Batter up! It’s a new day at Rita Hillenbrand Stadium

Batter up! It’s a new day at Rita Hillenbrand Stadium

A brilliant blue sky broke through a wall of slate gray clouds in the early afternoon hours Sunday, Feb. 17, shining light on the University of Arizona campus' newest gem.

Three’s a Crowd: Randi Dorman

Developer and downtown advocate Randi Dorman launched her bid for mayor of Tucson during a casual gathering of supporters last week at downtown's Connect Coworking courtyard.

Strata Deep: An insider’s look at the gem show

With more than half a century of history, the show has developed its own culture and climate, a unique group of specialists and fanatics many Tucsonans only scratch the surface of during their strolls through the swarming stalls.

Rodeo Clown Comes to Town

His job is to entertain people from the beginning of the rodeo to end—he banters with the announcer between runs, he interacts with the crowd.

Going Viral: West Nile is Here to Stay

West Nile symptoms can vary, making the illness difficult for doctors to diagnose. Most cases cause mild flu-like symptoms; others end in death.

Feel the Music at Dancing with the Deaf Stars

ASDB's deaf program serves about 350 students in preschool through 12th grade. The competition pairs hearing dancers with deaf staff members at the school, who each get to perform two songs of their choice.

A Polished Act: Why Tucson’s Gem and Mineral Show is a cut above the rest

What began as a small showcase at an elementary school now brings Tucson an estimated $120 million annually—but how?

Flight Plan: Pima Hoping to Expand Aviation Tech Program

With big companies like Raytheon, Sargent, Bombardier and Ascent, Pima Community College's Aviation Maintenance Technician program helps fill a growing demand for skilled workers in the industry.

UA Tech Parks Ready to Break Ground with New Associate VP Carol Stewart

In her previous position, Stewart worked as CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, which is based right here in Tucson, though she worked out of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Detention Debate

If initiative supporters can gather 9,241 valid signatures from city voters by July 5 and persuade Tucson voters to pass it in the November election, Tucson will be known as a "sanctuary city."

A Matter of Conviction

Four humanitarian aid workers were found guilty Friday on misdemeanor charges involving leaving aid in a restricted area of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

Rising Dough

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017 made significant changes to the way taxpayers can claim deductions and what portion of their income is taxable.

Girl Power

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Jácome Plaza downtown, the Tucson Women's March will feature speakers engaged in a variety of social justice-oriented issues.

Old-School Big Top

Now, after decades of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus is bringing their Old-World charm to Tucson—for the eighth time.

Native Knowledge

Founded in 2016, Garcia and Shirley designed the project to provide professional support to Native American preservice teachers by training them how to serve Indigenous communities in the field.

Thorny Problem

Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?


The Range

Claytoon of the Day: A Poor Man's Nixon

Eight Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Feb. 21

Adoptable Pet: Kelso Needs a Home

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    • Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. $20
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  • Bach St. Matthew Passion. @ Catalina United Methodist Church

    • Sun., Feb. 24, 3-4 p.m. $25 - $40
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  • Bach St. Matthew Passion @ Catalina United Methodist Church

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  • At Last - Tribute to the Divas of Soul @ The Gaslight Theatre

    • Mon., Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. $22.95
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    • Fri., March 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $37-$57
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  • Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Silks @ Circus Sanctuary

    • Thursdays, 6:45-8 p.m. Continues through March 21 $150 for weekly class from 1/10 to 3/21.
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