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Simon Pegg has signed on to co-write Star Trek 3

Simon Pegg has signed on to co-write Star Trek 3

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In addition to playing the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, British actor Simon Pegg steps up from the engine room and into t…

Prime Time Review: CBS Announces Premier of Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show Sept. 8

Prime Time Review: CBS Announces Premier of Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show Sept. 8

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CBS announced last week that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be airing Sept. 8 as Colbert replaces David Letterman after more than two…

Johnson named Player of the Week

Johnson named Player of the Week

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Stanley Johnson has been honored for his efforts in a pair of Arizona wins last week with Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, announced by the l…

Wildcats down shorthanded Colorado

Wildcats down shorthanded Colorado

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Arizona took advantage of two Colorado starters out with injury and beat the visiting Buffaloes 68-54 despite a career night from Askia Booker.

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

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One of the largest exchanges of bitcoin-currency in the world went offline Dec 5, after an unknown thief hacked into the company’s system and …

Such the Spot - When are electronics going too far?

Such the Spot - When are electronics going too far?

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Q. I see more and more children with electronic devices everywhere - They use them to be entertained at restaurants, they use them in vehicles…

Vote for Sean Miller & win $100,000 for the Tucson Ronald McDonald House

Vote for Sean Miller & win $100,000 for the Tucson Ronald McDonald House

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From January 5th to March 15th, Infiniti is helping 48 of the nation’s top college basketball coaches compete to raise money for charities in …

Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

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Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many wa…

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

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Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? Th…

The Loft Insider: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

The Loft Insider: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

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While The Loft Cinema has been embracing the Holiday spirit with their recent Sing-A-Long Spectacular and correlating Ugly Sweater contest, th…

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

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Last month, during Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention, Blizzard president and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, announced that a pur…

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

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My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally mer…

Arts and Sciences Are Writing a New Love Story Together

Arts and Sciences Are Writing a New Love Story Together

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Those at the UA who are advancing the medical humanities want to see the arts become more closely integrated with the STEM fields. It's pickin…

Pet News - Woman with “passion” for pets leaves legacy for HSSA

Pet News - Woman with “passion” for pets leaves legacy for HSSA

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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona today received a $400,000 gift from the estate of a woman with a generous heart and a love of animals.

More hardware for UA's Wright

More hardware for UA's Wright

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University of Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III was given the Rotary Lombardi Award in Houston on Wednesday, presented annually t…

S.H.I.E.L.D half season finale delivers

S.H.I.E.L.D half season finale delivers

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On Tuesday we got the fall finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we got more questions than answers. Some characters are dead, others …

Cats get a glimpse of the future in blowout

Cats get a glimpse of the future in blowout

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It was obvious pretty early on that Arizona was vastly superior to Utah Valley on Tuesday night’s 87-56 win. The Wildcats won by 29 points and…

Pet News - Christmas Day Dog Walk

Pet News - Christmas Day Dog Walk

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Everyone is welcome, but only those 16 years or older will be able to personally walk the dogs. Dog-walkers please RSVP to Andrew.Stocker@pima…

Pet News - HSSA and Subaru Sharing the Love for pets

Pet News - HSSA and Subaru Sharing the Love for pets

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The Humane Society of Southern Arizona invites you to the Subaru Sharing the love adoptions and free vaccinations event.

Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

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Last month, during Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention, Blizzard president and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, announced that a pur…

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Simon Pegg has signed on to co-write Star Trek 3

Simon Pegg has signed on to co-write Star Trek 3

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In addition to playing the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, British actor Simon Pegg steps up from the engine room and into t…

Town employees aren’t to blame

Town employees aren’t to blame

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It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on…

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

Longer terms in auto loans have become the norm

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It’s taking a lot longer to pay off that new or used car nowadays.

What’s in store for the national housing market in 2015?

What’s in store for the national housing market in 2015?

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The calendar reads January 2015, and that can mean only one thing: it’s prime-time predictions season. Everyone, it seems, is clamoring to kno…

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

Oro Valley Town Talk: Investing in Oro Valley on your behalf

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The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-squar…

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  • Socks and business make a great pair

    Socks and business make a great pair

    James Coyle and the rest of his fellow seventh-grade classmates at Coronado K-8 School had to make a business plan for class. 

  • TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

    TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

    Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.

  • Former Mountain View hoops star making it as a pro

    Former Mountain View hoops star making it as a pro

    Aaron Anderson is living the dream. It may not have been the dream he envisioned as a kid, but being paid to play basketball was a dream come true for the former Mountain View standout.

  • ‘Tee’d off’ residents speak out

    ‘Tee’d off’ residents speak out

    “It was so easy to get these signatures,” “disrespect of the voices of the residents” and “lost confidence and trust” were just a few of the things said in Oro Valley last Wednesday.

  • Town of Oro Valley Council rezones two plots along First Ave.

    Town of Oro Valley Council rezones two plots along First Ave.

    With two zoning code changes to two separate locations, the undeveloped properties on the east side of First Avenue in Oro Valley are soon going to be built upon.

  • Town employees aren’t to blame

    Town employees aren’t to blame

    It is tough for the group who worked diligently for weeks to find out in heartbreaking fashion that thousands of signatures were thrown out on a technicality. Needing just over 1,100 signatures, the group trying to get the council’s approved purchase of a $1 million golf course, and let’s not forget the coveted community center, overturned by voters in a special election turned in more than 3,100 signatures. 

  • Active Life Acupuncture - Hitting the right spot every time

    Active Life Acupuncture - Hitting the right spot every time

    Needles. You either love them or hate them.

  • Despite opposition, council passes Ina/Silverbell rezoning

    Despite opposition, council passes Ina/Silverbell rezoning

    Two rezonings passed at the Jan. 20 Marana Town Council meeting, one with no opposition and another that was more controversial. 

  • Miners Co-op returns to Marana

    Miners Co-op returns to Marana

    The Miners Co-op Rock Show is back in Marana this year as one of the more than 40 shows operating under the umbrella of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

  • Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    From U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s position atop decrepit buildings in Iraq, his hidden presence seemed like anything but unknown to those in his close proximity. U.S. ground troops, going door-to-door searching for insurgents, gained confidence knowing that America’s best-ever sniper was providing them over-watch protection from high above. Enemy forces also grew to know of Kyle’s legendary marksmanship skills and close whereabouts, witnessing their al-Qaeda in Iraq members dropping dead after each single shot from Chris’ rifle. No one, however, was more aware of Chris Kyle’s presence and four tours of duty in Iraq than his wife, Taya Kyle, left behind in San Diego. It’s that marriage and relationship between Chris and Taya Kyle that “American Sniper” steadies upon, takes aim at, and, ultimately scores a direct hit for viewers. Between sighting in terrorist targets and actually pulling the trigger as Kyle, Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper must control his breathing—the same task moviegoers must master in this heart-pounding, emotional true story.

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