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Dopey driver forgot to leave his weed at home

Our language describing vehicle incidents should change

Our language describing vehicle incidents should change

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The word “accident” tends to roll off the tongue when discussing a car crash.

Why listing now will pay off later

Why listing now will pay off later

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Convential wisdom says to wait until spring – the housing industry’s unofficial selling season — to list your home. Recently, however, industr…

DeGrazia Gallery embracing the night

DeGrazia Gallery embracing the night

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The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, a long-standing artistic gem nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, recently unveiled its newes…

Opioids could become the next big crisis in traffic safety

Opioids could become the next big crisis in traffic safety

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Painkillers have come a long way since aspirin. But now they’re potentially affecting the ability to drive safely.

HERS Ratings: It pays to know the score

HERS Ratings: It pays to know the score

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In sports, if you want to know how well your team is playing, you check the scoreboard. That simple concept has made its way into the housing …

Three things every homebuyer should know

Three things every homebuyer should know

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A house is many things. It’s a home to call your own. A conduit for plugging into a new community and a place where you and your family will b…

Summer getaway yields fun, French connections

Summer getaway yields fun, French connections

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I had a great time speaking French during my travels this past summer. In case you’re wondering which of the over 40 francophone countries/ove…

Change your lifestyle and save your heart this year

Change your lifestyle and save your heart this year

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Every year at this time of holiday cheer, we read articles in the newspapers and magazines about heart disease. I find these articles extremel…

Gardening with Soule: Captivating cyclamen

Gardening with Soule: Captivating cyclamen

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This time of year, nurseries, garden centers and grocery stores are swamped with the ubiquitous poinsettias in a vast array of colors and size…

Why you should buy in a good school district

Why you should buy in a good school district

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Buying a house that’s located in a good school district is a smart move, even if you don’t have school-age children, real estate experts say. 

Buying is cheaper than renting for millennials, study shows

Buying is cheaper than renting for millennials, study shows

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To own or to rent: It’s a question that continues to weigh on the minds of homebuyers everywhere. While the price gap may have narrowed over t…

Celebrate with gardening books

Celebrate with gardening books

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The first Saturday of November is National Book Lovers Day. Books of all kinds, in all formats, are grand, but for me nothing beats a printed …

Police Beat

Police Beat

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On Sunday, Sept. 27, around 8:20 p.m., Oro Valley Police Department officers responded to the Hilton El Conquistador hotel in reports to a man…

Oro Valley is the place to be during zombie apocalypse

Oro Valley is the place to be during zombie apocalypse

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Considering moving out of Oro Valley? Think again. Just in time for Halloween, a real estate company has released a list of the communities fr…

Buying a home for today…and tomorrow

Buying a home for today…and tomorrow

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As anyone who’s ever purchased a home can attest, there are dozens of small and large decisions involved, ranging from what style of fixtures …

Marana Cricket store robbed at gunpoint

Marana Cricket store robbed at gunpoint

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Police are asking for information about a man who robbed the Cricket store in Marana at Cortaro Road and Marana Pavilions this morning around 10:45. 

Gone Cupcaking, Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead celebration planned at Tucson Mall

Gone Cupcaking, Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead celebration planned at Tucson Mall

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Halloween is just around the corner, and the Tucson Mall has plenty of festivities to help celebrate the scariest holiday of the year.

What does ‘going green’ mean to homebuyers?

What does ‘going green’ mean to homebuyers?

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Green. Eco-friendly. Sustainable. We all hear those words on a daily basis, and, quite honestly, that’s a good thing. 

Celebrate National Spinach Month by planting your own

Celebrate National Spinach Month by planting your own

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It’s time to celebrate because October is National Spinach Month. 

Northwest Chatter

Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

Walk This Way: Distracted pedestrians and drivers a deadly mix

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It’s common to see a person using a cell phone while walking.

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

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Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BES…

20 years of Pima County success

20 years of Pima County success

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Over the past few months, the debates between candidates for public office have often been about what the county has or hasn’t done for the re…

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

Steering Column: U.S. driver habits revealed in survey

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Eat, sleep and drive: That appears to be the mantra of many Americans.

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

Protect you and your family this season: Get a flu shot

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Amy, my wife reminded me this weekend that the boys had not had their flu shots yet this year. It’s always a bit of a challenge coordinating s…

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    As Trump builds team in New York, door may open for Arizona official

    President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to tap Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff could open the door for an Arizona official to move to the national stage.

  • Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    Supervisors postpone vote on Monsanto Foreign Trade Zone

    A controversial project slated for the Marana area has hit a roadblock in its pursuit of a tax break.

  • A leader between the book shelves

    A leader between the book shelves

    Bethany Wilson, a former police officer and member of The United States Air Force, has found her calling between the neat and orderly rows of the Oro Valley Public Library as the institution’s young adult librarian.

  • El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    El Conquistador announces western riding adventures

    Local equestrians, riding enthusiasts and nature-lovers, rejoice! The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort has opened its stables to begin trail rides, riding lessons, desert adventures and more within the resort’s 500-acre-plus property and the surrounding area.

  • Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    Dorados, Tigers win preseason basketball tournaments

    The CDO girls basketball team and the Marana girls soccer team won preseason tournaments over the weekend. 

  • Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Police Beat - Nov. 30, 2016

    Bathroom argument leads to dispute

  • Take your grandparents to school

    Take your grandparents to school

    Marana Unified School District elementary schools honored grandparents last Wednesday afternoon. Grandparents and other special guests were invited to visit students at several area schools that afternoon. Estes Elementary School had a huge turnout, with their entire parking lot filled and overflow parking taking up many of the spaces at the MUSD administrative building across the street. “The turnout at Estes is always amazing,” said MUSD Director of Public Relations Tamara Crawley. Grandparents were invited to take classroom tours, do arts and crafts projects, participate in contests and raffles, and the school even turned on the cotton candy machine to provide a tasty treat.

  • Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley honors local student Grant Grimit

    Oro Valley took a moment during the Nov. 16 council session to honor another of the community’s youth. Grant Grimit – pictured alongside Councilmember Mary Snider – has the right to call himself an impressive young man. Grimit is a Boy Scout who works within his local community, assisting on annual food drives and community projects and is as an usher and altar server. A sixth grader at Wilson K-8, Grimit is also a straight-A student and a multi-sport athlete: baseball for the CDO Little League, cross country and soon he will begin his wrestling career. Perhaps Grimit’s greatest achievement to date are his medical battles two years ago when he underwent surgery to have a tumor removed from his spinal cord.  “His story isn’t just about service to our community and personal success—it’s about overcoming incredible obstacles, that takes a lot of courage and a lot of determination for a young man,” Snider said.

  • Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Marana students showcase their coding skills

    Two Marana Unified School District elementary schools are among the first to become Computer Science Immersion Schools in the state of Arizona.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Gaslight

    Can Dudley the Elf make it all the way from The North Pole to New York City and recover the stolen Christmas Spirit, or will the evil duo bent on taking control of the holiday ultimately prevail? With the power of song (and dance) on their side, Dudley and his friends are well prepared to charm the hearts and minds of theater-goers young and old at The Gaslight Theatre’s holiday show, “Elf’d.”

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