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Born in 1919, Harold Wood has seen a lot of things. At 103 years old he’s still as sharp as ever.

All of Us at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

The Tucson Chinese Cultural Center has partnered with the All of Us Research Program as part of a nationwide endeavor to collect genetic data to aid in the advancement of precision health care and prevention.

Working in Mental Health with Kate Kincaid

Kate Kincaid specializes in relationship therapy within systemically marginalized communities and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Tiny Homes - The Outlaw Project

The Outlaw Project builds tiny homes for the local BIPOC community.

Tiny Homes - Vail School District

The Vail Unified School District is trying to recruit and retain more teachers by working with developers to provide affordable housing opportunities for educators in the district.

Patrick Robles for the People

As University of Arizona’s graduation commences, an important figure leaves behind a changed university.

Clea McCaa, Sierra Vista’s New Mayor

Clea McCaa has made history by not only becoming the first Democrat elected in a Republican stronghold, but also by becoming the first Black mayor of Sierra Vista.

Tiny Homes for Ex-Foster Youth

In order to combat the widening economic gap, organizations like I Am You 360 are finding creative ways to providing housing for underserved populations in our community.

Electric Brewing & Bisbee Sodawerks

A bit off the beaten path is Arizona's oldest microbrewery.

Kinship Care

How Seeds Community Center is helping local Kinship Care foster families flourish by providing additional resources and training.

Don't Bring Guns to Mexico

As gun violence and smuggling in Mexico increases so does the number of Americans arrested for trafficking.

January 8th Memorial

The January 8th Memorial Foundation and the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center created "The Embrace" to memorialize those involved in Tucson's tragic mass shooting 12 years ago.


Aspiring filmmaker and podcaster Rio Finnegan is using his platforms to encourage positive conversations about issues affecting the disabled community.

Nogales Eye in the Sky

Customs and Border Protection installed an aerostat surveillance blimp in Nogales, Arizona to provide 24-7 surveillance of the region. For some locals, it’s an eyesore, that makes them fear for their personal privacy.

Salvation Army Cooling Center

Heat-related illnesses during the Southern Arizona summers can be dangerous and even deadly. Salvation Army Cooling Centers or “Heat Refuges” are open to all, and provide a climate-controlled space to eat, relax, and re-hydrate.

Housing Crisis: A Microcosm

A look at the human cost of the housing crisis.

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