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Here’s How To Safely Dump ’Em

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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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  • Brad Allis, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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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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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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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  • Emily Dieckman
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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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  • Danyelle Khmara
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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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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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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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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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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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As the Marana Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, we also honor and give thanks for the businesses and entities that have supported us-some for the entire time.

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Bethany Papajohn, principal of Leman Academy of Excellence in Oro Valley, asked a room full of fourth graders who their composer of study for the month was.

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Area residents will have the opportunity to explore the Tortolita Mountains in the coming months through guided hikes offered by the Town of Marana. The mountains, which overlook the town, are rich in southwest wildlife, crested saguaros, fluttering hummingbirds and, soon, hikers of all ages…

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Tucson’s art season began not with a flash but a shadow, when the full moon crossed the blazing Arizona sun one dazzling morning last week. The unfolding of the eclipse was slow and sensuous, as the moon blocked the sun’s light bit by bit. After covering 60 percent of our solar system’s very…

  • Sherilyn Forrester, Special to Tucson Local Media
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So far you’ve outlasted the crazy events of the past year and have landed at the precipice of a new theater season. You should probably be well-informed before you step into a seemingly gravity-dictated freefall, because it’s one in which laws of nature are questioned, bent, scoffed at, and …

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Todd Parr, the New York Times bestselling author of children’s books like Love the World, The Family Book and It’s Okay To Be Different will be speaking at the Pima County Public Library on Oct. 28.  It’s hard to imagine a more wholesome and pleasant experience than attending this event (spo…

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In July, 2016, The Christian Science Monitor wrote a business article about an L. A. showcase of comedians who did not swear, discuss body parts or tell sex jokes. The promoter said many comedians wanted to perform clean, but didn’t want to be alone. He hoped to spin the showcase into a seri…

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A volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center walked the length of a line in the shelter’s front office that didn’t quite stretch all the way out the door.

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A tutued little girl could barely contain herself as she waited for her turn (a card in her hand indicated that she was 17th in line) to sit down and read to Emma Jay, a Chihuahua-dachshund mix, at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. public library. Emma Jay was there as a part of the Pima County Li…

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The Marana Town Council approved a resolution 5-2 to assess and possibly implement a solar-energy system that could save the town up to $5.7 million over 25 years.

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A player not listed on either team’s roster turned the tide of last Friday’s shoot out on the sun-scorched turf at Marana High School’s football field. 

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The Marana Police Department is happy to announce its next Citizen Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy is designed to provide citizens and the business community with a greater understanding of the department and its operations through classroom instruction and hands-on experiences.

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Food is a necessity, but with the local launch of grocery delivery services Instacart and UberEATS (the food delivery branch of the popular ride service) last week, Tucson residents need not walk farther than the front door to get it.

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The City of Tucson has launched an exciting opportunity to make the most of the city’s existing buildings. Projects are being actively sought for the Adaptive Reuse Program to encourage infill that adapts older, existing buildings for use by business, with benefits including permit fees waiv…

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The first day of school elementary school is a whirlwind of kids with carefully done hair dwarfed by their backpacks, parents taking an abundance of photos and teachers gently corralling students toward their name tag-marked desks. It’s a day that represents change: from the dog days of summ…

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  • Gilbert Davidson, Special to The Explorer
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Marana has positioned itself as a business-friendly community, and that has made us the fastest growing municipality in southern Arizona-and one of the fastest growing communities in the entire state. 

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For the last 17 years, commercial–and sometimes residential–building plans have required approval by Marana’s Senior Plans examiner Paul Froehlke. Anyone who has been in a Marana building that hasn’t fallen down, has had up-to-code fire exits or that has otherwise kept people safe probably h…