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Why Pima County sued the state

Why Pima County sued the state

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Our American system of government, the best in the world, is founded on the principle of checks and balances. The legislative branch writes th…

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

Basic needs and services versus bonds in Pima County

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The failure to prioritize funding of core services was on prominent display at the June 16 Pima County budget adoption meeting. The board majo…

My Turn: One town is doing something right

My Turn: One town is doing something right

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Over the last few weeks, all the cities and towns in Arizona have wrapped up what has clearly been a difficult budget season.

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

Oro Valley Town Talk: Growing Oro Valley’s footprint

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Did you know Oro Valley is 88 percent built out? To expand our footprint, the town is focused on annexations. Annexation is the process by whi…

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

Racism is not a black-and-white issue

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Race issues have been front and center in the media in recent months, whether discussing police shootings, a racist mass murderer or the Confe…

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    Why Pima County sued the state

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