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The only memorial honoring veterans and first responders throughout Southern Arizona is one step closer to reality after a group of influential businessman made significant financial contributions to the cause.

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Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life. 

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This year’s Executive Excellence Awards are right around that corner, and that means now is the time for you to help out by nominating the most accomplished and highest achieving board room executives in the region for inclusion in this annual contest hosted by Inside Tucson Business, our me…

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Residents of Marana will soon have the chance to voice their opinion on the future of the town’s recreational offerings, according to department director Jim Conroy. 

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This November, the voters of Oro Valley, Catalina and Saddlebrooke will see a question on their ballot asking to approve or deny a property tax rate increase to support general obligation bonds for the Golder Ranch Fire Department.

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More than 250 people squeezed into the Gaslight Music Hall last Sunday evening to watch the finale of the Oro Valley’s Got Talent competition. For the second year in a row, the family-owned theater put out a call for all talented Tucsonans ages 8 and up to show off their best singing, dancin…

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The Marana Regional Airport will soon benefit from $375,000 in grant funding awarded to the town by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The funding, awarded through the Airport Development Grants Program, will include equipment replacement and design, and a safety improvement study.

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For Hotel Congress’ 100th anniversary, HOCO Fest is returning to Tucson with more than 100 performers and artists. What was once a weekend celebration at Hotel Congress is now expanding all throughout the downtown area, and at no point has it grown more than this year. In 2018, HOCO Fest hos…

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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…

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Construction on the West Moore Road and North La Cañada Drive roundabout will begin Sept. 18. The process of getting to construction has been a bit more complicated than anticipated, but town staff was adamant this project stay on schedule and on budget. And we have done both. 

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After singing the 1978 Barry Manilow classic “Copacabana” countless times in front of audiences for tribute shows, Mike Yarema had an idea: Let’s retool the characters for a murder mystery.

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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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