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For many of us, our pets are like our family. And just like family, we like to do all we can to keep them healthy and safe. In this time of uncertainty, we shouldn't forget our pets when it comes to what to do in an emergency, should we have one.

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The COVID-19 situation seems to change every moment, affecting everything from our jobs to our bathroom habits to our screentime. Below are just a few resources you may be able to turn to for help. For up-to-date information, go to tucsonlocalmedia.com.

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A nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Tucson reported 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases among its staff and patients.

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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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• Riders of the Purple Sage. So, yes, this is the name of what’s probably the most popular western novel in history, by Zane Grey. But it was also Arizona Opera’s first commission, back in 2017. What could be more fitting for Arizona? Heroes and villains, soaring melodies, a love story, even…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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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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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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At one time, the Santa Cruz River supported the country’s earliest large-scale agriculture, and Tucson and Marana have been bustling with life for thousands of years.

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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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WaFd Bank, formerly Washington Federal, cut the ribbon at its first commercial banking center in Southern Arizona last Wednesday, Feb. 12. Leaders of Tucson and Oro Valley’s business community were in attendance, including Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield and representatives from both the Tucso…

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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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Tucson Roadrunners vs. Stockton Heat. Head on down to the hockey rink for this week’s home games! Friday is 1, 2, 3 Night, with $1 soft drinks, $2 hot dogs and $3 beers, plus the T-Mobile 55+ night. On Saturday, the Roadrunners will be wearing their Kachina jerseys, and the first 1,000 kids …

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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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Tucson was every bit the Wild West to me when I moved here in the late 1970s, a big change for a kid who spent his formative years just outside the Capital Beltway in suburban Washington, D.C.

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Local residents now have the chance to find out just how valuable those heirlooms and artifacts in their homes really are. The Oro Valley Historical Society is hosting its first ever “antique appraisal” event, and the public is invited to bring their items to a professional appraiser at the …

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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

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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 …