Tony Estrada: an old, new sheriff for Arizona

Arizona is known for its tough-on-crime sheriffs. An image of a take-no-prisoners lawman is part of the state’s reputation.  Tony Estrada of Santa Cruz County, currently Arizona’s longest-serving and only Hispanic sheriff, is cut from that same cloth. But for national audiences, the embodiment of that image has always been dominated by larger than life publicity-seekers…

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Tucson gets a taste of Greek

When the savory smells of grilled lamb filled the air, Tucson locals know is that of time of the year, the Greek festival.   Those who think of cuisine in Southern Arizona, they typically don’t think of Greek food. In today’s society, there is a limited amount of access to Greek food, especially in Tucson.  Though…

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With Senate loss, McSally looks to find a lane

  Close elections are old hat to Martha McSally, both wins and losses. But after losing to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in her race for Senate, McSally faces an uncertain future for the first time in her political career.  McSally could still end up sworn into the senate this coming January. Jon Kyl, currently filling John…

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Boosting the pecanomy: Arizona pecan production peaks

Here’s the news in a nutshell: Southern Arizona pecan growers make up a big slice of the state’s agricultural pie. Harvest season is nearly here. In the days following the first frost, large mechanical shakers trundle down county highways into the orchards nearby. Rolling between long rows of trees, the machines grip the ashy-brown trunks…

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Go with Turo

Arriving from a long flight, only to wait in line to get into a rental car can be a hassle. Now there is a new way to skip the line and straight in to a vehicle with Turo Car Rental. This new business has been compared to an Airbnb but for cars. Vehicle owners called…

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Millennials hunger for dining adventure

Social media has revolutionized the dining-out experience, which in turn has influenced the food industry in what it serves up. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the average household spends $3,008 per year dining out. Millennials spend up to $900 more than the average amount on dining out, according to the report,…

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Bicycling community peddles sustainability

Sustainability programs that advocate for bike-friendly roads are helping fuel cycling’s popularity in Southern Arizona, creating more local and tourist riders and enhancing the already-booming bicycle industry in the area. Many cities across the nation are doing the same, and Tucson has been a huge factor in this movement. Given the city’s bike-friendly reputation, it makes…

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