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Forty Years of Delivering GREAT NEWS!

It’s 1979—President Jimmy Carter resides in the White House, and Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female prime minister. Music is big, as are the boom boxes. But a small, INNOVATIVE new cassette player also lets people listen to their tunes wherever they go!

Something New for Kids to Read

In September of that year, a nifty new newspaper rolls off the press here in Arizona, and it’s unlike anything around.

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In My Neighborhood

SCHOOL MAKES BIG DONATION TO HONOR FLIGHT
CHAMBERS SHARES LOVE OF STRINGS
New STEM School Opens in August
AMAZON OPENS CENTER IN TUCSON
GOVERNOR DEDICATES TUCSON SHELTER
AIR SHOW BRINGS THUNDER TO TUCSON SKIES

Kids in the Know

  • JAPANESE TRAIN RUNS ON MAGNETS

     In Japan, scientists and engineers have worked together to create the maglev train. Maglev means magnetic levitation.

  • READ FOR FUN & PRIZES THIS SUMMER

    You can earn a free visit to Reid Park Zoo and other prizes by reading this summer. Pima County Public Library, Bookmans, and Barnes & Noble offer kids rewards for summer reading.

  • EXPLORING THE UA'S SAN XAVIER MINE

     Did you know that the University of Arizona has a mine? It’s called the UA San Xavier Mining Laboratory and it is located in Sahuarita.

Going Places

Movies & TV

  • SPIDER-MAN HAS A COOL NEW VERSE

    “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was released in movie theaters Dec. 14. So far it has gotten good reviews from critics.

  • Class Wins a ‘Wonder’ Screening

    My class won a field trip to go see the movie “Wonder” at Harkins Theater.

  • ‘Ferdinand’ Screenwriter Shares His Story

    David Weiss, screenwriter for the upcoming movie "Ferdinand", shares his story a the Tucson J. 

Sports Beat

  • NEW TUCSON ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED

     Southern Arizona has a new football team. On Thursday, Sept. 20, I went to hear the announcement of the new team’s name and logo.

  • Talking Wildcat Sports

     I was very nervous when I arrived at Arizona Stadium. We went through the media elevator to the skybox. The hallways were crowded with journalists running through them.

  • College Football Bowl Time Excitement

    Last year during the college football bowl game season, the UofA Wildcats in the PAC 12 conference played Purdue from the Big 10 conference in the Foster Farms Bowl.