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SAHBA show has gone to the dogs

SAHBA show has gone to the dogs

For many people, home isn't home without a fluffy friend waiting at the door for them.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Patio perfection

Patio perfection

Hang in there, Tucsonans. Autumn is just around the corner, and with it months of blissful, patio-perfect weather.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Damage control: Protect your roof

Rain is a cause for celebration in the desert and, appropriately, Tucson's summer monsoon with its fiesta of high winds and drenching rains can really raise the roof - or cave it in.

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Brighter, greener, thriftier for 2012

Brighter, greener, thriftier for 2012

When it comes to sprucing up the home and hearth this year, Tucson interior designers say homes are going to be bright, inventive and likely a few shades greener. And if saving money is also a New Year's resolution, there are some ideas for that, too.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mistletoe: parasite, seldom a killer

Mistletoe: parasite, seldom a killer

Some mistletoe begs for a sweet kiss under its leaves. And then there's the mistletoe that takes root in your trees, seemingly ready to devour them.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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An older home sprouts 'green'

An older home sprouts 'green'

Turns out you can teach an old house new tricks. San Gabriel Neighborhood - a well-established midtown neighborhood east of Reid Park - probably isn't the first place you'd go looking for a next-generation home. But with a good dose of planning, savings and - most importantly - starry-eyed w…

October 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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A Europe-Southwest fusion

When it comes to Sibylle Rundel's Foothills home, cool doesn't necessarily mean cold.

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Legal challenges could delay demolition projects at El Con

Legal challenges could delay demolition projects at El Con

Demolitions of a vacant El Con department store building and the mall's interior could be put off until next year.

July 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson's El Con Mall may delay demolition work till next year

Tucson's El Con Mall may delay demolition work till next year

The demolition of the former Levy’s department store building at El Con Mall could be delayed until next year, an El Con spokeswoman said.

July 20, 2011 2:09 pmLoading…

Food Inspections: Golf club's grill fails, then passes on recheck

One local restaurant failed its health inspection in June but passed a follow-up inspection.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
Albertsons pulling self-checkout lanes in Tucson

Albertsons pulling self-checkout lanes in Tucson

Changes are coming to your grocery store's checkout lane. Albertsons LLC, which owns seven stores in the Tucson area and more than 200 throughout the Sun Belt states, is removing self-checkout lanes from all of its stores that have them.

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County puts teens in scarce summer jobs

County puts teens in scarce summer jobs

Not every teen wants to spend the summer bumming around.

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Instrumental Music Center expanding to 2nd location

Instrumental Music Center expanding to 2nd location

After a slew of local music store closings during the first half of the year, at least one Tucson instrument seller is bucking the trend.

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Rose Petal Bridal wilts, to close in poor economy

Rose Petal Bridal wilts, to close in poor economy

Even into her 90s, Rose Wartsky thought she could keep her midtown bridal store open for a few more years. Retirement didn't seem a good fit to her.

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Brokerage selling tea direct from Chinese

Brokerage selling tea direct from Chinese

A Tucson company that specializes in hard-to-find Chinese teas is looking to share its secrets with other independent teahouses with a new tea brokerage service.

July 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Temps to fall (sort of); chance of rain rising in time for July 4

This truth is also self-evident: Independence Day weekend is really hot.

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Whatever you do on this scorcher of a day, do it inside, officials say

The National Weather Service is issuing a heat advisory for Tucson and most of Pima County between 2 and 7 p.m. today with high temperatures in the area expected to range between 105 and 114 degrees.

July 02, 2011 1:43 pmLoading…
Warning fails to deter tourism at Rocky Point, businesses say

Warning fails to deter tourism at Rocky Point, businesses say

Puerto Peñasco business owners say they have a busy holiday weekend in store, despite a U.S. State Department travel warning issued earlier this year that was the first to mention the popular Mexican beach town known as Rocky Point by name.

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Firm defends signs touting fireworks deemed illegal in AZ

Firm defends signs touting fireworks deemed illegal in AZ

A fireworks wholesale company advertising that certain banned-in-Arizona products can be purchased in New Mexico, not far from the state-line, says it's not trying to encourage illegal behavior with its ads.

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Backyard fireworks are out for celebrating the Fourth

Backyard fireworks are out for celebrating the Fourth

With wildfires raging across a bone-dry state, local officials are dousing plans for backyard fireworks displays over Independence Day weekend. Ground-based consumer fireworks, which the state legalized last year, will be prohibited in the city of Tucson and in all of unincorporated Pima County.

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Plus-size boutique is closing

Plus-size boutique is closing

Closing a business can bring a flood of emotions: Excitement usually isn¹tone of them.But for Foothills retailer Jennifer Utken, who will soon close her store,The Well Rounded Woman - a plus-sized women¹s clothing boutique in PlazaPalomino - after 28 years in business, there is a kind of an…

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Spiffed-up McD's rises again

Spiffed-up McD's rises again

The McDonald's restaurant across from Tucson Mall is back after a months-long construction project to replace the original building with a larger, more modern one.

June 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sierra Vista fire: Crews plan overnight intentional burns

Sierra Vista fire: Crews plan overnight intentional burns

Tom Fields, a fire spokesman, said that the rapid movement of the fire is "a case in point of a red flag warning coming to fruition."

June 16, 2011 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Tucson's Marie Callender's abruptly closes

Tucson's only Marie Callender's restaurant, on Wilmot Road near East Broadway, closed abruptly Sunday.

June 13, 2011 2:33 pmLoading…
City's 5 golf courses to get new catering, concessions

City's 5 golf courses to get new catering, concessions

Hungry golfers will have new eats to pick from after a morning on the greens thanks to planned clubhouse upgrades to the city's five public courses.

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Some Tucson city golf courses to get new restaurants, snack bars

The restaurants and snack bars at Tucson City Golf will get an upgrade after a local food-service and event-planning company takes over catering and concessions at the city’s golf courses later this month.

June 10, 2011 1:42 pmLoading…

Portion of Sabino Canyon will be kept open

The Coronado National Forest decided to keep open a portion of Sabino Canyon as a forestwide closure goes into effect at noon today.

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Mt. Lemmon businesses wonder how forest closure will affect them

Mt. Lemmon businesses wonder how forest closure will affect them

Although visitors will still be able to drive to the mountain village of Summerhaven, business owners on Mount Lemmon say they face an uncertain summer after Coronado National Forest closes today at noon.

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2 businesses take over 87,400-sq.-ft. building

2 businesses take over 87,400-sq.-ft. building

A big chunk of vacant retail space on Tucson's east side, empty for about two years, has new tenants.

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Former American Home Furniture building gets new Tucson tenants

A big chunk of vacant retail space on Tucson’s east side, empty for about two years, has new tenants.

June 07, 2011 2:01 pmLoading…
StarNet's new mobile app offers website's full content

StarNet's new mobile app offers website's full content

Want to read the Arizona Daily Star on the go?

June 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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UPS testing 'plastic truck' that saves on weight, fuel

UPS testing 'plastic truck' that saves on weight, fuel

Go lightly, but drive a big truck.

June 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Plastic truck hits Tucson streets

Go lightly, but drive a big truck.

June 02, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…
Nordstrom Rack coming in October

Nordstrom Rack coming in October

Shopaholics, mark your calendars: Tucson's first Nordstrom Rack now has an official opening date.

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Panel shares incentives for revenue, job growth

A panel of local officials charged with business development told a gathering of county business leaders that they're doing their level best to spur economic growth.

May 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Toy-store story is ending for Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle's

Toy-store story is ending for Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle's

In a place that's all about happiness, it doesn't feel right to be sad.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Resort deals heat up

Resort deals heat up

It's the not-so-secret key to an affordable four-star vacation: as temperatures rise, Tucson resort rates plummet.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mexican, Chinese eateries fail, then pass follow-ups

Two local restaurants failed health inspections in April; both passed follow-up inspections.

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Two Tucson-area restaurants fail health inspections, then pass

Two local restaurants failed health inspections in April; both passed follow-up inspections:

May 21, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…
Straight talk for UA grads

Straight talk for UA grads

UA alumna and NBC News reporter Savannah Guthrie shared some of what she called "unconventional wisdom" with a capacity crowd of more than 5,000 graduates and their families Saturday at the University of Arizona's spring commencement ceremony at McKale Center.

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Future 'Today' host's advice to grads: 'Be afraid, uncomfortable, unrealistic and slow'

UA alumna and NBC News reporter Savannah Guthrie shared some of what she called “unconventional wisdom” with a capacity crowd of graduates and their families Saturday at the University of Arizona’s spring commencement ceremony at McKale Memorial Center.

May 14, 2011 2:31 pmLoading…

BBB hails nine firms for ethics, service

Nine local businesses were honored Thursday by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona at the organization's annual Torch Awards, which were expanded this year to include more small businesses.

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Time for a trade-in? Used cars' prices soar to new high

Time for a trade-in? Used cars' prices soar to new high

It's one of the Newtonian laws of the auto industry, a fact as seemingly inescapable as gravity: The value of a new car starts to depreciate the day it's purchased. But a used-vehicle shortage caused by a topsy-turvy economy has, at least for the moment, turned that principle upside down.

May 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Nine Tucson-area businesses honored by the BBB

Nine local businesses were honored Thursday by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona at the organization’s annual Torch Awards, which were expanded this year to include more small businesses.

May 12, 2011 4:29 pmLoading…
China's appetite aids Sahuarita pecan firm

China's appetite aids Sahuarita pecan firm

The price of pecans is going up thanks to booming demand in China for the all-American nut, with prices for in-shell pecans nearly doubling over the past three years.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Buyers snag pieces of El Con before mall is knocked down

Buyers snag pieces of El Con before mall is knocked down

A shopping mall is no place for peace and quiet, but visitors to El Con's reliably sleepy interior have generally been able to find it there for years.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tucsonans vie for piece of El Con Mall history

About 50 people gathered at El Con mall this morning to grab a piece of mall history before it is torn down and turned into an outdoors shopping center later this year.

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Drivers here putting brake on gas usage as prices rise

Tucson has some of the lowest gas prices in the country, but that does little to ease our pain at the pump as prices creep upward.

May 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Posting verifies H&M will open in Tucson's Park Place

H&M appears to be headed for an opening at Park Place mall.

April 27, 2011 2:13 pmLoading…
Entrepreneurs introduce tooth-friendly soft drink

Entrepreneurs introduce tooth-friendly soft drink

Entrepreneurs tend to find each other.

April 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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