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As a kid growing up in Mexico loving soccer is part of your childhood. Since I can remember, soccer matches where a must see in my family home, and it’s a tradition that persists today.

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Fair food takes center stage in a new television show that pits a Michelin-starred chef against revered carnival chefs around the country, and the show’s premiere is set in none other than Tucson.

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Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Popular pastimes such as golf, bike riding and gardening provide daily opportunities to exercise and socialize, and there’s no better time to enjoy these outdoor pursuits than the summer months.  

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Measuring success in the health and medical industries is a difficult task to manage. Do research grants and other funding sources mean good work is being done? What about notoriety and name recognition? According to the 18 men and women honored as winners at the fourth annual Influential He…

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The Town of Oro Valley will move into the new fiscal year next month with a finalized spending plan after Town Council unanimously passed its next budget on June 6. The $142.9 million budget constitutes a roughly 11 percent increase over the current year.

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Oro Valley’s mayor will openly admit he’s a little behind on the times when it comes to using social media, but he’s starting his Facebook career with a strong message aimed at his challenging candidates: stop being so disingenuous.

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If I’ve learned anything about myself since I graduated from college a little over three years ago, it’s that I have a tendency to become a little consumed with my work. Long nights in the office or at home, squeezing in as many stories as I can possibly write each week, photographing sporti…

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In our first annual Ugly Pets Contest, you have sent us dogs, cats and frogs (alongside a few missives informing us that we are cruel and heartless because all pets are beautiful in their own way). 

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There is a lot going on at Marana Regional Airport. Town staff are constantly working on ways to improve the facility and provide better service to those using the airport, whether they are long time tenants or travelers making a quick stop in Marana. 

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Generally, when you try to combine science fiction, a Western, a spy thriller and a holiday classic, you get a complete mess. But in the hands of the Gaslight Theatre, you get their recently unveiled 2019 Season. Next year’s show calendar contains some long-awaited returns, as well as some s…

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A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. But the real twist is that the author is a 10-pound Chihuahua. 

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The Old Glories that have traditionally hung outside Oro Valley veteran posts were retired into traditional triangles and put to rest under the midday sun as the military bugle melody “Taps” played in the background.

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Carondelet Health Network recently announced plans to expand northward with the construction of a  32,500-square-foot microhospital near the intersection of West Cortaro Farms Road and Interstate 10. The facility is expected to open in Spring 2019.

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In anticipation of the coming rains of monsoon season, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags every Tuesday morning starting June 19.

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Raytheon gets bigger. Caterpillar comes to town. Amazon to build and hire thousands. Southern Arizona isn’t doing too bad lately in the big-name department.

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Josh Fielding-Singh, 22, recently developed a strong sense of determination, and feels like he’s working to be the best version of himself. He credits a lot of that positive energy and momentum in his life to Chapel Haven West.

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The nation’s new tariffs on imported steel are risking an industry near and dear to Tucson: breweries.

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With cheers of joy and pride, the graduating girls of Camp Fury 2018 celebrated the completion of their five-day program earlier this month at The Angel Charity Place for Girls here in Tucson. 

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Summer may not be the traditional time of year to celebrate new beginnings (probably because nothing grows when it’s 108 degrees out on a good day), but we’ve got plenty to be happy about around the Tucson Local Media offices. 

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Seven candidates are on the ballot for Marana Town Council elections this August, running for four seats. Longtime incumbents Patti Comerford, Herb Kai and Vice Mayor Jon Post along with recently appointed John Officer will run against three challengers: Jack Neubeck, Jeff Gray and Mace Bravin.

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Oro Valley resident Shirl Lamonna has been photographing a family of great horned owls. 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 …

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Northwest Emergency Center Marana, located across from Tucson Premium Outlets at 6350 Marana Center Blvd., is now open. Full service emergency department care is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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June has arrived in Oro Valley! Aside from the intense heat, no school, and anticipation for upcoming summer vacation plans, what else is there to look forward to in the month of June? How about spending quality time with dad and the entire family right in your own backyard? Just because Fat…

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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Summer of 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in o…

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Tucson takes its Mexican food seriously. Whether it’s from a sprawling restaurant or a taco truck tucked alongside the street, Mexican food is part of the region’s identity. Next Saturday, locals and visitors alike can experience an event entirely devoted to Tucson’s most famous food.

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At one month old, Luke Sorensen was abandoned in front of a police station in his birth country of China. Now, at 17 years old, Marana High School’s 2018 valedictorian is preparing for his first semester at Harvard. 

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The Golf Club at Vistoso has becomes the latest fatality in a sport that continues to struggle nationwide. A golfing staple tucked in the shadows of the picturesque Tortolita Mountains, Vistoso will shut its doors for the foreseeable future Wednesday, June 6. 

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When Ben Campbell first attended monthly chess club meetings at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, he didn’t realize the role the library played in the community. But before he knew it, he was volunteering to help with club activities. 

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Summer time in the Old Pueblo can be an adventure! Our intriguing desert creatures come to life but also can pose a threat to those unsuspecting hikers, gardeners and back yard dwellers. Rattlesnakes are an Arizona mascot and residents should take proper precaution in order to happily co-exi…

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Reader Gregg Ruppel took this photo at Catalina State Park. 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, see other photos on…

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First and foremost, do you love the house that you are living in?   If so, continue to love and care for the property that brings you joy, peace and satisfaction.  If the exterior or interior is a bit overwhelming to maintain, downsizing may not be the answer.  The answer could simply be tha…

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The Nakoma Sky Board of Trustees recently determined that the Nakoma Sky project is "no longer feasible" for the foreseeable future, according to a press release sent Wednesday, May 30.

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The 2018 graduating classes from each of the region’s public high schools marched onto fields last week amidst screaming parents, metallic balloons—and giant replicas of their own faces—to mark the end of a major chapter in their young lives.