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As the summer heat rolls in, people start looking for ways to cool off. Marana residents can add the town’s splash pads to their list of activities starting this Saturday—as long as everything goes to plan.

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On Monday, June 1, Pima County welcomed its new health director, former assistant  Surgeon General Dr. Theresa Cullen. A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Cullen has decades of experience in public health, as well as experience fighting epidemics; she worked as a vol…

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Just a month after wrapping up his four years at Mountain View High School, 19-year-old Brandon Rhode will pack his bags and fly to New York to start the next step of his academic journey as a member of the class of 2024 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, located in West Po…

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• The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona had topped 20,000 as of Monday, June 1, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County had seen 2,382 of the state’s 20,123 confirmed cases. The coronavirus had killed 917 people statewide, including 185 in Pima Coun…

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Oro Valley’s long anticipated Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Report has been completed. During the May 19 council study session, the key findings of the report were discussed, laying down the foundation for where and how Oro Valley will invest in recreational services for the next fiv…

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Families looking to keep their children fed with the help of local school pantries recently received support in the form of a $25,000 grant from Fry’s Food Stores to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

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If you were expecting a few summer celebrations this year in the form of Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s legendary food and drink fests, prepare to be disappointed. The nonprofit announced the cancelation of the Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival, World Margarita Challenge, Southe…

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After more than two months closed, Casino Del Sol, Casino of the Sun and Estrella at Casino Del Sol will reopen to the public June 3 at 8 a.m., the Pascua Yaqui Tribe announced this week.

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The Sundt Foundation donated $26,000 to two nonprofits in Southern Arizona working to address increased needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Interfaith Community Services both received $13,000 in funding.

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The north side Omni Tucson National Resort reopened its doors earlier this week with a series of new safety and health rules in place, including expanding cleaning procedures, mandatory staff masks and gloves and physical distancing indicators.

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Don’t panic if you see fireworks tonight over the Oro Valley sky around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, it’s just the town testing this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display.

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• The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Arizona had topped 15,000 as of Friday, May 22, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County had seen 1,974 of the state’s 15,606 confirmed cases. The coronavirus had killed 775 people statewide, including 174 in Pima Coun…

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According to the American Red Cross, blood is needed every two seconds, and a single donation can save three lives. Why not be a part of that life saving effort?

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The Pima County Department Environmental Quality has issued a warning for an elevated potential for ground-level ozone air pollution in the Tucson metro area for today, May 26.“People who are sensitive to air pollution may experience shortness of breath, coughing, throat irritation, wheezing…

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Just because venues are closed doesn’t mean live shows aren’t taking place, and The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley is on a tear this summer, hosting several concerts a week in its parking lot.

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Banner Health announced a move to begin purchasing masks for the next for its facilities from domestic manufacturer Prestige Ameritech, the healthcare system announced in a Tuesday press release.

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The arts and crafts community around Cathey’s Sewing & Vacuum stores have kept busy during quarantine by sewing tens of thousands of masks for local hospitals, first responders and law enforcement.The Tucson-based business is welcoming volunteers to sew face masks for essential workers a…

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The YMCA in northwest Tucson reopened its doors to the community on Wednesday with added safety precautions and limited hours to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They plan to open their other locations using a similar strategy in the coming weeks.

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If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Trump administration has good news.

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PHOENIX – The Grand Canyon will reopen on a limited basis for Memorial Day weekend, a move critics call “premature” during the COVID-19 pandemic and “tone-deaf” in the face of startling infection rates in the neighboring Navajo Nation.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted an untold number of events and businesses throughout the nation, the census continued quietly in the background. While local census offices had to close and the national Census Bureau pushed back operational dates, the virus’ impact was lessened thanks to t…