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On Friday, Oct. 5 in Marana, lawmakers hosted a public forum on Arizona’s water future. Here in the Sonoran Desert, we have to make every drop count and we know we can’t do it alone. Like many other cities in the southwest, Tucson depends on Colorado River water for our businesses, communiti…

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For 83 years, Social Security and Medicare have given retirees, disabled workers, and families across the country health and economic security. These programs are not only a lifeline for more than 155,000 Arizonans in the First Congressional District, they also play an important role in loca…

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On Sept. 4, the Board of Supervisors voted to end the Pima County Sheriff’s Department involvement in Operation Stonegarden. This vote was despite evidence of the sustained public safety value of the program and letters of support from every law enforcement agency head in the county. This wa…

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I was wearing a jacket when I stepped out of Tucson International Airport into the 95-degree May air. I’d thrown it on just hours before as I left Ohio for the summer to visit family and intern at Tucson Local Media. But one step out of the airport and I realized, “The rumors are true. It’s …

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The recent letter to the editor “Make Them Pay” (March 7), along with recent assertions on the local Let Oro Valley Excel blog, contained information about the El Conquistador Men’s Golf Association that was either totally incorrect, or a much-distorted representation of the facts.

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The Explorer Jan. 24 edition included an article outlining a report presented to the town council on Jan. 17 by representatives of the town’s planning organization. The report covers the town’s Main Street Project, setting forth ideas for developing a town center. While the report is well-in…