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Can I still use an AC that has been dormant for 3 years?

Can I still use an AC that has been dormant for 3 years?

Tucson reader hasn't used home's air conditioner for three years. 

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The 411 on that big worm eating your pepper plant

The 411 on that big worm eating your pepper plant

The tobacco hornworm, trimming trees and using coffee as compost.

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Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage wh…

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Meet Tucson zoo's baby elephant

Meet Tucson zoo's baby elephant

The baby elephant at the Reid Park Zoo makes her public debut. 

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Oompah! Time for the food, music of Oktoberfests

Oompah! Time for the food, music of Oktoberfests

From the mountains to a Tucson beach - your go-to Oktoberfest guide

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Americans are tired of long restaurant menus

For years, long, windy menus were the fad.

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Americans don't like Washington; the feeling is mutual

It's accepted wisdom that Americans don't hold Washington in high regard.

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The organic label and the fine print

Eating foods that are whole is the way to go.

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Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

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Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

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Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

Tips to protect pets in storms, flooding

It’s important to protect your pets from severe weather, especially with  potential for quickly rising waters.

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Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Kids' lunches can be a great outlet for creativity.

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Can you spare some time to save a life?

Can you spare some time to save a life?

No Kill Pima County is hosting a community meeting Sept. 24.

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Homemade beef ragu in 40 minutes or less

A true ragu takes time, and time is something in short supply at the start of the new school year.

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Autumn in Tucson blog begins Monday

Autumn in Tucson blog begins Monday

We will be explaining why autumn is the year's best season. 

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini. There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now, and each one is as big as a blimp.

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A treadmill desk left me cold

When I saw a used treadmill desk for sale, cheap, I grabbed it.

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Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook.

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Savory turnovers that can save you time

Savory turnovers that can save you time

These turnovers also are easily prepped ahead of time.

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Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual r…

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Are extended warranties worth the big sell?

Are extended warranties worth the big sell?

Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm.

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Compost Happens: tips for making it happen right

Compost Happens: tips for making it happen right

As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, "Compost Happens."

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Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

VATICAN CITY (AP) — First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a…

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Book talk honors Jewish leader

Book talk honors Jewish leader

A New-York-based rabbi honors Jewish rebbe at JCC book talk. 

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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Where's the thingamajig? Which thingamajig?

It's always so tempting to snatch up some new, shiny kitchen tool.

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Fall flavor: Pumpkin pie in a cinnamon bun

Fall flavor: Pumpkin pie in a cinnamon bun

We took our autumn baking to a new level by combining two classics.

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Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military off…

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Vatican says no extra security for pope in Albania

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it's not taking any extra security measures to protect Pope Francis during his weekend trip to majority M…

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Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

Amazing acupuncture: So many benefits of getting needled

A look at some benefits of acupuncture, a go-to therapy for 5,000 years.

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Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Doggie D'S?; vision, hormones and age

Dr. Mehmet Oz answers readers' questions in this weekly Q-and-A.

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Health Notes

Health Notes

Local health-related news.

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My favorite place: Hotel Congress, Rialto Theatre

My favorite place: Hotel Congress, Rialto Theatre

Architect's favorite places, Hotel Congress and the Rialto Theatre, conjure vivid memories.

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Face shaving for women: A cutting-edge trend?

Face shaving for women: A cutting-edge trend?

Experts offer differing opinions on the wisdom of women putting razor to face

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Minivan Momologues: The other woman is a car

Minivan Momologues: The other woman is a car

Shopping for wheels is nowhere near as fun as shoe shopping.

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Therapist's feet: Perfect antidote for stress

Therapist's feet: Perfect antidote for stress

Local massage therapist uses her feet, not her hands, for deep pressure.

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Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

Tucson festival to explore traditional Chinese medicine

The third annual Chinese Culture Festival will focus on health and wellness.

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40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, w…

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Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood provides 'sense of place'

Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood provides 'sense of place'

Neighborhood's laid-back charm, history attracts an eclectic mix of artists, families.

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Authenticating etchings takes an expert's eye

Authenticating etchings takes an expert's eye

Giclee is a computerized print process that produces high quality photographic reproductions.

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