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PHOENIX – NASA has appointed a University of Arizona professor to lead a project to track asteroids that potentially could crash into Earth. The mission involves launching a telescope into a high orbit to locate such near-Earth objects using the infrared radiation they emit.

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After delivering more than $800 billion to businesses and workers across the nation, the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended on May 31. Arizona businesses received more than 80,000 loans at an average of $40,000 each in order to keep staff working and industry functioning—but COVID cas…

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Paint Night in the Park. The Town of Marana is continuing this event series where you can relax in the park and unleash your inner artist. Haven’t you always marveled at paintings and wondered how people managed to make their subjects look real and not just a mess of blotchy colors? Meet at …

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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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Gelasto…what?? This hard-to-say word defines a wonderful condition known as humor, taking yourself lightly and laughter. Laughter is a valuable part of life and enriches us in many healthful ways. Humor, joy and laughter have been acknowledged since ancient times. In the Old Testament, Prove…

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Like many Phoenix fans, I was certain up to the very second that the final horn blew in Milwaukee that the Suns were going to win the first NBA championship in franchise history. Instead, we fans suffered through three straight coulda/shoulda games in which the Suns were down two in the last…

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It’s the day over which hop fans like myself swoon. By the time this newspaper hits the streets, we’ll be about a week away from National IPA Day on August 5.

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Several roads, trailheads, recreation areas and portions of the Chuck Huckelberry Loop are closed because of flooding, according to the Pima County Transportation Department. Recent storms have produced flash-flood warnings from the National Weather Service.

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The story of the band Soda Sun begins with guitarist and vocalist John Goraj moving to Tucson from Los Angeles in 2017. But the story of the band's debut release begins with a return trip to California to pick up a vintage tape machine. Though there is room for all four band members on the m…

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We’re less than a month into the monsoon, and the Tucson area has already received more rain than the entire 2020 monsoon season. While the cooler days and rainstorms are a welcome sight for many, the heavy downpours have also caused flash flooding throughout the state.

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According to her great, great nephew, Monica Flinn likely spent the first summer at her new El Charro Café making pots of stew and tortillas to feed local construction workers. That was 99 years ago, and summer survival continues to be the hallmark of the season at each of El Charro’s Tucson…

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The Things We Keep. What are some of the things you keep? The objects that have made it through spring cleaning, moves, you reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and everything in-between? The newest exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art features selections from Swiss-b…

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It’s 5:47 a.m. on what will be another blazing-hot summer day, but for some crazy reason there is a flurry of activity on the Amphi High School tennis courts. At the center of it all is a stud athlete who was born in Scotland back when Harry Truman was president of the United States.

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Every day we read more about the fats in our diets: transfats, saturated and unsaturated fats, fatty acids, good fat, bad fat—the list goes on and arguments for and against seem to change with regularity. What ARE these molecules that are a part of our everyday diet? Where do we find them an…

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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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The night sky has served humankind in everything from navigation to inspiration since long before writing existed. As we move through the warm “dog days” of summer, the Reid Park Zoo is continuing their Summer Safari Nights series by showcasing their exotic canines and animals that rely on t…

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Driving into the Southwest from any direction, the first sight of a saguaro cactus waving on the horizon serves as a “welcome” for Arizona residents and tourists alike. But even more than a welcome sign, the saguaro is an icon of the American South, even for those who don’t know what the Son…

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WASHINGTON – Arizona Democrats called on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County election returns, which they said Friday is little more than a “sham audit” disguising a series of politically motivated attacks.

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WASHINGTON – The private firms auditing Maricopa County elections told senators Thursday they have finished reviewing the more than 2 million ballots, but will not be able to deliver a complete report without cooperation from county officials.

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The coronavirus pandemic put hardworking American families through the wringer. Countless mothers, fathers, and caretakers lost jobs through no fault of their own, and, amid one of the most acute public health and economic crises of our lifetimes, worked tirelessly to make ends meet and adju…

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TUCSON – It’s been a year since the Bighorn Fire blackened broad swaths of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Now, a recent tour of Catalina State Park and Mount Lemmon reveals sprigs of new growth peeking through the forest floor. Wildlife, including bighorn sheep, are returning.…

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Families, businesses and governments have faced many challenges over the past year due to the pandemic. Yet the Town of Oro Valley’s recently adopted FY21/22 Budget reflects the Town’s strong financial position as well as optimism and opportunities in the coming year—optimism that we can con…

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On June 30, the Arizona Legislature approved the budget for next fiscal year, which bans public schools throughout the state from requiring masks or COVID-19 testing. This ban comes a few weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state colleges and universities from doing…