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But there’s a bit of hope that this upcoming school year won’t be as crazy as the last one (and a half). Arizona’s COVID cases are at a steady low and we’ve never been more vaccinated as a population. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, daily COVID cases in Arizona have a…

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Tucson’s franchise Dogtopia locations are relatively new to the area, but after a large transformation last year, they’re seeing plenty of business and wagging tails. With locations across the US and Canada, Dogtopia brands themselves as the leading provider of dog daycare in North America. …

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It’s no secret that Americans love their pets. Aside from the fact that phrases like “pet parent” are entering our vernacular, consider this: According to the  annual survey facilitated by the American Pet Products Association, an estimated 67% of American households have a pet. This adds up…

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Mobile Meals mobilemealssoaz.org. (520) 622-1600. Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona delivers healthy and nutritious meals for those who are unable to drive, shop or cook their own meals. There are three meal service options to cater to the needs of their clients: medically tailored, special d…

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June this year looks different from last year, especially for older adults most affected by COVID-19. Despite the higher rate of infection for individuals below age 65, those 65 and older had the greatest number of deaths due to COVID-19. While the threat of the virus may have somewhat subsi…

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It’s been a long, uncertain year for kids and parents everywhere, but things are finally looking up. The summer months are fast approaching, and in-person camp opportunities for youth are back! While summer camps and classes might look a bit different this time around due to smaller group si…

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Since the onset of the pandemic, there’s been no shortage of reminders from government agencies and the media to stay indoors and maintain distance from those outside of your immediate circle—often with one exception. Officials had stated that time can still be spent in nature and open recre…

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Tucson Local Media is excited to once again present the Best of the Northwest, a reader’s guide to the places you love to spend your time at across Tucson’s north side.

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Every year, Tucson Local Media takes an in-depth look into why hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world choose Tucson, Pima County and the rest of Southern Arizona for their travel plans. Is it the food, the beautiful scenery, or the cultural events that make this region so at…

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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.

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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…

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There were three tumors, all on the right breast. Once doctors confirmed they were cancerous, Kristyn Bova actually felt a little better: Not knowing was worse than having a diagnosis and a path forward. She didn’t want to risk leaving any cancer behind, so she opted for a full, double mastectomy.

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Tucson Local Media is excited to once again present the Best of the Northwest, a reader’s guide to the places you love to spend your time at across Tucson’s north side.

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She wasn’t doing a self-exam,or anything like that. Katy Gierlach was just drying off after a shower when she felt a lump. She asked her partner, Jared McKinley, to feel it. It seemed too large and hard for them to not have noticed it before.

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A new exhibition at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics is turning medical equipment into empowerment for local cancer patients. The “Superheroes, Capes of Strength and Beauty” art installation features 75 “mammocapes” redesigned by artists and auctions them off to raise funds fo…

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They are golden retrievers and standard poodles, Irish wolfhounds and Newfoundlands, chihuahuas and silky terriers. They have names like Emma Jay, Lex, Cisco and Wriggly. They are just some of the certified therapy dogs you’ll find in the library’s Read to a Dog Program, and they all have on…

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Sugar was brought to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in December. Our staff saw that she needed deworming, which takes a few weeks for treatment to be effective. Sugar was placed with a wonderful foster volunteer so she could get healthy. In January of 2011, less than 2 months in our …

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For many people summer brings to mind images of vacation fun, but at Pima Animal Care Center it means one thing: overcrowded kennels. With puppy and kitten season in full swing, and stray dogs scared into the streets by fireworks and monsoon thunder, we can take in dozens of pets every day. …

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Five to six days. That was it. That’s about how long on average a dog or cat used to have at Pima Animal Care Center. If the animal hadn’t been adopted within a few days, it was euthanized.