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As the weather gets cooler, burn fireplaces safely

Although colder weather is tempting many Tucsonans to get toasty around their fireplace, Pima County warns the comforting source of warmth can hurt your health.... Read more»0

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Throw out old medicine at Saturday's Dispose-a-Med

Got little bottles of unknown pills cluttering you medicine cabinet? You can dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs properly at the Dispose-a-Med event Saturday in a safe, anonymous way. ... Read more»0

Donate used cooking oil for biodiesel fuel

People have the opportunity to properly dispose of used cooking grease and oil, which can be used to produce a clean-burning substitute for diesel fuel. ... Read more»0

Tohono Chul Park kicks off Holiday Nights

Tohono Chul Park will light up the night by transforming into a winter wonderland, complete with over 750,000 lights, entertainment, treats, and shopping.... Read more»0

Investigator: Animal cruelty, violent behavior linked

There's a link between cruelty to animals and acts committed by violent criminals, an animal cruelty investigator told University of Arizona law students on Wednesday.... Read more»0

Interfaith Community Services

ICS Food Bank celebrates Halloween and new expansion

Costume-clad volunteers will celebrate Halloween and the opening of a newly renovated 2,700-square-foot food bank at Interfaith Community Services on Monday.... Read more»0

HSSA's Howl-O-Ween Bash will bring out spooky pets

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will get into the Halloween spirit with a "Howl-O-Ween" book signing and "Spooktacular" costume contest at La Encantada on Sunday. ... Read more»0

OV aims to fill vacant board, commission seats

Oro Valley is accepting applications from its residents for open seats on the town's boards and commissions.... Read more»0

Saguaro visitors can be amateur scientists at BioBlitz

Tucson's first BioBlitz will begin Friday and continue through Saturday, when participants can observe and records as many plant and animal species in Saguaro National Park to better understand, appreciate and protect the park. ... Read more»0

TEP hopes new program will help reduce energy usage

Home energy reports will be mailed to 25,000 customers of Tucson Electric Power as part of a two-year pilot program to help reduce energy consumption and lower electric bills.... Read more»0

Tucson Terrorfest offers 3 days of horror flicks

Tucson Terrorfest, a horror film festival, begins Thursday and continues through the weekend with six independent horror films.... Read more»0

Heat doesn't hold back crowds at Tucson Meet Yourself

The Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival kicked off on Friday in downtown Tucson, with a large number of people and a huge variety of food and entertainment to represent our city's different cultures.... Read more»0

Desert Museum celebrates winged creatures

The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will celebrate winged creatures and the Year of the Bat during the Festival of Flight beginning Friday. ... Read more»0

Regents ask for input on UA president search

The Arizona Board of Regents Presidential Search Committee will hold forums for members of the University of Arizona community to share ideas about qualities the next president should have.... Read more»0

Walk to School Day promotes clean air, fit kids

A record 49 schools in the Tucson area are participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday to support active lifestyles in children and improve air quality.... Read more»0

Pet Rock

Pets, kids take center stage at Humane Society concert

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Southern Arizona Arts Cultural Alliance will celebrate pets and education with Pet Rock, a family-oriented music fest, Sunday at Crossroads at Silverbell Park in Marana.... Read more»0

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