On May 4 the Oro valley Business Club is hosting a forum on Proposition 123 at the Oro Valley Country Club, from 12 to 1 p.m. Speakers are Janice Palmer, vice president of the Helios Foundatio…
On a campaign stop in Idaho, presidential hopeful Ted
Cruz characterized the West’s federal land system as a “historical
accident.” The Republican senator from Texas then stoked resentment
over federal management of public lands by telling his audience
that the government ought to hand its lands over to the states.
This would, of course, set public land — which all Americans
own — on a path to private ownership.
Inside this issue you will
find the Best of the Northwest 2016 edition, a pull out of our
reader survey picks that determine who and what are readers love
most when it comes to restaurants, recreation and even community
servants. Many newspapers across the country do best of issues,
allowing readers to have a fun voice in picking those special
places that make a community, well, a community.
In January and February, more
than 4,000 people stopped by a road construction project at Sunset
Road west of Interstate 10 to see something few people had ever
seen before—3,000-year-old human footprints discovered in early
irrigated farm fields.
Independent/unaffiliated voters are presented as an
apathetic, disinterested group. As we saw 3/22, this assumption is
grossly ignorant of the realities on the ground. Thousands of
independents turned out & waited on lines for hours, only to be
told they did not have the right to vote. This voter suppression
deeply impacts millennial & minority voters; in Arizona, 50.5% of
voters under thirty and 41 percent of Latino voters are registered
On March 9, 2016 edition of the Explorer I asked Don
Cox to give factual evidence for his opinion that “patently false
lies” occurred during the recall election. In the March 16, 2016
edition of the Explorer, he offered one example. There was a
sign with a header that stated “Ruined Scenic Views.” The
concern for “Ruined Scenic Views” was conveyed by hundreds of
individuals who signed the recall petitions. The reference was
to the Oracle Road Scenic Corridor, and the belief that the new
apartment complexes along this corridor had ruined scenic views.
Just because this opinion may not be supported by Mr. Cox and
others does not make it a lie. Perhaps the placement of the
sign along Tangerine Road wasn’t the ideal location, but the State
of Arizona’s laws prevent placement of political signs along Oracle
Road. The location of a sign does not make its content a
Health care is always
changing, brought on by scientific breakthroughs, technological
advancements, government regulation and reform. But there is one
constant: physicians still shoulder the ultimate responsibility for
a patient’s care whether it be in the emergency room, on the
operating table or in a clinic. From the days of Hippocrates,
doctors held the fate of their fellow human beings in their hands –
and certainly in their hearts.
2016 is election year in the town of Oro Valley, and
we will be electing three councilmembers as well as voting on the
town’s state-mandated General Plan Update — Your Voice, Our Future.
Whether you’ll be voting in the election or considering a run for
council, here is what you need to know.
I read with great interest Jeff Arest’s “You Say” submission in the March
2 issue of The Explorer. I have to concur with everything he wrote
about Carrabba’s: the food, the staff and the generosity of the
business. My husband and I eat there about once a week for the same
reasons — great food and great service, and also because they
support our favorite charity.
Aside from the fact that Mayor Hiremath and
Councilmembers Hornat, Snider and Waters in December 2014 voted to
purchase the El Con golf courses and country club without voter
approval, was this a feasible decision?
My wife and I have dinner at Carrabba’s in Oro Valley
at least twice a month. We are usually with children, grandchildren
and/or friends. The primary reason we are there so frequently, is
because the food is so good, and everything is made from scratch,
allowing a diner to adjust any meal in a variety of ways.
Over the past few weeks, I
have been asked many questions about Zika virus. Every year
following our summer monsoons, we watch for and track cases of West
Nile virus. Just last year, many people in our community asked
similar questions about Dengue and Chikungunya viruses. You might
ask, what is it with all of these new viruses in North America,
particularly here in Arizona and why are we hearing about them and
the illnesses they cause?