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"Hi there, I'm Paulie. I am a 3-year-old boy who is searching for my forever family! I love attention and will stretch out when getting scratches." Paulie (874709) Visit Paulie at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. For more information give an adoptions counselor a call at 520-327-6088, ext. 173.

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The Harkins Tucson Spectrum theatre, located at 5455 S Calle Santa Cruz, will receive a variety of enhancements as part of Harkins Theatres' $150 million initiative to upgrade their existing theaters. 

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The first day of school always brings a sense of new beginning, but this year the Marana Unified School District felt that tenfold with the opening of a brand-new K-8 school, Dove Mountain CSTEM. The teachers and faculty welcomed more than 800 new students last Monday, marking the start of a…

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The legacy of Oro Valley’s longstanding police chief was etched in stone last Wednesday morning when the town unveiled the Daniel G. Sharp Police Department Substation and Evidence Facility, located at 500 W. Magee Road.

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Tucson Local Media followed students in Amphi Public Schools and the Marana Unified School District as they returned from the long summer vacation and made their way back to school. Whether returning student or a first-time learner, best of luck this year in all of your pursuits!

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Tucson is home to another youth flag football champion. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, of the Tucson Under Armour Under the Lights league, won the organization’s fifth- and sixth-grade national championship held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 4. 

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The Tucson Convention Center and surrounding campus including the Tucson Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater and the Eckbo Plaza and Fountain, will benefit from a $65 million improvement plan after unanimous approval of the project by the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors on Aug. 13. Rio Nuevo will now …

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Agua Caliente Park will close next Monday, Aug. 19 for restoration of Pond 1. The closure, which will include the ranch house visitor center and art gallery, is expected to last several months.

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Many of the students attending the first day of school at Mesa Verde Elementary face a special challenge. Not only is Aug. 8 their first day of school after summer vacation, it’s their first day of school ever. But luckily, the staff at Mesa Verde take every step they can to make entering th…

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Long Realty Company has released its 2019 mid-year State of the Market Report for Tucson and Southern Arizona showing that if you’re in the market for a home and you don’t proceed rapidly, you’ll lose. 

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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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August is an exciting time for the Marana Parks and Recreation Department. August means the start of our fall programming slate, and we are thrilled to present an exciting array of experiences that will appeal to all audiences. We have made a commitment to add new programs while maintaining …

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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona will begin offering American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen training starting this Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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For the Town of Marana, fixing neighborhood problems can mean solving surface-level issues and their deeper causes, both figuratively and literally. These fixes involve the town’s water, financial and legal departments, as well as an application process for funding. But through this process,…

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The Pima County Public Library is hosting a new series of film screenings aimed at better understanding and appreciating Native American cultures. But sometimes, just watching a film isn’t enough; that’s where the “Many Nations” team comes in. 

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Earlier today, Governor Doug Ducey officially signed House Bill 2570, which intends to create a study committee to address the high number of Indigenous women and girls that are killed or go missing each year. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jennifer Jermaine (D-Chandler) and passed u…

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"Hi there. I'm a 4-year-old boy named Jake! I love tennis balls and am learning how to play fetch. I sit before being asked and am working on shaking hands. I'll be a loyal boy to a family that's willing to take me on regular walks and hopefully give me a massage afterward." Jake (858235)

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Bisbee Breakfast Club and Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler are expected to open their doors later this year off North Sandario Road, the latest tenants announced in Marana’s Main Street Project.

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The Oro Valley Little League’s 11U team captured a state title July 20, beating Payson, 9-6 ,in the title game. The tournament, held at Chandler National North, was the culmination of an undefeated 9-0 run for coach Ryan Mazura’s squad during the event.

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Out with the old, and in with the new. It seems like more and more things don’t last as long as they used to, especially those items we all use on a daily basis. Televisions, computers, even our phones wear out or are made obsolete by newer versions with improved features in an increasingly …

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When the previous Oro Valley Town Council voted to purchase 45 holes of golf and a community center from nearby resort owner HSL Properties, they reasoned it would place more than 100 valuable acres in the center of town under ownership of the local government, protecting it from outside dev…

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Since 1984, the Tucson Girls Chorus has provided girls in Southern Arizona with a space to sing and connect with others. The group, founded by Margie Kersey, started off with 63 girls. Now reaching its 35th anniversary, the chorus has hundreds of members, and a fourth branch is being develop…

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Stacey Lemos, the Town of Oro Valley’s Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Services Director, submitted a letter of resignation last Tuesday, July 30. Her last day of work for the town will be Friday, Aug. 23.

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More than 40% of people over 65 are Tweeting, posting, or pinning on social media—and their presence on platforms like Facebook and Instagram bodes well for their cognitive and social health. One study found that older adults who use Facebook had a significant increase in their ability to co…

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We’re roughly three weeks away from the start of the high school football season in Arizona, with kickoff looming on the horizon. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of quality football players in our midst, with six programs that churn out talent. 

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Birds do not abide by the four-season cycle. They have five, and Tucson is currently in the middle of number three. Those interested in learning more about this unique cycle, and maybe even spotting some rare birds, can do so at the upcoming Southeast Arizona Birding Festival. 

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Marana residents have the opportunity to affect the next two decades of their town’s development. The “Make Marana 2040” General Plan entered its 60-day review period for public comment on Monday, July 29. Over the next two months, until Friday, Sept. 27, the public can provide comments that…

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What began as a trickle of donations ended in a veritable tidal wave of supplies—and it’s all thanks to our amazing readers.

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Oro Valley’s plans to annex nearly 900 acres of pristine desert land near the Town of Marana have come to a grinding halt, thanks to staff vacancies within the Arizona State Land Department.

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At a special session on July 31, the Oro Valley Town Council voted for an internal/external search process to replace retiring Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp. The vote went against Chief Sharp and two police organizations’ recommendations for a strictly internal search, which would onl…

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The first time Jack Dykinga saw the Grand Canyon he was a “typical, motorized tourist in a long line of cars driving from viewpoint to viewpoint,” he writes in the introduction to his new book, “Grand Canyon: A Photographer’s Favorite Viewpoints.”

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The paralyzed dog that united the Tucson community last year has found his forever home and will soon leave for Durango, Colorado. A public farewell party for Gil will take place this Saturday, Aug. 10, at Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

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“I am a sweet 7-year-old girl. I came to HSSA shortly after my owner passed away and I can’t wait to be back in a comfortable home. In my previous home I did great with other cats. Great news, because of my age my adoption fee is only $50. Visit me at HSSA Main Campus at 635 W. Roger Rd. Hav…

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With the new school semester already upon some of the districts and others right around the corner, children and parents alike are reacting. Cagle Cartoons captured the emotions tied to back to school with their latest batch of comics here.