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Do Gas Dryers Cost Less to Operate Than Electric?

Do Gas Dryers Cost Less to Operate Than Electric?

 The operating cost for a dryer will be less with gas than electricity.

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Decorating regrets, she's had a few — avocado and burnt orange among them

Decorating regrets, she's had a few — avocado and burnt orange among them

One generation's turquoise is another's avocado.

July 12, 2015 6:00 am
Which Is Better: Solid Wood or Laminated Beams?

Which Is Better: Solid Wood or Laminated Beams?

Laminated beam may be strongest choice.

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Family seeks historic status for Frank Lloyd Wright house

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. — An Illinois family is seeking historic designation for a house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Rosie on the House: Cooling off hot garage

Rosie on the House: Cooling off hot garage

Consider a mini-split air conditioner to help cool your garage.

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Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Recycled bottles help rebuild reservation, one man's life

Research project to create cement is helping rid desert of glass bottles. 

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Garage Door Springs Are Not a DIY Job

Garage Door Springs Are Not a DIY Job

Replacing a garage door spring can be very dangerous, be sure to call an expert.

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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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How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

How Do I Cover and Repair the Surface of My Foam Block House?

When planting a tree, consider a vertical root barrier.

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Corky Poster: UA's 'sun' preserved for future generations

Corky Poster: UA's 'sun' preserved for future generations

Old Main rehabilitation honors architect's foresight, ensures usefulness for years to come.

August 09, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Fixing a leaky dishwasher requires appliance repair company

Fixing a leaky dishwasher requires appliance repair company

Rosie tackles a leaking dishwasher and more this week.

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Chris Evans: Solar installations must integrate with surroundings

Chris Evans: Solar installations must integrate with surroundings

Solar installations could become aesthetic equivalent of power lines or cell towers.

July 17, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

My favorite place: The Chicago Music Store

Historic downtown building has storied past, future potential.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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On the house: What's the easiest way to get hot water faster?

On the house: What's the easiest way to get hot water faster?

Rosie answers three water-related questions.

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Treat house for termites, but never let your guard down

Treat house for termites, but never let your guard down

Watch for signs of infestation along walls and even in ceilings.

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My Favorite Place: Bold blue house near Arizona Inn evokes musings of dining with Frida Kahlo

My Favorite Place: Bold blue house near Arizona Inn evokes musings of dining with Frida Kahlo

In the latest in a new series, a local architect shares his or her favorite building. This week, John Messina wonders about life inside a blue house.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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My favorite place: Simple charm of 1950s building takes effort to uncover

My favorite place: Simple charm of 1950s building takes effort to uncover

In the first of a regular series, a local architect shares his or her favorite building. This week, Frank Mascia chooses a Tucson office building that’s easy to miss.

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South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

South Sixth glows again at repurposed grocery

Owner of 'super-marketing' firm says spillover from Congress Street revitalization will invigorate nearby neighborhoods.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TEP honors eight for boosting energy efficiency

TEP honors eight for boosting energy efficiency

Tucson Electric Power Co. recognized seven organizations and local sustainable- homebuilding pioneer John Wesley Miller on Wednesday for their support of energy-efficiency goals.

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Old Main to be new again — sort of

Old Main to be new again — sort of

Giving the first University of Arizona building a new purpose, while keeping its history and extending its life, is an architectural puzzle.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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