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Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

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Though she may walk the halls of Ironwood Ridge High School, 18-year-old junior Joy Mona has through her artwork claimed a bit of national exposure over the summer. Mona spent time in Washington, D.C. after her pen-and-ink portrait of Mahatma Gandhi entitled “Peace,” was chosen to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

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My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

My View: Thanks for the letters, now here’s some perspective

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For the first time in weeks, the opinion page has caught up on letters to the editor. I don’t think I need to explain to dedicated readers who…

A serious conversation about distracted driving

A serious conversation about distracted driving

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Distracted driving has been a concern for public safety professionals long before the invention of the cellular phone, texting, snapchatting, …

Put children first:  An invitation to legislators and professionals to  First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Put children first: An invitation to legislators and professionals to First Things First Early Childhood Summit

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We hear a lot about K-12 education here in Arizona and we know the critical need for funding and upgrading our K-12 schools, but what about ea…

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

Parks for Rec: People packing in national parks

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With age comes popularity. 

Guest Opinion:  The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

Guest Opinion: The golf courses at the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center are truly a community asset

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At the May 19th Oro Valley Council meeting, Shirl Lamonna, failed Council Recall Candidate, addressed the Council during the Public Hearing on…

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  • Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Ironwood Ridge junior a renaissance woman

    Though she may walk the halls of Ironwood Ridge High School, 18-year-old junior Joy Mona has through her artwork claimed a bit of national exposure over the summer. Mona spent time in Washington, D.C. after her pen-and-ink portrait of Mahatma Gandhi entitled “Peace,” was chosen to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

  • Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Closer look: Marana election fact check

    Over the course of four candidates forums, a lot of claims were made by those running for mayor and town council of Marana. Just like their national counterparts, there were some mistakes made by the candidates. Although the errors did not seem intentional, some of them could give the wrong impression to voters.

  • Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

    More than a year after its grand opening, the Comcast Center of Excellence at 4690 N. Oracle Road – former home to Grand Cinemas and American Home Furnishings – continues to make its economic footprint felt in the Tucson region and beyond.

  • Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    Candidates running for Justice of the Peace and Constable

    What are Constables and a Justice of the Peace:

  • Unaudited year-end financials released

    Unaudited year-end financials released

    Coming to an end on June 30, the Town of Oro Valley finished the 2015/16 fiscal year with just over $10.5 million in its general fund, an increase of about $402,000.

  • Oro Valley council candidates

    Oro Valley council candidates

    Six members of the Oro Valley community have decided to face the public as candidates in the upcoming primary election to fill the ending terms of three councilmembers; Mike Zinkin, Brendan Burns and Bill Garner, all of which have submitted their names into the election as incumbents. Running to gain a seat on the council are residents Rhonda Pina, Bill Rodman and Steve Solomon. 

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  • Fall Arts Preview

    Fall Arts Preview

    The upcoming season offers photography, dance, fine arts and, of course, politics

  • Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Mayoral Candidate Profile: Dan Post

    Dan Post is running for Mayor of Marana and has vast public service experience to draw from. A retired rancher and business owner, Post has served on the Marana Unified School District Governing Board nine terms, nearly 36 years, having served as president several times. He has also served on the board of the Cortaro Water Users Association and the Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District and has served as chairman for both. He is also involved with the Town of Marana Western Heritage Committee, a non-profit group that operates the rodeo grounds. 

  • Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

    Speaking in front of hundreds of fellow community members, founder of the Music & Dance Academy Nina Tishkevich said that every successful business starts with a great idea. Once that concept is established, she said the right people must follow. Whether it is individuals working in the business, the customers or supporters, Tishkevich said having a strong team is vital.

Closer look: Marana election fact check

Closer look: Marana election fact check

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Over the course of four candidates forums, a lot of claims were made by those running for mayor and town council of Marana. Just like their na…

Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

Local business owners recognized for going beyond the bottom line

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Speaking in front of hundreds of fellow community members, founder of the Music & Dance Academy Nina Tishkevich said that every successful…

Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

Tucson a good fit for Comcast expansion, and good for Tucson economy

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More than a year after its grand opening, the Comcast Center of Excellence at 4690 N. Oracle Road – former home to Grand Cinemas and American …

Marana Chamber celebrates another big year with local businesses

Marana Chamber celebrates another big year with local businesses

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The Marana Chamber of Commerce celebrated another successful year with their annual membership appreciation luncheon. The luncheon, held at He…

Council approves Gladden Farms CFD refinance

Council approves Gladden Farms CFD refinance

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The Marana Town Council had a relatively short agenda for their Aug. 16 meeting, but due to a large number of questions from council members, …

Sheriff's Department looking for information on alleged serial robber

Sheriff's Department looking for information on alleged serial robber

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Yesterday, Wednesday Aug. 23 at approximately 8:07 p.m. Foothills District deputies responded to a robbery at the Subway restaurant located at…

Unaudited year-end financials released

Unaudited year-end financials released

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Coming to an end on June 30, the Town of Oro Valley finished the 2015/16 fiscal year with just over $10.5 million in its general fund, an incr…

Oro Valley candidate forum reaches round two

Oro Valley candidate forum reaches round two

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After two candidates’ forums within the Oro Valley town council primary election one thing can be stated for certain: There is a divide among …

Regional Transit Authority has benefitted northwest communities with projects

Regional Transit Authority has benefitted northwest communities with projects

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). The organization has been responsible for a number of transporta…

Move over summer, school is back

Move over summer, school is back

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Throughout the Oro Valley area, backpacks are being loaded, lunches are being made and homework is being done, which could only mean that the …

Mailers cause a fuss in election proceedings

Mailers cause a fuss in election proceedings

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Though he may have not been on the dais during the second candidate forum, or even in the room, one member of the Oro Valley community had bot…

Pima County Supervisor Bronson involved in storm-related rescue

Pima County Supervisor Bronson involved in storm-related rescue

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On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 9, Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was rescued by the Tucson Fire Department after her county vehicle …

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain looks to attract eco friendly travelers

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain looks to attract eco friendly travelers

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is one of the many Ritz Carlton Hotel Company properties to offer electric car charging stations. 

Marana 2.0 gives students hands on look at town government

Marana 2.0 gives students hands on look at town government

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The Town of Marana and the Marana Unified School District have been working together to find new and different ways to work together. One of t…

Heart health starts with positive change in heart health program

Heart health starts with positive change in heart health program

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After suffering from a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery in 1994 and two months later another heart attack, I had problems with my mem…

Valley View expanded and ready for students

Valley View expanded and ready for students

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The Valley View Early Learning Center and its staff were prepared for the more than 200 pre-k students which came returning to the halls of th…

Oro Valley's first candidate forum

Oro Valley's first candidate forum

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More than 200 Oro Valley residents and other interested parties were in attendance last Tuesday when the Sun City Government Affairs Committee…

Despite opposition, council approves Twin Peaks rezoning

Despite opposition, council approves Twin Peaks rezoning

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Despite protests from several area residents, the Marana Town Council approved the rezoning of 36.79 acres, known as the Twin Peaks Oasis gene…

Tucson says ‘Blue lives matter’ at area event

Tucson says ‘Blue lives matter’ at area event

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State Rep. Mark Finchem, a former first responder for more than 20 years, told a local crowd of almost 300 on Thursday, Aug. 4, that the desir…

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