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The Pusch Ridge Lions were mere yards away from their first touchdown of the game against the Canyon Del Oro Dorados last Friday night—and it all came down to a goal line stand.

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It’s the fourth week of the high school football season, with a quintet of games taking place in the northwestern fringes of Tucson this Friday night.

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Keeping roadways smooth and free of potholes is a never-ending job. While the Town of Marana is wrapping up a pavement preservation program that has been in effect for the last six years, they’re already working on a new one with updated information for the next five.

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A bit of rain and couldn’t cool down the hot food at the 2019 Salsa, Tequila and Taco Challenge, hosted by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance Sept. 1 at La Encantada.

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Drive up to Oracle by moonlight—and you should—and you’ll get a gorgeous view of the north side of the Catalinas under a twilit sky. 

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The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

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Ryan Goss knew he wanted to be a police officer since he was a student at Mountain View High School, where he had a positive relationship with the school resource officer. And though he’s still finishing up his college degree, Goss is realizing his life dream as a member of the Oro Valley Po…

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The Town of Marana is dedicated to providing an unparalleled quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors. From highly visible services like road preservation, parks and recreation and public safety, to day-to-day operations like development services and code enforcement, custom…

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The Marana Parks and Recreation Department took home a state award last month for “Outstanding Adaptive Program” for the 2018 Cape Chase Fun Run. Town staff accepted the award Aug. 21 at the annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association awards dinner. 

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Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Gavin Davis can easily be identified by his shoulder-length, jet black hair and the determined look in his eyes, visible even through his helmet visor. A relaxed teen off the football field, Davis is more akin to a one-man whirlwind clad in forest green and yello…

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With sculpted eyebrows, a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”

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Five years of debate over the Town of Oro Valley’s golf courses may soon come to a conclusion, as the seven-member town council narrowed their options during last Wednesday’s meeting.

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In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed Sept. 11, 2001, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, from sunrise to sunset.

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We’ve reached the fourth week of the high school football season, giving us a sense of clarity to the way the gauntlet will shake out.  We’ve seen several eye-popping performances to-date, including a few noteworthy outings last Friday night. 

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Taxpayers in Pima County can now view their future property tax statements via email, according to a county release. The program, which allows residents to view their statements at the county website (www.to.pima.gov), saves time for all involved. 

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After Ted DeGrazia married his wife, Marion, in the jungles of Oaxaca, Mexico in 1947, he returned from their honeymoon with dozens of fresh paintings. The tropical flora and fauna inspired his impressionist art style, as did the small chapel where their wedding took place. 

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Commuters on Interstate 10 can expect to see road signs more advanced than the standard “Blowing Dust Area” warnings thanks to a federal FASTLANE grant. As the Arizona Department of Transportation finishes up work on their I-10 “Picacho Widening and Improvement Project,” they are also introd…

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There are few, if any, special projects we undertake throughout the year at Tucson Local Media with a greater personal connection to me and my family than the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness edition.

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Despite a continuing NCAA investigation of the men’s basketball team and a struggling football team, administrators and coaches from the University of Arizona laid out a bright vision for the school’s athletic department during their annual luncheon on Wednesday. 

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Earlier this month, Pima Community College won a regional award from the Association of Community College Trustees for its efforts to further equity and inclusion across its six campuses. But it wasn’t about simply increasing the number of enrolled students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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The University of Arizona broke ground on a new incubator focused on bioscience startups September 4, with nearly 300 people in attendance. The incubator, UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley, will provide space and business incubation programs for nascent life science businesses to develo…

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Proud families, students, guests and officials celebrated academic achievement Aug. 8, when the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized the six students who each received $1,500 Mayor Steve Engle Memorial Scholarships for 2019.

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The Marana Chamber’s plans 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 our community.

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For years, residents of the greater Tucson area have called on their elected officials to transition Sun Tran’s buses to an all-electric, clean energy fleet. Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Tucson will put their first electric buses on the …

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Come on, it’s not that hard!  All you have to do is drink half of your body weight in ounces of quality water throughout the day. If you are 150 pounds, you need 75 ounces a day. You will be amazed how it will help improve the way you feel, look and think. 

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Every year in September, volunteers climb 2,071 steps to represent the 110 floors of the Twin Towers. This "9/11 Tower Challenge," which takes place in Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff, has raised more than $188,000 to charities serving law enforcement, first responders, military personnel and …

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According to Visit Tucson, visitors to our community spent $694 million at Pima County restaurants last year.

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Eryk Mejia and his family literally jumped up and down with excitement when they found out he was a finalist for the 2019 Oticon “Focus on People Awards.” Mejia, who graduated from Marana High School earlier this year, is one of three finalists for the Student Category of the Oticon awards, …

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A collection of sordid, introspective stories from Arizona suburbs are coming to a streaming service near you. Twelve short films based on Tucson author and Tucson Weekly writer Brian Smith’s book, “Spent Saints,” will land on Amazon Prime later this month.