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  • Rugrat Referendum

    Strong Start Tucson aims to provide early childhood education to 8,000 preschoolers a year. Why are local Democrats so opposed to it?
      Two little girls paint on an easel while children’s classical music plays quietly. A curly-haired 3-year-old runs up to Bill Berk, the director of Outer Limits School, and hugs him around the legs.
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  • Second Chance

    Pima County program gives troubled vets a way to get right with the law
      It's Fourth of July weekend, and the acrid, steamy late afternoon air has a stale quality to it.
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  • Have a Little Faith

    These gay and lesbian couples didn't always find acceptance, but they didn't give up hope of reconciling with the church
      Navigating the intersection of faith and sexuality can be tricky, but these couples may have found a way.
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  • Your Indispensable Back-To-College Guide

    18 Things Every Wildcat Should Know
      Welcome to some tips about shit that matters for you back-to-schoolers, straight from three current Arizona Wildcats. Listen up to their advice and remember to work hard, play hard and do your homework.
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  • Triple Play

    Three Democrats are battling for the Ward 3 City Council seat
      Ward 3's roughly 18,000 Democrats and 12,000 independent voters will choose between three candidates in the Aug. 29 primary
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  • Equitable Solutions

    Candidates discuss equity at Ward 3 forum
      At a community forum on equity, the Ward 3 primary candidates spoke to a full house
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  • Trumpcare Is Dead

    But for how long?
      The Republican push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed this week, leaving the future of Obamacare up in the air once again.
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  • Political Punch

    After taking a beating at a Trump rally last year, protester Bryan Sanders reflects on what The Donald's presidency means for America
      Sanders talks about why he was protesting at the Trump rally last year, what happened to him afterwards, and what a Trump presidency today means
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  • A Voice in the Wilderness

    At 74 and with a new lease on life, Jack Dykinga is out to save national monuments from the Trump administration
      Photographer Jack Dykinga studies a massive saguaro boasting downward circling arms, mentally envisioning the image he might capture. He ignores a cat’s claw thorn puncture that produces trickling blood on his leg.
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  • Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

      The road to Ironwood Forest National Monument from Interstate 10 at Red Rock exit winds first through a subdivision, then past a cattle feedlot and fallow cotton fields edged by rough-hewn wooden posts strung with barbed wire.
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  • Home is a Tenacious Heart

    How homeless companions survive heat, flooding, gunfire, and bureaucracy
      Terri Franco's camp is hidden in the leaves of the sprawling tamarisk. The tree, thriving at the bottom of a cavernous wash, is her home.
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  • Out-of-the-Box Solutions

    Helping the homeless
      Local homeless-advocate Michele Ream walks the walk. She's let homeless people crash at her place. She uses social media to drum up support when she sees someone being mistreated.
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  • Farewell, Franzi

    A community comes together to say goodbye to a local political legend
      The Tucson community honors local legend Emil Franzi, who died June 7th.
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  • Paper Weight

    The mind-bending depth and dimensions of Nick Georgiou's sculptures
  • Angels & Demons

    Seven takeaways from the recently concluded legislative session
      When was the last time a legislative round-up could include the phrase "schools and the poor were kinda, sorta winners" to describe a Legislative session?
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  • Beyond the Pickup

    Building Community, Supporting Farmers
      Tucson CSA brings more than fresh local produce to Tucson by supplying support and community to its farmers and members
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  • Summer Survival 2017

    Your sizzling guide to beat the heat
      While there are some advantages to summertime in this town—a whole lot less traffic, monsoon rains to dance in, the weird ghost-town quiet that settles over the city as half the population seemingly vanishes in the rapture.
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  • Hell Yes!

    Fix the Streets. Support Public Safety.
      C'mon, Tucson: It's time to fix the roads, replace our firetrucks and police cars and otherwise upgrade our public safety.<
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  • Breaking the Green Ceiling

    Five women of weed are showing how high they can go in the medical marijuana biz
      As the marijuana industry blooms, women are finding their footing in the workforce. In a field yet to be dominated by men, women in the weed business show that their skill, experience and raw ambition stack up against anything men can do.
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