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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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Women’s car care clinic advancing, becoming more hands on

Women’s car care clinic advancing, becoming more hands on

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Build it and they will come.

5 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

5 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

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Thinking about selling your home? If so, you’re in good company. Rising home values and shrinking supply are prompting many existing homeowner…

Top home design trends key to a good home

Top home design trends key to a good home

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Whether you’re looking to buy or have already settled into the home of your dreams, choosing the right design elements can go a long way – esp…

Northwest Chatter

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

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What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly reject…

World view a win-win for county

World view a win-win for county

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The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 19 approved an economic incentive package for an innovative commercial spaceflight company that is a win-win …

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

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Now that the 2016 legislative session has begun, as I do each year, I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at…

My Turn: God must have been in charge

My Turn: God must have been in charge

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It’s funny how so many times, when there are big moments in life, God knows exactly how to open the doors you are meant to walk through.

My Turn: County investment a good move

My Turn: County investment a good move

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After a lengthy debate, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 last week to spend $14.5 million to build a facility and spaceport for …

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  • Pro Flight Gear — a unique service at Marana airport

    Pro Flight Gear — a unique service at Marana airport

    Robert Munoz spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of master sergeant, capping his military career in aviation maintenance and flight operations. He knows how important safety and survival are when it comes to aircraft, so three years ago he and a partner in Cunningham, Tenn., started Pro Flight Gear, LLC, dedicated to aviation life support equipment. 

  • Ronstadt finds himself in music

    Ronstadt finds himself in music

    Best known locally for his work as a vocalist, songwriter and cellist with internationally-acclaimed Tucsonan favorites Ronstadt Generations, Michael G. Ronstadt’s latest ventures see him collaborating with a dreamy Cincinnatian indie band, as well as developing what he calls the solo album in which he fully found himself.

  • Schwarzenegger still eying third “Conan the Barbarian” movie

    Schwarzenegger still eying third “Conan the Barbarian” movie

    Last week, former body builder, film star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told fans that he was still interested in turning the “Conan the Barbarian” films into a trilogy. He shared his intentions on the project while speaking at the “Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger” event in Edinburgh and Birmingham.

  • Millions for Tucson raffle gets under way as Click donates 2016 Shelby Mustang to help nonprofits

    Millions for Tucson raffle gets under way as Click donates 2016 Shelby Mustang to help nonprofits

    Come the end of the year, some lucky soul will be driving a race-red 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 as part of Jim Click’s ongoing Millions for Tucson Raffle. 

  • Dinosaurs on the prowl in Tucson

    Dinosaurs on the prowl in Tucson

    The gem and mineral show has become one of the staple events in the Tucson region. Multiple times a year, vendors, collectors and tens of thousands of visitors flock to Tucson to peruse through thousands of rock samples, gems, stones, fossils and other interesting specimens. For those interested in paleontological displays, the 22nd Street location is hosting an impressive collection of various dinosaurs, courtesy of Triebold Paleontology.

  • Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly rejected $815 million in county bond proposals? Didn’t you, the voters,  say, “no borrowing money to fund business start-ups and tourism related investments?” I know I heard you, and that’s why I voted “no” at Tuesday’s board meeting to not borrow $16 million to fund World View’s balloon tourism spaceport. Unfortunately, the other supervisors in a vote of 4 to 1 chose not to hear your demands, ignored your pleas for accountability and transparency, and decided to drive Pima County into even further debt — something we cannot afford.

  • Manzanita Elementary opening new pathways at Community Kindness event

    Manzanita Elementary opening new pathways at Community Kindness event

    On Saturday, Feb. 13, Manzanita Elementary School is hosting Manzanita Community Kindness Day from 12:30 until 3:00 p.m., kicking off with a grand opening of Manzanita’s new Safe Routes to School pathways.

  • YouTube Randomly Restricting Creators

    YouTube Randomly Restricting Creators

    Throughout the last few weeks of January, YouTube has been giving copyright strikes, taking away monetization, and completely deleting YouTube channels of popular content creators.

  • World view a win-win for county

    World view a win-win for county

    The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 19 approved an economic incentive package for an innovative commercial spaceflight company that is a win-win for the company and for our county. 

  • Arizona’s redesigned driver license, new process now effective

    Arizona’s redesigned driver license, new process now effective

    Effective today, the newly designed Arizona driver license – and a new process to get it – are now in place.

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