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Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

Marana 2340 Foundation making a difference

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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. 

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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…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

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  • Golder Ranch mourning loss of  passionate, community-driven firefighter

    Golder Ranch mourning loss of passionate, community-driven firefighter

    Last Monday, April 11 was a dark day for the Golder Ranch Fire District when one of its own, firefighter Jose Samaniego, passed away surrounded by his family. 

  • “Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

    “Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

    We’ve been awed by brilliant movie minds before, each attempting to cope with the deep personal pain their special brain powers often creates. Russell Crowe shocked us in “A Beautiful Mind” as a Nobel Laureate in Economics. A young Stephen Hawking at Cambridge was superbly personified by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne in 2014’s “The Theory of Everything”. And nobody can forget Matt Damon’s 20-year-old character with the skyrocket IQ, sparring in verbal jujitsu opposite Robin Williams in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting.” But lacking from the annals of cinema history is the female child genius whose mind-blowing talents jolt theater audiences. Until now.

  • 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.

  • Renderings show Ina Project vision

    Renderings show Ina Project vision

    The Ina Road Overpass project is well underway, but there are still nearly two years of construction left. With so much of the area torn up, it can be difficult to envision what the finished area will look like, but thanks to an ADOT artist’s rendering, we can start to see why all the hassle may be worth it. For more info on the project, go to the ADOT website www.azdot.gov/projects/

  • 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.

  • Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

    Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

    Ironwood Ridge High School sophomore Connor Taylor says he has great respect for his teacher A.J. Lepore, the school’s director of choral activities, though he admitted he has a sarcastic way of showing it.

  • POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

    POP tennis arrives in Southern Arizona, giving active adults a fun court alternative

    If you hear a popping noise coming from the tennis courts at Heritage Highlands, it is not a premature New Year celebration of champagne corks or firecrackers, but the sound of the newest sport to arrive in Southern Arizona—POP tennis. 

  • Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

    Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

    The Marana Bluegrass Festival has always been a family friendly event, but this year’s fifth edition of the multi-day concert at Ora Mae Harn Park is really trying to introduce children to the art form. 

  • Local urgent care to close,  new emergency facility to open

    Local urgent care to close, new emergency facility to open

    Northwest Healthcare, while planning to move out of one facility in the Marana area, plan to have a larger presence in early 2018 when they open a freestanding emergency department (FSED) adjacent to the Tucson Premium Outlets at Twin Peaks and I-10.

  • Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

    Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

    The spring signing period for high school athletes to sign letters of intent to play sports in college began last week and on Wednesday, April 12, a number of Northwest athletes inked those documents to continue their athletic careers. 

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

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

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Congressman Tom O’Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagst…

Amphi Public Schools welcomes new superintendent Todd Jaeger back into the fold

Amphi Public Schools welcomes new superintendent Todd Jaeger back into the fold

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The Amphi Public Schools governing board unanimously approved the selection of Todd Jaeger as the district’s next superintendent last Tuesday,…

Golder Ranch mourning loss of  passionate, community-driven firefighter

Golder Ranch mourning loss of passionate, community-driven firefighter

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Last Monday, April 11 was a dark day for the Golder Ranch Fire District when one of its own, firefighter Jose Samaniego, passed away surrounde…

State of the Town speech honors  the past, while eyeing the future

State of the Town speech honors the past, while eyeing the future

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With the Town of Marana celebrating its 40th Anniversary, it was only fitting that the State of the Town speech celebrated the town’s rich history. 

Tucson man celebrates 102nd birthday with pizza, cake and a few laughs

Tucson man celebrates 102nd birthday with pizza, cake and a few laughs

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When Joe Lambert was born Woodrow Wilson was president, the RMS Lusitania still sailed between Liverpool and New York City and the modern marv…

Marana Police serving up pride for a cause at Tip-A-Cop

Marana Police serving up pride for a cause at Tip-A-Cop

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The Marana Police Department prides themselves on service, even if that service extends to delivering a steak or topping off a drink. The Mara…

Renderings show Ina Project vision

Renderings show Ina Project vision

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The Ina Road Overpass project is well underway, but there are still nearly two years of construction left. With so much of the area torn up, i…

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

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

“Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

“Gifted” adds up to a splendid movie experience

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We’ve been awed by brilliant movie minds before, each attempting to cope with the deep personal pain their special brain powers often creates.…

Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

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The spring signing period for high school athletes to sign letters of intent to play sports in college began last week and on Wednesday, April…

Rest in Peace Samaniego

Rest in Peace Samaniego

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I was on Facebook when I saw the announcement of the passing of Golder Ranch Fire Fighter Jose Samaniego. I instantly recognized his face but …

Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

Four teachers honored with crystal apples and kind words

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Ironwood Ridge High School sophomore Connor Taylor says he has great respect for his teacher A.J. Lepore, the school’s director of choral acti…

Amphi improving its district internet capabilities with dark fiber connection

Amphi improving its district internet capabilities with dark fiber connection

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Editor's note: The original print edition of this article inaccurately stated that Amphi Public Schools maintains 24 sites.

Service for retired Oro Valley Police Chief  Wolff Thursday

Service for retired Oro Valley Police Chief Wolff Thursday

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The funeral services for retired Oro Valley Police Chief Werner S. Wolff, who passed away April 15, have been scheduled for this Thursday, Apr…

Do Taxpayers Want to Continue Support Failing Golf Course?

Do Taxpayers Want to Continue Support Failing Golf Course?

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The town of Oro Valley has a very important decision to make.  Do the taxpayers of Oro Valley wish to continue to pay for a failing golf cours…

Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

Marana Bluegrass Festival promises three days of musical fun

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The Marana Bluegrass Festival has always been a family friendly event, but this year’s fifth edition of the multi-day concert at Ora Mae Harn …

Oro Valley looking for public input  on future development at Naranja Park

Oro Valley looking for public input on future development at Naranja Park

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The future of Naranja Park may rest in the hands of Oro Valley’s voting population later this year after town council expressed an interest in…

Local urgent care to close,  new emergency facility to open

Local urgent care to close, new emergency facility to open

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Northwest Healthcare, while planning to move out of one facility in the Marana area, plan to have a larger presence in early 2018 when they op…

Wheeling in smiles, one bike at a time

Wheeling in smiles, one bike at a time

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Several weeks ago Tucson resident Rosanna Velasco returned to her temporary home at the Gospel Rescue Mission to find her three-year-old son, …