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Lyanne Alfaro

Lyanne Alfaro’s father wanted her to become a doctor. She chose journalism. She started as a feature and entertainment writer, but is now interested in business, tech and general news. Ms. Alfaro will copy edit and report at the Institute.


A Tucson shelter that usually houses up to 20 undocumented immigrants a night has seen no people this week. Since a policy change, immigrants are being sent to the Phoenix Greyhound station wearing ankle bracelets to track their location.


A vocational school is teaching unemployed people to become qualified entry-level cooks at local businesses. Caridad Community Kitchen offers a 10-week Culinary Training Program to Tucsonans who have little or no income and a passion for cooking.


The thirteenth year of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute kicks off in Tucson at the University of Arizona with 26 students from around the country and Times staff. The students are members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.