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Students in Demi Vaughn’s medical assisting class learn a variety of healthcare skills, from drawing blood to checking vitals. And at the end of a school year, they can earn multiple medical certifications that can lead to direct employment in the healthcare field. But when the pandemic hit,…

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For years, the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank has gathered food for pets as far as Nogales, Benson and Sahuarita. But this May, the local nonprofit is hosting a food drive at multiple locations throughout Oro Valley for cats and dogs. 

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PHOENIX – With summerlike heat already here and triple-digit temperatures around the corner, Arizonans are cranking up the air-conditioning in April. As electricity use increases, some Arizona residents who struggle to pay their power bill risk being disconnected.

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The towns of Oro Valley and Marana are set to receive more than $10 million each in American Rescue Plan Act funding to help mitigate ongoing financial difficulties caused by the pandemic after the act was signed into law in March. 

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Oro Valley is beautiful! In fact, the natural beauty of our community is a point of pride. It is one of the attributes that distinguishes our town as a special place. Even a simple sidewalk looks attractive with such a gorgeous landscape and the majestic Santa Catalinas as its backdrop — unt…

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As April showers are sure to bring May flowers, a new landscaping app is making it easier for Catalina Foothills and North Tucson residents to maintain a good looking yard without working too hard. 

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WASHINGTON – The White House began its pitch Monday for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal by spelling out construction needs in all 50 states, including Arizona which got a grade of C on a recent infrastructure report card.

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It's been a rough year for many nonprofits thanks to a COVID outbreak that not only prevented them from hosting their usual galas and fundraisers but also increased demands on their services, as Tucson Weekly staff writer Christina Duran outlined in this story.

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This time last year, few could have imagined the devastation the COVID pandemic would unleash on the world. Twelve months later, with millions of people receiving the vaccine and daily stats showing mostly positive signs, you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief as we try to reclaim s…

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The Town of Marana has enjoyed exponential growth and a booming local economy in recent years thanks to the many qualities that make our community great: beautiful weather, recreational opportunities, great schools, a business-supportive environment, and the excellent services provided by ou…

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The town of Marana opened two new water treatment facilities on Tuesday, March 23, after finding unregulated contaminants above EPA health advisory levels in late 2016. 

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $8 million dollars for a rental and utility assistance program for those impacted by the pandemic at Tuesday’s board meeting. 

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As the term limits of several Marana Utilities Board members come to an end this month, the Marana Town Council appointed two new members and one returning member, along with a new chairman, during their council meeting on Tuesday, March 16. 

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The Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the University of Arizona’s Center for Innovation to host a competition aimed at finding a life science startup company interested in joining UACI’s incubation program and relocating to the town. 

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies spread throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting rece…

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Meritage Homes, the public homebuilder behind Tucson communities like Celebration at Gladden Farms and Boulder Vista at Stone Canyon, has announced a new community being built in Vail. Vistas at Rancho del Lago will have 140 homesites and be in the Vail School District. 

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The Tucson real estate market, barring any world economic setbacks or disasters, will continue its current boom, said CEO of Tucson Association of REALTORS Randy Rogers at the 2021 Greater Oro Valley Economic Outlook on Thursday, March 4. 

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With 2020 in hindsight, governments are loosening regulations and distributing vaccines as COVID cases continue their decline. In the week of March 1 alone, the states of Texas and Mississippi ended their mask mandates, a new vaccine from Johnson & Johnson began its rollout, and here in …

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PHOENIX – Picture a baseball game at Chase Field. Or a basketball game at Suns Arena. As more fans begin returning to sporting events after the COVID-19 pandemic, they are welcomed by the benefits of live competition, from ballpark hot dogs to the energy of a packed stadium.

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Spring is in the air, which I know does not mean a lot of change with our weather but, hopefully, with your daily activities. As our days get longer, we will be spending more time outside, taking early-morning and late-evening walks, runs and bike rides. We will see more flowers and gardens …

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The Oro Valley Town Council has postponed a public hearing to potentially take action on annexing the Westward Look Resort and approving the proposed Planned Area Development on the resort’s property, which was scheduled to be discussed at the March 3 council meeting.

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