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Shutdown's End Means Fed Recreation Sites Reopen

Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park welcoming visitors once again; other state sites open, too.

Peruvian Psychedelic Sounds at Tucson Blues Fest

Gabriel Sullivan, and his band Chicha Dust, will perform at Blues & Heritage Festival Oct. 20; band performs fuse of psychedelic rock, cumbia.

AZ Sens Favor Ending Shutdown; House Members Vote Party Lines

'Hope we've learned lesson,' McCain says; in House, all 5 Democrats vote yes, all 4 Republicans vote no.

Federal Shutdown Effects Will Linger in Arizona

DES workers being called back, but jobless stats will be delayed; Grand Canyon open, other parks reopening.

Phoenix Council to Vote on Opening Trade Office in Mexico

City leaders trying to follow example of neighbors in Southwest that have successfully established a business presence across the border.

Brewer Will Continue to Use State Money to Keep Grand Canyon Open

National park will remain open for another 9 days; AZ governor had until Weds to make decision, send funds to fed gov.

Pima County, South Tucson Agree On Jail Debt Settlement

For years, small city had owed the county $2M for cost of housing inmates, who were arrested in its city limits, in county jails.

Happiness Workshop Helps Young Adults Navigate Teen Pressures

Program provides youth understanding of mindfulness, teaches them about self-respect, community responsibility, acting without judgment.

Secret to Happiness Not So Simple, Scientists Say

University of Arizona researchers tap temperature, technology to uncover the roots of feeling happy.

Jaguar Project in Sonora Working Hard to Protect These Felines

They're kept in rugged, isolated territory, where they're being protected from hunting or other human activity.

Protest Planned at ICE Office in Phoenix

Some of those who shut down deportation proceedings in Tucson last week plan to prevent federal work today, too.

UA's Women Wheelchair Basketball Players Heading to 2016 Paralympics

Three team members have committed to travel to Rio de Janeiro for the games "Gold medal...that's what we want."

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, October 11, 2013

Interview with Fred Duval, Democrat seeking election to AZ gubernatorial 2014 race; fallout from government shutdown; latest on City Council elections; immigration reform.

AZ Week: Nonprofits Recovering from Recession

New strategies, reinvention, retrenchment as donors move more toward supporting human service needs.

Updated: Immigration Activists Protest Operation Streamline

Protesters blocked two buses filled with suspected undocumented immigrants being transported to fed courthouse for immediate deportation; 18 arrested, charged with a felony.

Tucson Meet Yourself Turns 40

First TMY took place at El Presidio Park in 1974; since then, it's grown into a showcase for the cultural pluralism of the region.

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