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We highlighted common questions from you and answered them with information from the Center for Disease Control.

  Arizona Gives Day helps nonprofits struggling because of coronavirus

  Arizona Gives: Tucson Botanical Gardens hopes to ward off closure

Nearly 1,000 nonprofits register for Arizona Gives Day 2020

AG Brnovich issues COVID-19 economic impact funds consumer warning

  With more families at home, fire safety can’t wait

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LOOKING FOR WORK? Here’s a list of who’s hiring in southern Arizona

TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona

  Sunnyside provides free breakfast, lunch and WiFi

LIST: Changes to religious services in Pima County during COVID-19

Nissan recalls over 250K vehicles to replace Takata air bags

  Need a job? Dozens of businesses currently hiring despite the virus

FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination

The move from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand name Zantac.

  Keeping a positive mental attitude during extended quarantine

With COVID-19 guidelines in place until April 30, we’re all handling the situation in different ways.

  How to maintain healthy relationships under quarantine

As most of us are “practicing social distancing” and “sheltering in place,” many are feeling a bit restless.

KOLD News 13 COVID-19 Fact Finders: Submit your questions, we will get you the answers

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  Officials warn against flushing wipes

  Tucson restaurants work to stay afloat through curbside, takeout services

  This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

Tucson-area school districts providing free meals to children

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

  CDC releases asthma action plan

  School districts provide ‘grab and go’ meals to students

Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday through April 10

Sierra Vista suspending transit service

Paratransit service will continue for customers with disabilities

  Pima County Health Dept. debunks a few COVID-19 myths

Treat tips from social media with healthy dose of skepticism

Sun Tran, Sun Link make temporary service adjustments to stop spread of COVID-19

Sun Tran and Sun Link have made temporary service adjustments to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Tucson-area hospitals begin restricting visitors over coronavirus

Video chats, phone calls encouraged as way to stay engaged with loved ones

You can help NASA design a part for their lunar robot

NASA has tested a few versions of a moon-digging robot. Now they need ideas for a new design for a bucket drum, the part that collects and holds lunar soil.

  Cooking school celebrates Tucson’s foodie scene

Learn to cook like your favorite local chef

March 11 last day to mail back ballots for 2020 Presidential Preference Election

State law requires that early ballots must be received, not postmarked, by the voter’s county election department by 7 p.m. on Election Day, which is March 17, 2020.

Red Cross urges healthy individuals to give blood amid coronavirus concerns

The American Red Cross is asking people to give blood or platelets to help maintain a supply during the coronavirus outbreak.

State, county officials collaborating to reduce COVID-19 exposure during Presidential Preference Election

Officials from the Governor’s Office, the Secretary of State’s Office, and the Department of Health Services are working together to ensure COVID-19 does not interrupt the ongoing Presidential Preference Election.

  Donations needed for Pima Paws for Life

No-kill shelter and clinic takes in sick animals, nurses them back to health

Saguaro National Park offers summer youth employment opportunity

This is an eight week program for youth ages 15 to 18.

  Avoidance training teaches pets to recognize rattlesnakes

Several hundred dogs are bitten each year in the Tucson area

Toyota adds 1.2M vehicles to US fuel pump recall

The company said Wednesday that the added vehicles bring the total to 1.8 million. In January Toyota recalled nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. for the same problems.

Community Food Bank to begin warehouse renovation

The Food Bank will remain open during the 12-month construction project.

SEEING SMOKE? It could be the controlled burn at Sweetwater Wetlands

People all over Tucson can expect to see smoke over the west side.

  Tucson council extends e-scooter pilot program 6 months

Originally scheduled to expire on March 12

  What parents should know about coronavirus

Washing hands frequently and thoroughly remains most important thing

WHAT IS IT? Crane flies taking over Tucson

No, they aren't giant mosquitoes... Here's why crane flies are seen everywhere.

  Tucson Water offering free toilets to needy families

Replacing leaky toilet could save single-family home around 7,500 gallons of water annually

  WHAT’S THAT? Tucson skies to be filled with unusual aircraft this weekend

Air Combat Command aircraft flying in this year’s training will include the F-35 Lightning II, the F-22 Raptor and the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

Cyclovia Tucson connects south Tucson and downtown with car-free streets

The route will feature several activity hubs where people can listen to live music, participate in a free fitness class, engage in creative and educational activities.

Kia recalls over 193K vehicles; fuel leaks can cause fires

Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minivans in yet another move to fix nagging problems that could cause engine fires.

Home Depot recalls dresser for tip-over, entrapment hazards

Offering free pick-up and full refund

  Tucson Rodeo clowns bring smiles, cheers to children at TMC

It was the Tucson Rodeo's first visit to the hospital.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 95th annual Tucson Rodeo

The 95th annual Tucson Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 15-23.

Plenty of events planned in Tucson for Navy Week

It’s Navy Week and sailors are participating in events every day, all over the Tucson area.

  Jim Click Millions for Tucson raffle 2020 kicks off

This will be the 11th in a series of charity raffles hosted by Click, which have collectively raised more than $8 million for local Tucson-area non-profits.

Deadline to register for Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election is Feb. 18

In order to vote in the upcoming preference election, residents must be registered as a Democrat by Tuesday, Feb. 18.

  AZ Weekend, Feb. 14

One of Tucson's oldest traditions is in the chute

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancer.

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem

Ford says if the suspension moves a lot on the vehicles, the rear toe links can fracture.

FDA recalls MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps following malfunction death

The recall includes over 322,000 devices.

Medical examiner releases autopsy report for remains found in Pima Canyon

Manner, cause of Steven Brashear’s death redacted from report

Honda recalls minivans to fix wiring that could be fire risk

The company says the wiring harness running to a third-row power outlet may have been pinched and damaged during manufacturing.

Operation Deep Freeze in effect Feb. 11

Donations are needed to help keep people warm this winter. New or gently-used coats, blankets, gloves, socks and sweaters can be dropped off at any Naughton’s Plumbing location or at the Hospitality House at 1002 N. Main Ave.

Allegiant adds nonstop seasonal service to Las Vegas from Tucson

New travel option begins in June

Nogales residents invited to ADOT open house about SR 189, I-19 project

Work on Mariposa Road scheduled to last 18 months

Backstreet Boys coming to Phoenix this fall

DNA 2020 World Tour lands at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Oct. 6

Popular infant carrier sold at Target and Amazon recalled

The recall is due to a problem with the buckles on the carrier, which could cause the baby to fall out.

READ: Environmental impact statement for project that could bring F-35s to Tucson

Tucson residents will get a chance to learn more about plans that could bring an squadron of F-35 fighters to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

  Tucson toddler fights for his life through cancer, kidney transplant

Young boy developed transplant-related cancer after severe birth defect

Audi recalls 107K US vehicles for new Takata air bag problem

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 107,000 older vehicles sold in the U.S. by its Audi luxury brand because Takata driver’s air bag inflators could hurl shrapnel in a crash.

New website helps victims of domestic violence obtain protection order in Arizona

Starting after Wednesday, victims of domestic violence can use a new website to seek an order of protection in Arizona.

HANTAVIRUS: Public reminded to be cautious when cleaning rodent infested areas

Take precautions when cleaning or working around rodent infested areas to help prevent the transmission of hantavirus, a severe and sometimes fatal respiratory disease.

Grand Canyon National Park: Noncommercial river trip permit lottery open

The National Park Service is accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon National Park.

  New scam from UK could be headed to US

Fake police officer attempts to trick victim into giving up information, money

Registration deadline for presidential preference election is Feb. 18

Registered Democrats will vote on March 17

Super Bowl ads: Tom Brady, Baby Nut, Frito-Lay and more dial up fun

Some of the commercials pushed the boundaries of bizarre humor, sent celebrities and products into space and featured bank robbers so absorbed in short videos that they let the police close in.

  AZ Weekend, Jan. 31

Some of year's biggest events kick off

  WATCH: Fire department rescues deer from Ohio pool: ‘It was just awesome’

The homeowner found the deer cold, wet and tired. But thanks to her local firefighters, soon it was galloping free again.

City of Tucson offers free shuttle for Gem Show vendors, visitors

Shuttles will run through Sunday, February 16, 2020

  Traffic impacts as Downtown Links project continues tomorrow

The third phase of the Downtown Links project is expected to take 24 to 30 months to complete and will include a four lane road north of the train tracks, drainage improvements, bike lanes and a deck plaza above the future underpass on 6th Street.

  AZ Weekend, Jan. 24

Dinosaurs, deals and treats

  Dinosaurs take over Pima County Fairgrounds

Jurassic Quest takes you back in time

  Two men arrested trying to smuggle drugs through Nogales drainage system

Discovered retrieving strings of packages floated through slotted barrier

What you need to know about coronavirus

The outbreak originated in China’s Wuhan province but has since spread to other parts of China. Isolated cases have been found in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.

TCC hosts Just Between Friends Spring event

Admission is $2 Thursday and free Friday and Saturday.