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This year was the ninth annual Dream Night Prom, hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona.

Local Group Hosts Special Prom for Teens with Cancer

Hosted by the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of S. Arizona, teens experience this high school rite of passage on their own terms.

Apr 3, 2014

Tucson Program for Cancer Survivors Expanding Nationally

Founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp combines passion for helping patients with working out.

Apr 3, 2014
Genaro Mendez's sons help him plant coffee seedlings in Chiapas that could end up sold in Tucson

From Chiapas, Mexico: More Than Just Coffee

Co-op selling coffee in Tucson helps Mexican families stay together and avoid dangerous illegal immigration.

Mar 27, 2014
Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Mar 13, 2014
Dan Cornelius, left, and his assistant set up the Mobile Farmers Market at Tucson's Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Native American Traditional Foods Turn Into Viable Business

From tepary beans grown by the Tohono O’Odham people to chocolate produced by the Chickasaw Nation, Native Americans are entering the niche food market in many places.

Mar 13, 2014

Women's Day Theme Could Reflect in Female Religious Leadership

'Inspiring change' is this year's International Women's Day message; as time goes by even churches are seeing a stronger presence of females in higher positions.

Mar 7, 2014

Advances Made, LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Remains

Transgender Pima County lawyer says situation even more difficult for trans people; most states including AZ don't have laws protecting LGBTQ people in workplace.

Feb 27, 2014

Clay Artist Redefined Native American Pottery, Curator Says

Featured artist at this weekend’s Southwest Indian Art Fair is Jody Folwell, internationally recognized artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, NM.

Feb 20, 2014
Attendees of the Rex Allen Days celebration watch a bull rider at the professional rodeo. 2011 marks the 60th year of the event that honors the "singing cowboy" from Wilcox, Arizona.

Western Heritage Arena in Marana Hosts Bull Riding Practice

Young bull riders keep tradition alive practicing on Friday nights; La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros enters final rounds this weekend.

Feb 20, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

New Doc Looks at Turbulent Debate Over Immigration in AZ

State of Arizona looks at controversial law SB 1070, its effects, the opinion of people on both sides of the spectrum.

Jan 23, 2014
High school students working in a community garden.

Pueblo High Builds Community Strength Through Gardening

High school students build relationships through intergenerational project in South Tucson.

Jan 9, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Siblings Apart For Years, One US Citizen, Other Faces Deportation

Brother and sister are part of nationwide effort to fix "a broken immigration system;" born to same parents but in different countries.

Dec 6, 2013

Program Provides Juvenile Offenders With Second Chance

YARDS is an educative nine-week program that teachers youth skills; in collaboration with Pima County's juvenile court system.

Nov 27, 2013
Rebecca Brukman. 11/26/12.
Bikers cross the finish line at El Tour De Tucson.

After 31 Years El Tour de Tucson is Without Title Sponsor

UAMC's six-year title sponsorship contract expired, leaving budget with a $250K hole, but things are looking up, tradition carries on.

Nov 22, 2013
Bethany Brandt presses the air from the soil around the roots of a young plant at Deep Dirt Farm in Patagonia, Ariz. Brandt helps monitor the progress of the vegetation as a volunteer with Borderlands Restoration.

Patagonia Group Hopes to Restore Water Flow, Wildlife

They have introduced more than 2,600 plants this last year, all grown from seed, member of Borderlands Restoration.

Nov 22, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer's new budget relies on cuts to Medicaid, and that may hurt rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona.

Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook

Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.

Nov 15, 2013

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