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Hydra, Iconic Downtown Tucson Business, Is Shutting Down

The store opened on Congress Street more than 20 years ago and was known for creative window displays.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

Tucson's Oldest Businesses

Tucson is home to at least one business that existed when the area was part of Mexico

Religious Conventions Bring Welcome Summer Revenue to Tucson

Jehovah's Witnesses meetings pump millions of dollars to the regional economy.

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Broadway Village Turns 76, Continues to Evolve

Joesler's only shopping center in Tucson thought to be the oldest in the state

GOP Presidential Candidates Argue Border Enforcement

The top four Republican contenders came to Mesa to plead their case one more time before Arizona's primary

"Not a Single Day Without a Job"

Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps left an indelible legacy in Southern Arizona

Locals Unite for Literacy

Thousands of volunteers keep Tucson's library system alive--and lively

Restoring Miracle Mile

After years of neglect, one of Tucson's most historic roadways is experiencing renewal thanks to some local vision and hard work.

Downtown Update: Is a New Convention Center Hotel in the Cards?

Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup discusses prospects for a new hotel and the latest flaps between the city and the Rio Nuevo Board and The Regional Transportation Authority.

The Obama Victory

The real story behind President Obama's win in 2008 as reported by Dr. Kate Kenski, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona.

Craving Cooler Climes

Many seek homes on Mount Lemmon to get away from summer's scorching heat, but buying there can be expensive.

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