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Teenagers Ask Big Questions at Biosphere 2's Summer Academy

It's a Tuesday afternoon, a group of high school kids are trudging in rubber boots through only mangrove forest in Southern AZ.

Jul 17, 2014
Children and teens from Mexico and Central America inside a Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales, Ariz.

Detention Continues for Central American Children in U.S. Custody

Plans to relocate children delayed, political response includes protests on both sides of the issue.

Jul 17, 2014

Insuring Arizona's Past Plays a Role in Its Future

Withs its arid climate, vast amount of open land, diverse mix of native cultures, state has everything for a 'recipe of success' in archeology, Arizona State Museum director says.

Jul 10, 2014

Kids, Animals Bond at Humane Society's Dog Days in Desert Camp

Camp teaches responsible pet ownership, compassion

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

Archaeology, Adventures and Agaves

Tucson archaeologists are beginning new chapters after decades at the University of Arizona, reveal ancient culture's uses for tough native plant.

Jun 19, 2014

Abe of the Desert

This New York City native volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to share his love of nature with others.

Jun 19, 2014
An indoor-outdoor festival, Juneteenth features live entertainment, games, crafts and information.


Though not recognized as a state holiday, Arizonans have celebrated an important date in the history of freedom for 44 consecutive years.

Jun 19, 2014
Michael, Adam, and Martìn Lovallo

Fathers Day in a Two-Dad Family

Adam and Michael Lovallo share their lives and love with eleven-year-old son Martìn, and each offers perspective on why their unconventional family works.

Jun 12, 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
Adam Cooper Terán performing for Sonoran Strange.

Performance Piece Explores Culture of Border Region

Sonoran Strange raises questions about life in along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; piece includes video projection; bilingual performance art.

May 29, 2014
Galdino was released from a Florence immigration detention center in 2012 thanks to efforts by Tucson's Casa Mariposa. When he arrived to the Casa on that April day, Galdino signed his name on the wall.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

May 22, 2014
Gabriel Sullivan.

Gabriel Sullivan's New Year's Resolution: One Song A Day

While driving back from the Grand Canyon on January 1, Tucson musician vowed to write, record and publish one song every day this year.

May 22, 2014

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

May 15, 2014
Zack Jarrett - dressed as The Green Man - leads a singalong at Valley of the Moon

Old Pueblo's World of Magic and Fairy Tales

Valley of the Moon is a private park tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just north of Winterhaven. After 90 years, it’s still an oasis for children of all ages.

May 15, 2014
Valley of the Moon fairy house.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

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