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This past year the pandemic has subjected our economy to massive, unprecedented challenges in nearly every sector. We’ve heard from countless constituents who struggled after losing their jobs due to the pandemic and the associated government restrictions on businesses. Hundreds of thousands…

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With 939 new cases reported today, the total number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases closed in on 813,000 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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Eight CVS pharmacies throughout Arizona are set to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines starting Thursday, however, CVS is not yet announcing which locations. Company officials say this is to avoid “stores from being overwhelmed by those who may seek a vaccination without making an appointment,"…

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PHOENIX – Nearly a year of isolation and widespread closures has harmed the mental and physical health of many Americans. But Arizona state parks saw record visitation over parts of 2020 – a positive sign to experts urging people to get moving and get outside as COVID-19 continues to spread.

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The Oro Valley Town Council voted 6-1 in favor of reopening the Pusch Ridge nine-hole golf course in November while making significant investments to the property over the next three to five years, during their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17. 

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Tucson's XIXA have an expert grasp on the disorienting borderlands they call home. The psychedelic sextet maps the "New Southwest" with their unique fusion of cumbia, desert rock, tejano and gothic aesthetics. And while their debut album Bloodline captured the physical elements of the border…

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The University of Arizona is hosting a free, online lecture series to help the public better understand specific aspects of COVID-19, including how the virus spread throughout the world, and our eventual return to normalcy. The monthly series includes five talks, each hosted by a different U…

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The Tucson Museum of Art recently highlighted local multi-media artist Willie Bonner, whose work has appeared in the museum multiple times. Bonner’s art, which includes paintings and sculptures, serves as an “allegory of what it means to be Black in postmodern America.” 

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After hearing the distressing story of a mother desperate to conceive children only to find out the artificial insemination treatments she received were sourced from the very doctor she entrusted to provide her sperm from an anonymous donor, Arizona Sen. Victoria Steele (D-Tucson) decided to…

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Lupe Solis’ prayers were answered when she received her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine recently at the State Farm Stadium mass vaccination site in Glendale. Now the 77-year-old is being cautious and patient, waiting to worship in person again at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Mesa.

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With 1,507 new cases reported today, the total number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 809,000 as of Monday, Feb. 22, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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PHOENIX – Public education advocates and leaders of the Arizona School Boards Association’s Black Alliance and Hispanic-Native American Indian Caucus gathered at the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday to protest a proposed voucher expansion initiative that they say would further defund public…

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With 1,918 new cases reported today, the total number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 804,116 as of Friday, Feb. 19, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

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County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is asking the Pima County Board of Supervisors to suspend county-sponsored COVID-19 testing after notification that the state will not reimburse the county for most of its testing costs.

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Though few businesses have made it through COVD completely unscathed, music and performing arts continually rank as the industries most affected by the pandemic. Music venues like the Rialto Theatre and 191 Toole have remained closed for in-person concerts for nearly a year now. Luckily for …

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Editor’s Note: With COVID-19 still widespread, we’re looking at events you can enjoy from home or outdoors this week. 

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In this time of pandemic and a self-imposed post-season ban (not to mention the still-detectable whiff of Major Disappointment at the Nico Mannion Season that landed with a thud), this year’s University of Arizona men’s basketball team is the least-talked-about Wildcat squad in nearly four d…

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It is a pleasure to introduce myself to the residents of the Town of Oro Valley. I’ve been working as the director of Community and Economic Development Department since Jan. 4, 2021, but I can honestly tell you that time has passed quickly as I jumped feet first into my new role. 

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An initiative to name the Interstate 10/Ruthrauff Road traffic interchange after a fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is gaining momentum. In less than a week after first going online, a petition calling for the Arizona government to memorialize trooper Juan Cruz has earned m…

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On March 13 last year, Arizona Theatre Company debuted The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Temple of Music and Art. Right after that opening night performance, the play closed down. The company has mounted no more in-person plays in Tucson or in Phoenix ever since. 

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We’ve missed so much of Tucson’s rich and vibrant arts community over the last year, from opening receptions at small galleries to big parties on the Tucson Museum of Art patio, from productions at the Temple of Music and Art to raucous concerts at the Rialto, Fox or Club Congress.