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Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction

SCOTTSDALE — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

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Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Gene Twaronite: You’re a dog person or not — and I’m not

Between 32,000 and 18,000 years ago, a transformation occurred that would have a profound impact on all human life. From that time forward, all days became dog days, as wolf genes became dog flesh and dwelt among us.

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Ronstadt inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame today

Ronstadt inducted into Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame today

Today Linda Ronstadt will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — the first native Tucsonan to reach those hallowed halls.

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Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to check that out, twice each, with a different piece of jewelry each time to see which stores consistently offered more money for my goods.

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Dog electrocuted during Tucson Greyhound Park race, city official says

A dog was electrocuted Friday night while racing at Tucson Greyhound Park and a city councilman said it’s the second such death in a month.

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Even with Cesar Chavez Day, city workers on par with regional counterparts

Tucson’s decision last week to pass a holiday honoring Cesar Chavez bumped its official paid holiday count to 11.

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Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Sara Dent: Restrictions on puppy sales will protect city' animals

Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…

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Family finds beloved missing dog 14 months later

Family finds beloved missing dog 14 months later

When their mixed-breed dog Kanga escaped from a kennel in November 2012, about 10 miles from their home, the Koprowski family spent months searching for her.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Animal Care Center needs volunteer dog-bed builders, dog walkers

If your New Year’s resolution involves lending a helping hand more often in the community, you can get off to a good start by heading over to Pima Animal Care Center on New Year’s Day.

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Celebrate holidays downtown today

Celebrate holidays downtown today

The Downtown Parade of Lights is this evening.

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Fitz: Walgreens. The Mystery of the missing cartoonist

Fitz: Walgreens. The Mystery of the missing cartoonist

"Where is Fitzsimmons? He was supposed to be here to sign his calendars!"

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz: Hobby Lobby

Fitz: Hobby Lobby

Why shove your religion down your employee’s throats when you can use Hobby Lobby’s new “True Believer” throat suppositories. Coercion required!

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Fitz: Channukah

Fitz: Channukah

Channukah? I’m so gentile I thought Chaka Khan was a Jewish holiday.When is High Cholesterol?

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Fitz: Channukah 2

Fitz: Channukah 2

The Irish are the Jews of the British Isles. On Famine Day we light the Glocca Morra, bless the Guinness and exchange potatoes.

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Did Arizona couple breed the perfect puppy-faced dog?

Did Arizona couple breed the perfect puppy-faced dog?

LOS ANGELES — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Giffords named honorary chairwoman for Hiring Our Heroes

Giffords named honorary chairwoman for Hiring Our Heroes

Former Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will serve as honorary chairwoman and national advocate for the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Advisory Council.

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Service day planned for departed Great Dane George

Service day planned for departed Great Dane George

A month after Tucson’s — and once the world’s — largest dog has scampered off to that great dog park in the sky, the community is paying tribute to him with a day of service.

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Creative conventions: Tucson Comic-Con and TusCon Science Fiction Convention

Two major conventions, one established and the other still growing, will take place in Tucson next month.

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Fitz Blog: 5-Second Editorial

Fitz Blog: 5-Second Editorial

 

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Fitz Blog: Sin City Saddlebrook

Fitz Blog: Sin City Saddlebrook

Amazing story out of Arizona, folks. Here's the shocking headline:

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