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People over politics? Sounds like a refreshing concept! As chair of the political committee Keep Oro Valley Strong, I am pleased to share with you that we established this committee to support a vibrant and growing town and outstanding Town Council leaders committed to governance excellence …

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A  long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...we used to attend indoor concerts without thinking twice. For more than a year, the folks at Tucson’s Gaslight Theatre and Oro Valley’s Gaslight Music Hall have been itching to come back inside, and this month they finally did. 

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Summer Safari Nights: Art in the Animal Kingdom. Nature is a lot of things, but one of the things it is is just plain beautiful. I mean, honestly. Have you seen a colorful bird? A zebra? A lion’s mane? Are you kidding me? At the next edition of the Reid Park Zoo’s summer nights series, take …

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The Reid Park Zoo is continuing their Summer Safari Nights program series by celebrating the art found within the animal kingdom, both in color and shape. And while the obvious selection of colorful birds will be featured, so will animals like zebras, giraffes and more. 

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared that the pandemic is over. In relative terms, that’s better than some other governors who are now claiming that it never existed. Things are indeed heading in the right direction, but there are people in our society who are dragging their feet, making us …

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A few years ago, I had the honor of interviewing Rita Moreno before she made her appearance at the 2015 Loft Film Festival here in Tucson. Speaking with Moreno transcended the usual interview exchange and left me reeling with joy. Beyond having great stories to tell, she is as nice a person …

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Earlier this month, former Oro Valley police chief Danny Sharp announced a plan to run for mayor in 2022, expressing concern about the direction of the town under Mayor Joe Winfield.

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Tucson Girls Chorus is creating a new choir for its upcoming season.The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will learn and perform jazz and pop acapella songs. ​The six-week pilot program starts Sept. 2 and will include a fall concert. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled for Thursday nights.Singers will be taug…

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PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is filling up with more travelers this summer, with more than 4.8 million passengers boarding flights there in the past four months alone, according to a report published on the airport’s website.

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Nestled within the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park’s main attraction has been exhibiting a strange phenomenon of “side blooms” well beyond their peak blooming season. The flowering event, which occurs from mid-April to early June, has exhibited more buds dispersed along sagua…

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No one was really sure how it would turn out or even whether there would be an “it.” Every high-school sports year is full of hopes and dreams, but this past sports year was more one of fear and disappointment. In the end, we got through it in pretty decent shape, although, for the schools i…

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It was the 1993-94 school year and Arizona Wildcat sports fans were flying high. Three giants of the Arizona coaching ranks each had one of his greatest seasons ever, with conference and national championships abounding. Two of those legends have since passed away; one was actually fired fro…

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The summer rainy season will soon be here, and the Town of Oro Valley Stormwater Utility would like to remind everyone to stay monsoon aware and monsoon safe. These intense summer rainstorms are an enjoyable break from the heat, but they do contain heavy rain, powerful lightning, strong wind…

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Mobile Meals mobilemealssoaz.org. (520) 622-1600. Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona delivers healthy and nutritious meals for those who are unable to drive, shop or cook their own meals. There are three meal service options to cater to the needs of their clients: medically tailored, special d…

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June this year looks different from last year, especially for older adults most affected by COVID-19. Despite the higher rate of infection for individuals below age 65, those 65 and older had the greatest number of deaths due to COVID-19. While the threat of the virus may have somewhat subsi…

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Daniel Sharp, retired Oro Valley Chief of Police, announced his 2022 candidacy for Oro Valley mayor, stating that he’s concerned about the direction of the town under current Mayor Joe Winfield.

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WASHINGTON – Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief.

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Southern Marana continues to grow as the international healthcare company Roche plans to double its footprint on Tangerine Road. On Tuesday, June 1, Roche broke ground on a 60,000 square foot facility, directly next to its current facility of the same size. The facility is operated by Roche …

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Encompassing Arizona. Did you know that Tohono Chul’s Exhibits Program has worked with more Arizona artists than any other organization in the state since the program began in 1985? If you haven’t had a chance to check out this exhibit yet, don’t miss it. And even if you have, come check it …

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Unless we’re in the middle of the monsoon, it’s rare for a Tucson concert to get rained out. It’s almost unheard of for a show to get rained out twice. But for folk outfit Sweet Ghosts, the lucky number might just be five. Their latest album, An Endless Blue, released more than a year ago at…

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Having the honor of serving on the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) for 10-plus years, I was intimately involved with much of the development you see in Oro Valley today. Back in 2000, when I attended my first P&Z meeting, I didn’t have a clue about the relationship be…

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A long-simmering neighborhood feud turned deadly in the Catalina area on Friday, June 4, leading to two deaths, including the shooter, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

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The only constant is change. That, and the fact June is unreasonably hot around these parts. I’ve enjoyed writing about our little corner of the world for a few years now, first as a staff reporter for Tucson Local Media and then as an associate editor. Now, I’m lucky enough to step up as ma…

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There are questions that have answers, questions without answers, and questions that just lead to more questions. In his new book, “A Theology for the Rest of Us,” local writer Arthur Yavelberg tackles all these types of questions in the hopes of providing some religious illumination in thes…