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Meat eaters play a key role in nature

Meat eaters play a key role in nature

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After writing my column on Cecil the Lion a few weeks ago, I expected a few responses. PETA responded, which I thought was appropriate.

Don’t blame teachers for poor test scores

Don’t blame teachers for poor test scores

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It’s the beginning of the school year. Students are settling into the school routine, and teachers are scoping out their new students. Meanwhi…

My Turn: My advice to those running for office

My Turn: My advice to those running for office

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The field is mostly set for Oro Valley’s recall election in November, with the mayor and three council members likely facing challenges.

The world needs more compassion, not less

The world needs more compassion, not less

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We’ve heard some people say that the widespread shock and anger, including PETA’s, over the execution of Cecil the lion is “a little bit crazy.” 

Guest Viewpoint: Here are the facts in OV

Guest Viewpoint: Here are the facts in OV

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After four months, all people of Oro Valley should understand we now have a community center. Those that don’t want to accept it, even after t…

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  • The Return of  Steven Spielberg

    The Return of Steven Spielberg

    He’s brought Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Abraham Lincoln to the big screen with master precision. Amidst his 40 years in the business, he’s become the world’s most famous filmmaker; his name synonymous with directing royalty. And after a few years off the cinematic radar, Steven Spielberg is back with a vengeance — complete with three upcoming projects.

  • Three thieves hit Oro Valley Circle K

    Three thieves hit Oro Valley Circle K

    The Oro Valley Police Department is asking the public to help identify three suspects and one person of interest involved in a theft at Circle K. On Aug. 19, at approximately 2:50 a.m., a male (the person of interest) entered the Circle K convenience store located at the 8780 N. Oracle Road and bought a soda. He then got into a black SUV. Shortly after he left, three males entered the store with their faces covered and stole cigarettes and alcohol. The three males got into a black SUV, similar to the person of interest.

  • Explorer program educates students in law enforcement

    Explorer program educates students in law enforcement

    A lot of children say they want to be police officers when they are young, but many set the dream aside as new interests and passions enter their lives. For those in Marana who really believe they want to enter law enforcement, there is a Marana Police Explorers, which gives high-school-age students the chance to get a hands-on feel for what it is like to be in law enforcement. 

  • Meat eaters play a key role in nature

    Meat eaters play a key role in nature

    After writing my column on Cecil the Lion a few weeks ago, I expected a few responses. PETA responded, which I thought was appropriate.

  • Four-year-old boy bit by snake in Marana

    Four-year-old boy bit by snake in Marana

    Around 8:57 a.m. a four-year-old boy was bit on his left foot by a rattlesnake at the Crossroads Silverbell Park at Silverbell and Cortaro according to Northwest Fire spokesperson Capt. Adam Goldberg.

  • Hornat hopes to help Oro Valley reach full potential

    Hornat hopes to help Oro Valley reach full potential

    Councilman Joe Hornat said a sense of duty and responsibility is why he serves on the town council. He would like to create an Oro Valley that operates at its full potential and flourishes as a beacon of a township in Arizona. 

  • David Oyelowo to be first black actor to play James Bond — on an audio book

    David Oyelowo to be first black actor to play James Bond — on an audio book

    David Oyelowo has become the first black actor to play the esteemed roll of James Bond, at least on an audio book. The newest “Bond” novel, written by Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by the Ian Fleming estate, will be titled “Trigger Mortis.” 

  • Bond campaigns heat up in Pima County

    Bond campaigns heat up in Pima County

    The Nov. 3 Pima County $815 million bond election is shaping up as a David and Goliath battle. On the yes side, corporate donors are beating the no side’s small donations by at least 10-to-one. Indeed, it seems to be the business community providing the leadership as well as the money for the Yes on Pima Bonds effort. 

  • Congresswoman Martha McSally visits Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center

    Congresswoman Martha McSally visits Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center

    Congresswoman Martha McSally, from Arizona’s Second Congressional District, recently paid a visit to Tucson to tour the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, part of Pima County’s network of one-stop career centers.

  • I love people and animals!

    I love people and animals!

    Editor David Rupkalvis announced his love for people over animals in a recent column by the headline, “I love people more than animals.” Apparently the strong public U.S. opinion decrying the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe caused Rupkalvis to ponder his feelings toward different species of the planet. As a result of his thinking, he concludes “we should respect all animals” but “let’s never forget the rightful place we have in this world.” Apparently this rightful place means “no animal is greater than a human, any human.”

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