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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 …

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…

World view a win-win for county

World view a win-win for county

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The Board of Supervisors on Jan. 19 approved an economic incentive package for an innovative commercial spaceflight company that is a win-win …

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

Smith offers ways to get involved with Legislature

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Now that the 2016 legislative session has begun, as I do each year, I want to provide you ways on how to be involved with what is happening at…

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    Pro Flight Gear — a unique service at Marana airport

    Robert Munoz spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of master sergeant, capping his military career in aviation maintenance and flight operations. He knows how important safety and survival are when it comes to aircraft, so three years ago he and a partner in Cunningham, Tenn., started Pro Flight Gear, LLC, dedicated to aviation life support equipment. 

  • 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.

  • World Fighting Federation rocked Phoenix at WFF 26.

    World Fighting Federation rocked Phoenix at WFF 26.

    The Arizona mixed martial arts community came together once again on Jan. 30 when the World Fighting Federation hosted its first fights of the year, WFF 26, at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Ariz. The 13 fight card hosted some of the most promising young talent in mixed martial arts, both from Arizona and elsewhere, and was a chance for fans to get a taste of the action first-hand, not just from the comfort of their living room.

  • Arizona’s successful career and tech ed programs could be doomed

    Arizona’s successful career and tech ed programs could be doomed

    About 96 percent of the high-school kids who take career and technical courses in Arizona’s Joint Technical Education Districts graduate from high school.

  • 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. 

  • Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    Corporate welfare — Pima County style

    What part of “no” did supervisor Bronson, Elias, Valadez and Carroll not understand when over 190,000 Pima County voters overwhelmingly rejected $815 million in county bond proposals? Didn’t you, the voters,  say, “no borrowing money to fund business start-ups and tourism related investments?” I know I heard you, and that’s why I voted “no” at Tuesday’s board meeting to not borrow $16 million to fund World View’s balloon tourism spaceport. Unfortunately, the other supervisors in a vote of 4 to 1 chose not to hear your demands, ignored your pleas for accountability and transparency, and decided to drive Pima County into even further debt — something we cannot afford.

  • Taking control: Tips for managing diabetes

    Taking control: Tips for managing diabetes

    (BPT) - Ralph Mesa of Atlanta, Georgia, has been living with type 2 diabetes for more than 30 years. When his doctor first told him he had type 2 diabetes, Ralph didn’t think too much about it. He took the medication his doctor prescribed and was feeling fine. What Ralph didn’t realize is that diabetes can change over time and what he was doing was no longer enough to keep his blood sugar under control. Now Ralph has a message for other adults with diabetes: learn all you can about the condition and the things you can do to help manage your diabetes.

  • Dinosaurs on the prowl in Tucson

    Dinosaurs on the prowl in Tucson

    The gem and mineral show has become one of the staple events in the Tucson region. Multiple times a year, vendors, collectors and tens of thousands of visitors flock to Tucson to peruse through thousands of rock samples, gems, stones, fossils and other interesting specimens. For those interested in paleontological displays, the 22nd Street location is hosting an impressive collection of various dinosaurs, courtesy of Triebold Paleontology.

  • Ronstadt finds himself in music

    Ronstadt finds himself in music

    Best known locally for his work as a vocalist, songwriter and cellist with internationally-acclaimed Tucsonan favorites Ronstadt Generations, Michael G. Ronstadt’s latest ventures see him collaborating with a dreamy Cincinnatian indie band, as well as developing what he calls the solo album in which he fully found himself.

  • YouTube Randomly Restricting Creators

    YouTube Randomly Restricting Creators

    Throughout the last few weeks of January, YouTube has been giving copyright strikes, taking away monetization, and completely deleting YouTube channels of popular content creators.

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