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Why Pima County sued the state

Why Pima County sued the state

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Our American system of government, the best in the world, is founded on the principle of checks and balances. The legislative branch writes th…

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

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The failure to prioritize funding of core services was on prominent display at the June 16 Pima County budget adoption meeting. The board majo…

My Turn: One town is doing something right

My Turn: One town is doing something right

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Over the last few weeks, all the cities and towns in Arizona have wrapped up what has clearly been a difficult budget season.

Let’s have a debate on PD

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Let me first begin by stating that I have nothing but the utmost respect for the police department of Oro Valley and the job they perform. How…

Don’t forget my grandson’s sacrifice

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Lance Corp. Matthew Determan died May 19 after training maneuvers. He suffered critical injuries when the Osprey he was in crashed. It is my m…

A new majority in Oro Valley

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In Councilmember Joe Hornat’s recent letter, he called Oro Valley resident, Rick Hines, “a small man” for having the temerity to suggest impro…

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

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Did you know Oro Valley is 88 percent built out? To expand our footprint, the town is focused on annexations. Annexation is the process by whi…

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

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Race issues have been front and center in the media in recent months, whether discussing police shootings, a racist mass murderer or the Confe…

Tired of being ingnored

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My comments published in the Explorer were just my thoughts after attending several council meetings. As a citizen of Oro Valley, I am deeply …

Love the real story of South Carolina tragedy

Love the real story of South Carolina tragedy

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Reading stories about the tragic shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has hit pretty close to home today.

My turn: Finding some good in Oro Valley

My turn: Finding some good in Oro Valley

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There has been a lot of coverage in our papers recently regarding the recall effort in Oro Valley. I even brought it up in a column a few weeks ago.

Arizona must find more money for education

Arizona must find more money for education

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OK, so here’s the task I’ve set for myself. Can I write about what Arizona spends on education, using lots of numbers, without making everyone…

Who pays the bills?

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I was one of the participants in the Marana Chamber forum on the Pima County 2015 Bond Initiatives. 

Golf courses struggle

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Just want to voice our opinion about the recall for the council members in Oro Valley because of their decision to buy the Hilton El Conquista…

A lot of good in session

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As I do each year, I want to provide a wrap-up of the legislative session now that it is over, but first, let me once more say thank you so ve…

Wastewater is essential

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Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller is correct — I have proposed the board of supervisors adopt a small rate increase for our regional wastewat…

We Say: Marine reminds us how grateful we are

We Say: Marine reminds us how grateful we are

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Fortunately, the news is something we hear less often, but it certainly has not gone away.

My Turn: There are jobs available in Tucson

My Turn: There are jobs available in Tucson

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One month ago, I was living in the middle of the best economy in the nation. Even with a slowdown in oil drilling, in western North Dakota, jo…

Excitement in Oro Valley

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One of the best things I experience when entering the grounds of the Oro Valley Recreation and Community Center is the excitement of children,…

Time to plant in Tucson

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After reading about Marana Heritage Park and all the water-related attractions for kids, I decided to replant my lawn and get almond and avoca…

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Why Pima County sued the state

Why Pima County sued the state

Posted:

Our American system of government, the best in the world, is founded on the principle of checks and balances. The legislative branch writes th…

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

Posted:

The failure to prioritize funding of core services was on prominent display at the June 16 Pima County budget adoption meeting. The board majo…

My Turn: One town is doing something right

My Turn: One town is doing something right

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Over the last few weeks, all the cities and towns in Arizona have wrapped up what has clearly been a difficult budget season.

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

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Did you know Oro Valley is 88 percent built out? To expand our footprint, the town is focused on annexations. Annexation is the process by whi…

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

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Race issues have been front and center in the media in recent months, whether discussing police shootings, a racist mass murderer or the Confe…

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    Why Pima County sued the state

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