The cost of a graduate

With graduation upon us, every college graduate may be thinking the same thing: “I’m financially free!” However, that’s hardly the case. On average, an in-state student will spend about $39,880 over the course of four years at a four-year public institution. But that doesn’t include the cost to graduate. For the 2017-2018 school year an […]

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Honoring the forgotten stories of Warren Ballpark

BISBEE — It wasn’t always all peanuts and cracker jacks at the old ball game. Every year, the Friends of Warren Ballpark host the Copper Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament to honor the history of Bisbee baseball. The ninth-annual event, held April 7-8, celebrated the African-American players who made history in Warren Ballpark as part of […]

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Day in the life of Cochise County Public Defender Joy Kemp

It’s a relatively quiet Friday afternoon for Joy Kemp, deputy public defender for Cochise County. With no court hearings to attend and no client meetings, she tucks herself away in her Sierra Vista office. There’s still plenty of work to be done. Her email inbox has fallen a bit behind. Next, it’s researching and preparing […]

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‘I’m your huckleberry’ turns 25

It’s been nearly 25 years since actor Val Kilmer uttered the infamous line, “I’m your huckleberry” as he walked the set of “Tombstone,” a film that rejuvenated this entire Southern Arizona community. Ranked among the most profitable and influential Western-themed movies of all time,“Tombstone” also reintroduced the Western genre to 21st century audiences nationwide. Now, […]

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Off the beaten path: Tombstone locals’ hidden gem

What used to be a stockyard neighbored by a historic railroad is now Tombstone locals’ favorite dining spot. Johnny Ringo’s Bar and the Depot Steakhouse is a fine-casual dining restaurant and bar that is known to have the best food in Tombstone, Arizona. Steve and Addie Smith built Johnny Ringo’s from the ground up in […]

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Arizona sex education falls short

Arizona ranks third worst in the nation when it comes to comprehensive sex education curriculum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016 School Health Profile. The state does not have a law that requires schools to teach sex education or sexually transmitted disease education, but it does mandate that any sex ed […]

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Arizona’s desert provides a flourishing wedding industry.

  You might think the Sonoran Desert is one of the last places people would plan their dream wedding … but think again. The Knot gives us insight into Arizona’s growing wedding industry and it’s pushing to the top of the list for destination weddings. According to The Knot’s 2017 real wedding study of 13,000 […]

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Living Low: the Black student experience at Arizona

  Black students at the University of Arizona were told of a last-minute housing change right before fall finals week. The students living in the football stadium dormitory learned when they returned from winter break that it was just another promise broken. They were told their items would be moved because of stadium construction, but […]

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