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Amphi looking for community input for new superintendent

Amphi looking for community input for new superintendent

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The Amphitheater Governing Board is working with the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. As part of the process, they are currently seeking staff and public input concerning the leadership qualities desired in the new leader for the district through an online survey and community forums.

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My Pledge: Six years after the mass shooting, Gabby Giffords shares her promise

My Pledge: Six years after the mass shooting, Gabby Giffords shares her promise

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January is a time for new beginnings and new pledges. But it is also the time of year that I think most about the shooting that killed six of …

Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

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Justice should be fair and balanced, that is until it comes to the state Supreme Court system in this country: 

Resolve to drive more safely this year

Resolve to drive more safely this year

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Resolving to become a safer driver in 2017 could help save your life.

Capitalism is about freedom, socialism not so much

Capitalism is about freedom, socialism not so much

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In his Opinion, Clyde R. Steele, Nov. 30 Explorer, page 8, made sure we knew he was a supporter of Pres. Barack Obama. Unfortunately, this pre…

Surviving holiday travel at the airport

Surviving holiday travel at the airport

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Many of us have been stuck at the airport for hours on end. Or worse yet, we’ve been running late and barely made it to the gate in time.

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  • Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

    Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors are set to discuss possible tax breaks for a Monsanto project near Marana next month and will begin public meetings to get feedback beginning this week. In preparation for these events, opponents of Monsanto scheduled two events of their own

  • Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

    Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

    Twelve-year-old Jake Cardinal laced up his gloves, donned his shoulder, arm and elbow pads, threw on his mesh jersey and tightened his cleats. After going through some throwing and blocking drills, running a few laps to get the blood going and reviewing some strategies with his teammates and coaches - it was time to take to the field.

  • Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

    Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

    Put down all cell phones, iPods, GPS devices and any other handheld electronics while driving in Oro Valley; the town’s distracted driving ordinance took effect last Friday, Jan. 6 and the Oro Valley Police Department’s high visibility, education-driven campaign against distractions behind the wheel began on Monday. 

  • County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

    County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

    Pima County has scheduled five community meetings to provide information and receive comments on the proposed Monsanto greenhouse facility just outside Marana.

  • Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

    Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

    Justice should be fair and balanced, that is until it comes to the state Supreme Court system in this country: 

  • Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

    Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

    Every first Monday of the month is for the dogs at Oro Valley’s very own gastropub, Noble Hops, when the restaurant opens its pet-friendly patio to the canine community for Yappy Hour, a community event held in partnership with the Ina Road Animal Hospital.

  • Town asks public for solution feedback

    Town asks public for solution feedback

    The Town of Marana has tried to find a solution to the El Rio Preserve, otherwise known as “Lake Marana,” when the area floods to fix the issue, but also create a new amenity “that merges community recreation and nature preservation, public feedback is imperative.”

  • Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

    Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

    The Marana Police Department Volunteer Foundation presented a check for $12,377.07 to the pediatric unit at Banner University Medical Center late last month. The donation was made possible from the money that was raised during the Pride for the Patch Golf Tournament, which was more successful than the event organizers planned.

  • Cactus Classic Invitational Volleyball Tournament

    Cactus Classic Invitational Volleyball Tournament

    Over 100 club volleyball teams compete in the national invitational volleyball tournament at the Tucson Convention Center.

  • Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

    Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

    Two of Oro Valley’s recently elected councilmembers, Rhonda Pina and Bill Rodman, took a trip to Mesa last month to participate in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns training program for newly elected officials. The two day course, which has run for nearly two decades, offers newly elected members of local governments the opportunity to better understand the structure of municipal government and the factors involved in their legislative positions.

Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

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Put down all cell phones, iPods, GPS devices and any other handheld electronics while driving in Oro Valley; the town’s distracted driving ord…

County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

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Pima County has scheduled five community meetings to provide information and receive comments on the proposed Monsanto greenhouse facility jus…

Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

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Two of Oro Valley’s recently elected councilmembers, Rhonda Pina and Bill Rodman, took a trip to Mesa last month to participate in the League …

Town asks public for solution feedback

Town asks public for solution feedback

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The Town of Marana has tried to find a solution to the El Rio Preserve, otherwise known as “Lake Marana,” when the area floods to fix the issu…

Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors are set to discuss possible tax breaks for a Monsanto project near Marana next month and will begin publi…

Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

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The Marana Police Department Volunteer Foundation presented a check for $12,377.07 to the pediatric unit at Banner University Medical Center l…

Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

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Twelve-year-old Jake Cardinal laced up his gloves, donned his shoulder, arm and elbow pads, threw on his mesh jersey and tightened his cleats.…

Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

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Every first Monday of the month is for the dogs at Oro Valley’s very own gastropub, Noble Hops, when the restaurant opens its pet-friendly pat…

Cadden Community Management celebrates 30 years of growth and success in the Tucson region

Cadden Community Management celebrates 30 years of growth and success in the Tucson region

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For some last Saturday, Jan. 7 passed like any other, but for the dozens of individuals who work for Cadden Community Management (CCM), that d…

U.S. Rep. O’Halleran talks ethics reform, Obamacare repeal and Medicare’s future

U.S. Rep. O’Halleran talks ethics reform, Obamacare repeal and Medicare’s future

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Congressman Tom O’Halleran won the Congressional District 1 seat in last November’s election. The freshman Democrat represents the Oro Valley …

Stories to watch for 2017

Stories to watch for 2017

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These are the stories to watch around Marana in 2017.

Marana Road Projects on the horizon

Marana Road Projects on the horizon

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No project will have a bigger impact on Marana than the Ina Road Traffic Interchange Project. The project will build an overpass over I-10 and…

Why southern Arizona needs the January 8th memorial

Why southern Arizona needs the January 8th memorial

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January 8, 2011, is a day that most Arizonans will never forget. The day that a senseless tragedy took six lives and injured 13 other individu…

Mayor Hiremath lays out Oro Valley’s 2017 plans

Mayor Hiremath lays out Oro Valley’s 2017 plans

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The Explorer recently sat down with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath to discuss his and the town’s plans and some possible changes to expect w…

Trends and sales: Northwest real estate news

Trends and sales: Northwest real estate news

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January brings music to Marana mall

January brings music to Marana mall

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The Tucson Premium Outlets mall in Marana has partnered with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance to bring live music to the mall e…

Angola trip proved eye opening to local soil scientist

Angola trip proved eye opening to local soil scientist

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As a soil scientist, Marana resident Thomas Crawford is no stranger to Africa. He has travelled there on a number of consulting projects over …

Luncheon raises funds for MUSD’s teenage parent program

Luncheon raises funds for MUSD’s teenage parent program

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Earlier this month, more than 120 women gathered in the ballroom at the Highlands at Dove Mountain for the annual Holiday Friendship Luncheon …

Boxing Inc. returns to the north side with opening of third location

Boxing Inc. returns to the north side with opening of third location

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Why train like a normal person, when you can train like a fighter?

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