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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Two grown men donned matching superhero shirts and shook hands in a show of solidarity before facing their sticky fate. In a few moments, they would be attacked with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles and silly string by a group of all-too-eager elementary school students.

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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…

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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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The Ironwood Ridge High School community was treated to a special event last Tuesday, Aug. 15, when the University of Arizona volleyball team ventured away from the friendly confines of the McKale Center to conduct an open practice at Ironwood Ridge High School. 

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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…