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“Meow! My name is Maurine and I’m am easy, low energy girl who will talk your ear off! I love people, and I love attention. I just want to be pet and loved on all the time. I came to HSSA as a stray, but all my paws are declawed so I need to be an indoor cat only. HSSA thinks I’m about 8 yea…

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The Pusch Ridge boys varsity basketball team pounced on the Monument Valley Mustangs by 11 points during Wednesday night’s 3A Division State Basketball playoff opener. Pusch Ridge is ranked No.2 in the 3A South and Mountain Valley is No. 3 in the 3A North. 

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Approximately 30 acres of vacant land located south of Pima Farms Road and east of Interstate 10 are waiting to be developed into single-family residences, but a number of factors stand in the way.

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The Amphi Foundation’s annual gala has long celebrated local teachers in the Amphitheater School District, but this year’s event will allow students to award teir teachers. The newly created “Education Crusader” award celebrates Amphi employees who have made a lasting impact on students or t…

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Unlike the band The Who, the Town of Oro Valley doesn’t refer to its Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride fleet as magic buses. However, for approximately 10 years, the town has been providing reliable, safe and affordable door-to-door public transportation to Oro Valley residents. Our customers—the gene…

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WaFd Bank, formerly Washington Federal, cut the ribbon at its first commercial banking center in Southern Arizona last Wednesday, Feb. 12. Leaders of Tucson and Oro Valley’s business community were in attendance, including Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield and representatives from both the Tucso…

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest after a javelina was stoned to death at Tanque Verde Elementary school last Friday night.

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The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner recently released the post-mortem examination of the remains of a 66-year-old man found in a wilderness area adjacent to Pima Canyon Trail on Dec. 30, 2019. The remains were discovered with damage from scavengers and environmental conditions.

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When it comes to Aging Well, many people focus on physical health—exercise and diet. But there are other areas of healthy habits that can provide balance in life, with the added benefits of being good for your brain health, mood, and overall quality of life.

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For husband and wife duo Billy Shaw Jr. and Jessica Northey-Shaw, music is everything. The pair connected over a shared love for country music, meeting for the first time at one of Billy’s shows at country hangout The Maverick. 

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“Hey I’m Collins and I’m 3 years old and have SO much energy! I LOVE treats and I LOVE to play! I’m a bouncy boy who loves to jump around, and I still have a lot to learn about manners. Bring your other dogs to meet me today and bring me home with you! Come meet me at 635 W Roger Rd or call …

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A 44-year-old man is currently awaiting extradition from Michigan’s Saginaw County Jail to Pima County on charges related to the sexual exploitation of a teenage girl in Tucson. On Feb. 8, the Oro Valley Police Department coordinated with Michigan State Police to bring Gerard Dickinson into …

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The intersection of North La Cañada and West Naranja drives will switch to protected left turns next week. Once the traffic signals have been adjusted, left turns will only be allowed when the left turn arrow is green.

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On Friday, Jan. 31, the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police selected Marana Police Department Chief Terry Rozema as its 2020 Police Chief of the Year. This announcement came at the AACOP’s January meeting in Mesa. The designation is awarded to a police chief who embodies devotion to the …

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After the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001 and the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, the federal government, alongside state and local governments, created detailed emergency plans to prepare for any future natural, technological or human-caused emergencies.

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The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner recently released the post-mortem examination of the remains of a 66-year-old man found in a wilderness area adjacent to Pima Canyon Trail on Dec. 30, 2019. The remains were discovered with damage from scavengers and environmental conditions.

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Infrastructure is a vital component in encouraging the Town of Marana’s growth and prosperity. The quality of infrastructure makes the town a desirable place to live for residents, helps shape investment decisions, attracts new businesses, makes the town an attractive destination for visitor…

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On Jan. 14, Tucson author Nancy E. Turner released her newest novel, “Light Changes Everything.” The historical fiction based in rural Arizona focuses on a young feminist in 1907 aiming for a better future. “Light Changes Everything” is a new take on the experiences of young women living in …

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The 2020 Cologuard Classic is returning to Northwest Tucson as a part of the PGA TOUR Champions at the Tucson Omni National Resort from February 23 through March 1. The tournament is hosted by the Tucson Conquistadores.   

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A northwest Chicago-style pizza chain announced its grand reopening next weekend after expanding and adding an antique art deco bar, which originally started out in a windy city speakeasy during prohibition of the 1920s. 

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Local residents now have the chance to find out just how valuable those heirlooms and artifacts in their homes really are. The Oro Valley Historical Society is hosting its first ever “antique appraisal” event, and the public is invited to bring their items to a professional appraiser at the …

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Over the weekend of Feb. 1 and 2, dozens of local residents noticed unexpected charges on their bank accounts as the result of a “skimming” fraud, wherein hidden devices that steal PIN numbers and zip codes are placed on credit card machines, making them undetectable by consumers. Once the c…

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Robert Schwebel, Ph.D., is a local psychologist who uses his professional experience to write self-help books ranging from relationship advice to addiction recovery. His latest book, “Leap of Power: Take Control of Alcohol, Drugs, and Your Life” is based on nearly 50 years of working with cl…

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Here in Southern Arizona, we are blessed with an abundance of the arts, as our Spring Arts Preview reveals. Margaret Regan fills us in on what we’ll find in museums and galleries, as well as previewing what local dance troupes will be bringing to the stage this spring. Leigh Moyer lets us kn…