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Steve Rains and Kate Kenski discuss their recent study on discourse and civility in online comments with a grant from the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Study: More Than 20% of AZ Daily Star Comments Uncivil

Name-calling, personal attacks noted during three-week academic study of 300 news articles.

Genaro Mendez's sons help him plant coffee seedlings in Chiapas that could end up sold in Tucson

From Chiapas, Mexico: More Than Just Coffee

Co-op selling coffee in Tucson helps Mexican families stay together and avoid dangerous illegal immigration.

Prescott Prepares for Anniversary of 19 Hotshots Deaths

Firefighters were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire June 2013; city plans events with churches, private organizations to honor them.

We follow professional bull rider Steve Woolsey's on his quest for the golden buckle.

Rodeo Veteran Chases Bull Riding Gold Buckle

Utah native Steve Woolsey participated in Tucson's 2014 La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros in February.

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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.

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.

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.

City, Local Group Work to Promote Walking, Bicycling, Green Activities

Nonprofit organization making streets less-automobile oriented; city planning on Tucson's first parklet.

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.

Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Arizona, Ray Woosley, MD, Ph.D., founder of the Critical Path Institute, and Ron Shoopman, President of the Southern Arizonal Leadership Council, discuss how Tucson has been a major player in the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap.

Biosciences Equate to Big Business in Arizona

More than a decade after the "roadmap," a new plan to grow the biosciences is on the horizon.

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.

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