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It’s not often somebody gets to do what they love and do it better than anybody else… for more than 60 years. And no, I’m not talking about Queen Elizabeth II, who, despite the sometimes unflattering portrayal thereof on “The Crown,” has pretty much been nailing it since the early 1950s. Rat…

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As someone who works closely with the patient community, I feel it is my responsibility to monitor the actions in Congress when it comes to drug pricing. Most often, I am left disappointed that various pieces of legislation that would have a real and tremendous impact on the patient communit…

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Nogales High School graduate Demetrio Crisantes has committed to the Arizona Diamondbacks, after being picked in the seventh round of the MLB draft on Monday, July 18. 

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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, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…

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Green Chili Roast

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Monsoon season in Tucson, which lasts from mid-June to late September, is a special time for locals. It provides desert inhabitants with the euphoric sense of biophilia, or innate instinct to connect with the natural world around them.“The theory is that when you’re looking at these beautifu…

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Prior to my service on the Board of Supervisors, I was an administrator and teacher for almost 30 years. On two occasions, my staff members and I had to put our schools into lockdown because of reports that a student with a gun was roaming campus. Although no one was harmed in either inciden…

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A long, long time ago, before I came to Arizona (the state, not the university) on a basketball scholarship, I was playing a year of football and baseball at Cal State-Northridge. I had a part-time job at the high school from which I had graduated, doing an assortment of things in and around…

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Asked about possible expansion from the addition of Pac-12 schools recently, incoming Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark left “no doubt” his conference is “open for business.”

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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, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…

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A Tucson nonprofit that helps children and families in underserved neighborhoods will be expanding its efforts thanks to a $2.3 million grant from the Arizona Department of Education.

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When one writes a column a few days in advance of publication, it’s usually pretty safe to assume there will not be any huge upheavals between the time of submission and the moment it reaches the public. 

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The Tucson-area real estate market has slowed down this year because of the rise in interest rates. But it is continuing to thrive despite higher rates and an increase in home prices, market observers say.

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The Pima County Health Department announced its first probable case of monkeypox during a July 12 press conference. Arizona’s first reported case was reported more than a month ago in Maricopa County.

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This August, Jana Suchy and Nadia Larsen are partnering to host a weekend retreat for breast cancer survivors filled with fabulous photos, friendship and lots of fun.

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Republicans and Democrats joined forces early Thursday morning to pass a $15.8 billion budget that significantly increases K-12 funding and caps off a week of intense negotiations as state lawmakers scrambled to approve a spending plan and avert a state government shutdown on July 1.

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A $15.6 billion budget that Republicans crafted won approval in the House Appropriations Committee only to come to a screeching halt in the Senate, where GOP leaders accused top House Republicans of breaking a deal to advance unrelated bills.

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Arizona State Senate Republican leaders announced Tuesday that they want to make it illegal for anyone under 18 to attend drag shows in Arizona, though the actual details of what will be proposed are a “work in progress,” the measure’s likely sponsor said.

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United States Senator Edward Markey once said that “education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.” He could have been talking about the Pima Early Education Program scholarships (PEEPs) when he made that statement. As schools close for the summer,…

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Oro Valley Police are warning about two recent incidents of Stranger Danger and advised parents to talk to their children about ways to stay safe if they are approached by unknown people.

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A new law barring elections officials from accepting private grants was fueled by conspiracy theories about money donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but no one in Arizona seemed to notice or care that movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave money to he…

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After nearly two years, vendors and patrons filled the colorful streets of Fourth Avenue for the Winter Street Fair in December 2021. Following that successful winter fair, the larger Spring Street Fair returned just last month to an even larger turnout. The events, which annually draw hundr…

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This may be the first time that the art on view inside the Tohono Chul gallery is made entirely with the same kind of grasses and plants that grace the gardens outside.   

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