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While it’s true the Greater Tucson Metro Area is full of great hiking trails, plenty of shopping and a burgeoning downtown scene, there’s plenty of adventures to be had across Arizona.

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They had their spot in the stairwell. They were Chicano kids—Mexican Americans—growing up in Tucson in the 1950s. They were The Chasers. You either were, or were not, a Chaser. 

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Whether you are a long-time artist or find yourself sitting in front of an easel for the first time, pursuing a creative endeavor is good for all aspects of your health—particularly in the later years. Older adults who actively participate in creative pursuits have shown improved physical an…

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On Aug. 10, 2018, a semi-truck drove between Tucson and Phoenix without any human intervention. That truck will grow into a fleet of 50 vehicles by June. 

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If you or someone you know has a picture of Fido with a tuxedo, Princess in a dress or Bella in a ball gown, then Tucson Local Media has an upcoming competition worth keeping an eye on.

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The Gaslight Music Hall is bringing Oro Valley three decades worth of music this summer with their Golden Oldies Rock & Roll Revue, a production series celebrating the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. For every Thursday throughout the summer months, the Gaslight Music Hall will erupt into …

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The high school baseball season has come and gone, with several local programs achieving success, both on and off the diamond. The six high schools of northwest Tucson: Catalina Foothills, Canyon del Oro, Ironwood Ridge, Marana, Mountain View and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, have a plethor…

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The Tucson J’s Second Annual Elder Camp. Many people look back on summer camp as one of their fondest memories. So it doesn’t seem right that there isn’t a summer camp for the elderly—a group who spends a lot of time looking back on its fondest memories. But now there is! After a banner firs…

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In the summertime, Tucson is for the locals. The snowbirds have flown the nest and the Wildcats have left for the rent-free luxuries of their parents’ houses. Tucson is left full of scorching days and the hardy inhabitants that endure them. Those locals, however, still have to eat.

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While your regularly scheduled programming will continue through the summer months, some local venues have thought up some great ways to watch independent and classic movies. The towns of Marana and Oro Valley are hosting dive-in movies at community pools, and The Loft Cinema is dreaming up …

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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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How does your plan for the future look? If you’re a planner, you’ve already got your investments and assets figured out and your estate plan in order. But there are other important aspects of planning that are often ignored. 

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Throwing dough, breakdancing and spinning multiple pizzas at once all while simultaneously running a successful pizzeria is all in a day’s work for local chef and pizza acrobat Scott Volpe.

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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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Education is changing. Perhaps no local institution better proves this than Pima Community College: A campus may close, certificate programs are growing faster than degree programs and online classes are outpacing physical classes. PCC chancellor Lee Lambert points to a few key “gaps” the co…

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Drive through any Tucson neighborhood, and you’ll quickly see that the sword-shaped leaves of century plants are among the most common greenery to adorn the front yards of homes and businesses in the Old Pueblo. Their lovely, fragrant blossoms perched high on enormous flower stalks attract b…

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With major drugstore chains like Rite Aid and Walgreens now testing out CBD sales in select states, it’s clear that Americans have more access to manufactured cannabis products than ever before. But many are still fuzzy on the difference between CBD and THC, or specifically how it relates to…

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A pale orange glow stands as proof of the efforts of a global network of scientists, including a few close to home. On Wednesday, April 10, researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope array revealed the first direct image of a black hole. 

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Phil Procida, age 82, has found a unique way to Age Well: by pursuing a long-time passion and applying it into helping others. 

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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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For 18 years, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse has hosted an annual luncheon to bring a variety of community members together honoring one woman as “Mother of the Year.”

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The Reid Park Zoo offers an adventurous summer day camp experience every year for kids entering grades one through eight. From June through July, children get the chance to play wildlife-themed games, make arts and crafts, and most importantly, go behind-the-scenes to interact with a variety…

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With the end of the school year just weeks away, it’s time to start planning for the summer. While some in Tucson take the rising temperatures and increasingly sunny days as a sign to pack up and head for cooler climates, there are plenty of residents throughout the metro area who live in Th…

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The year is 1987: big hair is in, Swatch watches are all the rage and only the coolest kids are wearing Coca-Cola brand clothing. It’s to that radical era of bright-colored sunglasses, trendy side ponytails and hoop hearings that the Gaslight Theatre transports its cast and crew for its new …

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The number of yoga studios, gyms, and health-focused restaurants are tangible evidence of people’s investment in improving or maintaining their wellness. But is it possible to work toward wellness while one is actually at work? 

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Since arriving on Dec. 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has orbited the asteroid Bennu over a dozen times. In this period, researchers at NASA and the University of Arizona have examined the surface and composition of the 1,614-foot asteroid, answering some questions and creating many more. 

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Between 2015 and 2018, more than 13,000 Pima County renters were faced with an eviction. At a forum last Thursday evening, housing and community leaders convened at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library to share insights on the housing system. They argue that a large factor of the high eviction ra…

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After 15 years of working in the food industry, Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery General Manager Alex Zepeda knows just how hard the job can be. And she said that while restaurants across the state have had to adjust to the recent increases in Arizona’s minimum wage, the change was long overdue.  

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Research released earlier this year reveals that older adults who live in Life Plan Communities tend to have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and vocational wellness than demographically similar people who don’t live in senior living communities. 

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The Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Public Health Department announced earlier this month that a 12-month-old infant from Pima County has been diagnosed with measles. The confirmed case is in a person with Asia-related travel. The Pima County Public Health Departmen…

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If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system.

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

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Don’t let the absence of a glass bottle and cork keep you from enjoying a sparkling wine on your next outdoor adventure.

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Just a handful of the many influential women in Tucson were honored at the annual Women of Influence Awards, hosted by Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business. A packed ballroom of 644 finalists and guests convened in the Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Center to hear from some of Tucs…