Thanks to a grant from Solutions Journalism Network, we wrote four stories with the Arizona Daily Star and La Estrella de Tucsón about ways Tucson and Pima County officials and organizations are trying to help make child care more accessible.
HB 2016 waives a 20-hour-per-week work requirement for parents receiving Arizona DES child care subsidies. That means low-income parents who are already qualified for DES child care subsidies will have the option to enroll at an accredited educational institution or employment training program and still maintain their child care subsidy.
Find out how some Tucson nonprofits and organizations are working to help families with early learning resources and child care.
Rendezvous will be home to speed dating, where singles can go on 10 10-minute dates in one night. Rendezvous will also hold classes and workshops to connect the Tucson community. Read more
Head Start, and other providers of high-quality early childhood education, are getting a boost this fall, thanks to a $10 million infusion of funding approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors in May. Read more
With the cost of infant care exceeding the cost of a year of in-state tuition at the University of Arizona, families struggle to make ends meet. Read more
Tucson kids can now virtually meet award-winning authors and illustrators via Zoom during Imagination Fridays. The fall webinar series is organized by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words. Read more
Book reviewer Genevieve Dahl chats about Sonali Dev's novel "Incense and Sensibility" and where to find a meal similar to the one that the main character loves. Hint: It's at Tucson's own Berry Greens. Read more
The Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson is facing a lack of kennel space for large dogs. PACC needs volunteers, fosters and adopters to help. Read more
The Unidas program, affiliated with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, aims to build leadership skills among girls, young women and gender-expansive teens, who also learn grant-writing skills and explore professional development. Read more
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayra Alejandra's pieces of art — and her photo — are featured in West Elm's window. Mayra's business Solace includes handcrafted macrame pieces made with cholla, saguaro ribs and driftwood. Read more
The Youniverse Selfie Museum in Tucson, Arizona is celebrating its grand opening on September 15. The selfie museum has nearly 50 handmade photo sets, including horror displays, to help create a lifetime of photographic memories. Read more
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Jessica Gonzales has been creating murals since 2016 and became a full-time muralist in 2019. She's painted some of our favorite murals around the Tucson area, all bursting with color and detail. Read more
Not only are caterpillars abundant on roadways, they’re showing up in swimming pools and gardens, and on walls and hiking trails around Arizona, including Tucson. The caterpillars are on a mission to eat as much as they can before becoming white-lined sphinx moths. Read more
A new Tucson club, 17th Street Music Club, will give local artists a place to gather with other musicians and small audiences for intimate unplugged shows. Read more
If you are moving to Tucson, Arizona, new to Tucson, or have lived here for years, this story is for you. Learn about the weather, Santa Cruz River, our UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, monsoon, and the ASU vs. UofA rivalry. Read more
Take a weekend day trip or stay in Tucson and get into one of these museums for free Sept. 18 to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2021. Tucson museums include Arizona History Museum, Tucson Desert Art Museum and DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum. Read more
Here's how Carlotta Flores, a Tucson restaurateur, landed a spot on a Forbes "50 Over 50" list highlighting women making a difference in society and culture. Flores heads her family’s Si Charro restaurant group that includes the flagship El Charro Café. Read more
Travel Magazine recently released a list of the 10 best hot dogs in the United States and Tucson's own El Guero Canelo made the list. Read more
Louis Carlos Bernal captured the culture of barrio life in the Southwest in his photos. The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography in Tucson received a $255,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that will fund a substantial exhibition in fall 2023 of Bernal’s work. Read more
Tucson celebrates its 246th birthday on Aug. 20, 2021. From the food and art to the views and weather, here are some of our favorite things about the Old Pueblo. Read more