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The Walmart Neighborhood Market at 3900 W. Ina Road in Marana is set to close on April 19, 2019. According to a Walmart representative, “The decision is based on several factors including the store’s overall performance… We will continue to serve customers in new ways across Arizona through …

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A gem show booth must display something new. Whether selling silver, dolomite or muonionalusta, the latest quirk or knick-knack will catch the wandering eye and provide an advantage. If it’s simply crates of loose gems, a mineral mogul may just approach and buy the whole stock for a few thou…

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Territorial-era Tucson was a wholly different world than what we know today, with a few thousand hardy souls back then kicking up dust on unpaved downtown streets waiting for the arrival of the Iron Horse that would begin the transformation of the town into the thriving metropolis it is toda…

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A deal that would have reopened the shuttered Club at Vistoso golf course fell through in November, leaving the future of the property in limbo and residents worried. 

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With a major research university right in our back yard, 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 rec…

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Although it’s receiving some tough competition nowadays from border ports in Texas, Arizona’s port of entry in Nogales has held nearly a century-old lock on being the major arrival point for a variety of fresh produce from Mexico into the U.S.

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Just like Tucson itself, the upcoming TENWEST Festival is both expanding and thriving. This year boasts more events, speakers and subjects than ever before. To help organize the numerous and diverse events, this year’s schedule is organized into vertical tracks with themed events ranging fro…

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With murals, open-mics and agave-infused breweries on nearly every street corner downtown, it can often seem you’re walking right through the middle of Tucson’s essence. But Hotel McCoy is taking it a step further. The upcoming “art hotel” on Tucson’s west side hopes to allow patrons to spen…

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Raytheon gets bigger. Caterpillar comes to town. Amazon to build and hire thousands. Southern Arizona isn’t doing too bad lately in the big-name department.

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The nation’s new tariffs on imported steel are risking an industry near and dear to Tucson: breweries.

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Reader Gregg Ruppel took this photo at Catalina State 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, see other photos on…

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Thirteen is proving to be a lucky number for everyone connected with Mercado San Agustín—with 13 vendors in the initial site and another 13 in the Annex, a new (and unique-for-Tucson) shopping center that will hold an official grand opening the weekend of May 4.

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Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with a healthy selection of Stetsons; an activewear…

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Spring of 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box, and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in …

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Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America with some 84,000 miles of pipeline, is making its increased presence known in Southern Arizona—to the tune of pretty close to $100 million dollars in on-going and planned projects.

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You can learn some things about your community by standing on a street corner in a Girl Scout cookie costume, holding a sign to lure motorists toward free coffee and pastries.

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Our plans for 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community.

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Since 1933, Congress has passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports America’s agriculture producers every five years. With the next farm bill due before the end of September, I invited my colleague, Congressman Collin Peterson to join me for two listening sessions in Casa Grande and Tucson …

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Amber Smith sat in her husband’s truck in the White Mountains on a cold October morning. The 4 a.m. start didn’t bother her as much as the nine-mile hike to pack out the elk her husband had shot. She’d already done it once, and she didn’t want to do it again.

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The majority of startup businesses fail within the first five years. However, three local tech companies are determined to beat the odds. Codelucida, Emagine Solutions, and Reglagene are receiving help from UA and the Arizona Center for Innovation to succeed in the business world. And all th…

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The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort removed an upcoming immigration conference hosted by the VDARE Foundation, a nonprofit organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist hate group. 

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The Ina Road Overpass project is well underway, but there are still nearly two years of construction left. With so much of the area torn up, it can be difficult to envision what the finished area will look like, but thanks to an ADOT artist’s rendering, we can start to see why all the hassle…

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Even at an event specifically honoring her, Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert has a way of transforming her own success into hope and encouragement for current and aspiring executives and entrepreneurs during the 2017 University of Arizona Executive of the Year luncheon.

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The Marana Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary along with our community partner, the Town of Marana’s 40-year anniversary. We are looking forward to advancing our mission as the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in ou…

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Living in a teepee outside Taos, New Mexico in the summer of 1979, someone asked Jane Hamilton what planned to do once winter arrived.

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Although many businesses are going to be adversely affected by the Ina Road Project, there are plenty of tools to help them through the project that will keep the on and off ramps at Ina and I-10 closed for two years. 

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