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Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus returns to Tucson for its 11th year at the Mercado District, bringing new acts to perform under the Big Top tent.

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As we move into 2022, there are plenty of orange cones and detour signs warning of road construction across the community. The Arizona Department of Transportation will continue long-awaited improvements on Oracle Road, along with multiple freeway projects. The widening of Broadway Boulevard…

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My Fair Lady. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see a live production of this show? Especially this production directed by Bartlett Sher, which the New York Times called “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was?” The story of Eliza Doolittle the flower seller and Henry Higgins the condescendi…

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After a day of accusations, recriminations and partisan sniping, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission found its way to what seemed like an improbable consensus and paved the way for a possible unanimous vote on the final version of the congressional map the state will use for the next

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With holiday gatherings now over, health workers are bracing for a new wave of COVID patients as the Delta variant wave begins to subside and the Omicron wave begins to build.

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A holiday tradition at the Tucson Local Media offices, this week we’re taking a look back at the 10 biggest stories for Tucson and Arizona over the past year.

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Arizona’s enigmatic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema remains opposed to weakening the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for moving ahead on legislation, even as other Democrats are floating the idea of making an exception to the chamber’s rules to pass major voting rights measures.

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According to a Pima County Health Department press release, the individual who contracted the variant tested positive for COVID in early December. Genetic sequencing later revealed it was the Omicron variant and its findings were verified by the Arizona Department of Health Services 24 hours later.

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Do we truly care about our children regarding their education? I’m not so sure. If we purely take a look at the actions of so many, I would have to answer on the negative side of the question. Let me explain my perspective.

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Editor’s note: In the first two articles of this three-part series, Oro Valley Water Director Peter Abraham addressed the following questions: What triggers a supply shortage? How much will the Tier 1 supply shortage be and who will it affect? How did we end up in a supply shortage situation…

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A quarter-century ago, Brian Peabody (now the men’s basketball coach at Pima Community College) was the boys’ coach at Salpointe High School. He was then (and remains today) a real go-getter. For the entire month of June, he would run youth basketball camps in the daytime and high-school sum…

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One musician’s efforts to support a group of students is now a nationwide nonprofit that teaches guitar at underserved schools coast to coast. The Tucson-based nonprofit Lead Guitar fosters discipline and a love of art through guitar ensemble classes, partnering with dozens of schools in six…

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PHOENIX – The number of people experiencing homelessness in Arizona and across the U.S. has risen in past years, and experts worry that many more Americans will find themselves without a roof over their heads because of the economic effects of the pandemic and the recent end to the federal e…

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Nightly temperatures are dipping into the 40s and Christmas lights are adorning the hillsides. Aside from these being a reminder that you really have to get started on that holiday shopping, it also means holiday festivals and events will be filling the calendars!

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BrewLights 2021. The Reid Park Zoo is hosting the hoppiest event of the holiday season. The zoo is teaming up with local craft breweries so you can enjoy the flavors of Tucson while taking in holiday lights and faux-snow. Participating breweries include Barrio Brewing, Catalina Brewing, Blac…

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Looking back, it was a season nobody really expected. The Canyon Del Oro football team was supposed to be pretty good, certainly good enough to make a run at a berth in the Class 4A State playoffs. But then, quite unexpectedly, they started off the season with three straight losses. 

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While much is still unknown about fibromyalgia, research over the past 10 years has shown that this is a real illness, not just a manifestation of depression as many in the medical field had proposed.  

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Wearing a Santa Claus outfit and a smile so big and sincere that we could see it through her mask, our waitress at the Gaslight Theatre asked us if we were celebrating anything special this evening.

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Back in the late 1990s, I was coaching girls’ basketball at Amphi High. We were in the midst of a championship season (as it turns out, the only one in that particular sport in the school’s history), and I was feeling pretty good about things. I happened to mention to the athletic director t…

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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, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…

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Part museum, part zoo, part art studio, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has brought Tucson residents closer to desert wildlife for more than 60 years. Beyond an appreciation for the beauty of our surrounding landscape, the Desert Museum aims to help visitors understand and connect with natu…