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Catalina Foothills Unified School District surpassed all other districts in the county in their AzMerit scores, released earlier this month by the Arizona Department of Education.

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Here’s How To Safely Dump ’Em

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When the call for aid came after a pair of hurricanes slammed parts of the United States, the Canyon del Oro High School student government coordinated the response for many of their fellow Amphitheater Public School District students.

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Headlines have to keep up with the next big development. That’s just the nature of the beast, but some causes don’t end when the news coverage changes its focus. Just ask anyone living in the Houston Area, throughout Florida and the Keys and across the Caribbean.

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On Wednesday, Aug. 16, just after 3:00 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to the CVS store located at 4748 E. Sunrise Drive for a report of a theft. Upon arrival, deputies learned two female suspects entered the store and taken multiple bottles of liquor from a locked …

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For two high schools that are not close in proximity, Mountain View and Tucson High Magnet School  have formed quite the rivalry. Mountain View won the most recent iteration of that gridiron faceoff last Friday when they downed the Badgers 42-20 at home.

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Mary Jacobs, the new town manager of Oro Valley, has had a full two weeks on the job. She’s getting up to speed on important issues with the town council and management team. But equally as important to her is getting out to meet all the town’s employees.

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More than two dozen Oro Valley residents recently gathered for an informational open house at town hall to learn more about Proposition 454, the Naranja Park Bond, before the Nov. 7 election.

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The Canyon Del Oro High School volleyball team swept the competition and won the Cougar Invitational last Saturday. They beat host Sahuaro 25-20, 25-23 in the title game. 

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Randy J. Rogers is still getting settled in to his corner office. 

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Falling is not a normal part of aging. Although preventable, one in three adults over the age of 65 falls every year, and falling is the leading cause of death by injury in older persons. 

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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA recipients and their supporters gathered on Tucson’s City Hall last week to demand action from Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson City Council, local school boards and universities. 

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The Town of Marana places an emphasis on recreation. It is one of the key components of our Strategic Plan, and is something we feel is critical to a vital community. 

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People are milling about in groups with dogs (hot, veggie and even a few of the furry variety), exchanging hugs and stories. A few walk by in full circus make-up, or carrying enormous drums. Every once in a while, a group walks by that is clearly performing together (because they’re all wear…

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Sun Shuttle service is proposing changes to three routes in Marana due to low ridership. The changes won’t leave anyone without access to public transportation, but could make it more costly and time-consuming for the select few who use those routes.

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Congressman Tom O’Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the radio edition of “Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel.” This Q…

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Todd Button had been in the printing industry for almost 20 years when the company he worked for relocated to Pennsylvania in 2013. They offered him great pay, help with moving expenses and even money for a down payment on a house.

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The Greater Oro Valley Chamber calendar thickens as the weather “cools”—we hope—in September. Our events are public, and we invite anyone interested to participate, to learn, and to connect with information, ideas … and one another.

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For the more than 800,000 children and families in the nation who are experiencing anguish over immigration status uncertainty as well as for the employers who have hired DACA recipients, the future presents a challenge. 

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors was informed last week via an attorney’s opinion that it could not censure District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller after she posted a now-controversial comment on Facebook regarding race relations.

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When I was 16 years old, I wanted to be a firefighter like my dad. That desire was driven by a few different factors, coalescing into one overwhelming urge to serve my community. I stayed in shape, watched videos, read a few books and even enrolled (though never completed) in the Fire Scienc…

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Banner Health career open house on Thursday

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Tucson resident Gregg Ruppel traveled to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to capture an image of the total solar eclipse. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Please include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was t…

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Last Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 30, the Marana Police Department held a badge-pinning and swearing-in ceremony for its five latest recruits. The ceremony has become a tradition within the department, and is a way of welcoming the new officers, as well as their families, into the fold.

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The Town of Oro Valley is spending the month of September celebrating the arts after 20 years of allocating one percent of the total cost of all public and commercial developments for public art. 

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Fifteen-year-old Dani Jasso and her twin sister went to live with their grandmother Laura Jasso, a founder of Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors, when they were five years old, after enduring neglect and abuse at the hands of mentally-unstable parents. 

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The supporters of a memorial intended to honor the nation’s greatest heroes to be built in Oro Valley have developed a three-dimensional model of its most recent design and are asking for public input before moving forward.

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Laura Utsch Moore was trying to convince David Sweet, one of her swim students, that he had done a good job on his freestyle stroke across the Northwest YMCA pool.

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Overseeding, the practice of planting grass seed directly into existing turf lawns and sports facilities, is a widely used in Arizona and other locations that do not experience extremely cold temperatures.

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‘Beyond Cancer: Finding Spirit’ event this Saturday

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Whether you are a long-time artist or find yourself sitting in front of an easel for the first time, pursuing a creative endeavor is good for all aspects of your health—particularly in the later years. Older adults who actively participate in creative pursuits have shown improved physical an…

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Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson loved growing up in small, rural Willcox. He learned what it means to really know your neighbors and be a part of a community, solving problems together.

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Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan told the crowd at the Marana Chamber of Commerce’s recent community and regional update that she isn’t a fan of waking up at 5 a.m.