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What is she wearing?

What is she wearing?

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I have always been frustrated with the fact that female politicians are not always judged by their priorities, voting record and loyalty to co…

Understanding transportation spending in Pima County

Understanding transportation spending in Pima County

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At a recent Board of Supervisors public hearing on the county budget a gentleman addressed the board and wanted to know why the county was spe…

Third Age: Community lost? We are losing trust

Third Age: Community lost? We are losing trust

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We are losing our sense of community and trust in one another. The latest Pew Research confirms it. Political polarization is even greater now…

You were told not to

You were told not to

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For several years now the state’s Republican-led legislature has bragged about how they made tough choices during the recession to get Arizona…

Oro Valley Town Talk: What is the Home Rule Option?

Oro Valley Town Talk: What is the Home Rule Option?

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Oro Valley’s primary election date is quickly approaching on August 26, 2014.  In addition to voters being asked to select mayor and town coun…

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  • Marana student designs new school logo

    Marana student designs new school logo

    Levi Morse did not like the Marana High School logo and decided to do something about it. Morse teamed up with his older brother, Shawn, and designed a new tiger-head logo. Now, it is being used around the school

  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ - Pandemic outbreak takes out film’s storyline too

    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ - Pandemic outbreak takes out film’s storyline too

    Following on the heels of the entertaining and successful 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’”, this motion picture was supposed to take the humanity vs. ape conflict to a whole new level of fervor.  The bitterness and meanness of the apes was expected to escalate, while the few humans who survived the Simian Flu outbreak gathered and plotted a strategy to dominate once again.  Instead, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” storyline gets stretched out to the point of appearing artificial and lackadaisical.

  • Prime Time Review: Tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over videogame character

    Prime Time Review: Tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over videogame character

    Lindsay Lohan is heading back to the courtroom soon. However, this time it is she who is filing the lawsuit. The tabloid star is launching a lawsuit against Rockstar Games because she believes her likeness was utilized for one of Grand Theft Auto V’s characters without her permission.

  • Northwest bank robbed

    Northwest bank robbed

    On July 19, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 3733 W. Cortaro Farms Road, reference an armed robbery. When deputies arrived, they learned a male entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, and gave a handwritten note to the teller. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running across the parking lot towards a nearby neighborhood. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

  • Local teacher gives back to his school

    Local teacher gives back to his school

    Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.

  • IRS provides new savings program for retirees

    IRS provides new savings program for retirees

    Last week, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules regarding longevity annuities, which can help retirees manage their savings and ensure they have a stream of regular income throughout their advanced years. These regulations make longevity annuities accessible to the 401(k) and IRA markets, expanding the availability of retirement income options as an increasing number of Americans reach retirement age.

  • Tips to make math your kids’ favorite subject

    Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. After all some of today’s most downloaded apps involve math - maybe you’ve heard of the popular app, 2048. 

  • CDO advances to state title game

    CDO advances to state title game

    CDO Little League used a late inning rally to stun Arrowhead 16-15 and advance to the championship game of the Arizona 10-11 Little League State Baseball Tournament.

  • Upset with Oro Valley Police

    Please afford an Oro Valley citizen time to vent.  I was just stopped by an Oro Valley motorcycle officer for the third time in less than a year.  My egregious crime? 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.  Another 200 dollar or so ticket.  I should establish a Bill Pay account to the city of Oro Valley for $200 a month.  

  • QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    Recently, QuikTrip gas station officially launched its national made-to-order kitchen menu during an invite-only event, held at the company’s newest location in Tucson.

La Cañada road construction delays

La Cañada road construction delays

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The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.

Protests held in Oracle, Congress debating immigration funding

Protests held in Oracle, Congress debating immigration funding

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The controversy surrounding where to place tens of thousands of children crossing the U.S. border, mostly in Texas, continued in Oracle last w…

Scammers claim to be police, ask for money to pay fines

Scammers claim to be police, ask for money to pay fines

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As law enforcement agencies and the public become savvy to a specific form of a scam, criminals are finding different ways to manipulate victi…

Former Immaculate Heart student finds passion in music

Former Immaculate Heart student finds passion in music

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Jeff Laos was born with a killer jump shot and an affinity for music. Today he’s Soulular, a one-man electronic music project that is carving …

Commitment to fitness

Commitment to fitness

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Marana police officers work hard to get in better shape

Time Travel at the next Musical Magic for Kids

Time Travel at the next Musical Magic for Kids

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Join the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance for an interactive experience geared towards youth the whole family can enjoy, featuring …

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play Oro Valley Police Ice Water Challenge

Oro Valley Police Ice Water Challenge

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Oro Valley Police Department's PIO Kara Riley was called out by Tucson Police Department in an Icewater Challenge. The challenge is to be doused in icewater, or donated $100 to a charity of their choice.

play MOS: Monsoon Season

MOS: Monsoon Season

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We asked the community about the Monsoon Season.

play MOS: Father's Day

MOS: Father's Day

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We asked the community what word best describe's their fathers.

play MOS: Dealing with the heat

MOS: Dealing with the heat

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We asked the community how they deal with the summer heat.

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