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The Arizona Department of Education recently doled out official report cards for all public schools in the state, rating them each on an “A” through “F” scale. In the Marana Unified School District, Tortolita Middle School was the sole school to receive an “F” rating.

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The Town of Marana is one big step closer toward installing an air traffic control tower at the Marana Regional Airport after the Federal Aviation Administration accepted the town into the Federal Control Tower program last month.

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Tucson Electric Power is seeking a rate hike this year, which the utility says is necessary as part of a shift toward cleaner energy. 

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Wilson K-8 School’s third-annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math night takes place next Wednesday, Jan. 22, with a new addition: art. 

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Catalina Foothills Falcons boys basketball lost the top spot on the 4A boys basketball rankings after Phoenix’s Arcadia Titans won against the Marcos de Niza Padres at Arcadia High School Tuesday night. 

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According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old Brian Hieb died at the scene of a collision on North La Cañada and West Emerine Drive after fleeing from a traffic stop Tuesday night.

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After three years of development, a seven-acre greenhouse facility operated by Bayer just outside of Marana is expected to begin operations at the end of January, with plans to begin heading toward at full capacity in March. The facility will produce genetically modified corn.  

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The start of a new decade seems like the perfect time to start planning for the next decade. My name is Kristy Diaz-Trahan, and I’m your Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Director and I need your help in the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The department’s vision statement i…

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It’s been the better part of a year since Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp provided his notice of retirement, and roughly one month before he ends his service. The public has yet to hear an update on who will replace him.

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Beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, North La Cholla Boulevard will be completely closed between West Lambert Lane and West Overton Road in order to allow construction crews and heavy equipment to operate safely as they work on widening the road to four lanes.

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General contractor and welding services provider PVB Fabrications, Inc. recently announced that it would expand its headquarters in Marana and add an additional 169 jobs, primarily in operations, project management, quality control, engineering, business development and finance, to its workforce.

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The Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant has been around for over 60 years selecting rodeo queens to represent communities throughout the state and promote rodeos and the western way of life. 

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The Marana boys basketball squad squeaked by the Sahuarita Mustangs by one point Wednesday night after the Mustangs chipped at a 15-point Tigers at the half. 

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Presidential election years also bring local elections for Pima County offices, the Arizona Legislature, school districts and more. In the weeks to come, Tucson Local Media will be shining a spotlight on the offices up for grabs this year. This week, we focus on Pima County, where the retire…

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Welcome to a new year and a new decade! The Town of Marana has a very important new year’s resolution for 2020: Give our residents the means to achieve their resolutions and stay on track. 

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Tucson’s Angry Crab Shack franchise rang in the new year under new ownership after longtime employees Matthew Prentice and Josh Arnold took over operations.

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I want to wish you all a very safe and happy new year. The Marana Chamber is extremely thankful for being a part of this friendly community. 

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Southern Arizona is home to thousands of warm-hearted talented people, who are passionate to help the community without a request for anything in return. Volunteers are integral to our community and to organizations that rely on their assistance, dedication and input. 

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This holiday season, a few local families received a special delivery from Tucson’s very own Santa Claus. Patrick Cunningham, 65, spends the weeks around Christmas serving as Santa at many locations around Tucson, but the character goes further than his white beard, red robe and jolly demean…

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There are a lot of words to describe Tucson, but boring sure isn’t one of them. For a comparatively small city, there seems to be art bursting out of every crevice and cactus. Picking my favorite albums to come out of Tucson this year was difficult enough, keeping track of all of them is dow…

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For quite some time, golf has been a topic of great interest and discussion in our community, as staff and the council have worked to assess needs and options. Now that council has made some important decisions about golf operations, and a plan is in place, I wanted to take a moment to summa…

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The Canyon del Oro girls basketball program crashed to Earth in 2019 after a long stretch of success under coach Kent Senzee. The Dorados posted winning records in five of Senzee’s first six seasons in Oro Valley, before falling to 10-16 a year ago, missing the playoffs for the first time si…

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Two Marana Unified School District teachers were recognized for their dedication to the profession this month when they received National Board Certification from The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild participated in a nationwide day of action to ask Congress to extend the tax cuts the craft beverage industry has enjoyed since January 2018. At the end of this year, a recalibrated Federal Excise Tax rate as part of the Craft Beverage Mod…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…