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The first event at this year’s TENWEST Impact Festival set the stage for a week of innovation and inspiration, just as it should. The so-called Mayor’s Symposium, facilitated by Tucson’s own Jonathan Rothschild, gathered three former mayors from across the country to talk about the successes…

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Marana will receive its first brewery west of Interstate 10 when Wicked Monkey Brewing Company opens next year.

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Despite news of its closure earlier this year, Green Fields college preparatory school is expected to reopen Monday, Oct. 21 under new ownership.

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After seven years of hosting services and holiday events in their homes, the Oro Valley Jewish community is opening a center to accommodate and satisfy the needs of their established members, as well as many newcomers.

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All are welcome the evening of Thursday, Oct. 17, when the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest YMCA host a voter education event on three questions before voters in November.

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A new Latter-day Saints church in Marana’s Continental Ranch neighborhood, originally expected to begin construction before the end of the year, is indefinitely on hold. The 17,120-square-foot building was planned for a roughly four-and-a-half acre vacant lot at the corner of North Coachline…

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Tucson’s indoor football team has a new leader in Dixie Wooten, who was named as the organization’s new head coach and general manager for the 2020 season. Wooten was twice-named the Indoor Football League Coach of the Year, and won the 2018 IFL championship.

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The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

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Earlier this month, Pima Community College won a regional award from the Association of Community College Trustees for its efforts to further equity and inclusion across its six campuses. But it wasn’t about simply increasing the number of enrolled students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Marana’s newest hardball attraction is now open, in the form a 15,000-square-foot, indoor facility for baseball and softball aficionados. 

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Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life. 

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Long Realty Company has released its 2019 mid-year State of the Market Report for Tucson and Southern Arizona showing that if you’re in the market for a home and you don’t proceed rapidly, you’ll lose. 

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When the previous Oro Valley Town Council voted to purchase 45 holes of golf and a community center from nearby resort owner HSL Properties, they reasoned it would place more than 100 valuable acres in the center of town under ownership of the local government, protecting it from outside dev…

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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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Driving from Tucson to L.A. and back every other week is hard to keep up. The seven-plus hour drive each way is exhausting, no matter what or who is at the other end. But instead of just settling in one place, travel became part of Ty Hathaway and Julia DeConcini’s relationship. That’s when …

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Ron Shoopman recently stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council for the past 14 years. The organization is comprised of local business executives who want to improve the community’s quality of life through policy work on education, infrastruct…

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While there’s no perfect answer to staying fiscally sound when the summer heat blankets Tucson, various businesses in the service industry have adapted to the triple-digit temperatures. 

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A real estate appraisal commissioned by the Cañada Hills Community Association finds that a partial or full closure of the town-owned golf courses would result in a “significant loss” in home values near the site and an overall negative effect on the community.

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After months of neighborhood meetings and several modifications from the Oro Valley Town Council, a local landowner has received the green light to build 77 residential homes near North Oracle Road and West Pusch View Lane.

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Economic growth across the nation is expected to take a dip in the coming decade as the population ages and the Baby Boomer generation moves closer to widespread retirement, removing a significant portion of spending power and cash flow from the market.

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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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