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Hunger persists in Cochise County

Hunger gnaws at Cochise County citizens more than for average Americans.... Read more»1

Newly restored Virgin Mary statue returns to San Xavier Mission

After nearly four months of cleaning and restoration, the statue has been returned to its home.... Read more»0

Weds. night means free bike lights & kids' helmets at Santa Rita Park

Wednesday is the last Light the Night event where cyclists and pedestrians can get free lights. Volunteers from the Living Streets Alliance will be at the west end of Santa Rita Park starting at 6 p.m.... Read more»0

'Shadows of the Dreamers' dance performance recalls Holocaust liberation

A Sunday dance performance will reprise a piece choreographed last year by a University of Arizona professor to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.... Read more»0

Poetry to fill the air at weekend festival

April is National Poetry Month and that means it’s time for the Tucson Poetry Festival. This weekend's event will include readings, workshops, a youth poetry competition, a panel discussion, and even a chance to dine with the guest poets. ... Read more»0

Hit the bunny trail for Easter weekend fun

The Easter bunny has been busy this year, as there will be a egg hunts all over Tucson this Saturday.... Read more»0

Snowden to Skype in for UA's 'Conversation on Privacy'

Centennial Hall will host a powerhouse panel on privacy issues Friday, including a Skype appearance by Edward Snowden. Also appearing will be activist Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, a reporter who will also speak after a screening Thursday night at the Loft.... Read more»0

'Complex' trial in BP shooting delayed until November

The trial of Lonnie Ray Swartz, a Border Patrol agent accused of second-degree murder for the 2012 cross-border shooting of 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, has been pushed back until November. It had been scheduled to begin later this month.... Read more»0

In 'Barrio Stories,' Downtown history comes to life

The Barrio Stories Project, stories of the demolition of the historic heart of Downtown Tucson almost five decades ago, will come to life outside the TCC in a series of performances by Borderlands Theater this Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»0

Explore the tiny trains of Tucson

This weekend, local train aficionados will open their backyards to share their model railroads with the public.... Read more»0

TMC wants to recycle, reuse your old car seats

Instead of sending them to a landfill, put old car seats to work.... Read more»0

Donate your excess citrus to those in need on Saturday

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is holding its second of three Super Citrus Saturdays this weekend on Feb. 20... Read more»0

Tucson's a stage for historic First Folio of Shakespeare

His plots, characters and turns of phrase are familiar to everyone. But many of Shakespeare's plays were not published during his lifetime, and might have been lost forever if not for a rare edition published in the years after his death. One of those historic volumes, a 1623 First Folio, is on display in Tucson.... Read more»1

Preview of 'Barrio Stories' showcases oral histories of Downtown

It's been nearly five decades since hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the historic heart of the Old Pueblo to make way for the Tucson Convention Center. Borderlands Theater's "Barrio Stories" will give voice to those long-flattened buildings and their former occupants.... Read more»0

Annual El Rio health fair coming Saturday

West Side residents can get a free checkup Saturday, including screenings for osteoporosis, cholesterol, breathing, diabetes, high blood pressure, a hearing test, eye exam and other tests.... Read more»0

Tucson corpsman named Southwest Reserve sailor of the year

Navy corpsman, diving medical technician and University of Arizona student Joseph Murphy has another line to add to his resumé: 2015 Navy Region Southwest Reserve sailor of the year.... Read more»0