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Police Beat: Caught with shirt in-hand

Police Beat: Caught with shirt in-hand

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One thief thought he took off with a half-dozen articles of clothing from a local department store, though loss prevention had an eye on the m…

Police Beat: LS-Dummy

Police Beat: LS-Dummy

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One sophomore student at Pusch Ridge Christian academy thought it wise to share some psychoactive drugs with a classmate, though rumors of suc…

Old West Flavor

Old West Flavor

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When someone mentions the word steakhouse, eyebrows raise. What’s the occasion? Is it Dad’s birthday? Who’s getting married? For most, going t…

Police Beat

Police Beat

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No knives on campus

Police Beat

Police Beat

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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 …

Northwest Chatter

Oro Valley Town Talk: Have you met Jessica?

Oro Valley Town Talk: Have you met Jessica?

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Residents of Oro Valley: Did you know there is a full-time staff member whose primary job it is to answer your questions and make sure your fe…

Fit in the OV: The call of the water, a family experience

Fit in the OV: The call of the water, a family experience

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As humans, our relationship with water is undeniable.

Marana celebrates 40 years since incorporation at annual State of the Town address

Marana celebrates 40 years since incorporation at annual State of the Town address

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Every year the Town of Marana and the Chamber of Commerce host a State of the Town luncheon to share with the community all that’s happening i…

Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

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Democracy can be messy and complicated. But in some circumstances—like right now in the Town of Oro Valley—democracy in action is a beautiful …

Didn’t we make a promise?

Didn’t we make a promise?

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Over the weekend many of us saw protests break out at most large-city airports, such as JFK in New York City and San Francisco. The protesters…

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  • Marana cops to don anniversary badges

    Marana cops to don anniversary badges

    As part of its 40th anniversary celebration of Marana’s founding, the Marana Police Department will be wearing special badges that are replicas of the town’s original 1977 badge. 

  • More stops and less tickets working in Marana

    More stops and less tickets working in Marana

    Those breaking traffic laws in Marana are more likely to get pulled over than they were five years ago, but are also less likely to get a ticket. It is part of the Marana Police Department’s goal to educate drivers instead of punishing them. 

  • Marana Council approve controversial development

    Marana Council approve controversial development

    Despite vocal opposition, the Marana Town Council approved the rezoning of a 103.2 acre portion the Lazy K Bar Ranch property opening the way for a 178 unit housing development.

  • Reel Deal: Q&A with the Loft's Peggy Johnson

    Reel Deal: Q&A with the Loft's Peggy Johnson

    Peggy Johnson is the executive director of the Loft Cinema Foundation, the nonprofit that runs the Loft Theater. The Loft is getting a major makeover this summer with a renovation of the main auditorium that will bring in new, more comfortable seating along with other improvements. Johnson recently discussed what’s happening at the Loft on the radio edition of “Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel”, which airs Sunday afternoons at 5 p.m. on community radio KXCI, 91.3 FM. This Q&A is a condensed and edited version of that conversation.

  • Council gives direction for new roadway

    Council gives direction for new roadway

    Project to create four-lane parallel roadway east of 1-10

  • New assisted living and memory care breaks ground in Oro Valley

    New assisted living and memory care breaks ground in Oro Valley

    Executives from Living Care Lifestyles were joined by Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath and representatives of town government, the local chamber of commerce and development and design partners last week to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new assisted living and memory care community in Oro Valley.

  • Mountain View honors seniors moving on to future endeavors

    Mountain View honors seniors moving on to future endeavors

    Mountain View High School held their first ever College Signing Day to honor seniors who will be moving on to colleges, trade schools, internships and the military. Nearly 275 students took part in the ceremony.

  • Biz owners hanging on through Ina Road, I-10 construction

    Biz owners hanging on through Ina Road, I-10 construction

    Now that Ina Road has been shut down at Interstate 10 for several months, Marana town officials and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce took a stroll to businesses in the area to see how the project has affected them.

  • Deloitte CEO Engelbert  honored as executive of the year

    Deloitte CEO Engelbert honored as executive of the year

    Even at an event specifically honoring her, Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert has a way of transforming her own success into hope and encouragement for current and aspiring executives and entrepreneurs during the 2017 University of Arizona Executive of the Year luncheon.

  • Marana development on the rise in 2017 with new projects and new businesses

    Marana development on the rise in 2017 with new projects and new businesses

    Marana will be a busy place in 2017 from a development standpoint. There are a number of big projects in every section of the town. Some are town projects, while many others are being undertaken by the private sector, including a number of new businesses coming to the region.