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  • John Gorman, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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.

  • Jim Greene, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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…

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Oro Valley Steve Beinhorn resident saw this bobcat stretching in his backyard. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken and the subject. Not all photos can be printed, …

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American Medical Response takes pride in serving the public with quality, cost effective emergency medical care and ambulance transportation. We view the local fire departments and fire districts as our partners, not our competitors. We view everyone in the public safety and health care worl…

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It seems to me that the pricey road construction on Lambert and LaCanada, could have been avoided by only trimming and cutting trees. I’ve driven in that intersection for years. Trees gone, attentive drivers, no problems. It’s the drivers who need a lesson.

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I can’t believe that Tucson Local Media’s papers ignored the Arizona Department of Transportation’s public meetings on their “alternative routes” for an Interstate 11 highway from Wickenburg to Nogales. Meetings May 2 and 3 in Tucson and Marana brought out over 400 people who were mostly opp…

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Last year I had to pay $10,000 in co-pays and deductibles for spine surgery. My premium then went up 45 percent, on top of 25 percent, on top of... It is now my largest monthly expense—All a direct result of Obamcare and its mandates. Nobody is paying my premium and deductibles. Not a dime. 

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In early 2015, Mayor Hiremath Satish spoke at open houses about the purchase of the golf courses and community center. He always stressed why it was not wise to bond that purchase. In January 2015, he wrote an article to the citizens of Oro Valley which appeared in the Explorer. These are hi…

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I am appalled and disgusted by Gov. Doug Ducey and our “so-called” Arizona legislature. I am a retired educator (35 years in Arizona public schools) and I am physically sick at how our “so-called legislators” treat our teachers. To give teachers a 1 percent, one-year bonus is a slap in the face. 

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State Rep. Pamela Hanley, a Tucson Democrat, submitted legislation to put Arizona on record in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. When the Republican leadership refused to give her a hearing, she made a motion that the measure be brought to the full House for an immediate vote. Shame on …

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I was in the audience during the May 3 Town Council meeting when numerous coaches, soccer moms, Little League officials and players eloquently spoke of the need for more youth playing fields. I agree. After living in 15 communities during my military service and corporate assignments, I can …

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On April 4th the Marana Town Council voted not to renew a contract with Pima County for animal services (enforcement and licensing). This decision was made following nearly a year of research and discussions with Pima County administration on how to best serve our residents and their pets.

  • Dave Allazetta Special to The Explorer
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UnitedHealthcare is honored to serve more than 2 million Arizonans and support their access to quality, affordable health care from more than 26,000 health care professionals and nearly 100 hospitals across the state. For the last several months, we have been negotiating in good faith with N…

  • Louis Fashion
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The town of Oro Valley has a very important decision to make.  Do the taxpayers of Oro Valley wish to continue to pay for a failing golf course and restaurant or do they wish to fund further development of Naranja Park?

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I would like to thank the Oro Valley Mayor, City Council, and especially the Oro Valley Police Chief and his officers for recognizing the need to adopt a “hands free” driving ordinance here.  I can tell you first hand of the danger this behavior represents. In the past year, I have been run …

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On October 11, a Letter to the Editor in the Explorer entitled “AZ Women Qualified” was published by the President of Emerge Arizona, which caused some confusion with Explorer readers. We at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse would like to take a moment to clarify who we are, and hopefull…