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In an effort to provide essential items to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona announced the creation of the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund.

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An unnamed man in his 70s with pre-existing health conditions is the second Pima County resident to die in the COVID-19 pandemic, the county health department announced Thursday.

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As the number of COVID-19 cases in Pima County continues to rise each day, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to extend their mandate on the closure of all movie theaters, gyms, restaurants, bars and other places where people gather in unincorporated parts of the county. Restaura…

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The University of Arizona is switching to online classes on Wednesday, March 18, due to coronavirus concerns, according to a prepared statement sent out Wednesday evening by UA President Robert C. Robbins.

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On Wednesday, March 11, Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency, as well as an executive order, to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. 

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Julie Valenzuela's commitment to the Amphitheater school district is as strong as her commitment to education itself. It is this passion for local that led to her holding multiple education positions, from teacher to administration to where she is now: principal of La Cima Middle School. Thi…

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In January, Barbi Reuter was named the new CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, Southern Arizona’s leading commercial real estate firm. She will succeed long-time head and founder of the company, Mike Hammond.

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When it comes to overall wellness, few workouts offer the diverse benefits that regular yoga can have. It provides a gentle but effective challenge for muscles and helps reduce stress, making it an ideal addition to anyone’s routine. Plus, it’s become so popular that yoga studios and classes…

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When Michael Elefante was bussing tables at his family’s Italian restaurant at the age of 5, virtually every dish on the menu was ladled with red tomato sauce. These days, as executive chef at the same eatery, he’s pushing culinary boundaries in a way that honors the traditions of old school…

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Make sure to wear some green on Saturday, March 14 for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner, hosted by the Auxiliary at AMVETS Post 770, located at 3015 S. Kinney Road.

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CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is commonly performed when someone goes into cardiopulmonary arrest. CPR does not have to be performed by a medical professional. Anyone can learn CPR so that they can use it in a situation where a medical professional has not yet arrived o…

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On Thursday, Feb. 27, the University of Arizona broke ground on The Refinery, the first building at UA’s Tech Park at The Bridges. The Refinery will be four-stories and 120,000 square feet, and is expected to serve as an example of the technology-driven workspace found at the Tech Park at Th…

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“Meow! My name is Maurine and I’m am easy, low energy girl who will talk your ear off! I love people, and I love attention. I just want to be pet and loved on all the time. I came to HSSA as a stray, but all my paws are declawed so I need to be an indoor cat only. HSSA thinks I’m about 8 yea…

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Located just east of Interstate 10 along West Cortaro Farms Road, Carondelet Marana Hospital will open its doors on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. The “neighborhood” hospital houses eight inpatient beds, 24-hour emergency care and space for surgical procedures with around-the-clock general surger…

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest after a javelina was stoned to death at Tanque Verde Elementary school last Friday night.

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Over the weekend of Feb. 1 and 2, dozens of local residents noticed unexpected charges on their bank accounts as the result of a “skimming” fraud, wherein hidden devices that steal PIN numbers and zip codes are placed on credit card machines, making them undetectable by consumers. Once the c…

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“Hey I’m Collins and I’m 3 years old and have SO much energy! I LOVE treats and I LOVE to play! I’m a bouncy boy who loves to jump around, and I still have a lot to learn about manners. Bring your other dogs to meet me today and bring me home with you! Come meet me at 635 W Roger Rd or call …

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A 44-year-old man is currently awaiting extradition from Michigan’s Saginaw County Jail to Pima County on charges related to the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl in Tucson. On Feb. 8, the Oro Valley Police Department coordinated with Michigan State Police to bring Gerard Dickinson into …

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The intersection of North La Cañada and West Naranja drives will switch to protected left turns next week. Once the traffic signals have been adjusted, left turns will only be allowed when the left turn arrow is green.

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The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner recently released the post-mortem examination of the remains of a 66-year-old man found in a wilderness area adjacent to Pima Canyon Trail on Dec. 30, 2019. The remains were discovered with damage from scavengers and environmental conditions.

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“Hi, I’m Shadow, a gorgeous 11 year old cat who wants to live out my golden years with you. I’m a really nice boy who just needs a fresh start in life. I was originally adopted from HSSA in 2008, but came back when my owner could no longer care for me. Come meet me at 635 W. Roger Rd or give…

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Birdwatchers, rejoice! The new observation deck at the El Rio Preserve is providing more access for outdoor enthusiasts to view many rare species of flying feathered friends from around the hemisphere. 

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The first week in February is recognized as Burn Awareness Week. For 2020’s campaign, the American Burn Association is highlighting contact burns. Drexel Heights Fire District acknowledges this important safety topic and would like to share some information about contact burns.

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When Dragoon Brewing Company opened in 2012, there were only five craft breweries in the Tucson area. Eight years later, Tucson is home to 25. This 500 percent increase in less than a decade is even higher than the already impressive national increase during that same time frame: In 2012, th…

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If you are a veteran or the close relative of a veteran, consider joining AMVETS Post 770. Call 520-883-6304 to get more information about joining the Post, the Auxiliary, or the Sons Of AMVETS. Come to the Post during normal office hours Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to ge…

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"Hello! I'm Athena! I was adopted from HSSA several months back but was recently returned because my owners couldn't care for me anymore. I'm a little sad, but the awesome people here at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona have assured me that I am a VERY good girl who is going to find a …

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Less than a year after work was completed at the Ina Road Interchange, construction is underway at Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10.

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“Hi, I’m Cyclops and I bet you can guess why they named me that! I’m only 10 months old and can be a bit shy at first, but I love being pet, brushed, and having my head scratched. I like to play with my toys, and really want a nice, comfy, warm bed to relax on! You can meet me at HSSA’s Main…

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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…