PCC students recognized with a Letter of Intent Signing Day event
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On Thursday, April 18, more than 600 students, starting or already enrolled in career or technical programs at Pima Community College, were recognized for their dedication to their studies. They were celebrated with an NC3 Letter of Intent Signing Day. The special day was organized by the National Coalition of Certification Centers. The event was held at the Advanced Manufacturing Building at PCC. The room was filled with hundreds of students getting ready to either sign or re-sign to PCC to further their studies in career or technical programs. Families and friends also filled the room with s ..read more
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Win prizes by filling out the 2025 Arizona Trails Plan survey
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Arizona State Parks leaders want you to fill out the 2025 Arizona Trails Plan survey, and you could win some prizes for doing it. By filling out the survey, neighbors can help leaders decide how to use state and federal grant funds to acquire new land for trails, build trails, install new facilities and much more. Development of the plan is led by organizations across the state. Once the survey period is over, leaders will draft a plan and present it to the public. Neighbors will then have another chance to weigh in on the proposed projects for the upcoming year. To sweeten the deal, Arizona S ..read more
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New Southside food truck brings SoCal taste to Tucson
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A new addition to Tucson's culinary scene is drawing attention for its unique flavors and family tradition. La Bufadora, a food truck located on the Southside, has been open for eight weeks, offering more than just shrimp and fish tacos. Founded by brothers Leo and Gilbert Lizarraga, who are originally from Southern California, the truck aims to share their family recipe with the Tucson community. "We wanted to bring that Ensenada taste into Tucson and offer something different," said Leo Lizarraga. "It's very different from what people are used to here, and I think it's going to be something ..read more
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Parents of Murdered Children getting the word out about crime victim’s rights
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Its been about 26 years since Elizabeth Martinez lost her youngest sister Sandra to violence. Sandras boyfriend killed her in 1998, leaving Martinez with a lot of questions. I have another sister, so we were like triplets, Elizabeth Martinez described her sister. Sandra was a veryshe was popular, she was very friendly. Martinez didnt have any idea that there could even be violence in her sister Sandras home. Her death is what empowered her to become the leader of the Southern Arizona chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. I felt an immediate connection and thats why we formed the chapter, sh ..read more
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Tucson Botanical Gardens celebrates Earth Day, receives historic designation
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In honor of Earth Day, Tucson Botanical Gardens hosted different events at the gardens and also received a prestigious designation. The celebration took place two days ahead of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20. Tucson Botanical Gardens is now one of only 18 gardens in the United States to have the Horticultural Landmark Designation given by the American Society for Horticultural Science. The award recognizes excellence in different areas in horticulture education programming, Board Member Dan Chavez said. The Tucson Botanical Gardens is nailing it all counts, so were very proud to have received ..read more
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Tenants Association working for ability to organize
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The Malibu Apartments Tenants Association is fighting to keep organizing in the midst of what they claim is retaliation from the complex management. They were joined by Tucson Tenants Union and a few other tenants from the apartment who don't claim to be part of the Tenants Association. Missy Arroyo started the Tenant's Association at the Malibu Apartments in early March of 2024. She said she was tired of the complex's living conditions and what she saw as a lacking response from management. I want to go and tell people about their rights...other tenants," she said. "I didnt know we had rights ..read more
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Man dead after being hit by car on Westside
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A man was hit and killed by a car Friday night when crossing the street near West Saint Mary's Road and North Shawnee Avenue. Police responded to a 911 call reporting a serious injury collision around 10 p.m. and found 59-year-old Reyes Dorame dead at the scene. The media release stated the driver of the car a 23-year-old man cooperated with the police investigation. He was not impaired at the time of the crash. Detectives found illegal narcotics in Dorame's possession but have not yet determined if he was impaired at the time of the accident. No charges have been filed at this time. The inves ..read more
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Lee Lee Supermarket sold to California-based company for $2.2 million
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Lee Lee International Supermarket, a popular supplier of foods from over 30 countries, was purchased by California-based Maison Solutions for $2.2 million. Lee Lee has three locations across Southern Arizona, including their Casas Adobes store in Tucson. The sale will allow Lee Lee to expand its offerings to include even more countries of origin. Maison Solutions currently operates six stores in Southern California that feature Asian and international foods. Despite some worry from its regular customers about the change of ownership, Lee Lees management says that they will benefit. We will be ..read more
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WWII Airman’s remains identified about 80 years later; laid to rest in Marana
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A WWII airman was buried on Friday in Marana about 80 years after he was killed in action in December of 1943. Technical Sergeant Harold Lynn Seifreid was laid to rest at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana surrounded by some family and members of the community. His remains were not identified after the war and he had been declared missing in action until recently. Chaplain Keith Saare said, Eventually our government was able to identify the remains thanks to the technology that has been developed since the time of the crash. DNA matches from his family helped in identifying his r ..read more
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Arizona's 1864 near-total abortion ban — clarified
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Since the Arizona Supreme Court upheld the Civil War-era abortion ban on April 9, the decision has been met with much controversy, including opposition from Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes. She sent a letter to hospitals and medical providers Friday which clarified what the state's updated abortion law means for them. The ban initiates on April 24, but there can be no prosecution for providing or receiving abortions until at least June 8, or 45 days from the time the Arizona Supreme Court issues its official mandate. My office continues to explore all legal options available to prevent the ..read more
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