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Two painters at Davis Dominguez paint figures and landscapes that embody the edginess of modern

Two painters at Davis Dominguez paint figures and landscapes that embody the edginess of modern

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Three bodies are climbing heavenward in the painting “Skyscraper” by Tim Murphy.

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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…

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

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  • Town council hears from community on $17M bond plan

    Town council hears from community on $17M bond plan

    Last month the Oro Valley town council asked the community to make its opinions heard at the April 19 regular session, and weigh in on a potential, bond-funded improvement plan for Naranja Park. Answering the call were more than a dozen area residents, parents and athletes, each of whom offered a different perspective on the importance of the $17 million plan going forward.

  • MUSD preschool renamed for innovative teacher

    MUSD preschool renamed for innovative teacher

    Marana Unified School District’s Play and Learn (PAL) Center is undergoing a name change to honor a key member of the district. 

  • Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    Gaslight Music Hall to host Up with People founders this summer for two show evening

    From its beginnings as a vehicle through which 1,000 college-aged youth could voice their ideas at a conference in the mid 1960s, Up with People has become an international education foundation working to bring people closer together through music and community service. With roots in the Tucson region, Up with People returns this summer with founding members Paul, Ralph and Steve Colwell and Herb Allen to play their famous tunes – all at The Gaslight Music Hall.

  • 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. 

  • Local business community benefits from refugees who arrive and thrive

    Local business community benefits from refugees who arrive and thrive

    When Hussein Haki and his family fled Iraq and came to Tucson in 2008 he needed a job. In Iraq he was an architectural engineer, but buildings and materials are different here, he claims. Now, he owns and runs local businesses Babylon Market and Kebab King. 

  • United Healthcare is jeopardizing  its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    United Healthcare is jeopardizing its members’ access to local healthcare services of Northwest Healthcare

    Local residents with United Healthcare health insurance should be concerned. Your access to high-quality healthcare services at Northwest Healthcare is at risk.

  • Families working to raise funds to fight blood cancer

    Families working to raise funds to fight blood cancer

    When Jude Anderson recently celebrated his fifth birthday, he was surrounded by aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and other family members. To ring in the occasion, the party enjoyed a taco bar (Jude’s choice), two cakes, a piñata and some quality time playing with Legos. Caught up in the excitement, the man of the hour chattered away with his friends, ate what he calls “Dragon Tacos” and made his rounds collecting candy.

  • Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

    Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

    From the first day students in the Marana School District step into their kindergarten classrooms until the day they toss their caps in the air for graduation, a student will spend 2,340 days in school. 

  • Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

    Oro Valley Town Talk: This is what democracy looks like

    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 thing. Boiled down to its simplest components, it looks like this:

  • Congressman Tom O’Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration

    Congressman Tom O’Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration

    Congressman Tom O’Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the televised edition of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel. This Q&A is an edited excerpt from that conversation.

Business of business

Business of business

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Reaching beer glory at Baja Beer Festival

Reaching beer glory at Baja Beer Festival

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When the deadliest gunfight in Arizona history inspires the name of a beer that will compete for craft glory later this month, suffice it to s…

Best of the Northwest-Retail and Services

Best of the Northwest-Retail and Services

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Retail & Services

Best of the Northwest- Food and Drink

Best of the Northwest- Food and Drink

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Food & Drink

Best of the Northwest- Sports & Recreation

Best of the Northwest- Sports & Recreation

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Best biking Trail

Best of Northwest - Retirement Living

Best of Northwest - Retirement Living

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Best Active Living

Best of the Northwest - Community Servants

Best of the Northwest - Community Servants

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Biosphere 2 celebrates Earth Day with panels, food trucks and a sunset concert by Calexico

Biosphere 2 celebrates Earth Day with panels, food trucks and a sunset concert by Calexico

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UA Vice President for Innovation and College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz is also the director of Biosphere 2, the environmental science lab n…

Deloitte CEO Engelbert  honored as executive of the year

Deloitte CEO Engelbert honored as executive of the year

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Even at an event specifically honoring her, Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert has a way of transforming her own success into hope and encouragement…

Best of the Northwest- Health & Beauty

Best of the Northwest- Health & Beauty

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Best Acupuncture

UA College of Law launches program to provide patent help to local businesses, inventors

UA College of Law launches program to provide patent help to local businesses, inventors

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Under-resourced startup companies, inventors and other businesses throughout Arizona in search of legal counsel for filing patents will benefi…

Arizona Game and Fish releases crossing results

Arizona Game and Fish releases crossing results

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Mule deer like to go over the road, javelina and bobcats like to go under it, and coyotes are cool with either method. 

Kids Camp

Kids Camp

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Among the scenic views of Tucson’s northern region are a variety of summer camp choices for children of all ages and interests; spanning the p…

Summit Hut: Two 15-year-olds who wanted to bring quality outdoor gear and supplies to region

Summit Hut: Two 15-year-olds who wanted to bring quality outdoor gear and supplies to region

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Before 15-year-old Dave Baker began renting a space for his business, he stored inventory under his bed and on his closet shelves. 

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

Chef Ryan Clark’s new Spring menu at Casino’s Del Sol’s PY Steakhouse

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You might say Chef Ryan Clark has a compression obsession.

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

Tax time tips to help you complete your taxes

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This year’s deadline to file your 2016 federal income tax returns is Tuesday, April 18. Yes, usually the annual tax scramble takes place on Ap…

A World of Color

A World of Color

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Living in a teepee outside Taos, New Mexico in the summer of 1979, someone asked Jane Hamilton what planned to do once winter arrived.

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership  with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus celebrates new partnership with Oro Valley, launches Northwest Voices ensemble

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Starting next Friday, Oro Valley and the rest of the northwest region will benefit from an infusion of choral music and cowboy-style rope perf…

Journalist Evan Thomas talks about his new Nixon biography and the current political landscape

Journalist Evan Thomas talks about his new Nixon biography and the current political landscape

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Longtime Washington journalist Evan Thomas is the author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, a biography of former president Richard Nixon that was…