Oro Valley Public Library is taking a new approach to getting kids excited about reading. It has to do with even bigger kids.
The Oro Valley Council Chambers was packed with close to 200 Oro Valley, Marana and Pima County residents during a Sept. 13 neighborhood meeting about the future of state trust land that is currently pristine desert.
Voters will decide whether to dramatically increase the amount of renewable energy that the state’s utilities get from energy sources such as solar.
TuSimple, a Chinese-American artificial intelligence company, is bringing 500 new jobs and 200 new autonomous semi trucks to Tucson.
Is there a better way to illustrate the thorny intersection of development and politics than the process of annexing and developing state trust land?
Pima County’s Clerk of the Superior Court is a position and an office that is known to few but in charge of a whole lot. The clerk’s office keeps track of everything that is filed in Superior Court, and collects all fines and fees associated with court activities.
If you’re looking for a hobby that offers interesting challenges, keeps your brain active (and your body, to a lesser extent), and provides social opportunities, head for a billiards table!
More than 200 pounds of methamphetamine and one pound of fentanyl were removed from the streets of Arizona last week during three successful law enforcement deployments over the past few weeks.
It’s doggy paddle time at Picture Rocks Pool. On Saturday, Sept. 22 the pool will open its doors to our canine friends for one day only. Dogs at the public pool are usually not a good idea, but because the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation needs to drain the pool on the 23r…
The University of Arizona Cancer Center and Banner – University Medicine will educate the community about breast cancer risk in an outreach event on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon in Building 2 at the UA Cancer Center – North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave. The event is open to the public.
Teamwork has long aided business, but does it work outside of the for-profit sector? The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona plans to take this concept into the nonprofit realm with their upcoming Community Foundation Campus.
Republican Wendy Rogers is hoping to flip Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a seat held by Democratic representatives since redistricting created a competitive district ahead of the 2012 election.
From 50 original contenders, the Oro Valley’s Got Talent inaugural run recently narrowed the pool to the 10 most entertaining, skillful and chipmunk-voiced members of the local community.
Gov. Doug Ducey will face a test of his leadership from Democrat David Garcia, who came out on top of the three-way Democratic primary last month.
Health care advocates last Wednesday urged Attorney General Mark Brnovich to pull Arizona out of a multistate lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, saying the court case could deny coverage to vulnerable state residents.
The Future of Lying. Researchers at the UA Center for the Management of Information are developing a new system for digitally identifying lies. The system, known as the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time (or AVATAR), asks users questions and records their facial movem…
Our hometown campus has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings as one of the top academic institutions in the country. Go 'Cats!
The incumbents on the Marana Town Council held onto their seats in last week’s election, knocking back challengers who called for a change in the town’s leadership.
Sept. 11 is a solemn day for most of the nation, but Mountain View Retirement Village is hoping to turn the day of remembrance into a celebration for all first responders and their roles in the community.
Alongside “A”-Mountain, a saguaro in the sun and a celebratory horny toad, a Barrio Viejo front door now takes its place in Tucson history. The thing is, none of these are real objects; each is a winning illustration of the Annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest.
Turning 17 this year, the Amphi Foundation’s annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser is now older than most students in the school district. But people are never too old to build a community while striking some pins.
Four incumbents in Oro Valley were swept out of office in favor of a new mayor and three new council members last week.
During a standing room only study session last week, the Marana Town Council members said they support building water treatment centers in response to recent news of contaminated wells.
Do you have a serious case of puppy fever, but lack the time or resources to adopt one of your own? Well, Pima Animal Care Center has the cure for you. The new Day Trip and Pawjama Party program invites people to take a dog home for as long as they like.
After traveling over a billion miles through the heart of space, the robotic explorer has only a million more to go. The OSIRIS-REx space probe is nearing in on its target, the distant asteroid Bennu, to hopefully become the first U.S. spacecraft to return samples from an asteroid.
Coming next month to Naranja Park, the Oro Valley Music Festival has added Cassadee Pope to it’s exciting lineup. The first female singer of The Voice is riding high on her hit song, “Wasting Away All These Tears,” and joins Chris Young, Danielle Bradbery, High Valley and Matt Farris in the …
Popeye is a 1-year-old boy who didn't like spending time in his kennel so he gets to wait for his forever family while enjoying time in a foster home. His foster family says he is very sweet and smart.
In order to clear some space at the shelter, the Pima Animal Care Center is offering a “name your own price” adoption event through Sunday. There are roughly 700 animals under PACC’s care: 431 dogs, 243 cats and 26 other animals like birds and rabbits.
Tucson Police Department is changing their guidelines on how officers are required to store guns when off duty, highlighting how other law enforcement departments match up.
Nearly six months after President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, the long-term effects have yet to become clear, but uncertainty in the short-term has led to market fluctuations that ripple across the economy.
Nineteen of the 33 store lots at the Oro Valley Marketplace are empty, and a new one is clearing out soon. Dick’s Sporting Goods in set to close its Oro Valley location on Sept. 12, with plans to relocate to the Tucson Mall.
After 15 years of forming lasting and memorable relationships with my friends in the business community, I will be stepping down as Marana Chamber President and CEO, effective December 31. I have dealt with health issues over the past several months that have occasionally kept me out of the …
When it came to the mayor’s seat in Oro Valley, Joseph Winfield says he always knew he would walk away with a victory, though he was surprised at the margin.
Incumbents Pamela Powers Hannley and Randy Friese took the stage at the Pima County Democratic election party. They easily won over newcomer JP Martin, who got about 12 percent of the vote. Powers Hannley and Friese split the rest of the votes almost equally, with Freise getting a few percen…
After the better part of a decade at the helm of the Town of Oro Valley, Mayor Satish Hiremath now has an end date in sight.
Marana incumbent Town Council members Herb Kai and Jon Post expressed optimism for the town’s future, speaking with Tucson Local Media on election night. Both men, alongside fellow incumbents Patti Comerford and John Officer, all hold a lead over challenging candidates Jack Neubeck, Jeff Gra…
Town of Oro Valley residents have turned in their ballots, and results are comiing in from the Pima County Elections Department in the mayoral race, and that of three seats on the Town Council.
In the hard-fought, seven-way Democratic primary in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2, former member of Congress Ann Kirkpatrick has taken an early lead in early ballots out of Cochise County. Kirkpatrick has 41 percent of the vote. Former state lawmaker Matt Heinz has 31 percent; …