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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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