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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…

Love the real story of South Carolina tragedy

Love the real story of South Carolina tragedy

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Reading stories about the tragic shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has hit pretty close to home today.

My turn: Finding some good in Oro Valley

My turn: Finding some good in Oro Valley

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There has been a lot of coverage in our papers recently regarding the recall effort in Oro Valley. I even brought it up in a column a few weeks ago.

Arizona must find more money for education

Arizona must find more money for education

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OK, so here’s the task I’ve set for myself. Can I write about what Arizona spends on education, using lots of numbers, without making everyone…

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    UPDATE: Father of drowned toddler charged with murder, child abuse

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  • UPDATE: Video shows alleged assault at petition turn-in

    UPDATE: Video shows alleged assault at petition turn-in

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    Stunning film on The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson

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    Hundreds show up for American Idol auditions in Tucson

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    Work on I-10 to start soon

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    AZDPS officer rescues 12-year-old girl after five days on the job

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    Man airlifted to hospital following tire blowout at I-10 and Tangerine

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    Marana High School tabs new principal

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    Man falls 600 feet off edge of Gates Pass trailhead

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  • 7-year-old wrestler headed to regionals

    7-year-old wrestler headed to regionals

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