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I don’t understand

I don’t understand

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Like many, I was saddened last week to hear about the 2-year-old boy who died in Atlanta after his dad left him in a hot car all day. 

Marana Town Talk: Appreciative of support for annual event

Marana Town Talk: Appreciative of support for annual event

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Thousands attend our town events every year. From the excitement of our annual fireworks show to the magic of our Christmas tree lighting cere…

Primetime Review: Marvel continues to build with “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Primetime Review: Marvel continues to build with “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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By now the 2014 summer movie season is in full swing, and we have seen our fair share of action packed adventures. There is one upcoming film,…

Such the Spot - Why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover

Such the Spot - Why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover

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We started reading to my son when he was six weeks old. It sounds a little strange, I know, but I’d read about the benefits of reading to a ba…

On the Menu - Popular international cuisine

On the Menu - Popular international cuisine

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In the movie "Chef," which is currently playing in Tucson theaters, a chef leaves his job at a Los Angeles restaurant following a berating fro…

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  • Prime Time Review: North Korea threatens war over movie

    Prime Time Review: North Korea threatens war over movie

    The hermit nation of North Korea has recently proclaimed its newest round of threats towards the United States. This time however, the nation is not concerned about military issues or demonstrations, but a Hollywood movie. The always radical and unpredictable country threatens a “resolute and merciless response against the United States” and calls the release of a single film “reckless U.S. provocative insanity”, labeling it an act of war.

  • Oro Valley streamlines housing development, approves new town building

    Oro Valley streamlines housing development, approves new town building

    At the request of the WLB Group, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to modify the review process for the Kai Naranja Development.

  • Foothills couple shot leaving apartment

    Foothills couple shot leaving apartment

    27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving their apartment complex at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive around 1 a.m. on June 7, when an unknown subject shot multiple times at their vehicle.

  • Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network

    Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network

    Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive model for academic medicine. 

  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ dazzles

    ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ dazzles

    The cast returns in this sequel to the 2010 “How to Train Your Dragon” movie, providing viewers with a hard-edged storyline.  Very quickly in the film it’s apparent that “Dragon 2” is at least on par, if not better, than the original journey.  Writer and director Dean DeBlois establishes all the familiar characters for moviegoers to pick-up right where they left off in the previous film.  The most significant ploy by DeBlois, though, is his masterful narrative that makes this animated movie enjoyable for adults and children alike.

  • Couple shot  leaving an apartment complex

    Couple shot leaving an apartment complex

    On July 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Rincon District deputies responded to the apartment complex located at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive reference shots fired. When deputies arrived, they learned 27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving the apartment complex when an unknown subject fired multiple times at their vehicle. Although injured, they were able to exit the vehicle and hide until deputies arrived.

  • ‘America: Imagine The World Without Her’ - Political film sparks controversy

    ‘America: Imagine The World Without Her’ - Political film sparks controversy

    This controversial political film from directors Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan will invoke vastly different reactions from audience members.  Many will find the film a patriotic, yet underreported, story on how our nation has prospered from our early years due to innovation, entrepreneurship, and capitalism--emerging as not only the wealthiest nation on the planet, but also the most generous.  Just as many other viewers will leave the theaters feeling jilted by a political infomercial disguised as a documentary.  Lastly, some moviegoers may be introduced to several political hot-button issues for the first time, and left reflecting on D’Souza’s historical data points on subjects such as relations with Mexico and Native Americans, slavery, imperialism, and capitalism.  Regardless of a person’s position or thoughts on these subjects, this film accomplishes one significant feat—it empowers people to formulate one’s beliefs and positions, squaring the movie’s interpretation with their own life experiences.

  • Oro Valley town, police launch mobile applications

    Oro Valley town, police launch mobile applications

    Though she had never built a mobile application before, Oro Valley’s Lisa Gallardo volunteered to step up and learn how. In doing so, she kept the process in house, helping to keep costs low.

  • Marana resident retires after 20 years in Air Force

    Marana resident retires after 20 years in Air Force

    The Fourth of July is always a big deal for Marana resident Carlos Diaz and his family, but this year it is extra special. Every year the family throws a big party, but this year they will be celebrating more than just Independence Day, they will also celebrate Carlos’ retirement from the U.S. Air Force.

  • Coach Factory store to open at the Foothills Mall

    Coach Factory store to open at the Foothills Mall

     Foothills Mall, the popular regional shopping and entertainment center located in northwest Tucson, announced today Coach Factory Store, the leading American marketer of fine accessories and gifts including handbags, small leather goods, footwear, watches, scarves and sunglasses, among other famed merchandise lines, will open a limited-time-only “pop-up” location at the mall exclusively for the summer 2014 season.

Local officers endure "Ice Water Challenge" to raise money for charity

Local officers endure "Ice Water Challenge" to raise money for charity

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A recent Internet theme and challenge among firefighters and police officers has been circulating to help raise money for charities. The chall…

Officer involved shooting

Officer involved shooting

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On July 9, 2014, at approximately 6:27 p.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the 13,500 block of N. Thornydale Road reference a burgl…

Oro Valley town, police launch mobile applications

Oro Valley town, police launch mobile applications

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Though she had never built a mobile application before, Oro Valley’s Lisa Gallardo volunteered to step up and learn how. In doing so, she kept…

Continental Ranch works to save agave plants

Continental Ranch works to save agave plants

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The Continental Ranch Homeowners Association (HOA) has been able to turn a negative into a positive. When many of their agave plants were infe…

Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network

Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network

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Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizon…

Oro Valley streamlines housing development, approves new town building

Oro Valley streamlines housing development, approves new town building

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At the request of the WLB Group, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously to modify the review process for the Kai Naranja Development.

Catalina Mountain Elks observe Flag Day

Catalina Mountain Elks observe Flag Day

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Approximately 100 people attended the annual Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Flag Day ceremony in SaddleBrooke on June 12. 

Oro Valley Police Reports

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On Saturday, June 21, at about 9:45 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke to a man on the phone about possible vandalism. The caller told police that …

Foothills couple shot leaving apartment

Foothills couple shot leaving apartment

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27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving their apartment complex at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive around 1 a.m. on June…

The YMCA brings basketball, volleyball and racquetball

The YMCA brings basketball, volleyball and racquetball

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In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfi…

Arizona’s aging population brings new opportunities, challenges

Arizona’s aging population brings new opportunities, challenges

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WASHINGTON – Arizona’s population is growing older, bringing new opportunities – and new challenges – to the state in coming years, advocates say.

Arizona, and many states, get an F on “family-friendly” workplace policies

Arizona, and many states, get an F on “family-friendly” workplace policies

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WASHINGTON – Thirty-eight weeks pregnant and on bed-rest with her fifth child, Glendale resident Angela Warren has to rely on her other four c…

Census: Number of Arizonans living in “poverty areas” jumped in 2010

Census: Number of Arizonans living in “poverty areas” jumped in 2010

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WASHINGTON – The number of Arizona residents living in concentrated “poverty areas” grew significantly in the first decade of the century, acc…

Feds declare Arizona, New Mexico gartersnakes threatened species

Feds declare Arizona, New Mexico gartersnakes threatened species

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service granted threatened species status Monday to northern Mexican and narrow-headed gartersnakes, s…

Court blocks state plan to deny driver’s licenses to some immigrants

Court blocks state plan to deny driver’s licenses to some immigrants

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WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Monday blocked an Arizona policy that denies driver’s licenses to immigrants who have been temporarily pr…

Arizona again near tops in nation for women in state elected office

Arizona again near tops in nation for women in state elected office

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WASHINGTON – The wild west – it brings to mind images of cowboys and showdowns. It probably does not bring images of women in elected office.

Drywall falls and injures three

Drywall falls and injures three

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Northwest Fire District crews were dispatched to a reported building collapse at 3912 W. Ina Road shortly after 2:00pm on Monday. The shopping…

Couple shot  leaving an apartment complex

Couple shot leaving an apartment complex

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On July 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Rincon District deputies responded to the apartment complex located at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive refe…

Tohono Chul 'Bloom Night' will not happen over the 4th

Tohono Chul 'Bloom Night' will not happen over the 4th

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Each year, for one evening only, Tohono Chul opens its doors to visitors from around the world to experience the mystery, majesty and beauty o…

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