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Tucson sunset

Tucson sunset

The sun sets over downtown on the longest day of the year as seen from the La Placita parking garage in Tucson, Ariz., June 20, 2005.

August 02, 2014 5:15 pm
10 fascinating things about Tucson's cicadas

10 fascinating things about Tucson's cicadas

The cicada, signature summer bug that sends out the high-pitched nerve wracking buzz in the heat of the day. 

July 17, 2014 2:46 pm
Photos: Summer solstice worship at the Stonehenge

Photos: Summer solstice worship at the Stonehenge

In Britain, celebrants have observed the beginning of summer at Stonehenge for years, as well as winter.

June 21, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Public gardens to explore this summer

Public gardens to explore this summer

When the heat dampens your gardening spirit, get energized and inspired by Tucson’s public gardens. Here are a dozen that you can visit now to see seasonal blooms and crops. Plus, there’s one you can plan to visit when it’s cooler in the fall.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ahhh, or eww... Splash parks cool, but are they clean?

Ahhh, or eww... Splash parks cool, but are they clean?

Splash parks are a great place to play for families looking for something cooler than running through the sprinklers and less expensive than a water park.

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May 06, 2014 4:10 pm
Hitler Berlin Games 1936

Hitler Berlin Games 1936

Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, in light suit , walks with a delegation as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany on August 1, 1936. Spectators hail the German leader from the stadium balcony with salutes. (AP Photo)

December 03, 2013 12:35 pm
Hitler Berlin Games 1936

Hitler Berlin Games 1936

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 14, 1936 at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform, president of the German Olympic committee. The short man, second…

December 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

American Jesse Owens runs in 21.1 seconds to win his elimination heats in the Olympic 200-meter dash during the Berlin Olympics, August 8, 1936. He is followed by Orr of Canada and Neckermann of Germany. Owens later won this event finals. (AP Photo)

December 03, 2013 12:30 pm

Record heat hits the Old Pueblo

Tucson set two heat records in two days — one for the highest high and one for the highest low.

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Photos: Summer solstice worship at the Stonehenge

Photos: Summer solstice worship at the Stonehenge

Police say more than 20,000 celebrants have gathered at the famed Stonehenge monument to mark the summer solstice. The cloud cover Friday morning prevented bright sunshine at dawn of the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere but a joyous spirit prevailed. See photos of past ce…

June 23, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Welcome to the first day of Tucson's monsoon. It'll probably be hotter today than it was Friday. But the National Weather Service says there is a teeny, tiny chance of rain.

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Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Monsoon 'debut' is today, but don't expect rain just yet

Carlos Garcia says he intended to start doing yard work at 9 a.m. Friday to try and beat the heat, but didn't get started until 11 - and by then, well, we all know how he suffered. He was doing a favor for an elderly woman who lives near Second Avenue and Delano Street.

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Fitz Blog: How Hot is it?

Fitz Blog: How Hot is it?

How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”

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Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program

If you are planning on participating in the Pima County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, don't forget to sign up Friday.

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Get listed in summer-activity guide

When it comes to ways to spend those long, hot summer days, there's no better place to be than Tucson - if you're a kid.

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Summer Olympic moments in history

Summer Olympic moments in history

Jean Shiley of Philadelphia, captain of the U.S. Women's Track and Field team, is shown in Los Angeles Stadium after breaking the world and Olympic records in the high jump, Aug. 7, 1932. Shiley went over the bar at 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches to win the event. (AP Photo)

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Summer Olympic moments in history

Summer Olympic moments in history

Picture shows Mark Spitz with his gold medal, handed over by Lord Killanin on August 28, 1972. Final of 200 meter butterfly for men at the Summer Olympics in Munich. Mark Spitz won the final in 2.00.7, at the same time setting a new world record, (AP Photo/pool

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Summer Olympic moments in history

Summer Olympic moments in history

The U.S. team poses for photographers after being awarded the gold medal for winning the women's 4 x 100-meter relay race during the Summer Olympics in Rome, Sept. 8, 1960. From left to right; Wilma Rudolph, Barbara P. Jones, Lucinda Williams and Martha Hudson.(AP Photo)

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