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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…

Not My Title

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Yes, I did write the article in the Dec. 7 edition of The Explorer as a rebuttal to Mr. Steele’s Nov. 30 letter; however, I did not write the …

My View: What brought on  ‘Lock her up’

My View: What brought on ‘Lock her up’

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“Lock her up, lock her up,” over and over again the crowd at the Republican convention chanted. Watching all this, someone who is not familiar…

Mr. Steele must be the worst person in the world

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After reading Mr. Steele’s opinion letter in the November 30th edition of the Explorer, I came away with several thoughts. I perceive that Mr.…

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

This Thanksgiving, be each other’s best memory

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Last month, I concluded my annual State of the Town Address with this challenge: Let’s be the kind of people who strive to be each other’s BES…

Voting for 'Intrinsic Evil'

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As a Catholic Christian, I am amazed at the justification I hear for voting for candidates supporting abortion. The encyclical written in 2004…

On gun disposal, Finchem

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Once again it seems that Rep. Finchem had engaged his mouth before engaging his brain. To try and bring up all the other statements by Rep. Fi…

20 years of Pima County success

20 years of Pima County success

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Over the past few months, the debates between candidates for public office have often been about what the county has or hasn’t done for the re…

Half-truths don’t work

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In response to Mr. Peters and his continuous use of half-truths to make his points seem legitimate and in fact exclusion or lack of knowledge …

Thank you, OVPD

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Law enforcement is most often a thankless job. It’s understandable...after all, how many of us feel thankful when we receive a ticket or find …

Northwest Chatter

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. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best of the Northwest- Sports & Recreation

    Best of the Northwest- Sports & Recreation

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