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Food bank service to go mobile

Interfaith Community Services will open food banks at mobile locations across the Tucson area, hoping to serve at least 50-60 families per day.... Read more»

CDC: Imported onions contaminated with salmonella sicken people across U.S.

The CDC is warning people to stay away from red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, because of salmonella contamination that has sickened more than 600 people across 37 states.... Read more»

CDC: Cebollas importadas contaminadas con salmonela enferman a las personas en EE. UU.

Los CDC advierten a las personas que se mantengan alejadas de las cebollas rojas, blancas y amarillas importadas de Chihuahua, México, debido a la contaminación por salmonela que ha enfermado a más de 600 personas en 37 estados.... Read more»

Trump administration used Food Aid Program for political gain, congressional investigators find

The $6 billion Farmers to Families Food Box program - created to provide fresh produce to families affected by the pandemic - was mismanaged and used by the Trump administration for political gain, a new congressional report has found.... Read more»

Joaquin the Andean bear down with Tucson again

The newest resident at Reid Park Zoo is an Andean bear named Joaquin, who was born in the zoo in 2002 and is coming home.... Read more»

Zimmerman Trail access limited due to filming

Access to the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead will be restricted through Wednesday, due a crew filming in the area.... Read more»

Author & historian Lydia Otero to headline Pima Library's annual LGBTQ+ talk

Tucson historian and author Lydia Otero will headline the Pima County Public Library's annual LGBTQ+ Author Talk, discussing their books focused on Hispanic and queer perspectives in the context of Tucson's growth as a city. ... Read more»

Rise in food-stamp benefits is partly undercut by end to pandemic aid

More than 900,000 Arizona food stamp recipients saw an increase in their monthly benefits starting Friday, but recipients will not see the full 21% increase in their pocketbooks because it comes at the same time that a 15% pandemic-related boost in benefits is scheduled to end.... Read more»

Nogales art exhibit challenges U.S. border politics with spirituality and nature

The Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Arizona is showing an exhibit, "Donde Mueren los Sueños" or "Where Dreams Die," focused on immigration and border policy at the U.S. Southwest border, and It's curator, Michele Maggiora, said the exhibit's artists are doing so by first arousing a sense of spirituality and love of nature in its audience. ... Read more»

Joy Harjo, first Native American U.S. poet laureate begins third term, publishes memoir

Joy Harjo of Oklahoma, the first Native American woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her third term – an honor bestowed only once before. Robert Pinsky was the first U.S. poet laureate to serve a third term, in 1999.... Read more»

TailWaggers of the week: Sammy & Carmella

Meet Sammy and Carmella, a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups.... Read more»

Flavors From Afar in LA uplifts & supports refugee communities through food

Through its food and hospitality, Flavors From Afar - in Los Angeles' Little Ethiopia neighborhood - sheds light on refugees and asylum seekers by featuring cuisines from countries that have experienced a refugee crisis.... Read more»

First LGBTQ+ mariachi group is paving the way for the next generation

Across the American Southwest, mariachi musicians perform in colorful trajes de charro – ornate equestrian outfits and boots - and in the LGBTQ-friendly enclave of West Hollywood, an emerging group has added rainbow bow ties to the traditional mariachi attire. ... Read more»

Public health experts 'flabbergasted' Biden still hasn’t picked an FDA chief

President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the election, has flummoxed public health experts who say it’s baffling for the agency to be without a permanent leader during a national health crisis.... Read more»

Single moms are forced to choose: Reveal their sexual histories or forfeit welfare

Women who apply for welfare often have to identify who fathered their children and when they got pregnant, among other deeply personal details, then state governments use that information to pursue child support from the dads — and pocket the money. ... Read more»

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