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When the problems advance, the solutions must advance as well. This is what UA College of Nursing professor Judith Gordon realized when she helped develop “Click City: Tobacco,” a smoking prevention computer program designed for fifth graders. And while the program was effective in helping c…

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On Tuesday, July 10, a monsoon rolled over Marana, pouring rain, shooting lightning and derailing a train. Unsurprisingly, the Town of Marana government was left with quite a mess to clean up. 

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Four candidates are battling for the Republican nomination for Martha McSally’s seat in Congress, and they are all new to the campaign trail. One of them could end up representing the residents of Congressional District 2, which covers the eastern half of Tucson, Green Valley, Catalina Footh…

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Although Estes Elementary employs a fleet of seven school buses, they become a primarily walk-in school for one day out of the year: The first day of school. 

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At a forum last week, the challengers in this month’s Oro Valley mayoral and council races accused the incumbents of being in the pocket of campaign contributors, while the incumbents accused the challengers of being anti-growth.

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In the world of modern banking, it takes a team of talented minds to run a successful credit union. Credit unions, which are non-profit, member-owned banking institutions, have sprung up around the country, with 5,757 nationwide in 2018 serving 103.992 million people, according to data colle…

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On Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Marana Police Department Volunteers, in partnership with the Marana-Foothills Optimist Club and Marana Prevention Alliance, will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous …

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The Tucson VA will begin a large roadway and parking lot re-surfacing project that is scheduled to be completed in several phases. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2019. During the re-surfacing project various parking lots and roadways within the Tucson VA will be closed and tr…

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The Tucson Metro Chamber recently announced the 45 businesses and five business leaders selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. Held this year Friday, Oct. 12 at Casino Del Sol Resort, the annual event celebrates the accomplishments and innovation of Southern…

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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between one and four years old. August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month, and Golder Ranch Fire District will be wearing purple ribbons and purple bracelets to remind the public that there…

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Around 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, a Pima County Sheriff’s Departments Search and Rescue team located Donald Williams unharmed near the 6300 block of west Orange Grove Road.

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For one day last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District received eight new workers—and 32 new legs. Eight service dogs in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind and their volunteer owners visited Golder Ranch firefighters as part of a critical, and cute, training exercise. 

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If you drive around north Marana, you’ll see clusters of campaign signs promoting Marana Town Council candidates. Some signs are small, with a name and simple slogan. Others are larger, flashier, with a photo. 

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While Joe Winfield faces off with Satish Hiremath for the fate of Oro Valley’s top spot, three town residents are on a mission to bring a new vision to the dais. Josh Nicolson, Melanie Barrett and Joyce Jones-Ivey are in the midst of their campaigns to unseat the incumbents and believe they …

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Last Monday, July 23, construction crews began hacking away at the tile roof of the Oro Valley Police Department’s southern substation. The building, located at 500 W. Magee Road, will receive a $5.3 million expansion extending to the south and the east, along with a brand new second story.

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Last week, the Tucson Local Media family spent a few hours on the green whacking golf balls with abandon at Topgolf in Marana. While that alone constitutes a good time, we were there for a good cause: Supporting our local nonprofits.

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For the past five years, Pima Federal Credit Union has sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for teachers in the Tucson area. The annual Pima Federal Golf Classic is held in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers, an organization focused on supporting and retaining our K-12 teachers.

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On Tuesday, July 24, Rincon District deputies with the Pima County Sherriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 7200 block of East River Canyon Place for the report of a burglary. When deputies arrived, they learned an unknown man had ransacked three vehicles on the property before …

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Gordon Downs, an undergraduate student from the University of Arizona, is part of a team of international researchers working on the NASA Curiosity rover mission. Downs is the only undergraduate at the UA assigned by the Mars Science Laboratory science team as a collaborator. 

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The summer will get a little more enjoyable on Aug. 10 at the Hilton El Conquistador, because dozens of the best local cooks and bartenders are joining forces for one awesome evening. No matter who is awarded as the margarita champion, the real winners are the tasters. 

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Oro Valley Police Department is looking for any information regarding arrows that were intentionally shot into saguaro cacti in Naranja Park.

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If you’ve been looking to expand your family with a new pet, you’re in luck: Pima Animal Care Center is offering a chance to bring a four-legged friend home sans adoption fee.   

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Almost 20 years ago, Tyler Drury attended his father’s graduation ceremony from fire academy. Now a captain with Golder Ranch Fire District, Steve Drury returned the favor—pinning the badge on his son’s chest.

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Though they just rolled into our office in May, it’s nearly time to say goodbye to our current team of interns. By the time you read this, they’ll be off on their final assignments under the Tucson Local Media banner—a sad moment indeed. 

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Marana’s newest hospital broke ground earlier this month, and plenty of dignitaries attended the ceremony.

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Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey joined the family of Phoenix Police Officer Craig Tiger for a ceremonial bill signing of H.B. 2502, also known as the “Officer Craig Tiger Act,” which increases the number of counseling sessions that must be covered if a licensed mental health professional determin…

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July 1 is the start of the new fiscal year for the Town of Marana, and it is always an exciting time for us. Not only does the new budget go into effect, but it is a period where we start to look forward to the next year and beyond. Less than a week before the new fiscal year began, the expa…

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SaddleBrooke, a Robson Resort Community North of Tucson and nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, is excited to announce the new Courtyard Villa Series.  These impressive single-level, attached homes, designed with active adults in mind, are part of a “Lock & Leave” lifest…

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Oro Valley Mayor and Town Council candidates forum have agreed to gather at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 31 for a candidates forum hosted by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort.

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Whether spent on vacation, playing with friends, reading books or working, it’s easy to forget that summer vacation always leads to the same place: The first day of school. A gut-wrenching moment indeed, the stress of returning to school can only be heightened by that most stressful of days:…