Life below the poverty line

Bianca Aponte has been living below the poverty line in Tucson since she was born. The cities of Tucson and South Tucson are the poorest in the state. Nearly half of the residents of South Tucson are considered poor, according to the U.S. Census. Not all the faces of poverty are the same, though. Poverty…

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Miscommunication: Hispanic youth wrongfully diagnosed

Hispanic bilingual students are being hindered academically in Arizona and across the country, because some speech-language pathologists do not have the resources or training necessary to correctly diagnose speech disorders in children. As students come to school for the first time, they go through various screenings to ensure they are developing at a standard rate. This is…

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Ice hockey in the desert

The Tucson Roadrunners are new to Tucson, bringing in players from all across the world. In only their second season in Tucson, the Roadrunners are having great success as a team, and their fanbase is growing as well making the playoffs in the AHL league where they won their first playoff game in franchise history….

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: No two alike

One in every 68 children is impacted by autism, according to the National Autism Association. Autism effects the section of the brain that’s responsible for social skills, communication and cognitive function. When autism is caught early,  treatment, therapy, and medication can help children improve. However there is no cure. Adults with autism especially have difficulty…

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No longer a novelty, it’s an industry

Domestic beer is not enough for Arizonans. The craftier the better. This is especially true in Tucson. “Southern Arizona, well particularly Tucson, has more breweries in the city of Tucson than the city of Phoenix,” Rob Fullmer, executive director of Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, said. “Tucsonans are able to walk or bike to a brewery…

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Experiencing the Loop

  The 110-mile, smoothly paved loop is a new addition to Tucson, Arizona that serves as a multipurpose, bike path and allows for people to go through and around town in a whole new way. Pima County Administrator, Chuck Huckelberry, was the main mover and shaker of the loop and oversaw the financial aspects of…

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Multimedia video: Mariachi Azteca de Oro

https://youtu.be/mWwT9id02gk     The rich culture and traditions of Mariachi music has always been apart of the Armado family. The Mexican music brings this family operated mariachi group in Phoenix together on a local and international level.   Carmen Valencia is a reporter for Arizona Sonora News, a service from the School of Journalism with…

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