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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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Over the summer, the MHC Healthcare’s Oro Valley Pediatrics location earned certification as a gold adolescent-centered health center from the Adolescent Champion Model. This certification, originally developed by the University of Michigan, drives health centers to develop environments and …

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Lately, the media outlets have been filled with reports and editorials about the continued drought in the Southwest States and the imminent Colorado River water shortage. We will explore and answer each of the following questions in a three-part series, with the focus being on Arizona, Oro V…

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More than a dozen craft breweries call Tucson home. Despite this, downtown’s Pueblo Vida Brewing has never been forced to differentiate themselves in order to survive—it just comes naturally. 

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Arizona voters will get the final say on Gov. Doug Ducey’s legacy income tax cut package that was signed into law earlier this year, after a coalition of public education groups successfully forced a public vote in 2022.

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WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court said Friday that an Arizona water district can charge more in upfront fees to public housing residents, even though the policy disproportionately affects minority customers and single mothers.

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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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A successful and historic Mars landing occurred during the eventful first decade of the 21st century. NASA’s Discovery program of small, competitively selected missions led by individual scientists was proving to be a success not only in terms of cost-effective science return, but also in te…

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Five days before Ron Watkins, the notorious MAGA conspiracy theorist who helped spread the violent far-right QAnon conspiracy, posted a video to his Telegram account announcing his candidacy for a rural Arizona congressional district, he registered to vote in Maricopa County. 

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After 18 months of collaborative efforts between The Conservation Fund, Preserve Vistoso and the Town of Oro Valley, most of the defunct Vistoso Golf Course will be purchased for $1.8 million from Romspen Vistoso LLC, a Canadian non-bank mortgage lender.

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The Pusch Ridge nine-hole golf course at 10000 N. Oracle Road will reopen with much fanfare on Nov. 1. Since the course’s closure in March 2020, a new non-profit organization, Friends of Pusch Ridge Golf, was formed to work with the town to restore the facility. The town has adopted a new sl…

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 In Don Cox’s October 6th letter (Transparency?) he claimed that Oro Valley residents had no idea about the $25 million parks bond until they read about it on the front page of the September 29th Explorer. That is false.

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Marana Police Department (MPD) is gearing up for another holiday season with our annual fundraisers and traditions. Things can often get hectic this time of year with travel and holiday shopping, but MPD is here to help out and keep our community safe.

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WASHINGTON – Robocalls to Arizonans dropped by more than 3 million in July, to about 84.4 million for the month, as the first phase of a new federal mandate took effect that requires phone companies to implement anti-robocall measures.

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Picket signs reading “No RVs!” have been replaced with a sign reading “Hallelujah” after plans for a 200-lot RV park in Picture Rocks were scrapped due to substantial community opposition. 

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When the pandemic first reached Arizona in March of 2020, leaders in the Splendido community knew they had to take all the necessary precautions to keep residents safe. Restaurants and public amenities were closed for 60 days. Residents in Splendido are 55 and up, a high-risk age group for C…

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It’s no surprise to hear local realtor Lisa Bayless is supporting charity, as she donates a portion of every commission to local nonprofits as part of her “community first” program, and is on-track to hit $80,000 in donations by the end of the year. 

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WASHINGTON – The ban on nonessential travel on land crossings between the U.S. and Mexico will be extended another month, a “disheartening” development for border towns and businesses that have already had to cope with the travel limitation for 18 months.

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President John F. Kennedy famously said that the United States chose goals like traveling to the moon “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” But what’s the harm in making moon missions just a little bit easier with the help of some robot workers? 

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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.