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Living in the desert, water is often a top concern for towns and businesses alike. But efficiency in the water industry is about much more than limiting water usage. A local business affiliated with the University of Arizona Center for Innovation recently won at what is dubbed the world’s la…

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Oro Valley’s town council met in-person on Wednesday, Sept. 8, for the first time since the pandemic hit Arizona to pass new changes to the town’s water code.

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As we approach Labor Day, I believe the residents of Pima County deserve to breathe a sigh of relief. Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to maintain something of a grip on our community and its economy, I say with crossed fingers that I believe the worst will soon be over and we can get …

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A new age of legal gaming has come to fruition for Southern Arizona casinos as Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio symbolically shot the first round of dice on Casino Del Sol’s new craps table at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, five days after Gila River’s Wild Horse Pass Casino in Phoeni…

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Citing environmental impacts and effects to Tucson’s existing I-10 businesses, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose the route of a possible new interstate highway west of Tucson that would pass through Avra Valley.

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Access to child care became increasingly limited across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs closed and building capacities were restricted, straining caregivers and the economy, which relied heavily on child care to get Americans back to work.

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WASHINGTON – Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said he is “fed up” with the federal government’s COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings, which has been extended for another month, further crippling local businesses that rely on cross-border customers.

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One needn’t read a Bureau of Labor Statistics report to know this past year and a half has wreaked havoc on several industries. But the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce still managed to highlight several successes at their annual meeting, celebrating local businesses, nonprofits and community …

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Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department is bringing back their monthly household hazardous waste collection events, providing an opportunity for residents to drop off their hazardous waste, electronic waste and paper documents for shredding at no charge.

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Heath Vescovi-Chiordi, who has worked for the Town of Marana since 2014, recently won the Emerging Leader Award from the Center for the Future of Arizona for his commitment to “civic health and community connections.” As the other nominees were not disclosed, he can’t say for sure what sets …

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Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of cities in the West experience all-time high temperatures. The extreme heat being felt throughout many parts of the U.S. is causing hundreds of deaths, sparking wildfires and worsening drought conditions in over a dozen states.

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PHOENIX – NASA has appointed a University of Arizona professor to lead a project to track asteroids that potentially could crash into Earth. The mission involves launching a telescope into a high orbit to locate such near-Earth objects using the infrared radiation they emit.

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After delivering more than $800 billion to businesses and workers across the nation, the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended on May 31. Arizona businesses received more than 80,000 loans at an average of $40,000 each in order to keep staff working and industry functioning—but COVID cas…

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

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Gelasto…what?? This hard-to-say word defines a wonderful condition known as humor, taking yourself lightly and laughter. Laughter is a valuable part of life and enriches us in many healthful ways. Humor, joy and laughter have been acknowledged since ancient times. In the Old Testament, Prove…

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It’s the day over which hop fans like myself swoon. By the time this newspaper hits the streets, we’ll be about a week away from National IPA Day on August 5.

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The Things We Keep. What are some of the things you keep? The objects that have made it through spring cleaning, moves, you reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and everything in-between? The newest exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art features selections from Swiss-b…

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Tucson native Lisa Bayless has worked in real estate in the northwest communities for more than a decade, but she’s most interested in people. These combined passions lead to her consistent philanthropy after every sale, most recently sponsoring the Town of Oro Valley’s Fourth of July firewo…

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

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According to her great, great nephew, Monica Flinn likely spent the first summer at her new El Charro Café making pots of stew and tortillas to feed local construction workers. That was 99 years ago, and summer survival continues to be the hallmark of the season at each of El Charro’s Tucson…

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Families, businesses and governments have faced many challenges over the past year due to the pandemic. Yet the Town of Oro Valley’s recently adopted FY21/22 Budget reflects the Town’s strong financial position as well as optimism and opportunities in the coming year—optimism that we can con…

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It was no surprise that many 4th of July firework celebrations were cancelled last year. But while COVID and reducing gatherings were the main reason, Arizona’s massive 2020 wildfire season also added to concerns. Although Arizona’s current wildfire season has already seen multiple largescal…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies 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 recent deve…

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