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The National Climate Assessment’s newest report predicts continued climate change will impede economic growth, decrease water availability, spread diseases and increase air pollution.

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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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After spending more than two years in space and traveling more than 1.5 million miles, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is getting a party. On Monday, Dec. 3, OSIRIS-REx is planned to arrive at Bennu, a 1,614-foot asteroid and the target of a seven-year mission to return space samples to Earth. 

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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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Luminaria Nights. If you’re religious, then you might be touched by Roman Catholic hope that lines of luminarias will guide the spirit of the Christ child to a person’s home. If you’re not religious, the sight of more than 2,500 candlelit luminarias (plus more than 20 Korean lanterns for goo…

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Pop-Cycle. 422 N. Fourth Ave. Between the adorable, monster-adorned clothing and hats, the clever T-shirts, the locally-crafted jewelry, the charming wall hangings, the sweet stickers, the incredible-smelling candles and the whimsical lighting fixtures, it can be hard not to spend hours wand…

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The smell of warm popcorn has not yet overwhelmed the smell of brand new red leather recliners at the East side’s new Galaxy Theatre. Nine screens, electric recliners and high-tech laser projection welcomed movie-goers at the grand opening of Tucson’s newest movie theater on earlier this month.

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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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The residential real estate market in Southern Arizona continues to churn unimpeded, according to research collected by Bright Future Real Estate Research. 

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Just miles from a major research university, there is often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found throughout Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting developments from the region: 

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Guests will be laughing from beginning to end at “The Odd Couple,” female version, staged by The Oro Valley Theatre Company on Nov. 14, 15 and 18, artistic director Judi Rodman believes.

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Part ecological reserve, part urban hiking trail and part research facility, Tumamoc Hill is visited by over 1,500 people each day. When Benjamin Wilder became interim director of the hill’s Desert Laboratory in October 2016, he made it his mission to shake things up in two key ways: Engagin…

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Forty-eight years after a structural fire tore through the downtown Tucson landmark, the Pioneer Hotel has unveiled its newly refurbished dining room. The 2,500-square foot space was restored to its 1930 brilliance after a year of work by a team of local developers and artists. 

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It’s Halloween, and that means the orange leaves are falling as fast as the temperature itself. At least, that’s what we’ve heard happens, here in Tucson it’s business as usual. 

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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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Restaurateur Sam Fox is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Wildflower this month. Since opening Wildflower, Fox has launched Fox Restaurant Concepts, which now runs nearly 50 restaurants around the country in eight different states, including Tucson’s Blanco, North, Culinary …

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Many of us struggle with exercise, either starting something like a Pilates class and then stopping. . . or buying a treadmill and letting it collect dust. One way around these stops and starts is to set exercise goals. With workouts, as with other aspects of life, setting realistic, specifi…

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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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“Our Sister’s Keeper” tells stories of strength in indigenous cultures and developing countries.

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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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The facts and figures flew—some up, some down, a few sideways—but in general, the trend was overwhelmingly upward as Tucson got an excellent report card at a recent Southern Arizona Tourism Industry Forecast event.

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Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is seeking Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2 seat. An attorney, Kirkpatrick previously represented Arizona’s Congressional District 1 seat and served in the Arizona Legislature. Her Republican opponent, Lea Marquez Peterson, has declined to be interviewed b…

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A 2017 blog posted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ballyhooed: “Hispanic small business owners are confident about their growth prospects (with) 76 percent planning to grow their businesses over the next five years.” Another previous survey of the local ethnic market (2015) had al…