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Volunteer tutor Kathy Zuodar teaches a group of students the difference between "could" and "would."

Tucson Program Hopes to Break Language Barriers, Help Immigrants Thrive

Literacy Connects' English Acquisition for Adults has been around for decades helping people transition into a new life on American soil.

Nov 20, 2014
Tyler (second from left) celebrating his adoption into the Woelfle family with his new parents and siblings.

Foster Teen Officially Joins a Family

Teenagers like 15-year-old Tyler often overlooked when it comes to adoption 'but they still need love,' says his new dad, Ben Woelfle.

Nov 14, 2014

Who Funds Tucson's All Souls Procession?

Globally known annual commemoration of life, death marks 25th anniversary; will receive financial aid from city for first time in 2014.

Oct 23, 2014

Flowing Wells Latest to Add Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

School district hopes to equip teachers, counselors, others with tools to best accommodate transgender, gender creative students.

Oct 2, 2014
One of the Camp Born This Way children at this year's camp's fashion show.

Camp Brings Support to Transgender, Gender Creative Kids

Freely expressing gender identity is at center of Camp Born This Way; children, families build a supportive community.

Sep 4, 2014
C-130s at AMARG.

C-130 Aircraft Celebrates 60th Anniversary

In August 1954, the first C-130 rolled off the Lockheed assembly line; now is still being used in every branch of the military.

Sep 4, 2014
Salvador Duran performs in the back patio of the Hotel Congress every Thursday evening.

Salvador Duran: I Sing My Paintings, I Paint My Music

The exuberant art, music of this Mexican troubadour draw upon diverse traditions and lingering tragedy.

Aug 22, 2014
Entrance of Colossal Cave.

Long-Time Colossal Cave Director Uncertain About Her Future at Park

Pima County Supervisor Carroll called for performance audit last summer to assess management of park amid mountain lion shooting.

Aug 14, 2014

A Mezcal's Clandestine Origin, Migration to Old Pueblo

This brand of smoky agave spirit has humble, law bending beginnings - from Oaxaca, Mexico to the colonial Guatemalan city of Antigua.

Jul 31, 2014

1M Ballots Being Mailed for Early Voting in AZ Primary

At stake: primary races for governor, attorney general, congressional challengers, Legislature; independents can vote.

Jul 31, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Pols Want 'Border Security,' But Benefit from Immigration: Expert

Influx of Central American women, children isn't threat in and of itself but can beget other issues, she says.

Jul 28, 2014
Volunteers sorting through donations at Catholic Community Services drop off site.

Tucsonans Step Up to Help Central American Women, Children

One volunteer calls it 'a moral imperative to help suffering humanity;' he, his partner, take in two for one night.

Jul 24, 2014
Mountain lion in the mountains west of Tucson.

Project Hopes to Photograph Jaguars, Ocelots Near Tucson

Camera traps set up at more than 200 places in mountains surrounding the city.

Jul 18, 2014
Children sleep on mattresses without pillows, covered with foil blankets.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

Jul 10, 2014

Lookouts at Forefront of Fire Spotting

Mac Tippins will spend 4-5 months on duty in Mt. Lemmon's Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Jun 26, 2014
Vivianna Pardini, 18, and her daughter Yasleen.

US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

Story of a teen mom working hard to graduate high school despite getting pregnant at the age of 15.

Jun 6, 2014

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