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I was wearing a jacket when I stepped out of Tucson International Airport into the 95-degree May air. I’d thrown it on just hours before as I left Ohio for the summer to visit family and intern at Tucson Local Media. But one step out of the airport and I realized, “The rumors are true. It’s …

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The recent letter to the editor “Make Them Pay” (March 7), along with recent assertions on the local Let Oro Valley Excel blog, contained information about the El Conquistador Men’s Golf Association that was either totally incorrect, or a much-distorted representation of the facts.

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The Explorer Jan. 24 edition included an article outlining a report presented to the town council on Jan. 17 by representatives of the town’s planning organization. The report covers the town’s Main Street Project, setting forth ideas for developing a town center. While the report is well-in…

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It’s Best of the Northwest season here at Tucson Local Media, and I personally think that’s reason enough for my return to the editor’s note for 2018.

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Though the big turkey dinner is receding in the rearview, I hope all of our Tucson Local Media readers enjoyed time with their families and friends over the long Thanksgiving weekend, shopped for some goodies on Black Friday/Cyber Monday and have found a bit of the holiday cheer in their lives.

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The first time I was asked my opinion on Prop. 454’s chances of passing last Tuesday’s ballot, it was early July. The unanimous showing of support from council, and the many talks with young athletes, their parents and coaches still hung heavily in my mind—and I told that person that I would…

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Oro Valley Steve Beinhorn resident saw this bobcat stretching in his backyard. 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, …

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We’ve finally reached that point in time I once thought a distant dream: election week. By the time next week’s edition The Explorer and Marana News land in your driveways and on racks across town, the Town of Oro Valley’s bond proposition will be decided by the voters. The concept of Propos…