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Merits vs. Mudslinging

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Garner’s Comments Were Accurate

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Marana, feeling a little left out?!

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What problems?

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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…

Voting for incumbents

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A former Oro Valley Council member used to announce “Showtime” before taking the dais for a council meeting.

A response to NYPD Sergeant

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As a brother in blue and one with great respect for NYPD, I offer these thoughts in response to your letter. First and foremost east coast and…

Why we need to save our police

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This past year a private school in Oro Valley requested that the Town provide them a School Resource Officer (SRO) with the school paying 100 …

Put children first

Put children first

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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…

Political signs are trashy

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What a trashy-looking town Oro Valley has become with the “I Have the Biggest” Trump mentality of political signs blowing around during this M…

Sheriff race politics

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When Deputy Sheriff Terry Staten (a Republican) indicated his desire to run for Sheriff of Pima County, Chuck Huckelberry, the Pima County Adm…

Let’s think

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Boys, put on your thinking caps. Both Brendan Burns and Mike Zinkin are experienced and dedicated Oro Valley Town Council members who have pro…

Solomon is ideal choice

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For the past 20 years Steve Solomon has been working to improve our community. Through his small business, he donated 13 acres of his property…

Don’t let opponents scare you

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One of my favorite quotes is from the late New York senator Patrick Moynihan. He said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to hi…

Do what’s best for Oro Valley

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So much has been said about the three incumbents running for the Oro Valley Town Council. They did not vote for the budget, they vote against …

Sharing opinion to help you with vote

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The three current council members seeking re-election to the Oro Valley Town Council are Burns, Garner and Zinkin.These incumbent candidates h…

Name calling and misinform-ation don’t work

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Having been a reader for a number of years, I still have a hard time understanding the misinformation, the name-calling, and the constant focu…

Everyone is special

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It amazes me how the term “special interest” is thrown about in elections. If you have a child in school you have a “special interest” in scho…

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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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