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We all tend to be wanderlust at times, hoping for something new and exciting, a trait which manifests when the need to “see what’s on the market” at open houses becomes a reality. Before long, new construction, lots for building a custom home and resale homes are all earmarked for viewing.  

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For 83 years, Social Security and Medicare have given retirees, disabled workers, and families across the country health and economic security. These programs are not only a lifeline for more than 155,000 Arizonans in the First Congressional District, they also play an important role in loca…

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From a peek at how music benefits your brain, to recommending habits that can build long-term happiness, this column shares evidence-based information on improving physical, mental, and emotional health. Often, the information found here is based on research conducted or shared by Mather Lif…

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The transition back from vacation is always a difficult one, which may be the primary reason I so infrequently take them. But, even I must take some time away and recharge my batteries. I took that opportunity, just over two weeks ago by the time you’re reading this, to spend time in my favo…

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When a struggling family asks for a donation of “anything with princesses” on it for their kids, most would help out in any way they can. And this is just the job for the “Mitzvah Magic” program, where volunteers come together to help local families through the Jewish holiday season. 

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If you’re going to enjoy a lifelong hobby, you can’t beat the benefits of playing a musical instrument. In addition to bringing joy to yourself and any listeners you might have, you’re doing great things for your brain.  

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When the problems advance, the solutions must advance as well. This is what UA College of Nursing professor Judith Gordon realized when she helped develop “Click City: Tobacco,” a smoking prevention computer program designed for fifth graders. And while the program was effective in helping c…

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I was wearing a jacket when I stepped out of Tucson International Airport into the 95-degree May air. I’d thrown it on just hours before as I left Ohio for the summer to visit family and intern at Tucson Local Media. But one step out of the airport and I realized, “The rumors are true. It’s …

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between one and four years old. August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month, and Golder Ranch Fire District will be wearing purple ribbons and purple bracelets to remind the public that there…

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For one day last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District received eight new workers—and 32 new legs. Eight service dogs in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind and their volunteer owners visited Golder Ranch firefighters as part of a critical, and cute, training exercise. 

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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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Tuesday, July 31, just after 3:00p.m. on West Orange Grove Road and North Sandario Road, the Pima County Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (F.I.S.T), U.S. Marshals Office, Department of Child Safety (D.C.S), and the Marana Police Department, were actively looking for a subject named Cheyenn…

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On Tuesday, July 24, Rincon District deputies with the Pima County Sherriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 7200 block of East River Canyon Place for the report of a burglary. When deputies arrived, they learned an unknown man had ransacked three vehicles on the property before …

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All too often, we hear of tragic deaths or near drownings of children in swimming pools, when in fact, it can be prevented.  If you or someone you know is in the process of purchasing a home with a swimming pool, it is important to know that there are state, county and municipal codes in you…

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The monsoon clouds looked like organelles over the Catalinas for the opening evening of Roche Tissue Diagnostics’ most recent art exhibition. In association with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Roche hosts a quarterly gallery to showcase artworks created by their staff and…

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Saving the world really does begin with just one person. Harold Stevenson and his wife, Nancy, work every day to reduce their consumption by making small adaptations to their household and lifestyle that allow him to live more eco-friendly.  

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Thousands of films have used Arizona as a setting over the last century, and a large portion of that work took place in Southern Arizona. Films like “3:10 to Yuma,” “Rio Bravo” and “The Outlaw Josey Wales” used the Old Tucson Studios to create a rough, Western aesthetic. 

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In a classroom full of wires, computer chips and miniature rubber tires, Victoria Gershuny stood in front of a projector screen speaking to a group of elementary and middle school students. She explained some basic computer coding and most of the group watched attentively. A few children eag…

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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…