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Hip-hop watch: MF Dem?

Hip-hop watch: MF Dem?

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In the age of the internet releasing new singles, collaborations, mix-tapes and even full albums can be done in minutes – giving fans the musi…

'Battlefield 1' announced: Set in WW1

'Battlefield 1' announced: Set in WW1

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Love it or hate it, Electronic Arts’ “Battlefield” first-person shooter video game franchise has been one of the most popular entries into the…

'Far Harbor' coming May 19

'Far Harbor' coming May 19

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Despite a new quest line and some system improvements across two downloadable content packages, “Fallout 4” has yet to receive its first full-…

LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ may actually be happening

LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ may actually be happening

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The idea of LeBron James starring in a sequel to the 1996 live-action/animated children’s classic “Space Jam” has floated around the internet …

Star Fox Zero Review: New game falls short of being best entry in series

Star Fox Zero Review: New game falls short of being best entry in series

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The Star Fox series has seen quite a few developers over the course of its history. Nintendo developed the most well known and loved installme…

Olympic gold medalist & UFC fighter returns to where his MMA career began

Olympic gold medalist & UFC fighter returns to where his MMA career began

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Inspirational figure, youngest Olympic gold medal wrestler in history, mixed martial arts fighter - Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo has had the h…

DOOM: Closed Beta First Impressions

DOOM: Closed Beta First Impressions

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Ten years ago, arena shooters used to reign supreme as the most played online first person shooters. Thousands of people were glued to their c…

Mixed martial arts live in Tucson

Mixed martial arts live in Tucson

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Twenty men, ten fights, twenty pairs gloves - and one cage.

UPDATE: AMC Entertainment CEO: texting-friendly movie theaters a possibility

UPDATE: AMC Entertainment CEO: texting-friendly movie theaters a possibility

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"NO TEXTING AT AMC. Won't happen. You spoke. We listened. Quickly, that idea has been sent to the cutting room floor."

Gamer hits level 100 in ‘World of Warcraft’ on dancepad

Gamer hits level 100 in ‘World of Warcraft’ on dancepad

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Well, now we’ve seen it all.

UFC Fighter calls cop 'pig' and 'f-ing liar' during traffic stop

UFC Fighter calls cop 'pig' and 'f-ing liar' during traffic stop

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It seems as though mixed martial artist and Ultimate Championship former light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones just can’t keep himself out…

Minnesota rapper reappears with new single

Minnesota rapper reappears with new single

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Minneapolis, Minn. based rapper-producer Kyle Smith, better known by his stage name Cecil Otter, hasn’t released any solo material since putti…

New clip of "The Jungle Book" offers glimpse of Shere Khan

New clip of "The Jungle Book" offers glimpse of Shere Khan

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Based on the classic collection of stories by British novelist and literary mastermind Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau will be retelling…

Pokken Tournament Review

Pokken Tournament Review

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When it comes to the fighting game genre, there are plenty of high quality choices for people to choose from. Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, a…

Not so shocking: Gene Simmons hates rap music

Not so shocking: Gene Simmons hates rap music

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Aging rocker voices concerns regarding the current state of affairs in the music industry

Indiana Jones and the never-ending well of money

Indiana Jones and the never-ending well of money

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Get your hat and whip ready; Disney recently announced that everyone’s favorite archaeologist - Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones – will be returning …

Kendrick Lamar on top of Billboard 200 with ‘untitled unmastered’

Kendrick Lamar on top of Billboard 200 with ‘untitled unmastered’

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Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” released earlier this month, a surprise from the Compton, Calif. native, and the album instantly set th…

‘Fallout 4’ getting first DLC release March 22

‘Fallout 4’ getting first DLC release March 22

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Details regarding the first downloadable content expansion for Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open world shooter, “Fallout 4” have been swirling …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' DVD, Blu-Ray and digital release announced

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' DVD, Blu-Ray and digital release announced

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While fans of a galaxy far, far away will still have to wait some time before the releases of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” or “Rogue One: A Star …

‘Rick and Morty’ voice actors hard at work on season 3

‘Rick and Morty’ voice actors hard at work on season 3

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It has been less than six months since the second season of “Rick and Morty” ended, and fans of the hit Adult Swim animated sci-fi show have b…

Northwest Chatter

My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

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For the first time in weeks, the opinion page has caught up on letters to the editor. I don’t think I need to explain to dedicated readers who…

A serious conversation about distracted driving

A serious conversation about distracted driving

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Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, …

Put children first:  An invitation to legislators and professionals to  First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Put children first: An invitation to legislators and professionals to First Things First Early Childhood Summit

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We hear a lot about K-12 education here in Arizona and we know the critical need for funding and upgrading our K-12 schools, but what about ea…

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

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With age comes popularity. 

Guest Opinion:  The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

Guest Opinion: The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

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At the May 19th Oro Valley Council meeting, Shirl Lamonna, failed Council Recall Candidate, addressed the Council during the Public Hearing on…

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  • Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Though she may walk the halls of Ironwood Ridge High School, 18-year-old junior Joy Mona has through her artwork claimed a bit of national exposure over the summer. Mona spent time in Washington, D.C. after her pen-and-ink portrait of Mahatma Gandhi entitled “Peace,” was chosen to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

  • Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:

  • Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Over the course of four candidates forums, a lot of claims were made by those running for mayor and town council of Marana. Just like their national counterparts, there were some mistakes made by the candidates. Although the errors did not seem intentional, some of them could give the wrong impression to voters.

  • Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    More than a year after its grand opening, the Comcast Center of Excellence at 4690 N. Oracle Road – former home to Grand Cinemas and American Home Furnishings – continues to make its economic footprint felt in the Tucson region and beyond.

  • Unaudited year-end financials released

    Unaudited year-end financials released

    Coming to an end on June 30, the Town of Oro Valley finished the 2015/16 fiscal year with just over $10.5 million in its general fund, an increase of about $402,000.

  • Oro Valley council candidates

    Oro Valley council candidates

    Six members of the Oro Valley community have decided to face the public as candidates in the upcoming primary election to fill the ending terms of three councilmembers; Mike Zinkin, Brendan Burns and Bill Garner, all of which have submitted their names into the election as incumbents. Running to gain a seat on the council are residents Rhonda Pina, Bill Rodman and Steve Solomon. 

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  • Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Dan Post is running for Mayor of Marana and has vast public service experience to draw from. A retired rancher and business owner, Post has served on the Marana Unified School District Governing Board nine terms, nearly 36 years, having served as president several times. He has also served on the board of the Cortaro Water Users Association and the Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District and has served as chairman for both. He is also involved with the Town of Marana Western Heritage Committee, a non-profit group that operates the rodeo grounds. 

  • Fall Arts Preview

    Fall Arts Preview

    The upcoming season offers photography, dance, fine arts and, of course, politics

  • Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Speaking in front of hundreds of fellow community members, founder of the Music & Dance Academy Nina Tishkevich said that every successful business starts with a great idea. Once that concept is established, she said the right people must follow. Whether it is individuals working in the business, the customers or supporters, Tishkevich said having a strong team is vital.

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