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The Hypocrisy Footprint

Author Chris Cokinos tries to explain the logic behind what he calls the 'hypocrisy footprint' left by backyard pools in the arid Southwest

Dec 12, 2013

Effects of Common Core Adoption at Presidio Schools

Method has forced teachers to allow students to think more independently, says Scott Whitlock, head of curriculum and instruction.

Dec 12, 2013
Jean Fedigan, executive director of the Sister José Shelter and some of the shelters residents, watch TV and take a break from the harsh life on the street.

Local Homeless Women's Shelter Offers Sense of Community

A 1,200-square-foot house stands near south downtown Tucson, where women in need can eat, rest, feel support.

Dec 12, 2013

Planet Rabbit

Learn about one artist's inspiration to take art out of the gallery and into local communities.

Dec 6, 2013
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
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger

Stairwell Session Featuring Nancy McCallion

Local songwriter digs deep into her own experience to create music that blends traditions

Dec 6, 2013
Az Spotlight Mark McLemore

Arizona Spotlight for December 6th, 2013

Immigration detention separates family, the Planet Rabbit mobile gallery takes to the streets, and a Stairwell Session with Nancy McCallion.

Dec 5, 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
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
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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
Native American musicians blend electronic music with traditional drum and chant.

Native DJ Crew Brings Hybrid Pow Wow to Tucson

Our music "goes against the long history of misrepresentation of aboriginal people," says group member.

Nov 22, 2013

Arizona Spotlight for Nov. 22, 2013

Annual bicycling race faces financial challenges, exploring tribal and dance music mixes, restoring plants in Patagonia to help polinators, and more

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

Q & A With John Sebastian

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix Nov. 17, 18.

Nov 15, 2013

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Nov 15, 2013

NAU Student Housing May Result in Eviction of Area's Residents

Proposed project by Georgia-based company could force about 50 families to move out from their homes.

Nov 8, 2013

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