated the completion of their five-day program earlier this month at The Angel Charity Place for Girls here in Tucson. 

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Times have changed for older kids who want to start babysitting. Years ago, older children began their babysitting careers by simply letting parents in the neighborhood know that they were available. The idea of getting training, certificates or any other kind of preparation was unheard of. …

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Local social services agency Interfaith Community Services announced the opening of a new office and volunteer outpost at the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, located at 101 W. Irvington Road. The new office will open Wednesday, May 9.

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The Social Services Students in the Community Organization and Development class at Pima Community College, in partnership with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona, is organizing a reception for children currently experiencing the trauma of cancer and other illness…

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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 6) at 10 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets on the second Sunday of the month (May 13) at 9:30 a.m. The Sons of AMVETS meet on the first Monday of the month (May 7) at 6 p.m. …

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Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with a healthy selection of Stetsons; an activewear…

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When one of the moderators at a plenary session on artificial intelligence at the recent 2018 Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson asked how many people in the audience were freaked out by the prospect of super-intelligent AI, I raised my hand without hesitating… I mean, aren’t we all?

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The number of solar jobs in the U.S. fell last year for the first time since 2010, but Arizona bucked the trend and remained one of the biggest states in the country for solar jobs, a new report says.

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Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of four in Arizona. Non-fatal water incidents (also known as near drownings) are very tragic, and can cause permanent brain damage. 

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Part of Aging Well is having a plan in place for dealing with health issues, both expected and unexpected. Even those who are healthy can be struck with a medical emergency that may take them out of commission for weeks. 

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All meetings are held at the AMVETS 770 Post, 3015 S. Kinney Road: Ladies Auxiliary meets on Sunday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m. AMVETS Riders meets Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. The Post meets on the first Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., and the Sons of AMVETS meets on the first Monday of the month …

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April 15 cometh, and with it cometh new, confusing and in some cases, very unsettling changes in the form of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, approved along strict party lines and signed into law just before Santa unloaded his sleigh with 2017 goodies. Some feel that when the newly-enacted tax law…

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Most people believe bats primarily live in caves, but the concrete crevices under the old Ina Road bridge in Marana have provided thousands of migratory Mexican free-tailed bats with perfect roosting habitats for years.

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Thousands marched through the Tucson streets over the weekend, from the downtown library to the University of Arizona mall, waving signs and chanting “Enough is enough.” 

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On a winter night in January 1993, by opening a doorway we experienced a stunning physiological revival. We left a world with an oxygen level around 14 percent; equivalent to being on a 15,000-foot-tall mountain. In fact, we were at a 3,900-foot elevation in southern Arizona. Oxygen had been…

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The Drexel Heights Fire District can provide free children’s bike helmets and free booster seats to district residents thanks to two grants, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Pima County Community Development Block Grant. Please reach out to DHFD’s Administration Center 5030 S.…

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There are countless Ways to Age Well, from a daily walk to volunteering for a good cause to practicing meditation. Pursuing creative arts seems to hold multiple impressive benefits for your brain and mood. Take the art of quilting: research published in the Journal of Public Health showed th…

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All meetings are held at the AMVETS post, 3015 S. Kinney Road: Post Meeting on the first Sunday at 10 a.m.; Ladies Auxiliary, March 11 at 9:30 a.m.; Sons Of on the first Monday at 6 p.m. and Riderson the first Thursday at 6 p.m. There are no official days to fly the flag in March.