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The Oro Valley Town Council debated late into the night last Wednesday, Oct. 2, and came away with a 6-1 vote to keep the town-owned community center and two 18-hole golf courses. 

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On March 18, 2017, Mei Hu embarked on a trip from which she would never return. The 35-year-old Chinese native, in Tucson on a business trip, checked into the DoubleTree hotel across from Reid Park around 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., she video-chatted with her husband and two children back in China.…

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Oro Valley’s mayor and council decided last week to retain all of its golf courses, and moved to lease the Pusch Ridge facilities to HSL Properties, the owners of El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort.

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The town of Marana is developing a new community outdoor space in the form of the Honea Heights Neighborhood Park, scheduled to break ground this week.

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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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After traveling to more than 120 countries on seven continents and visiting all 50 states, Clark Norton has narrowed the focus of his award-winning travel writing to the strangeness of the Tucson area with his newest guidebook, “Secret Tucson: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.”

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The Canyon del Oro High School Dorados traveled to Catalina Foothills High School Friday, Oct. 4 for a cross-town showdown. The Dorados remained undefeated after beating the Falcons, 34-21, on their homecoming night.

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At Marana Police Department, culture is key to serving our community with unparalleled service and unwavering protection. Whether it’s conducting traffic stops, making public appearances or leading our Citizen’s Police Academy, public safety starts with a sincere desire to help people and ma…

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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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Saturday, Oct. 12 marks 100 years since the formation of the American Legion veterans’ organization, and to celebrate the date, the Oro Valley American Legion Post 132 is offering the public the opportunity to not only discuss history, but meet those who helped form it. 

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October in Tucson means it’s time for one of the most beloved—not to mention tasty—events of the year: the Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival. Every year, Tucson Meet Yourself focuses on bringing the community together through folklife traditions, such as cultural dances, art, music and food. 

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Two people died after the pickup truck they were in was struck by a train on the westbound Frontage Road near Avra Valley Road and Interstate 10 in Marana, according to the Marana Police Department.

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Wednesday night, the Oro Valley Town Council voted to keep the town-owned community center and two 18-hole golf courses in a decision that has—for the most part—ended more than a year of uncertainty regarding the facilities’ future.

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October in Oro Valley is filled with fun, frights and festivities.

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The Mayor and Town Council have been deliberating on a potential closure or repurposing of the golf courses for nearly a year.  The rhetoric in the special study sessions and council meetings suggests that this is a critical economic issue for all Oro Valley residents whether you play golf o…

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She wasn’t doing a self-exam,or anything like that. Katy Gierlach was just drying off after a shower when she felt a lump. She asked her partner, Jared McKinley, to feel it. It seemed too large and hard for them to not have noticed it before.

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A new exhibition at the Ventana Gallery at Roche Tissue Diagnostics is turning medical equipment into empowerment for local cancer patients. The “Superheroes, Capes of Strength and Beauty” art installation features 75 “mammocapes” redesigned by artists and auctions them off to raise funds fo…

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The number of yoga studios, gyms, and health-focused restaurants are tangible evidence of people’s investment in improving or maintaining their wellness. But is it possible to work toward wellness while one is actually at work? 

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I do not live on a golf course, and I don’t play golf, but I am a concerned citizen of Oro Valley and have been closely watching the golf debate.  We have had a four-plus year history of providing 36 holes of golf. We have continued to lose a significant amount of money ($1.7 million in FY20…

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Under the leadership of publisher Jason Joseph and managing editor Logan Burtch-Buus, the Explorer and its sister newspapers in the Tucson Local Media family of publications brought home 29 awards in this year’s Arizona Newspapers Association competition, including 10 first-place awards.

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After receiving the results of a necropsy, the Reid Park Zoo announced that Elinor, the 20-year-old reticulated giraffe that passed away earlier this month, developed lymphoma before she died.