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Arizona's Scenic Contribution to Movie, Television History

New book explores how Southern Arizona's landscapes became iconic representations of the American West.

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Report: Racial, Ethnic Gaps Pervasive in AZ Education

Policy report suggests ways to close gap including increasing teacher diversity, enhancing cultural competency in primary, secondary education.

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.

Local Churches Offer 'Ashes to Go' Marking Start of Lent

Known as Ash Wednesday, millions of Catholics, other Christians will have ashes placed on their foreheads today even if they can't make it to church.

Award Winning Artist Expresses Admiration for Ravens

Common bird is considered playful and intelligent, connected to mythology and symbolism.

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.

Joseph Shaw and Desiree Piazza, Russian studier majors from the University of Arizona, discuss their experience interning for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games

UA Students Intern for NBC in Sochi Winter Olympics

Seniors majoring in Russian studies were selected for opportunity, recently returned to Tucson.

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AZ Celebrates 102, Tucsonan Gets Award for Cultural Contribution

As Arizona celebrates its birthday, Margret F. Maxwell is honored with recognition for her cultural work in Arizona.

Living Streets Alliance is an organization in Tucson that is looking at ways of making the community less automobile-oriented and more suitable for those who prefer to engage in walking, bicycling, socializing and play.

Census Data Shows People Moving to Pima County

County grew by 9,467 from 2007-11; among the most rapidly growing areas, according to recent report.

One, Dos, Drei: Tucson Girl Growing Up Trilingual

Thanks to parents who come from Germany, Mexico and school where 7-year-old learns English.

This holiday shopping season, merchants expect to make about forty percent of their annual sales. Experts say visitors from Mexico will provide one third of those purchases.

NPR: New Poll Explores Diversity Among Latinos in U.S.

About 1,500 people from various backgrounds were surveyed on their finances, education, culture.

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Tucsonans Prepare to Honor MLK Legacy by Serving Community

On Jan. 20 various local nonprofits will set up service projects to commemorate civil rights leader in national holiday.

Annual Winter Event Welcomes Birds, Revenue to S. AZ

Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Festival is celebrating 21 years; pumps tens of thousands of dollars into Southern Arizona economy.

A time lapse photograph of light pollution from Tucson reaching the Picacho Peak night sky.

Scientists: Darkness Harder to Find Due to Overpopulation

Use of artificial lights is increasing around the world; experts say tens of millions of people have never experiences truly dark skies.

Justin Gallick, Animal Care Advocate for the Pima Animal Care Center, discusses pet adoptions and the shelters growing problem of over population.

Local Animal Shelter Encourages Adopting During Holiday Season

Pima Animal Care Center is overflowing with cats, dogs that need a home; organization will waive $60 adoption fee.

Arizonan Pearl Harbor Survivor Remembers Tragedy

Lauren Bruner was a 21-year-old USS Arizona crew member when ship was bombed on Pearl Harbor.

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