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Guest Column - Suing the President or impeachment for life?

Guest Column - Suing the President or impeachment for life?

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Suing the president or, as we call it, “impeachment lite.” So why is the House suing the president? First, you understand the House is made up…

Such the Spot - Tips for packing kid's lunches

Such the Spot - Tips for packing kid's lunches

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By now, most school-age children have returned to the classroom. I know that there exists an entire population of parents who rejoice when the…

He will be missed

He will be missed

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Like many, I was shocked when I heard the news last week that Robin Williams was found dead at age 63. Like many, I was even more shocked when…

Police demeanor, dress make a difference

Police demeanor, dress make a difference

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It took me awhile, rummaging through the photo files on my computer, to locate the pictures I took during an anti-Iraq War march in Portland, …

Community policing as a foundation for public safety in Oro Valley

Community policing as a foundation for public safety in Oro Valley

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For more than 14 years, it has been my pleasure to serve as the Chief of Police for the town of Oro Valley. I consider myself fortunate to wor…

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  • Review: Spark: A Burning Man Story – Explains the unexplainable

    Review: Spark: A Burning Man Story – Explains the unexplainable

    If you are not familiar with the annual “Burning Man” event, thinkWoodstock meets Mad Max, although its organizers and proponents frown on painting the event into any kind of corner. The “about” section of the event’s website says that “trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind.” Nevertheless, the new documentary film, Spark: A Burning Man Story, attempts to explain the alleged unexplainable.

  • Prime Time Review: Waves of “Blackfish” documentary start to hit SeaWorld

    Prime Time Review: Waves of “Blackfish” documentary start to hit SeaWorld

    The cinematic climate is changing in countless ways, but one in particular is affecting the world on a much broader scale. Viral marketing and distribution through avenues such as Netflix has fused with a public hunger for knowledge that is satiated through a surge in documentary filmmaking. The impact of this readily distributed knowledge and information is perhaps more powerful than ever. One company in particular has learned this lesson the hard way. After the release of the popular 2013 documentary “Blackfish”, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has begun to feel the sting of public opinion.

  • McCain visits Raytheon, speaks in favor of Tomahawk

    McCain visits Raytheon, speaks in favor of Tomahawk

    Ten years would have been too long to wait for a replacement to the Tomahawk cruise missile if the Department of Defense’s proposed $82 million cut to the missile system hadn't been reversed by Congress, said Sen. John McCain.

  • Elephant calf born at Reid Park Zoo

    Elephant calf born at Reid Park Zoo

    Reid Park Zoo announces that Semba, a 24-year old African Elephant, successfully delivered a female calf at 10:55 p.m. last night Both mother and calf appear to be doing well, but are spending quiet time in the Click Family Elephant Care Center under the watchful eyes of the elephant team. This is Semba’s third calf, but the first elephant ever born at Reid Park Zoo.

  • Oro Valley fake beard bandit arrested

    Oro Valley fake beard bandit arrested

    On Aug. 21 The Oro Valley Police Department was contacted by Tucson Police Department in reference to a bank robbery suspect in their jurisdiction. TPD believed the suspect in custody was the same suspect in Oro Valley’s Aug. 12 bank robbery. 

  • Local actor finds success in the wake of tragedy

    Local actor finds success in the wake of tragedy

    The true diehard fans of the hit series “Breaking Bad” may recognize a familiar face when tuning in to reruns of America’s favorite epic. This is because Tucson actor, Lou Pimber, makes an appearance in a reoccurring role, playing a member of a cartel hit squad that called for him to share camera time with stars Brian Cranston, Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito.   

  • Once ill himself, med student hopes to heal others

    Once ill himself, med student hopes to heal others

    Tim Cheves has used his own medical issue to motivate him. Cheves, who battled chronic fatigue and immunodeficiency syndrome as well as other issues, is now hoping to help others as a doctor. 

  • AIA looking into Mountain View allegations

    AIA looking into Mountain View allegations

    Whenever a high school sports program gets an influx of transfers it raises red flags. That appears to be the case with the Mountain View football program. The school is being investigated for a potential recruiting violation and the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board will be briefed during their meeting on Monday.

  • A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

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  • Strong inside presence to be Nighthawks’ key to success

    Strong inside presence to be Nighthawks’ key to success

    They have a solid program and the talent this year to be a playoff team. The question then comes down to whether the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks can get the job done and bring home a state title this year.

Hiremath, incubments lead challenger in Oro Valley election

Hiremath, incubments lead challenger in Oro Valley election

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With all 15 precincts reporting, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath leads challenger Pat Stranney 5,695 to 3,558.

Rewards of up to $2,000 offered in Redington Pass poaching case

Rewards of up to $2,000 offered in Redington Pass poaching case

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 The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Operation Game Thief is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the …

Group: Penalties for buyers key to curbing sex trafficking

Group: Penalties for buyers key to curbing sex trafficking

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When it comes to sex trafficking, the traffickers – usually pimps – traditionally receive the harshest legal punishments. However, states can …

Tucson scientist joins panel touting 2015 visit to ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto

Tucson scientist joins panel touting 2015 visit to ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto

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Tucson scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel Monday talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most anima…

Hupenthal loses re-election bid for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Hupenthal loses re-election bid for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his re-election bid Tuesday night. Huppenthal faced plenty of controversy duri…

Attorney General Tom Horne loses primary

Attorney General Tom Horne loses primary

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Arizona won't just have a new governor come November, embattled Attorney General Tom Horne was defeated Tuesday night in the primary, losing t…

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play GoPro: Father/Son Road Trip to Oklahoma's High Point

GoPro: Father/Son Road Trip to Oklahoma's High Point

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We did a father, son, son road trip from Tucson, Ariz., to stand on the highest point in Oklahoma.This is our journey.

play MOS: Back To School

MOS: Back To School

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We asked the community about the new school semester starting.

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Kino College

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Kino CollegeEnroll today: http://www.kinocollege.com/

play OV Mayor Candidates Debate

OV Mayor Candidates Debate

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The Oro Valley Mayor Candidates Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, and Pat Straney debated on July 30 at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.

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