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The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - AZ: Arts & Culture

Arizonans celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 12. Credit: nadofotos/iStock

SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. – The second Monday in October should be celebrated as Indigenous Peoples' Day alongside Columbus Day to better represent the consequences of Columbus' landing in North America, according to a number of groups holding celebrations in Tucson today. There will be events all

An online tool is helping older Americans in Arizona, like those seen here, learn more about iPhones, social media, and other technologies that continue to develop at a very past pace. Courtesy: AARP Arizona.

PHOENIX - Some older people in Arizona and across the nation may not be as tech-savvy as, say, their grandchildren, but an online tool may help to even the technology knowledge gap between generations. Cynthia Fagyas, communications director with AARP Arizona, says the AARP TEK Academy, which stands

PHOTO: Their studies of animal behavior have taken Dieter and Netzin Stecklis around the world, and they use their research to inform their UA courses on fatherhood and families. Photo courtesy University of Arizona.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona ranks 42nd in a national survey by state of important factors for working fathers, including health and child-care costs. WalletHub gives Arizona low ratings for economic and social well-being, and says the state has the highest number of dads with children younger than 18 li

TUCSON, Ariz. - In the wake of the 2011 Tucson shootings, the extended family of victim Gabe Zimmerman formed the BEYOND coalition, with the goal of making sure the community's positive response to the tragedy is remembered. On Saturday, to mark the incident's first anniversary, the group will put o

TUCSON, Ariz. - Folks in Tucson will be "hunting" endangered Mexican gray wolves starting Saturday - but not with guns. The Defenders of Wildlife event combines street art with a scavenger hunt. Fifty silhouettes representing the last wild lobos in Arizona and New Mexico will be displayed on buildi

WHITERIVER, Ariz. - Eastern Arizona's White Mountain Apache Tribe will offer week-long eco-tours starting in June, featuring opportunities for people to view wildlife while learning about tribal history and culture. Howling with the wolves and learning traditional campfire cooking will be included.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizonans are invited to help make the call on whether solar energy development is "in the zone." The U.S. Department of Interior is holding meetings starting Tuesday in Phoenix and on Wednesday in Tucson to listen to citizens' views on plans for solar projects on public lands. Ma

PHOENIX - A unique series of drama workshops is boosting the self-esteem of Arizona teenagers at a Phoenix homeless shelter. The iPlay curriculum, developed by Christopher Haines of the iTheatre Collaborative, has taught dozens of at-risk teens at the UMOM New Day Center about acting, improvisation

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