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Influential Tucson environmentalist gets tree in her name

Influential Tucson environmentalist gets tree in her name

After 25 years running Trees for Tucson, Joan Lionetti honored with oak. 

October 12, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Panel discussion on mental health Monday

Panel discussion on mental health Monday

Tucson elected officials to participate in forum. 

July 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Orr ends top post at Tucson non-profit

Orr ends top post at Tucson non-profit

State Rep. Ethan Orr ends his post as head of a Tucson non-profit.

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Questions surround justification for S. Tucson's secondary property tax

Questions surround justification for S. Tucson's secondary property tax

Officials from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns protest the former South Tucson finance director’s use of their letterhead in defending a secondary property tax imposed without voter approval.

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Education Notes: 4 Tucson-area schools rated A+

Education Notes: 4 Tucson-area schools rated A+

3 local elementaries, Vail Academy rated A+

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New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

New Tucson Originals boss has big plans

Sheri Siesennop thinks she might have taken on more than she bargained for when she was named Tucson Originals executive director late last month.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Southern Arizona science fair sparks inquiring young minds

Southern Arizona science fair sparks inquiring young minds

Goals of the young scientists range from counting candy to curing cancer.

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El Tour drops local charity Tu Nidito as main beneficiary

El Tour drops local charity Tu Nidito as main beneficiary

After a 17-year partnership, El Tour de Tucson is dropping local charity Tu Nidito Children and Family Services as its primary beneficiary.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New loan funding program to bridge flow gaps for nonprofits

Wingspan, the YWCA and the International School of Tucson are the first three recipients of loans through a new program created to help nonprofit organizations bridge funding gaps while they await reimbursements, grants, donations, membership fees or other income.

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Audit lists host of federal laws broken by Udall Foundation

More details are available about wasteful spending and financial management problems at the Tucson-based Udall Foundation, an audit report obtained by the Star shows.

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Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Undaunted after losing out on a federal drone-testing contract, proponents of the unmanned-aircraft industry in Southern Arizona are launching a private drone-testing site in Sierra Vista.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kid from Flowing Wells grows up to be county's most powerful man

Kid from Flowing Wells grows up to be county's most powerful man

His critics call him “King Huckelberry” or simply, “King Chuck.”

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

In the end, money proved more important to the Reid Park Zoological Society than open land and a vision of reintroducing imperiled species.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jewish History Museum director receives award

Eileen Warshaw, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, has been named the 2013 Margie Fenton Award recipient by the Jewish Community Relations Council. 

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Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Maurice "Mo" Goldman: Is Immigration Reform Still Possible in 2013?

Immigration reform efforts are reaching a critical time as we near the end of 2013 and with the turn of the calendar a congressional midterm election year is looming.

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Tucson firm joins marketplace under Affordable Care Act

A Tucson-based insurance company is diversifying from covering only government plans and will be part of the Arizona marketplace created under President Obama’s health law.

October 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5 health insurers outline rates for Arizonans under Affordable Care Act

Paperwork filed by five major health insurers gives Arizona its first glimpse of how much the Affordable Care Act will cost consumers when they begin shopping for mandatory coverage next month.

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Brewer promotes trade, tourism with India

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state’s trade with India, saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer-support call centers.

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Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Groups, politicians continue push for immigration reform

Politicians and activists in favor of immigration reform haven’t taken a break from pushing for legislation that would bring 11 million people out of the shadows.

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Imagine Greater Tucson cuts staff

Imagine Greater Tucson cuts staff

A community group tasked with refining a vision for Tucson announced Monday it is "transitioning to an all-volunteer staff." Two employees and three contract workers were let go.

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