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1,800 patient files left unsecured by Tucson Medical Center

The medical records of about 1,800 patients were stored in a unlocked room by Tucson Medical Center for two weeks this summer. Reps for the healthcare group said no financial information was included, and there is no reason to believe anyone accessed the files.... Read more»

Shake a leg New Year's Day and help walk shelter dogs

If you're a bit bleary-eyed on the morning of Jan. 1, why not have some hair of the dog? — real dogs, that is. The Pima Animal Care Center will host a bed build and dog walk on New Year's Day, followed by free adoptions. ... Read more»

Buddy up: Pima County's top dog names

Although Max is the most popular dog name in the nation, Pima County residents like to name their dogs Buddy and Bella. Pima Animal Care Center records show that most of the county's 105,000 licensed dogs have been given human names. ... Read more»

Celebrate Independence Day with a new pet

The Pima Animal Care Center and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are celebrating Independence Day by reducing adoption prices on July 4th and 5th. ... Read more»

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»

Tips for a healthy and 'hoppy' Easter for your pets

The Pima Animal Care Center offers some ideas on how to keep your pets safe and sound this Easter: keep candy baskets and flowers out of reach, and think about the commitment before you buy your child a bunny or chick.... Read more»

Another dumpster dog ready for new home

Just weeks after Oscar, an 8-week-old pit bull mix, was found in a Reid Park trashcan, Kimmy the Chihuahua was found in an apartment dumpster. She is now healthy and ready to find a new home. ... Read more»

More pet owners eligible for free spay/neuter services

Under AWASA's expanded Pet Fix program, government assisted pet owners can get free spay/neuter surgeries for up to two animals per month at participating clinics. ... Read more»

Soothing sounds for sheltered pets

The Pima Animal Care Center has collected $10,000 in donations to install a sound system to play relaxing classical music for the stray and unwanted animals awaiting adoption in the Pima County kennel.... Read more»

Prop. 409 road bond package passes

Updated: Tucson's Proposition 409 passed by 953 votes in a final update. The ballot measure will allow the city to issue up to $100 million in bonds over five years to repair and resurface Tucson's streets. Also, Barber 2,454 over McSally in final results.... Read more»5

Tucson police, TMC to give away car booster seats

A new state law that changes the requirements of who uses car booster seats will take effect Aug. 2, and Tucson police are teaming with TMC for Children to give away 150 seats Thursday.... Read more»

Reporter Bodfield leaving Daily Star

Longtime reporter Rhonda Bodfield is leaving the Arizona Daily Star. Bodfield — who's held down the politics and local government beats, and previously covered education at the morning daily — confirmed Monday that her last day at the newspaper will be March 9.... Read more»1

Star shuffling reporters' beats

Word is trickling from the South Park Avenue plant of the Arizona Daily Star that some reporters are being shuffled about.... Read more»4