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It is disheartening when something strong, something important makes many stand up to rally and protest, but the selfishness of few lessens th…

It’s time for solutions, it’s time to fix the roads

It’s time for solutions, it’s time to fix the roads

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Like President Obama, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has shown that he will aggressively use his pen and phone to push his agenda. In …

Do you feel guilty when you are doing nothing?

Do you feel guilty when you are doing nothing?

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Are you a person who experiences guilty feelings about occasionally doing nothing? If so, you’re not alone and your partners are called workah…

Marana Town Talk: Town committed to helping Simon’s tenants open

Marana Town Talk: Town committed to helping Simon’s tenants open

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When the town of Marana opened the Twin Peaks Interchange in 2010, it paved the road for economic development along a busy stretch of Intersta…

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…

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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.

  • Oro Valley Primary Election results

    Oro Valley Primary Election results

    Ballots are still being counted in the Oro Valley Town Council Primary Election. 

  • A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

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Summer of bonding helps Mountain View standout Summerset

Summer of bonding helps Mountain View standout Summerset

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This was a busy summer for Mountain View High School’s Justice Summerset. The junior attended five football camps, competed in three Junior Ol…

Oro Valley school holds annual fundraiser

Oro Valley school holds annual fundraiser

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Copper Creek Elementary School held its annual fundraiser, the Hawk Walk, last week. In lieu of selling candy or similar items, students get d…

Area farm provides safe haven for alpacas

Area farm provides safe haven for alpacas

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Five years ago, Deborah Knickerbocker was given three alpacas from someone leaving town. Today, she runs Busy Bobbin Alpaca Ranch in Marana an…

Sen. McCain hosts Town Hall with Raytheon employees

Sen. McCain hosts Town Hall with Raytheon employees

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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 millio…

Gonzales prepared to be Tigers’ workhorse

Gonzales prepared to be Tigers’ workhorse

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Marana running back Bradley Gonzales knew that he was going to be a focal part of the offense this season, but he probably envisioned himself …

Marana councilmembers violate open meeting law

Marana councilmembers violate open meeting law

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Two Marana councilmembers will not face disciplinary action after violating an open meeting law.

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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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