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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…

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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 …