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Building community: Maybe it does start at home

Building community: Maybe it does start at home

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My son is 15 years old, and everyday I think about how lucky I am to have such a unique child in my life who brings me joy. But like many pare…

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

Devil’s in the details: Living in reality with the Governor’s budget

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Governor Ducey’s new budget again shortchanges both students and teachers.  A report from Capitol Media Services on the 13th of this month, re…

Shake those branches

Shake those branches

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It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. …

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

“Walk the Block” with OV on Feb. 11 and learn about the new Oro Valley Main Streets project

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Editor's Note: This event has been rescheduled from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 due to the weather forecasts for the weekend.  

My Pledge: Six years after the mass shooting, Gabby Giffords shares her promise

My Pledge: Six years after the mass shooting, Gabby Giffords shares her promise

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January is a time for new beginnings and new pledges. But it is also the time of year that I think most about the shooting that killed six of …

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  • Former OVPD officer resigns after investigation into sexually explicit messages

    Former OVPD officer resigns after investigation into sexually explicit messages

    One former officer of the Oro Valley Police Department resigned his position last November after an investigation began into his use of a department-issued cell phone both while on and off duty to send and receive sexually explicit messages, pictures and video with several individuals using a variety of messaging apps.

  • Longtime CDO instructor honored as Teacher of the Year finalist

    Longtime CDO instructor honored as Teacher of the Year finalist

    When students at Canyon del Oro High School are looking for a program to help prepare them for college, the professional world and the challenges they may face, many turn to Cymry DeBoucher for guidance. A long time figure with more than 15 years of experience walking the CDO halls, DeBoucher is living out a lifelong passion for teaching and the arts.

  • OVPD:  Suspicious person in Oro Valley

    OVPD: Suspicious person in Oro Valley

    On Jan. 18 at approximately 7:40 a.m. in the area of Glover and Verch the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to a suspicious activity call.

  • Geasa-Marana Library to close  at month’s end

    Geasa-Marana Library to close at month’s end

    Be sure to check out your books at the Geasa-Marana Library before the end of the month.

  • MUSD Governing Board hears flag controversy

    MUSD Governing Board hears flag controversy

    The debate over the Confederate flag at Marana High School moved from the school and private land across the school, to a recent Marana Unified School District governing board meeting. People on both sides of the issue spoke during the call to the public at the meeting, representing both sides of the debate.

  • Oro Valley hosts first public Monsanto meeting

    Oro Valley hosts first public Monsanto meeting

    The first of five community meetings scheduled by Pima County to provide information and receive comments on the proposed Monsanto greenhouse facility near Marana was held last week at the Oro Valley Library.

  • Fact check: Monsanto’s planned greenhouse

    Fact check: Monsanto’s planned greenhouse

    The topic of Monsanto building a greenhouse in Pima County near Marana has caused quite a stir. Both opponents and proponents of the project have been quite vocal, but there has also been a lot of misinformation about the project.

  • Monsanto opponents address the MUSD Governing Board

    Monsanto opponents address the MUSD Governing Board

    The controversy over the Monsanto greenhouse coming to the Marana area made its way to the Marana Unified School District Governing Board. Opponents of Monsanto utilized the call to the public portion of the Jan. 12 meeting to voice their displeasure over the project and the district’s potential role in it. 

  • Future of ACA remains uncertain under a Trump administration

    Future of ACA remains uncertain under a Trump administration

    The Affordable Care Act may not be perfect, but it probably saved Aaron Parkey’s life.

  • Shake those branches

    Shake those branches

    It isn’t unusual for newspapers to receive calls from different citizens airing their concerns or providing information on potential stories. All calls are important in their own way, even the one I received last week from a reader wondering if we knew about the closure of the Geasa-Marana Library in Marana to take place by the end of the month.

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