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Each Spring since 1955, thousands of students across the state have competed for a for a spot at the Science and Engineering Fair. This story will profile one of the winners, who’ll represent Tucson at the International Science and Engineering fair, to be held in Phoenix. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer/Editor: Nate Huffman

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Non-emergency medical transportation gets people to pharmacies, physical therapy appointments, counseling sessions—the kinds of preventive care that can ultimately mean the difference between life and death. In rural areas in southern Arizona, some people who receive this service are speaking up and reaching out, claiming that—despite their best efforts—the transportation they rely on isn’t working […]

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Fadi Iskandar, the solace and soul of music.

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From our ‘Far Afield Series,’ this is SHE-PHI, the all-girl step group from Holladay Magnet Elementary School in Tucson. Producer: Mitchell Riley Photographer: Martín Rubio Editors: Mya Hoffman-Long, Mitchell Riley

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Tucked away in his lab on the University of Arizona campus, archeological scientist Greg Hodgins solves unsolved mysteries: he’s discovered the age of a domesticated dog skull found in a Siberian cave (33,000 years old) and dated millennia-old petroglyphs. But his work isn’t all in the field of geology: he also solved cold cases by […]

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The Pima County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Campbell Avenue near the Rillito River in Tucson is said to be the largest, free demonstration garden run by master gardeners in the southwest.  There are 14 themed gardens that are free and open to the public during daylight hours and serve to educate the community. Producer: Tony […]

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“The Lung” at the Biosphere 2 was designed to compensate for changes in pressure inside the enclosed structure. Choreographer Nathaniel Myers and musician Karima Walker recently reimagined this quasi-futuristic space through sound, projections and movement during their performance installation diøscuri. Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown Videographers: Martin Rubio, Gage Judd, Arlene Islas

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Gabriel Schirn is a multi-talented UA senior who is double majoring in chemical engineering and piano performance.  Not only that, but he also knits, volunteers, bikes, enjoys poetry, swimming, and other activities. After a major biking accident that sent him to the hospital for nearly two weeks, he believes in making the most of each […]

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Tucson based artist Xinyu Zhang prepares for her show ‘Wander Around’ at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Zhang combines digital and traditional art tools and practice to create works that question our relationship to reality in an increasingly digital world. Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown Photographers: Nate Huffman, Martin Rubio

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Five years ago the US and Mexico cooperated on an unprecedented project: the release of water from the Morelos Dam outside of Yuma into the long desiccated Colorado River Delta. The water wasn’t allocated for cities or irrigation: it was for purely environmental purposes – to measure the revitalizing effect that just a little bit of […]

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Tucson artist uses pen and ink to draw geometric shapes that challenge and calm the mind.

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ADHD, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, has never been more widely diagnosed or widely discussed than it is today. About 1 in 10 children in the U.S. – more than 6 million nationwide—are diagnosed with the disorder by age 17, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. But stigma and skepticism about the condition […]

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The bodies of nearly 3,000 undocumented people have been found in the border region of southern Arizona since the beginning of the Century. Bruce Anderson and his small team of forensics anthropologists at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner have been working to identify the dead. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer/Editor: Nate Huffman

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Matthew and Jennifer McPheron are successful business owners in Tucson who overcame difficult obstacles to reach their goals. Each of them served time behind bars and struggled with substance abuse, but they were able to change their lives with faith-based programs and a commitment to create a new beginning. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer/Editor: Bob Lindberg […]

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Tucson’s Poet Laureate, TC Tolbert reads a recent poem for the #ArizonaIllustrated ‘Far Afield’ series, recorded on location at the Snake Bridge over Broadway Blvd. in Tucson. Videographers: Martin Rubio and Gage Judd Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown

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