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Why, yes, I am conservative

Why, yes, I am conservative

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A few weeks ago, I received a message from one of the readers to The Explorer or Marana News. This woman told me she was cancelling her subscr…

Sportsmen and sportswomen keep  Arizona cash registers humming

Sportsmen and sportswomen keep Arizona cash registers humming

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Hunting and angling are more than just outdoor sports in Arizona. Their economic impact is downright staggering.

No one wants to fix immingration

No one wants to fix immingration

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It’s been a little amusing to me to watch Donald Trump, seemingly dozens of other politicians and the national media fight over immigration.

Reality cannot be airbrushed away

Reality cannot be airbrushed away

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Who would have thought the first publication of a 60-year-old novel would lend new insights to the discussions we’ve been having about race an…

Many loyal volunteers are the key to success in Marana

Many loyal volunteers are the key to success in Marana

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Most of the best communities in the country have a strong core of volunteers. People who love their city or town enjoy stepping up to improve …

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