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Israel left summer with a stack of envelopes before he deployed. Each one says "Open when," followed by a feeling or scenario. “Sometimes I really don’t say the right things," Israel said. "I just wanted to put it on paper for her so when I don’t always have the right words that she knows she can always find them in those notes.”

Separated by Deployment, Couple Finds Refuge in Tucson

A Dímelo story from the El Rio mailbox: 'Nothing same any more when he left.'

Jun 10, 2016

Bedroom to Bust: Local Record Manufacturer Closes Operation

Michael Dixon turned his passion for vinyl records into

May 27, 2016

Mud, Straw, Sweat: Traditional Adobe Builds the Future

Adobe as building material is back, focus of native cultural development group.

Apr 22, 2016
A scene from director Celso Garcia's "La Delgada Línea Amarilla" or "The Thin Yellow Line".

Mexican Director's 'The Thin Yellow Line' Debuts in Tucson

Interview with Celso Garcia, review of his tale of men assigned to dangerous job.

Apr 15, 2016
A quote from Walter Benjamin displayed in the open-air courtyard at the Holocaust History Center.

A History of the Holocaust for the Tucson Community

New center honors victims and survivors, and explores the social and political legacy of the 20th Century's greatest tragedy.

Apr 14, 2016
The cast of "Finding Nemo" in Navajo, including: Elbert Jumbo, Natalie Benally, Gianna and Boddie Harvey.

Finding Navajo: Movie Helps Kids Preserve Native Tongue

'Finding Nemo' in Navajo is one way nation works to preserve heritage.

Apr 7, 2016
“Never saw the inside of a violin in all the years I’d played, but I saw plenty of insides," Dr. Bloomfield said. That changed when he started at the repair shop.

Doctor Puts Hands, Head, Heart into School Instrument Repair

Meet Ned Bloomfield, a 17-year volunteer of the TUSD's instrumental repair shop.

Feb 19, 2016

What Stereotypes Are There in Tucson? Dímelo Explores

Dímelo's first story mailbox is up on Tumamoc Hill

Feb 19, 2016

Tucson Religious Leaders Unite to Defend Muslim Community

Catholic bishop, rabbi, Muslim leader: Similarities far outweigh differences.

Dec 29, 2015

Making Music From the Ground Up at the Saint Cecilia Studios

A year after opening, Tucson's newest recording studio brings new sounds downtown.

Dec 11, 2015

All Souls: Tucson's Annual Celebration of Life and Death

2015 procession estimated to be the largest in event's 25-year history.

Nov 13, 2015
Mission San Xavier del Bac

Restoration of San Xavier Mission Moves to East Tower

'White Dove Campaign' aims for $3 million for Arizona's oldest European-influenced structure.

Aug 3, 2015

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

Jul 2, 2015

Raising the Flag Again

Police officers hope to see more United States flags throughout Arizona and the country.

Jun 9, 2015

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is growing in Tucson

SAGA works on advocacy, awareness and services.

May 8, 2015
Cecelia Schlieve was born in 1913, and grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to milk cows and shovel hay alongside her siblings.

A Salute to Arizona's Eldest Residents

Did you know that every year, "Happy 100th Birthday" cards are being sold in larger numbers? Meet and hear stories from women and men aged 99 years and older.

May 8, 2015

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