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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.

  • ‘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.

  • Northwest man builds his own wiffle ball ‘field of dreams’

    Northwest man builds his own wiffle ball ‘field of dreams’

    As a child, John Faruolo’s friends flocked to his house to play wiffle ball. Decades later, nothing has changed, though the facilities have been upgraded.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

    Each year, for one evening only, Tohono Chul opens its doors to visitors from around the world to experience the mystery, majesty and beauty of the Queen of the Night, the night-blooming cereus Peniocereus greggii.

  • 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.

  • Three Points man found dead in abandoned well

    Three Points man found dead in abandoned well

    Chief Deputy Chris Nanos advises on July 2, 2014, Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives were in the desert area on Phillips Road west of Sierrita Mountain Road conducting follow-up on a missing person. During their investigation, they located a deceased male in an abandoned well approximately twenty five feet down.

  • 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. 

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…

CDO standout commits to GCU

CDO standout commits to GCU

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CDO baseball standout Gabe Benavides will continue his baseball career after he graduates next spring. The Dorado hurler has verbally committe…

Oro Valley resident gets coaching gig

Oro Valley resident gets coaching gig

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Oro Valley resident Abe Grijalva was named the new softball coach at Flowing Wells last week. Grijalva, the longtime softball coach for Dougla…

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.

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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.

play MOS: The Lottery

MOS: The Lottery

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We asked the community what they would do if they won the lottery.

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