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My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

My Turn: What I learned from Iowa

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As a political junkie, last Monday was a momentous day as voters in Iowa cast the first ballows for president. As anyone who cares already kno…

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

The Presidential Preference Election − Arizona’s official chance to influence the nomination process

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Arizona voters have an opportunity to vote in our state’s Presidential Preference Election on March 22. This election will help determine who …

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

Marana wants to improve older neighborhoods

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In Marana, we strive to create a sense of place. Our residents have chosen to make this community their home for many reasons. The outstanding…

You can make positive changes

You can make positive changes

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It’s February already. Are those New Year’s resolutions not quite working out the way you thought? After a month or two, many of our good inte…

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

Corporate welfare — Pima County style

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What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly reject…

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  • A war of words in Pima County

    A war of words in Pima County

    It’s no secret to anybody that’s been paying attention to county business: District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller and County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry don’t always play nice.

  • Car theft suspect tased after fleeing from OVPD officer

    Car theft suspect tased after fleeing from OVPD officer

    Shortly before 8 p.m. an Oro Valley Police Department officer noticed a black Honda vehicle driving northbound on Oracle Road with no headlights.

  • Crime continues to fall in Marana

    Crime continues to fall in Marana

    Over the past five years, crime is down in Marana. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema recently met with the Marana Chamber of Commerce to review crime statistics. 

  • Robotics program finds success in Catalina Foothills schools

    Robotics program finds success in Catalina Foothills schools

    For over a decade, students in the Catalina Foothills School District have been planning, designing and building robots to perform a variety of different tasks as part of the FIRST Lego League. The educator who first introduced the program to the schools 15 years ago is Charlotte Ackerman, teacher leader for science and engineering practices at CFSD. Ackerman is also the coach the district’s eight FLL teams.

  • Sports Opinion: Do no harm

    Sports Opinion: Do no harm

    We live in a world where many are emboldened due to the anonymous nature of the Internet. “Keyboard warriors” feel free to say things that they would never say if face to face with a person. 

  • Pig sanctuary fighting the ‘mini pig craze’

    Pig sanctuary fighting the ‘mini pig craze’

    About eight miles east of I-10, just inside Pinal County, sits the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, a non-profit pot bellied pig sanctuary. Over 500 pigs reside on just over 120 acres, and while they can be very cute, founder Mary Schanz is quick to point out that this is no feel good story. 

  • Ward brings campaign for Senate to Oro Valley

    Ward brings campaign for Senate to Oro Valley

    Former Arizona state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward recently made several stops in the Tucson area to meet with voters and discuss several different aspects of her campaign platform. A practicing doctor from Kingman, Ward announced in December her resignation from the state Senate in order to focus her efforts on the U.S. Senate race. 

  • Caton could be leaving Oro Valley

    Caton could be leaving Oro Valley

    Oro Valley Town Manager Greg Caton spent some time last week in Grand Junction, Colo. as part of a multi-step interview process for a city manager position. Caton is one of two finalists for the job, whittled down from a field of 45 applicants. The other finalist is Kevin Woods, who is currently the town manager for Stallings, N.C.

  • Mended Little Hearts work for children, families

    Mended Little Hearts work for children, families

    When Northwest Tucson resident Sara Rhoads took her son Ethan in for his one-year checkup, she didn’t expect doctors to tell her he had a heart murmur. 

  • Bon Voyage Travel makes dreams come true in every corner of the globe

    Bon Voyage Travel makes dreams come true in every corner of the globe

    The landscape of the travel industry has changed greatly over the past 40 years. Before the days of online deal collation websites and limited time only pop-up ads, booking a flight and making travel plans required a little bit of research and effort.

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