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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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Winter Wanderland. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is hosting an all-new holiday experience that improves upon one of their most beloved annual traditions, the luminaria nights. “Wanderland: A Holiday Garden Stroll” allows guests to walk through the gardens, twilit by 3,000 luminaria lights, ov…

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Working as a firefighter often requires a person to think quickly and adapt to changes. It’s a skillset that has served former firefighters Jeremy Hilderbrand, Matt Gordon and Taylor Carter well as they operate Firetruck Brewing Company. 

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The annual Oro Valley Festival of the Arts will look a little different this year, but will still provide an opportunity to support local artists, enjoy unique crafts, and maybe even get some holiday shopping done. The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Town of Oro Valley are pa…

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Despite being hammered by passenger reductions due to COVID, the Tucson International Airport is keeping busy. On Oct. 15, the Tucson Airport Authority broke ground on a $300 million Airfield Safety Enhancement project, which involves reconstruction of a runway, new taxiways, installation of…

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Three Arizona Wildcats and a former Arizona high school standout were among the players who heard their name called during the 2020 NBA Draft.

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The Pima County Health Department issued a voluntary curfew Monday as the county remains in a state of substantial spread of coronavirus, according to a media release from the department.

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As coronavirus cases increase state and countywide, school districts offering differing levels of in-person instruction are reporting positive cases among students and staff causing large numbers of potential contacts to quarantine.

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In its final week of in-person instruction for the fall semester, the University of Arizona is reporting slightly elevated COVID-19 case numbers as it finishes its pre-fall break testing blitz this week, UA President Robert C. Robbins shared in a news conference Monday, Nov. 23.

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A science fiction author and his wife were found dead from gunshot wounds after Pima County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the couple in their Foothills home late Thursday, Nov. 19.

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University Boulevard and Main Gate Square are continuing their annual tradition of decorating for the holidays, with a few extra safety precautions this year. From Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 3, University Boulevard between Euclid and Park avenues will have holiday events and decora…

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Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined three other Arizona mayors on Friday to discuss the surge in cases across the state and call for stricter COVID-19 mitigation actions from Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Currently, there is no policy for alerting the public about positive COVID-19 cases in local school districts and officials have chosen differing levels of transparency when revealing the prevalence of the virus throughout their schools. 

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The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s executive board voted during a special meeting Thursday to postpone the start of the high school winter sports season until Jan. 5 in response to rising COVID-19 rates across the state.

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In the first media conference from the governor’s office in two weeks, Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ provided a COVID-19 update today as the pervasiveness of the virus grows daily.

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The Oro Valley Town Council’s newest members, Dr. Harry ‘Mo’ Greene and Tim Bohen, have officially taken office after being sworn in during the council’s last meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4. 

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As Arizona continues on track for its worst month of COVID spread, Banner Health reinstated its no-visitor policy at all Banner – University Medicine locations in Tucson, effective 6 p.m. today. According to Banner, this visitor ban to reduce COVID spread includes outpatient and ambulatory l…

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Long before Republican senators began publicly denouncing how Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger handled the voting there, he withstood pressure from the campaign of Donald Trump to endorse the president for reelection.

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YMCA Day of Gratitude. This Friday morning, the Northwest YMCA is hosting an outdoors “gratitude gathering,” where you can enjoy some coffee and donuts, and meet fellow community members. And it wouldn’t be an event at YMCA without a little exercise: They’re also hosting a Zumba class (outdo…

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Newton’s Second Law of Motion states that Force = Mass times Acceleration. When Sean Roebuck was a 150-pound linebacker for the Marana Tigers back in the 1990s, he instinctively understood that principle. “I wasn’t very big,” he explains, “but if I ran at people really fast, I could take the…

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Although social distancing has defined this year, holiday generosity needn’t be cast away. For the upcoming season, Tucson Local Media has partnered with the Arizona Department of Child Safety for their Giving Tree Program. This program allows you to purchase holiday gifts for children in Ar…

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With rising numbers of COVID cases, public health experts are urging us to avoid large gatherings of extended family this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to find tokens of appreciation for the loved ones in our life. Here we present a gift guide of local shops wh…