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If you’re going to enjoy a lifelong hobby, you can’t beat the benefits of playing a musical instrument. In addition to bringing joy to yourself and any listeners you might have, you’re doing great things for your brain.  

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When the problems advance, the solutions must advance as well. This is what UA College of Nursing professor Judith Gordon realized when she helped develop “Click City: Tobacco,” a smoking prevention computer program designed for fifth graders. And while the program was effective in helping c…

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I was wearing a jacket when I stepped out of Tucson International Airport into the 95-degree May air. I’d thrown it on just hours before as I left Ohio for the summer to visit family and intern at Tucson Local Media. But one step out of the airport and I realized, “The rumors are true. It’s …

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between one and four years old. August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month, and Golder Ranch Fire District will be wearing purple ribbons and purple bracelets to remind the public that there…

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For one day last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District received eight new workers—and 32 new legs. Eight service dogs in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind and their volunteer owners visited Golder Ranch firefighters as part of a critical, and cute, training exercise. 

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Many people believe that water aerobics or other types of aquatic exercise are for those with bad knees or brand-new hips—a last resort for staying fit. But in fact, working out in water is great for everyone. People of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels can use aquatic exercise to impr…

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Tuesday, July 31, just after 3:00p.m. on West Orange Grove Road and North Sandario Road, the Pima County Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (F.I.S.T), U.S. Marshals Office, Department of Child Safety (D.C.S), and the Marana Police Department, were actively looking for a subject named Cheyenn…

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On Tuesday, July 24, Rincon District deputies with the Pima County Sherriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 7200 block of East River Canyon Place for the report of a burglary. When deputies arrived, they learned an unknown man had ransacked three vehicles on the property before …

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All too often, we hear of tragic deaths or near drownings of children in swimming pools, when in fact, it can be prevented.  If you or someone you know is in the process of purchasing a home with a swimming pool, it is important to know that there are state, county and municipal codes in you…

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The monsoon clouds looked like organelles over the Catalinas for the opening evening of Roche Tissue Diagnostics’ most recent art exhibition. In association with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Roche hosts a quarterly gallery to showcase artworks created by their staff and…

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Saving the world really does begin with just one person. Harold Stevenson and his wife, Nancy, work every day to reduce their consumption by making small adaptations to their household and lifestyle that allow him to live more eco-friendly.  

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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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In a classroom full of wires, computer chips and miniature rubber tires, Victoria Gershuny stood in front of a projector screen speaking to a group of elementary and middle school students. She explained some basic computer coding and most of the group watched attentively. A few children eag…

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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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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief program is offering a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to an arrest for the illegal killing of a javelina found June 17 northeast of 491 W. Hammerhead Way, accessible from South 12th Avenue.

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A driver was stopped near North Oracle and West Ina roads with a bag of marijuana, a suspended driver’s license and some $12,000 in the car’s backseat, according to an Oro Valley Police Department report. 

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Part of Aging Well is maintaining a positive mood and staying energetic—which are not always easy to do. The good news is that no matter what’s happening in your life, you can shift your mood by listening to music. There are many studies that explore this phenomenon. Below are ideas from res…

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There are many areas in the country that are causing bidding wars, houses moving before they reach the public and sky rocketing prices. The high- density areas such as Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Austin, Texas are being impacted by this.