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AG: Shop safe & smart for holiday gifts

The holidays are just around the corner and consumers are looking for deals in stores and online. To ensure safe shopping, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is offering the following tips.... Read more»

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Cut lighter fluid for tastier, greener grilling

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing smaller amounts of volatile organic compounds into the air — key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

Old West history helps corral Az tourists — and not just in Tombstone

The history of railroads, miners, outlaws and cowboys have made Arizona emblematic of the American West. But the state’s Old West history is not just a romantic tale; it's a history that’s been preserved in a variety of ways, some more authentic than others, and a legacy that continues to help many cities and towns prosper.... Read more»

Events calendar

Holiday roundup: A very merry month of events

The holidays are upon us and Tucson offers up a veritable cornucopia of festive events to help you enjoy the season:... Read more»

Weekend events to kickstart your holiday season

A roundup of events to get you in the mood for the holidays.... Read more»

Reminder: Consumers should be cautious when holiday toy shopping

With Black Friday coming and Christmas in one month, buying toys will be at the top of the list for many parents. Toys can be fun for children, but they can also be dangerous. Experts warn of choking hazards, toxic metals, magnets and hearing damage from loud noises.... Read more»

Some Az tribal casinos put bets on risky demographic: Millennials

The same attractions that once lured generations into gaming no longer work for a younger crowd. Slot machines – even casinos as a whole – aren’t enticing enough for the 18- to 34-year-old age group known as millennials. Some casinos have changed their game plan: They treat their businesses as entertainment hubs instead of gaming centers.... Read more»

Get into the swim at the Return of the Mermaids

4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson will be swimming with costumed creatures and sea-themed activities Saturday for the "Return of the Mermaids" festival.... Read more»1

Cut lighter fluid for tastier grilling, less pollution

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing into the air a lower amount of volatile organic compounds—key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

A walk through Wooden Tooth Records

In the back room of Cafe Passe on 4th Avenue, two local entrepreneurs are setting out to prove that selling music in physical form — LPs, cassettes and CDs — isn't outmoded. Wooden Tooth Records opens Saturday, which is Record Store Day across the country. Here's why Kellan Fortier and Jake Sullivan are bringing back vinyl.... Read more»

Barn sale a gift for book lovers

Book lovers will love saving a buck or two at the "Rodeos and Romance" used book sale, running Friday-Monday at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library's Book Barn, 2230 N. Country Club Rd.... Read more»

Library book sale this weekend

A used book sale is being hosted this weekend by Friends of the Pima County Public Library.... Read more»

July 4 BBQ

Green grilling means tastier food, less pollution

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing into the air a lower amount of volatile organic compounds—key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

'Johnny Gibson's Market' to be first Downtown grocery in decades

Updated: Workers and residents in Tucson's Downtown will be able to grab a loaf of bread and gallon of milk before they hop on the streetcar, when the area's first full-service grocery store in decades opens on South 6th Avenue. The store is a partnership between the current and former owners of Rincon Market.... Read more»4

Guest opinion

Help create the place you want to live by shopping local

Many people know instinctively that supporting local, independent businesses is better for everyone. In recent years studies have proven that independent businesses contribute more to local economies. More than three times the revenue spent in local businesses remains and recirculates in the community.... Read more»

Photos: 'Everyone's a Celt' at Tucson festival

Caber tossing, bagpipers and drummers, skirted dancers, skilled dogs, kilts a-plenty and even a dram or two of whisky can be found at this weekend's Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games. The revelry continues through Sunday at Rillito Raceway Park.... Read more»1

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