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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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Cardinals debate marriage ahead of crucial meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's …

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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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Readers have a chance to name baby elephant

Readers have a chance to name baby elephant

Reid Park's bouncing baby joy will be ... Imvula or Nandi? 

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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

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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Starter plants best if started here

Starting your garden with starter plants? Buying local may increase success.

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Should I remove mistletoe from my tree?

Should I remove mistletoe from my tree?

Mistletoe can cause damage if you continue to let it grow on a tree.

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Butter and black pepper, a steak's best friends

Butter and black pepper, a steak's best friends

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one.

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Pope to marry couples with kids, cohabitating

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is making good on his insistence that the Catholic Church welcome all faithful — not just those who obey chur…

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Vatican confirms pope to visit Turkey in November

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit Turkey at the end of November, traveling to a country on the front lines of the Islamic militant s…

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Pope Francis may declare Sri Lanka's 1st saint

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pope Francis may make a 17th century priest Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during his trip next year, making…

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Barre goes pure at Casas Adobes Plaza

Barre goes pure at Casas Adobes Plaza

Pure Barre studio/fitness boutique opens Monday after soft launch this weekend.

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A cocktail that uses champagne bubbles for good

I was as happy as a pig in a truffle field.

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Talking to your kids about vegetarianism

My son would eat fish, but not the ones he'd just caught.

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