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After nearly 20 years of business as usual, the Town of Marana may soon update its policy for public investments.

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If you haven’t noticed yet on your weather apps (or the forecast in our paper), it’s starting to feel like fall in the Old Pueblo—and by that I mean the temperature stays under the triple digit mark every once in a while.

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Rock out to Elvis, swing along to Sinatra and bop to Burt Bacharach, all in one place. Las Vegas has a foothold in Oro Valley, and it’s not going anywhere—at least through the end of November.

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Although the state government started putting dollars back into public education, school districts like Amphitheater Public Schools continue to turn to nearby homeowners to fill the funding gap so local kids can receive a quality education.

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Marana Unified School District locations have the chance to learn at an accelerated pace thanks to a unique learning curriculum. The Bright Start Talent Development program is available in kindergarten through second grade at Coyote Trail Elementary, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary and Twin Pea…

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Oro Valley continues to be one of the most engaged communities in Southern Arizona. Let’s face it, we had some meetings this past summer that hosted over 700 people, and that is a prime reason Oro Valley is an award-winning community: we have phenomenal engagement. Very often when people bec…

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From living in a cabin in the woods to moving to Tucson, Brandon Shimoda may have lost sight of various issues, but one thing always on his mind is to question and understand history, how it is being interpreted and what we are doing with it. As a Tucson-based poet and author, he has publish…

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All Pell Grant-eligible freshmen attending the University of Arizona living within the state will soon qualify to have the full cost of their regular tuition covered for four years.

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What does an octogenarian four-star general do to celebrate and reflect on his extraordinary life, his family, and his surroundings? General John Wickham, now 91, started writing poetry for the first time a few years ago. He’s published 70 of his poems in a book titled On Life, Love & Living.

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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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The Pusch Ridge Lions were mere yards away from their first touchdown of the game against the Canyon Del Oro Dorados last Friday night—and it all came down to a goal line stand.

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It’s the fourth week of the high school football season, with a quintet of games taking place in the northwestern fringes of Tucson this Friday night.

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Drive up to Oracle by moonlight—and you should—and you’ll get a gorgeous view of the north side of the Catalinas under a twilit sky. 

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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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The Town of Marana is dedicated to providing an unparalleled quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors. From highly visible services like road preservation, parks and recreation and public safety, to day-to-day operations like development services and code enforcement, custom…

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The Marana Parks and Recreation Department took home a state award last month for “Outstanding Adaptive Program” for the 2018 Cape Chase Fun Run. Town staff accepted the award Aug. 21 at the annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association awards dinner. 

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Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Gavin Davis can easily be identified by his shoulder-length, jet black hair and the determined look in his eyes, visible even through his helmet visor. A relaxed teen off the football field, Davis is more akin to a one-man whirlwind clad in forest green and yello…

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With sculpted eyebrows, a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”

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Keeping roadways smooth and free of potholes is a never-ending job. While the Town of Marana is wrapping up a pavement preservation program that has been in effect for the last six years, they’re already working on a new one with updated information for the next five.

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Ryan Goss knew he wanted to be a police officer since he was a student at Mountain View High School, where he had a positive relationship with the school resource officer. And though he’s still finishing up his college degree, Goss is realizing his life dream as a member of the Oro Valley Po…

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A bit of rain and couldn’t cool down the hot food at the 2019 Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge, hosted by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance Sept. 1 at La Encantada.

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Five years of debate over the Town of Oro Valley’s golf courses may soon come to a conclusion, as the seven-member town council narrowed their options during last Wednesday’s meeting.

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In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, from sunrise to sunset.

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We’ve reached the fourth week of the high school football season, giving us a sense of clarity to the way the gauntlet will shake out.  We’ve seen several eye-popping performances to-date, including a few noteworthy outings last Friday night. 

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Taxpayers in Pima County can now view their future property tax statements via email, according to a county release. The program, which allows residents to view their statements at the county website (www.to.pima.gov), saves time for all involved. 

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After Ted DeGrazia married his wife, Marion, in the jungles of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1947, he returned from their honeymoon with dozens of fresh paintings. The tropical flora and fauna inspired his impressionist art style, as did the small chapel where their wedding took place. 

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Commuters on Interstate 10 can expect to see road signs more advanced than the standard “Blowing Dust Area” warnings thanks to a federal FASTLANE grant. As the Arizona Department of Transportation finishes up work on their I-10 “Picacho Widening and Improvement Project,” they are also introd…

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There are few, if any, special projects we undertake throughout the year at Tucson Local Media with a greater personal connection to me and my family than the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness edition.

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Despite a continuing NCAA investigation of the men’s basketball team and a struggling football team, administrators and coaches from the University of Arizona laid out a bright vision for the school’s athletic department during their annual luncheon on Wednesday.