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My Turn: Thank you JobPath graduates

My Turn: Thank you JobPath graduates

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A couple of week ago on May 18, I had the honor of speaking at a graduation ceremony held for all participants in a program called JobPath. I …

My Turn: Safety without real solutions

My Turn: Safety without real solutions

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I’ve worked in the northwest for almost two years, and I’m familiar with the panhandlers in the medians, especially around Ina Road and La Cholla. 

Teaching young people the importance of voting in elections

Teaching young people the importance of voting in elections

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At 12:08 p.m., two minutes before the start of the second lunch period at Ironwood High School in Glendale, Teresa Martinez sprang into action.

Your public library thriving in digital age

Your public library thriving in digital age

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The rise of the Internet and digital books were supposed to endanger the future of public libraries. Perhaps they will some day, but in Pima C…

Summer is coming and it’s bringing high temperatures

Summer is coming and it’s bringing high temperatures

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I look forward to our warm sunny days and the many activities that help us survive the summer temperatures. Swimming, early morning walks, or …

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  • Prop 123: Still on the fence?

    Prop 123: Still on the fence?

    On May 4 the Oro valley Business Club is hosting a forum on Proposition 123 at the Oro Valley Country Club, from 12 to 1 p.m. Speakers are Janice Palmer, vice president of the Helios Foundation, speaking in support of the prop; and Mogran Abraham, chair of NoProp123, speaking against the proposition.

  • BASIS student honored by town council

    BASIS student honored by town council

    The Oro Valley town council took some time during the May 19 regular session to honor the achievements of one of the town’s finest students as part of the “Spotlight on Youth” series. For the month of May, the council turned the spotlight on Eric Birtcil, a student at BASIS Oro Valley who just finished up his junior year of high school.

  • Oro Valley easing the pain of Troon shortfall

    Oro Valley easing the pain of Troon shortfall

    In an effort to recoup unexpected shortfalls at its new community and recreation center, the Oro Valley Town Council took several actions during the May 19 regular session. 

  • Fake news site linked to Miller’s office raises more questions

    Fake news site linked to Miller’s office raises more questions

    Breaking into the news industry can often seem a monumental task, especially when the publication you work for doesn’t exist, and neither do you.

  • What’s that smell? Mystery odor has officials looking for answers

    What’s that smell? Mystery odor has officials looking for answers

    Residents in north Marana, particularly in the Gladden Farms area, are complaining of a strange smell and accompanying white smoke. The smell began a few weeks ago and has been so bad in some areas that residents have been forced to stay indoors and close windows. 

  • Officials sniff out origin of one mystery smell in Marana, but cause of second odor remains in the wind

    Officials sniff out origin of one mystery smell in Marana, but cause of second odor remains in the wind

    One of the mystery odors that have Marana residents raising a stink has been identified but officials from the county stress that it is not the odor that is affecting homeowners in and around Ina and Cortaro. 

  • Energy overhaul coming to OV community center

    Energy overhaul coming to OV community center

    The Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center will be replacing key elements of its utility equipment, updating some of its amenities and soon be the site of a series of solar photovoltaic panels, are part of a $2.7 million dollar overhaul put into action by unanimous approval of the town council during the May 19 session.

  • Naranja Park’s walking archery ranges may be an accident waiting to happen

    Recently, houseguests interested in moving to Oro Valley took a morning walk through the Naranja Park trail system. To their astonishment, they were greeted with shouting from walking archers. This is not the first time I have heard that some archers view the multi-use trails as their sole property and deride those without a weapon in their hand. However, even worse, the visitors happened upon a saguaro with an arrow through it. The picture is enclosed. Better the tree than a human or dog. But isn’t desecration of saguaro cactus against Arizona state law? The town website posts an industry brochure hyping the safety of archery. It proclaims “Archery is safer than Golf!” However, the piece is concerned only with the safety of individuals participating in their respective sports—not the unlucky by-stander at the wrong end of an errant shot—like our poor saguaro tree.

  • Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.

  • General John Wickham: A true American hero

    General John Wickham: A true American hero

    “The awards don’t mean that much. What’s really the most important thing in my life, looking back on it, was an opportunity to serve America, its families, and its youth, and to make a difference with my life.”

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