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Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Mercer wants Grijalva ejected from Congress, church

Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.

August 28, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Deputy becomes abused Chihuahua's BFF

Deputy becomes abused Chihuahua's BFF

Deputy Alejandro Alcantara first met the injured dog on a call last month.

August 28, 2014 10:03 am Photos

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Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear

Arizona man drives hour to save injured bear

Tests showed the 4-month-old cub had a fractured leg.

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Demotion reversed for Tucson police officer over provocative videos

Demotion reversed for Tucson police officer over provocative videos

Tucson's Civil Service Commission reinstates Diana Lopez to lieutenant.

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Pampered pachyderm enjoys pregnancy perks

Pampered pachyderm enjoys pregnancy perks

Nearing the end of her pregnancy, one lucky Tucson gal is being treated to all the pampering a soon-to-be mama deserves.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt

Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt

See photos of Linda Ronstadt's musical journey.

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Throwback Thursday: Star photographer Benjie Sanders

Throwback Thursday: Star photographer Benjie Sanders

Star staff photographer Benjie Sanders retired after more than 40 years. 

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Throwback Thursday: Duke Ellington

Throwback Thursday: Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington's Old Pueblo visits are featured in today's Throwback Thursday photo slideshow.

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Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo. 

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Fundraiser Saturday to benefit Sunnyside Peace Garden

Fundraiser Saturday to benefit Sunnyside Peace Garden

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will host fundraiser for the community's Peace Garden. 

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Mummified man in Tucson manhole likely electrocuted

Mummified man in Tucson manhole likely electrocuted

The man died between 12 and 24 months before his remains were found.

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Rescue Stories: Boo and Buster

Rescue Stories: Boo and Buster

We put out a call in Caliente for people to share their animal rescue stories.  

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Throwback Thursday: UFO's hover over Gleeson

Throwback Thursday: UFO's hover over Gleeson

One August night in 1968, Pearl Christiansen, then 71, reported that she spotted UFO’s hovering over Brown’s Peak near Gleeson, her home for more than 50 years. She watched the objects for hours. “I had no fear – just excited,” she said. “It was like a full moon, or bigger. Later there were…

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Facebook class free for Arizona Daily Star subscribers

Facebook class free for Arizona Daily Star subscribers

Facebook 101 is the next free class for Arizona Daily Star subscribers.

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Barreras, 'a legend in the Ranger community,' completes last mission

Barreras, 'a legend in the Ranger community,' completes last mission

Row upon row of ribbons and pins floated into the foyer of Christ Community Church on Saturday to honor Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras. Mingling with those in dress uniforms, friends and family shook hands, chased children, hugged and chatted about the career soldier who was also a son…

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Army soldier's body arrives in Tucson for burial

Army soldier's body arrives in Tucson for burial

The body of the Army soldier who died last week from wounds in an attack in Afghanistan, Command Sgt. Maj. Martin R. Barreras, arrived in Tucson this morning.

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Find a furry friend at PACC 'tent sale'

The Pima Animal Care Center is holding a “tent sale” throughout May to reduce dog overcrowding in the shelter.

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How to take great vacation photos

Arizona Daily Star subscribers are invited to a free class with Star Photo Editor Rick Wiley. He will share tips about how to take great vacation photos and answer questions from readers during the one-hour workshop.

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