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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 …

Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

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Justice should be fair and balanced, that is until it comes to the state Supreme Court system in this country: 

Resolve to drive more safely this year

Resolve to drive more safely this year

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Resolving to become a safer driver in 2017 could help save your life.

Capitalism is about freedom, socialism not so much

Capitalism is about freedom, socialism not so much

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In his Opinion, Clyde R. Steele, Nov. 30 Explorer, page 8, made sure we knew he was a supporter of Pres. Barack Obama. Unfortunately, this pre…

Surviving holiday travel at the airport

Surviving holiday travel at the airport

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Many of us have been stuck at the airport for hours on end. Or worse yet, we’ve been running late and barely made it to the gate in time.

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  • Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

    Monsanto opponents continue to fight project

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors are set to discuss possible tax breaks for a Monsanto project near Marana next month and will begin public meetings to get feedback beginning this week. In preparation for these events, opponents of Monsanto scheduled two events of their own

  • Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

    Youth lacrosse tournament brings teams from across Arizona to Oro Valley

    Twelve-year-old Jake Cardinal laced up his gloves, donned his shoulder, arm and elbow pads, threw on his mesh jersey and tightened his cleats. After going through some throwing and blocking drills, running a few laps to get the blood going and reviewing some strategies with his teammates and coaches - it was time to take to the field.

  • Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

    Oro Valley distracted driving ordinance now in effect on all public roadways

    Put down all cell phones, iPods, GPS devices and any other handheld electronics while driving in Oro Valley; the town’s distracted driving ordinance took effect last Friday, Jan. 6 and the Oro Valley Police Department’s high visibility, education-driven campaign against distractions behind the wheel began on Monday. 

  • County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

    County to hold community meetings on Monsanto greenhouse project

    Pima County has scheduled five community meetings to provide information and receive comments on the proposed Monsanto greenhouse facility just outside Marana.

  • Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

    Turns out the state’s Supreme Court system is about ideology, not justice

    Justice should be fair and balanced, that is until it comes to the state Supreme Court system in this country: 

  • Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

    Noble Hops’ monthly Yappy Hour benefits local animal charities

    Every first Monday of the month is for the dogs at Oro Valley’s very own gastropub, Noble Hops, when the restaurant opens its pet-friendly patio to the canine community for Yappy Hour, a community event held in partnership with the Ina Road Animal Hospital.

  • Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

    Marana cops give big to Diamond Children’s Hospital

    The Marana Police Department Volunteer Foundation presented a check for $12,377.07 to the pediatric unit at Banner University Medical Center late last month. The donation was made possible from the money that was raised during the Pride for the Patch Golf Tournament, which was more successful than the event organizers planned.

  • Town asks public for solution feedback

    Town asks public for solution feedback

    The Town of Marana has tried to find a solution to the El Rio Preserve, otherwise known as “Lake Marana,” when the area floods to fix the issue, but also create a new amenity “that merges community recreation and nature preservation, public feedback is imperative.”

  • Cactus Classic Invitational Volleyball Tournament

    Cactus Classic Invitational Volleyball Tournament

    Over 100 club volleyball teams compete in the national invitational volleyball tournament at the Tucson Convention Center.

  • Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

    Councilmembers Pina and Rodman solidify their governing philosophies at statewide conference

    Two of Oro Valley’s recently elected councilmembers, Rhonda Pina and Bill Rodman, took a trip to Mesa last month to participate in the League of Arizona Cities and Towns training program for newly elected officials. The two day course, which has run for nearly two decades, offers newly elected members of local governments the opportunity to better understand the structure of municipal government and the factors involved in their legislative positions.

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