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In the world of modern banking, it takes a team of talented minds to run a successful credit union. Credit unions, which are non-profit, member-owned banking institutions, have sprung up around the country, with 5,757 nationwide in 2018 serving 103.992 million people, according to data colle…

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For mature audiences only. It’s a label that often keeps kids and teenagers—however mature they may be—from accessing content they’re interested in, or sometimes even content that’s about their own experiences. The idea, of course, is to keep young people safe, to stave off the world’s less …

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Many people believe that water aerobics or other types of aquatic exercise are for those with bad knees or brand-new hips—a last resort for staying fit. But in fact, working out in water is great for everyone. People of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels can use aquatic exercise to impr…

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Last week, the Tucson Local Media family spent a few hours on the green whacking golf balls with abandon at Topgolf in Marana. While that alone constitutes a good time, we were there for a good cause: Supporting our local nonprofits.

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For the past five years, Pima Federal Credit Union has sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for teachers in the Tucson area. The annual Pima Federal Golf Classic is held in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers, an organization focused on supporting and retaining our K-12 teachers.

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We’re less than a month away from the opening of the high school football season in Southern Arizona. There will be many can’t-miss performances in the months ahead, with all the pulse-pounding action we’ve come to expect from high school pigskin. 

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A few months ago, there was an editorial cartoon in the Arizona Daily Star in which a dad and mom were explaining to their teenage son, “We’re middle class. We’re just not club sports middle class.” That’s a brutal insight into a phenomenon that began a couple decades ago as a rather unwelco…

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Whether spent on vacation, playing with friends, reading books or working, it’s easy to forget that summer vacation always leads to the same place: The first day of school. A gut-wrenching moment indeed, the stress of returning to school can only be heightened by that most stressful of days:…

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Instead of spending her Fourth of July holiday playing games with her friends and hanging out with her family, one Oro Valley youth decided to do something a bit more patriotic—gathering funds for veterans. Already this is impressive, but even more so when you find out she’s not even in midd…

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On April 5, the Arizona Board of Regents announced the new 2018-2019 tuition rates for all three public universities. Arizona State University will charge its incoming freshman $10,882, which is a .3 percent increase from last school year. Northern Arizona University will charge $11,564, at …

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Splendido, an all-inclusive community for those 55 and better in Tucson, offers residents many Ways to Age Well, from a fitness center complete with exercise classes to an ever-changing menu of healthy culinary delights. 

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The Gila topminnow is back in the Santa Cruz River in Tucson, but visitors won’t have to peer into the water to get a glimpse of it. A new public art project celebrates the return of the native species by taking the fish out of the water and painting them onto the sidewalk.

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My earliest memory is of my maternal grandfather driving me to school in his little red pickup truck. Listening to oldies on the radio, Bob would keep the beat on his steering wheel while faintly singing along.

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I was I was born practically on the banks of Darby Creek, in a hospital up slope from the stream, and it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that its meandering waters drew the map of my suburban Philadelphia childhood.

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Not all healthy pastimes require you to break a sweat or change your diet. Sometimes Aging Well can be as easy as do-re-mi. That’s right—you can Age Well simply by singing, or better yet, singing with others. Research has proven that singing in a group can improve your mood, your brain healt…

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors adopted the fiscal year 2019 budget on Tuesday, June 19. The budget votes includes lowering the combined county tax rate by 37 cents per $100 of taxable net assessed value. According to the county, the primary property tax rate cut is believed to be the l…

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a rock star in possession of a successful career must maintain a diet of only cigarettes, bourbon and drugs. But Tucson local and music biographer Mark Bego challenges this notion in his new book, Eat Like a Rock Star. 

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Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Popular pastimes such as golf, bike riding and gardening provide daily opportunities to exercise and socialize, and there’s no better time to enjoy these outdoor pursuits than the summer months.  

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Measuring success in the health and medical industries is a difficult task to manage. Do research grants and other funding sources mean good work is being done? What about notoriety and name recognition? According to the 18 men and women honored as winners at the fourth annual Influential He…

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In our first annual Ugly Pets Contest, you have sent us dogs, cats and frogs (alongside a few missives informing us that we are cruel and heartless because all pets are beautiful in their own way). 

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Generally, when you try to combine science fiction, a Western, a spy thriller and a holiday classic, you get a complete mess. But in the hands of the Gaslight Theatre, you get their recently unveiled 2019 Season. Next year’s show calendar contains some long-awaited returns, as well as some s…

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A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. But the real twist is that the author is a 10-pound Chihuahua. 

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With cheers of joy and pride, the graduating girls of Camp Fury 2018 celebrated the completion of their five-day program earlier this month at The Angel Charity Place for Girls here in Tucson. 

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Jeff Scurran tucks a full head of silver hair beneath his trademark white Nike visor on a blustery late May evening. The larger-than-life figure in Arizona high school football looks out over a practice field tucked between two softball diamonds at Catalina Foothills High School. 

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Making authentic chocolate is not an easy task. Just ask owner and chocolatier Adam Krantz of the newly opened Monsoon Chocolate at the corner of South 22nd Street and South Fourth Ave. Taking dried-up beans and turning them into exquisitely sweet chocolate bars is a long and arduous process…