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Marana voters overwhelmingly rejected a budget override for the Marana Unified School District that would have tacked an additional 3 percent to the 10 percent override approved last fall.

  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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We’ve finally reached that point in time I once thought a distant dream: election week. By the time next week’s edition The Explorer and Marana News land in your driveways and on racks across town, the Town of Oro Valley’s bond proposition will be decided by the voters. The concept of Propos…

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media
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Back in May, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to send a $17 million bond question to the Nov. 7 ballot. The funds would be used—if approved by Oro Valley voters—to further develop the Naranja Park site by adding multipurpose fields, baseball/softball fields, a playground and sev…

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There were three propositions affecting Marana in this election, and although full results will not be finalized until Saturday, a clear winner was emerging in two races.

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  • Brad Allis
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Marana voters are indicating they like the status quo. In both the mayoral and town council races the incumbents had leads with most of the votes counted.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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Submitted just days before tomorrow’s primary election, another campaign finance report from candidates, political action committees and other politically involved members of the Oro Valley community has shed light on the inner workings of each campaign.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media
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Though the Oro Valley primary election is in full swing little action seems to occur outside of news headlines, blog posts, signs and mailers – quite a domestic showing for a town supposedly embroiled in a race many have called an extension of last year’s raucous recall election.

  • Jim Nintzel, Tucson Local Media
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Tom O’Halleran served in the Arizona Legislature as a Republican, but he’s jumped to the Democratic Party as he seeks the chance to replace Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1. O’Halleran talked to Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel last week. This is a condensed and…

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  • Brad Allis, The Explorer
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In late September, Robert Freel nearly died. Last week, he got to thank those who helped save his life. At a ceremony held at Banner – University Medical Center, Freel got to thank the Pima County Sheriff’s deputies and doctors who saved him after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. 

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Polls are closed, results are rolling in and we're watching the numbers closely. Check back through the night to see how the numbers play out.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media
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The misdemeanor assault case involving Oro Valley resident John Kamoske and Vice Mayor Lou Waters will soon have a court date due to a decision by Pima County Justice of the Peace, Judge Keith Bee. A date will be set at the next status conference for the case, scheduled for Oct. 28.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, Tucson Local Media
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Oro Valley resident Doug Burke officially announced his candidacy in the Nov. 3 recall election, running in the same bracket as Shirl Lamonna and Mary Snider. Burke was able to turn in his required paperwork, along with 562 signatures from Oro Valley citizens in support of his candidacy.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath has said that he supports the right of the citizenry to recall an elected official, and his stance on the matter has not changed. He looks forward to the Nov. 3 election as an opportunity to reiterate why he believes he is the best choice for the position. 

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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The date for the plea hearing of Cody William Clark for one count of first-degree murder in the death of Austin Gann has been rescheduled to Monday, Aug. 31. New evidence is being presented and councilors need to discuss the evidence before making a decision on his plea submission.