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The Marana Town Council is continuing to narrow its choices for future infrastructure projects that would be funded by a potential new and permanent sales tax increase.

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Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker’s career history is filled with radical changes. From moving from the Sonoran Desert to above the Arctic Circle, to turning a district of one school into a district of 22 schools, Baker has seen his fair share of extremes. 

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Within the next few years, Oro Valley residents and visitors will enjoy a smooth ride down State Route 77, also known as Oracle Road.

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The high school volleyball season has come to a close in Southern Arizona, meaning it’s time to get down to the business of picking the best of the best players in our midst. 

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Many people see their health as something to work on, through goal setting, regular workouts, and diet. But research shows that our “playtime” can be very effective at supporting our health and well-being as well. “Many leisure activities provide opportunities to socialize, learn, be active,…

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At a Nov. 5 council meeting, the Town of Marana approved the design of a public art project that aims to represent the community and also allows high school students to contribute their artistic skills.

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After realizing Tucson’s northwest side lacked a club basketball team, Josh Kollasch launched the Oro Valley Basketball Academy with the goal of matching the thriving scene in the Phoenix area. 

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One of downtown Tucson’s most popular pizzerias is coming to the northwest after the family behind Reilly Craft Pizza decided to open a second location near the intersection of West Ina and North Oracle roads.

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The Amphi Foundation recently awarded $20,800 to local teachers to purchase classroom supplies for the 2019-20 school year. The money was distributed to 43 teachers in 16 of Amphitheater Public School District’s 21 schools.

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More than three years ago, former state senator and Pima County supervisor Ann Day was killed in a head-on collision caused by an erratic driver. Yesterday, that driver, 27-year-old Jarrad Barnes, was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison.

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The Northwest Fire District, the Golder Ranch Fire District and the Tucson Fire Department will begin providing automatic emergency response with each other starting in 2020 through a new “Automatic Aid Agreement.” This agreement allows the closest response unit in any of the three departmen…

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Located just east of Interstate 10 along West Cortaro Farms Road, Carondelet Marana Hospital is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to the community once it opens early next year.

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Can you believe it’s that time of year again? While Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice and houses across the region are stringing up lights, we here at Tucson Local Media were busy building this year’s edition of the Best of the Northwest Contest—and it is finally time to ge…

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An unusually rainy morning made for a soggy Tucson Rodeo Grounds. This allowed the thousands of local students attending the Southern Arizona Construction Career Days to see firsthand the ingenuity of a job in construction, as workers filled the puddles and ditches to keep the event running …

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During his countless trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, Exo Roast and Exo Bar founder Doug Smith realized the variety of mezcal—and therefore what there is to learn about mezcal—is almost limitless. This depth is the reason behind two new changes at Exo Bar: a name change to El Crisol and a new series…

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“Some Enchanted Evening” truly is more than the name of the Oro Valley Theatre Company’s first show of its second season.When guests settle into the shiny new pavilion at Tohono Chul and the cast performs songs from the American musical theater book of Rogers and Hammerstein, accompanied by …

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The Bayer Fund awarded two $10,000 grants to the Marana Unified School District supporting the Food & Nutrition, STEM Education and Community Development programs.

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In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s opening round playoff loss, Canyon del Oro High School football coach Dustin Peace addressed a throng of long-faced teenagers with a tall task on his hands. 

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The Ironwood Ridge girls golf team made history on its home course late last month when they captured their first state title in convincing fashion. The Nighthawks, led by Hannah Ports and her twin sister, Raina, as well as Zoe Newell, lapped the field during the two-day tournament held at O…

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The University of Arizona opened the doors of its new Health Sciences Innovation Building to students and faculty over the summer, but on Monday, Nov. 4 the Tucson public got its first taste of the new nine-story, 220,000-square-foot, $165 million structure.

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A senior care home operated solely by a husband and a wife is not only working towards impacting the lives of its patients but also alleviating the stress of their families.

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This month, UT Press is publishing “America’s Most Alarming Writer,” a collection of essays remembering longtime Tucson reporter and author Chuck Bowden, who died in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jack Dykinga was a frequent collaborator with Bowden and brings us his memories in t…

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The temperatures are starting to drop, and that means it’s the perfect time of year for construction and home renovations. As a homeowner interested in starting a home project, you may have questions about permits resources, and best practices when it comes to renovations or additions. Or, y…

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In 2004, Sergeant Daniel Somers was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard as part of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team. There, he served in over 400 combat missions. 

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The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently examining construction bids for the Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10 traffic interchange. All contractors’ bids have been submitted, and now it’s just a matter of selecting the right one for the job. ADOT expects to select a bid later thi…

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Trash those Jack-O-Lanterns and bust out your menorahs and Christmas trees! The holiday season is officially upon us. 

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The sophomore slump seems to be nowhere in sight for Tap & Bottle’s second annual Invitational Beer Festival. Not only will the event host multiple local brewers, but breweries from multiple other states will attend as well. And brand new this year, whiskey and wine will be on the roster. 

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Boy, do I love the holidays! The opportunity to spend precious time with family and friends, creating memories that last forever. For some it allows time to relax, connect, meditate, read and maybe even get in an early afternoon nap. There is so much to be grateful for.

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In 1862, local mining law allowed individuals to file claims of entitlement to the minerals on a specific plot of land, and also receive a patent to the land itself. At the time, one Saddlebrooke resident filed a number of these mining claims in order to amass land, insisting gold was presen…

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Two of the most consistent high school football programs in Southern Arizona faced off in Oro Valley last Friday night, leaving hometown fans disappointed after 48 minutes consisting mostly of traded punts and defensive stops—a slugfest that ended with Ironwood Ridge falling to Cienega, 10-0.