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Day of the Dead events start Monday

Inspired by El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Tucsonans are getting ready to honor their departed loved ones.

October 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Southern Arizona farm tour this weeekend

Hoping to inspire people to grow their own food,nine farms and gardens in the Santa Cruz Valley, Patagonia and Sonoita will be open to the public for free tours Sunday.

September 23, 2011 7:20 am Related

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Police in Tubutama

Police in Tubutama

State police officers guard the plaza in Tubutama during a rare outdoor session of the state legislature in June. 

August 22, 2011 2:25 pm

Mexican Consulate in Tucson improves operations

The Mexican Consulate in Tucson has streamlined its office to accommodate more visitors and speed up their requests.

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Bilingual book fair set for El Pueblo center

Some 5,000 Spanish-language books will be given away Saturday at the third annual Bilingual Literacy Fair.

August 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Little girl has big, giving heart

Little girl has big, giving heart

First she wanted to collect soda-can tabs for the children at the Ronald McDonald House. Now she's growing her hair to be donated for kids with cancer.

July 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Free-trade pact gives truckers access to roads in US, Mexico

Mexican and U.S. truckers can now drive commercial cargo into and throughout both countries, bringing a resolution to the 17-year dispute over that provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

July 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Violence-torn Sonora town issues cry for help

TUBUTAMA, Sonora - The silence is pierced by an anguished cry. "Everybody in town knows who the killers are ..." It's Jorge Mendoza López, whose three brothers were kidnapped and presumed killed last Sept. 17, presumably by drug traffickers.

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Major convention center planned for Rocky Point

Major convention center planned for Rocky Point

"Arizona's beach" - Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point - is getting ready to compete internationally for trade shows, conventions and exhibitions.

June 20, 2011 12:01 amLoading…
Major convention center planned for Rocky Point

Major convention center planned for Rocky Point

“Arizona’s beach” — Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point — is getting ready to compete internationally for trade shows, conventions and exhibitions.

June 19, 2011 2:42 pmLoading…
Try out fishing at free clinic

Try out fishing at free clinic

Saturday was a great sunny day to go fishing in area lakes stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

June 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Tourist ships giving boost to port city

Dubbed "the world's aquarium" by French explorer Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez is getting renewed attention from fans. Continued expansion at the Port of Guaymas has allowed the city to lure more commercial ships, cruise ships and luxury travelers.

May 31, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…
Couple to bike across US for student

Couple to bike across US for student

Aaron and Aleena Roeschley want to pedal for a cause that's close to their hearts.

May 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Ill teen prompts Tucson couple's cross-country tandem bike ride

Ill teen prompts Tucson couple's cross-country tandem bike ride

Aaron and Aleena Roeschley want to pedal for a cause that’s close to their hearts.

May 15, 2011 11:21 am Related

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Tucson businessmen visit Sonora, like what they find

Tucson businessmen visit Sonora, like what they find

A group of 42 local businessmen who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Sonora say enthusiasm for cross-border commerce is strong.

April 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Nogales, Son. strives to polish image

Nogales, Son. strives to polish image

Words can hurt. But merchants and residents of the economically ailing border town of Nogales, Sonora, hope words can also heal. The National Chamber of Commerce in Mexico has kicked off a campaign to encourage a positive outlook about the people and businesses in Nogales and other Mexican t…

April 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mexican Consulate opens 2nd office to handle load

Mexican Consulate opens 2nd office to handle load

In response to an increasing amount of immigration legislation in Arizona, the Mexican government has added a second consulate office in Tucson and increased its staff to the highest level in its Tucson history. The Mexican Consulate’s protection department has moved into a new and bigger fa…

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Key parts of famed treaty with Mexico set for display

Key parts of famed treaty with Mexico set for display

Overnight, Mexicans became foreigners in their own land. When the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on Feb. 2, 1848, Mexico ceded about half of its territory to the United States, mainly parts of what are now Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

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Special bread a must-eat on Feast Day of the Magi

Special bread a must-eat on Feast Day of the Magi

It is the perfect excuse to prolong the holidays. Every year on Jan. 6, Francisca Jasso, 36, buys a rosca de reyes - a ring cake decorated with fruit - to share with family and co-workers in celebration of Día de los Tres Reyes Magos or Day of Three Wise Men, a tradition her mother passed on.

January 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson group going south to promote trade with Mexico

A group of local business owners is planning to travel to Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregón, Sonora to promote cross-border commerce and get the word out to Tucsonans that they can travel safely south of the border.

January 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Desarrollan guía y mapa de vecindarios históricos locales

El Viejo Pueblo tendrá pronto su primer mapa y guía con todos los vecindarios y sitios históricos, gracias al esfuerzo de un comité comunitario compuesto por vecinos y organizaciones.

December 31, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Downtown area installs cameras in bid to regain tourists, end fear

Downtown area installs cameras in bid to regain tourists, end fear

U.S. tourists now have an extra set of eyes watching over them when traveling south of the border. In an effort to reassure safety-minded tourists, 16 surveillance cameras have been installed at the popular pedestrian area filled with pharmacies and dental offices in downtown Nogales, Sonora.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Committee develops map/guide to historic districts

Committee develops map/guide to historic districts

The Old Pueblo will soon have a new map and guide of historic neighborhoods and sites, thanks to the grass-roots efforts of a committee made up of neighbors and organizations.

December 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Trump son sets sight on Rocky Pt. projects

Trump son sets sight on Rocky Pt. projects

Donald Trump Jr., the son of one of the most prominent businessmen in the world, wants to invest in Tucson's "beach." Trump is interested in building resorts in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, aka, Rocky Point, as well as housing for low-income families and financing infrastructure projects for the region.

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Air Guard members saluted for service

Air Guard members saluted for service

It had its tough moments, but if he could do it again, he would.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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South side gets farmers' market

There's now more healthy food choices for neighbors in the Sunnyside area and south side of Tucson.

October 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Household goods can be had for a song at Goodwill auction

Household goods can be had for a song at Goodwill auction

Ramiro Burgos is a junk junkie.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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PRO Neighborhoods moves to Historic Y

PRO Neighborhoods moves to Historic Y

PRO Neighborhoods, which offers neighborhoods all sorts of help, including workshops and grants, has moved into new digs: The Historic Y near downtown.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Keep in touch with Mexican President Calderón through Twitter

Would you like to know what's on Mexican president Felipe Calderón's mind?

September 16, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

PRO Neighborhoods moves to Historic Y

PRO Neighborhoods, which offers neighborhoods all sorts of help, including workshops and grants, has moved into new digs: The Historic Y near downtown.

September 12, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Farmers promote local agriculture

Farmers promote local agriculture

Seven organic farms and gardens in the Santa Cruz Valley will be open to the public for free tours Sept. 12 to showcase the benefits of locally grown foods.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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DNA typing offers hope to kin of those who died

DNA typing offers hope to kin of those who died

Families searching for missing loved ones who die in the desert while trying to reach the United States are being offered hope.

August 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
More casinos in Sonora mean less travel to Ariz.

More casinos in Sonora mean less travel to Ariz.

Nearly two dozen small casinos have opened across the border in Sonora, slowly taking advantage of a 2004 Mexican law allowing private casinos with slot machines, video poker and off-track betting.

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Train for El Tour - and earn a bike

ProActive's Junior El Tour Program, which trains children ages 11 to 13 to ride bicycles and rewards them with one of their own if they complete the program, is now accepting applications.

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Tucson group seeks to create jobs in Mexico

A group of Tucson businessmen hopes to open a furniture factory in a small Mexican town to create jobs for countrymen leaving Arizona because of the new immigration law.

July 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
O'odham teens cook up a victory in national contest

O'odham teens cook up a victory in national contest

Three teens from the Tohono O'odham Nation have taken first prize in a national contest to create a healthy school lunch.

July 02, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Top cop, his guard wounded in Puerto Peñasco

The Puerto Peñasco police chief and his bodyguard are recovering after being shot Saturday night.

June 22, 2010 12:00 am
NW-side church installing rare pipe organ

NW-side church installing rare pipe organ

Parishioners at Christ the King Episcopal Church, on the northwest side, will soon enjoy the unique sound of a rare instrument: a pipe organ.

June 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico seeking Sonora centenarians

The 1910 Mexican Revolution was a pivotal moment in the story of the two nations.

June 18, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Club is honored for keeping stretch of Silverbell clean

Club is honored for keeping stretch of Silverbell clean

For the past year a group of neighbors have worked to clean up a stretch of North Silverbell Road between West Goret Road and West Sweetwater Drive.

June 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Upholsterer helps those in need

Upholsterer helps those in need

He was heading from California to the East Coast, but when he saw people swimming during winter in the Old Pueblo, he decided to stay "a while."

May 09, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico to boost consular service

The five Mexican consulates in Arizona will receive additional funding to improve protection programs in response to the state's new immigration law.

May 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico issues travel warning

Issued on Tuesday morning by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the travel warning says "there is a negative political environment for migrant communities and for all Mexican visitors." The warning also says no criteria has been established for when, where and who the authorities wil…

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School, neighbors seek votes for track

Wright Elementary School and the Garden District Neighborhood Association are asking Tucsonans for help to fight childhood obesity.

April 25, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

UA students will wrestle in food fight for nutrition

The hope is that Nopal Woman takes down Sonora Hot Dog Man and that Soyrizo Woman beats Chorizo Man on Saturday.

April 23, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
All at once, Jesús' world is changed

All at once, Jesús' world is changed

Suddenly, the rules have changed for 6-year-old Jesús Emilio Adame.

April 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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