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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 …

Why travel insurance is critical

Why travel insurance is critical

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With the unexpected happening more often nowadays, buying travel insurance for your next trip seems more like a necessity than an indulgence.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Our views are gone

    Is there anyone else in Oro Valley that finds it amazing that the Mayor, Mary, Lou and Joe agree on virtually everything when most of us can’t even get agreement on everything in our own household. How can you get four people together, that agree with each other on every issue. It seems impossible, but wait, there is one thing that makes this possible, self interest. That is a powerful motivator for politicians. 

  • High School Graduations

    High School Graduations

    More than two-thousand of Northwest Tucson’s youth closed a major chapter in their lives last week when they and their classmates collected their high school diplomas, moved their tassels and tossed their caps into the air – marking the end of four years of test taking, study sessions and socializing during the lunch hour. In a moment many would say could only come too soon, young men and women from across the city will now spend what may be the last summer of their “childhood” basking in the post-high school glow.

  • 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.

  • Pima county medians now off-limits to loitering, panhandling

    Pima county medians now off-limits to loitering, panhandling

    Loitering on traffic medians in unincorporated Pima County is now prohibited after the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of new regulations last Tuesday, May 19. 

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