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  • Margaret Regan
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Antigone Books will soon have three new owners, thanks to the generosity of Tucson supporters

  • Charles Bowden
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I had little to do with the dying and most of that little I did not understand at the time. Anyway, it’s all drifted into legend now. I think he half-orchestrated it that way—that manic need for control that seems to possess novelists with their made-up worlds, where people say what they tel…

  • Patrick King, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Once generalized for use only to assist the blind, dogs have emerged into therapy and rescue professionals. At the same time, canines have established a solid reputation in law enforcement as they’ve spread to almost every police department in the U.S., adding a powerful weapon to sniff out …

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  • Vanessa Barchfield, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with a healthy selection of Stetsons; an activewear…

  • Emily Dieckman
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When one of the moderators at a plenary session on artificial intelligence at the recent 2018 Science of Consciousness Conference in Tucson asked how many people in the audience were freaked out by the prospect of super-intelligent AI, I raised my hand without hesitating… I mean, aren’t we all?

  • Mark Whittaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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It was a text from a chef friend that sent me driving to a small taqueria across the street from the Tucson Medical Center a while back. He said that he had just eaten some of the best stripped-down Mexican street food in some time and, coming from him, I had to see and taste for myself. 

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  • Shelby Lindsay and Kyley Schultz, Cronkite News
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The number of solar jobs in the U.S. fell last year for the first time since 2010, but Arizona bucked the trend and remained one of the biggest states in the country for solar jobs, a new report says.

  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Have you ever dreamed of owning a piece of real estate in another country, or on an island? It may seem like a far off, wild dream, but many Americans are now purchasing second homes or retiring completely to other parts of the world. The retirement of 78 million baby boomers will present gr…

  • Emily Dieckman, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The drive to Winkelman isn’t long or difficult—it’s about 60 miles up the 77 from downtown Tucson, but toward the end, it does involve a jaunt down a dusty, bumpy dirt road that has you feeling like you took a wrong turn somewhere.

  • Splendido
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Part of Aging Well is having a plan in place for dealing with health issues, both expected and unexpected. Even those who are healthy can be struck with a medical emergency that may take them out of commission for weeks. 

  • News Desk
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Wrong-way drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol will now face felony charges, under a law signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.

  • Staff Report
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For the first time in more than 20 years, John Nieto’s original paintings will be shown in Tucson.  A reception will be held at Madaras Gallery on Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m until 2 p.m., located at 3035 N. Swan Road. The show will include Nieto’s signature wolves, coyotes and Native Ameri…

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Thousands of children will be walking and biking to approximately 50 schools throughout Pima County as part of the county’s Walk ’n’ Roll to School Day on Friday, April 6.  Motorists should be aware that more students and families will be out in numbers discovering healthy, car-free ways to …

  • Jeff Gardner
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In 2016, over 42,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses. More than 1,300 of those were Arizonans. Both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey have declared it a health emergency. Now, the Marana Health Center is joining the fight against th…

  • Lee Allen, Special to Tucson Local Media
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April 15 cometh, and with it cometh new, confusing and in some cases, very unsettling changes in the form of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, approved along strict party lines and signed into law just before Santa unloaded his sleigh with 2017 goodies. Some feel that when the newly-enacted tax law…

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  • Angel Mendoza, Cronkite News
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Most people believe bats primarily live in caves, but the concrete crevices under the old Ina Road bridge in Marana have provided thousands of migratory Mexican free-tailed bats with perfect roosting habitats for years.

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  • Danyelle Khmara
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Janet Bain dances around the huge empty room in the back of a bowling alley with Ceecee the doberman. Half dance, half obedience methods, it’s obvious both dog and owner are having a blast practicing their routine on a recent Tuesday in the back of Golden Pin Lanes.

  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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This summer, Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business will host the fourth annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards, an event that shines a light on the innovative and critical work performed every day by members of the health care industry.

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Each year, Inter-State Studio and Publishing Company takes millions of school pictures all across the country. There are many of those students with award-winning smiles. This year, Mikey Armstrong, a preschooler at Marjorie W. Estes Elementary School in Marana, has been named the First Priz…

  • Mark Nelson
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On a winter night in January 1993, by opening a doorway we experienced a stunning physiological revival. We left a world with an oxygen level around 14 percent; equivalent to being on a 15,000-foot-tall mountain. In fact, we were at a 3,900-foot elevation in southern Arizona. Oxygen had been…

  • Melissa Vasquez, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Several religious communities from throughout Tucson’s northwest side recently congregated to spread and strengthen a message of love and unity during the Interfaith Celebration of Unity and Prayer. In its second year running, the event was hosted by Tucson North Stake of the Church of Jesus…

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For more than a month, thousands of Tucson Local Media readers went online and submitted their votes for the best restaurants, retailers, parks and plenty more from throughout Tucson’s northwest side. Every year, we take those submissions and turn it into The Best of the Northwest, a reader’…

  • Splendido
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Regular walking or running is a great way to Age Well—but if you’re just starting out creating a new fitness habit, it’s wise to start slow and build up. What follows is advice from Todd Lutz, the Get Fit coordinator at Splendido, an all-inclusive community for those 55 and better in Tucson.…

  • Jeff Gardner
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While last year’s event boasted around 400 patrons, 2018’s Taste of Oro Valley is anticipating upwards of 600 attendees. This is a continuation of the event’s growth, both in numbers and importance in the community. The annual Taste of Oro Valley event is a gathering of restaurants and enter…

  • Jeff Gardner
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Stretching above North Oracle Road is the first “wildlife bridge” in the Sonoran Desert; a passage of shrubs and cacti for animals to safely cross above the traffic whizzing by on the state highway. And among the scientists working on the project: the students of Manzanita Elementary.

  • Jeff Gardner
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The Compassionate Friends is a support group for those who’ve lost children and loved ones, and now its healing light in coming to Oro Valley. The newest chapter of the group was formed by local resident Susan Gorman.

  • Mark Whittaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The quaint Wisconsin township of Delavan was once known as “New France” and even waved the French flag until it came under British rule in 1783, then becoming part of the Northwest Territory. But when lifelong resident Mildred Novak opened her first restaurant in 1959, she decided to go more…

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There are countless Ways to Age Well, from a daily walk to volunteering for a good cause to practicing meditation. Pursuing creative arts seems to hold multiple impressive benefits for your brain and mood. Take the art of quilting: research published in the Journal of Public Health showed th…

  • Jeff Gardner
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Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is expanding northward and opening a new location in Oro Valley, the second Gracie Barra location in Tucson and the newest of over 700 locations worldwide.

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  • Deborah Van De Putte, Special to Tucson Local Media
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More questions are being asked about the building process, and whether it’s feasible to build rather than purchase a resale house.

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  • Jeff Gardner
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Seeing and understanding are two very different things. And when it comes to an object as enigmatic as a black hole, both can be difficult. Luckily, the University of Arizona’s astronomy department and Steward Observatory are making advancements toward both.

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  • Mark Whittaker
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When I first stepped in the Playground a few years ago, to be honest with you, I didn’t like it. This was at a stage of the downtown revival when the privileged and hip pretty much owned the streets and tables before balefully agreeing to let some of us less boojie have a crack at scraps of …

  • Splendido
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Research shows that taking your exercise outdoors compared to working out in a gym offers unique benefits for physical, cognitive, and emotional health. There’s even a Japanese trend right now called “forest therapy” that encourages people to enhance their health and happiness by spending ti…