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Oppose ADOT’s I-11 plan

Oppose ADOT’s I-11 plan

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I can’t believe that Tucson Local Media’s papers ignored the Arizona Department of Transportation’s public meetings on their “alternative rout…

O’Halloran must explain opposition to new health bill

O’Halloran must explain opposition to new health bill

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Last year I had to pay $10,000 in co-pays and deductibles for spine surgery. My premium then went up 45 percent, on top of 25 percent, on top …

Our State Legislature should listen to voters on initiatives

Our State Legislature should listen to voters on initiatives

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Once again, as we near the end of the legislative session up in Phoenix, Arizonans are left wondering why our elected officials seem to go off…

Not in favor of bond election

Not in favor of bond election

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In early 2015, Mayor Hiremath Satish spoke at open houses about the purchase of the golf courses and community center. He always stressed why …

Appalled By Ducey and lawmakers on education

Appalled By Ducey and lawmakers on education

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I am appalled and disgusted by Gov. Doug Ducey and our “so-called” Arizona legislature. I am a retired educator (35 years in Arizona public sc…

Equal rights for women

Equal rights for women

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State Rep. Pamela Hanley, a Tucson Democrat, submitted legislation to put Arizona on record in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. When the…

Other options on Naranja Park?

Other options on Naranja Park?

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I was in the audience during the May 3 Town Council meeting when numerous coaches, soccer moms, Little League officials and players eloquently…

Animal control debate in Marana

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On April 4th the Marana Town Council voted not to renew a contract with Pima County for animal services (enforcement and licensing). This deci…

Value-based care should be everyone’s expectation from Northwest Healthcare

Value-based care should be everyone’s expectation from Northwest Healthcare

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UnitedHealthcare is honored to serve more than 2 million Arizonans and support their access to quality, affordable health care from more than …

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…

Political intrusion  into medical issues

Political intrusion into medical issues

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Recent stories about SB 1367 requiring doctors to resuscitate any fetus born alive after 20 weeks is another overreach by Arizona politicians,…

It’s time for Senator Flake to show courage

It’s time for Senator Flake to show courage

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Parrots! Each and every time there is a mass shooting in our country, our lawmakers sound like parrots. First they offer heartfelt thoughts an…

Taxes & cuts: Who is really paying?

Taxes & cuts: Who is really paying?

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The recent article from the (Associated Press) in the last few weeks about the tax break for Intel, and of previous cuts in Arizona corporate …

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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START WITH WALKABILITY FOR MAIN STREET

You Say

You Say

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Lamenting library closing

Thank you for ordinance

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I would like to thank the Oro Valley Mayor, City Council, and especially the Oro Valley Police Chief and his officers for recognizing the need…

Emerge! Clarification

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On October 11, a Letter to the Editor in the Explorer entitled “AZ Women Qualified” was published by the President of Emerge Arizona, which ca…

Reader writes in on love of OV

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Ma’am: you asked once to have an in-box full up with letters on why we love it here, so here goes]

Someone’s opinion doesn’t mean it’s true

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You publish a newspaper. This makes you journalists. That gives you the responsibility to determine what is printed in your paper. One hopes, …

Protect medicare for seniors

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Representative Kevin Brady, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee, and Representative Tom Price, Chairman, Budget C…

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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Council gives direction for new roadway

    Council gives direction for new roadway

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

  • 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 parks and rec offers programs for all ages

    Marana parks and rec offers programs for all ages

    The Marana Parks and Recreation Department is hoping they have a program for you this summer. They have programs for teens, adults and retirees. Whether your interests lie in art, fitness or sports, they have something to offer you.