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Tucson for Trayvon vigil speakers hope to spark change

Saturday morning, about 100 people gathered in El Presidio Park for a day of action in honor of Trayvon Martin. The event, organized by the UA Black Student Union, was one of hundreds of vigils planned to take place throughout the nation. "We don’t want it to stop here. A lot of times we see people get enraged and angry about things like this and then it just sort of dies down," one attendee said.... Read more»2

Monsoon lightning starts fire in Catalinas

Over 600 lightning strikes were recorded across the Coronado National Forest on Sunday, one of which started a wildfire in the Molina Basin drainage of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 240-acre Prison Fire was 50 percent contained Tuesday.... Read more»0

Praying for rain: Dia de San Juan fiesta celebrates monsoon

Hundreds gathered Monday for the 16th annual El Dia de San Juan Fiesta in hopes of bringing the monsoon to the sweltering desert.... Read more»0

Tucson approves civil unions for same-sex couples

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday that allows for domestic partnerships and civil unions between same-sex couples. Tucson is the second Arizona city, after Bisbee, to recognize civil unions.... Read more»2

Dan Buckley wants to Kickstart mariachi documentary

After more than 30 years of reporting on the mariachis of Tucson, Daniel Buckley has seen the traditional music revive a culture that was nearly forgotten and lift a population that was in danger of losing its voice. With his next film he hopes to share the story of how the mariachi movement saved Tucson.... Read more»1

Murrieta Park focus of public discussion Monday

A final public meeting will focus on the future of Joaquin Murrieta Park on Monday evening.... Read more»0

Pima Library goes mobile with new app

Managing your summer reading list just got easier with the Pima County Public Library mobile app. Books can be renewed or placed on hold, eBooks can be downloaded, and library locations and hours can be found all on a smart phone or tablet.... Read more»0

New repair stations keep bikers moving on the Loop

New "Fixit" stations provide bikers on the Loop with tools for quick and easy bike adjustments, but one of the six stations has already been vandalized in the first week since they were set up.... Read more»0

Help fix Mt. Lemmon hiking paths for National Trails Day

For many, a weekend morning means a hike in the mountains. This Saturday, outdoor enthusiasts can get their fresh air fix while pitching in to help maintain trails on Mt. Lemmon on National Trails Day.... Read more»0

Summer heat no treat for pets

"Hot dog" doesn't always signal something good. As summer approaches, it's important to keep in mind the danger that heat poses to pets. Everyday activities such as rides in cars and walks around the neighborhood pose even more potential for harm during Tucson's blazing summer.... Read more»0

New traffic signals for Douglas cross-border traffic

New traffic signals at the Douglas Port of Entry will separate commercial trucks from private passenger vehicles near the international border.... Read more»0

Gangplank opens new Downtown workspace

Co-working space Gangplank celebrated their grand re-opening in a newly decked-out suite in the historic Pioneer Building downtown Wednesday night. The nonprofit's goal is to offer a welcoming and supportive space for community members to connect, generate ideas, and take successful steps towards their personal business goals. ... Read more»0

Pima Community College

PCC to award 300 adult ed GEDs Wednesday

Nearly 300 adult education students will cross the stage of the Tucson Convention Center Musical Hall to receive their General Education Development diplomas Wednesday night.... Read more»0