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This photo of the Pusch Ridge Mountains was taken by Oro Valley reader Jerry LeMay. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be prin…

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Oro Valley Steve Beinhorn resident saw this bobcat stretching in his backyard. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, …

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To submit a photo, please include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos from readers online at www.explorernews.com.

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Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at www.tucsonlocalmedia.com.

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Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online.

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Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at www.tucsonlocalmedia.com.

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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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Oro Valley resident Karin Haile took this photo of a horizontal lightning bolt at the Cañada del Oro Bridge.

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Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at www.tucsonlocalmedia.com.

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North side resident Bruce Lowdermilk took this photo at Saguaro National Park. Please include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos from readers online at www.expl…

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North side resident Coe Slattery captured this image of multiple night-blooming cereus late last month. 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 taken and the subject.…

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  • Barb Anderson, Special to The Explorer
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I initially set out to share my son’s story and write about how terrible the Better Care Reconciliation Act is, but then I realized that everyone has heard the sob stories – babies, kids, families, grandparents – who would be negatively impacted. If people have read those stories and it stil…

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Audrey Felice recently captured this image of a tarantula outside of her Oro Valley home. 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 taken and the subject.

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The desert is blooming at Tohono Chul Park. 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 taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at t…

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Sandro Silva captured this sunset photograph last Monday at Oldfather and Massingale. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be pr…

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Rena Branksy took this photo of a Staghorn Cholla Cactus while at Naranja Park. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed,…

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Strongly in favor of border wall

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American Medical Response takes pride in serving the public with quality, cost effective emergency medical care and ambulance transportation. We view the local fire departments and fire districts as our partners, not our competitors. We view everyone in the public safety and health care worl…

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It seems to me that the pricey road construction on Lambert and LaCanada, could have been avoided by only trimming and cutting trees. I’ve driven in that intersection for years. Trees gone, attentive drivers, no problems. It’s the drivers who need a lesson.

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From reader Diane Peters: “I took this photo in my backyard in Oro Valley right around dusk one day last week. With all the development in Oro Valley during the past few years, bobcat sightings are becoming a rare occurrence. The last time we saw a bobcat in our yard was three years ago.”

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Photo by Scott Smith. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, see other photos online at tucsonlocalmedia.com.

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Reader Devin Russel took this photograph of a young bobcat in his backyard in Oro Valley. The bobcat cat had been frequenting his neighborhood for about two weeks before he got the opportunity to photograph it. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact…

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Consider other options before moving on Naranja Park

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Rick Cunnington’s letter to the editor on The Affordable Care Act (May 17) is lacking context. While Cunnington states that his premium increased 45 percent and he had $10,000 in out-of- pocket expenses, he didn’t state whether he is on Medicare, an employer-sponsored plan or if he purchased…

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Dianne Slotten took this photo of a baby quail on her driveway. The little fella was quite an explorer: His siblings were two houses away!