October 1, 2022

Ban on sexually explicit materials in Arizona schools set to take effect

The law allows exceptions for material that has “serious” educational, literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
ABORTION September 30, 2022

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

The ruling can still be appealed.
September 30, 2022

Man found guilty of murder, kidnapping of Tucson girl

He will be tried in February for the murder of Isabel Celis.
EDUCATION September 30, 2022

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

Opponents failed to collect enough signatures to put the law on hold.
ECONOMYHOUSING September 30, 2022

Inflation up in Arizona because of housing prices

While gas and food prices are also up, they're not why Arizona has one of the highest rates in the nation.
September 30, 2022

Massive Arizona income tax cut going into full effect

The cut comes a year earlier than expected.
ENVIRONMENTTHE BUZZWATER September 29, 2022

The Buzz: Dealing with Arizona's PFAS problem

Why are the chemical class also known as forever chemicals so dangerous, and what's being done to fix the problem?
BORDERIMMIGRATION September 29, 2022

Local migrant shelter reaching capacity after influx of migrants in Tucson

Last year, Casa Alitas received 100 to 175 people a day. Now, they receive 400 to 450 people a day.
HOUSING September 29, 2022

Tucson landlords can no longer discriminate based on source of income

The mayor and city council passed the measure earlier this week
IN DEPTH

Young musicians embrace heritage through Mexico’s Independence Day

In a concert celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra brings Mariachi Aztlán to the stage.

As it recruits, Tucson Police look to diversify its force

A recent event showcases effort to double the number of female officers by 2030.

Water managers see promise in recycling sewage

It could be a solution for the shrinking Colorado River

Lanterns fill the sky over Benson

The annual festival is a time of joy and rememberance.
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Where the Colorado River crisis is hitting home
Travel through the epicenter of the western megadrought, and you'll find plenty of people who are dealing with, or on the cusp of, dire consequences.
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My familia of dancers, a legacy of love for the craft
Dance is a common denominator in my family.
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Return of rare Ojibwe horse lifts spirits — but still needs help
The horses are small, sturdy and friendly.
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How teens brought a skate park to their Native American reservation
The village of Tewa, Ariz., recently ramped up its skating scene.
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How 2 astrophotographers teamed up to capture a stellar image of the moon
Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne collaborated last November to push their photography skills to the limit.
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For the first time, the Postal Service features mariachi musicians on stamps
For some in the Latino community, it's recognition of how their heritage and culture are part of the American fabric.
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A caving project became a rescue mission after a dog was found 500 feet down
Dogs don't usually dwell in caves, but sure enough, there was a dog curled up on the mud floor.
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Fiona the Hippo gets a little brother
The 23-year-old mother Bibi carried the boy, who weighs at least roughly 60 pounds.
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A librarian collects all the things left in books — from love letters to old photos
Librarian Sharon McKellar collects the found artifacts and posts them on the library's website.
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The water came back
Poor water practices made the Santa Cruz River practically disappear, but new efforts have some water flowing again. And when there’s water in the desert, life follows quickly.
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