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Spa Solai specializes in the tough work of relaxation

Spa Solai specializes in the tough work of relaxation

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The business of relaxation is hard work – especially if you’re Shelene Taylor, owner of six Tucson-area massage studios and two spas.

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We Say: A tough goodbye

We Say: A tough goodbye

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About two months ago, I announced  I would be leaving my position here at Tucson Local Media. Well, that time has come, and as the saying goes…

Education battle heading to court

Education battle heading to court

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The Legislature has done its damage and gone home for the year, but there’s still some life left in the old Capitol these days. Diane Douglas,…

Construction on splash pad under way

Construction on splash pad under way

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Construction on an exciting community amenity recently started in North Marana. Splash pad work is under way and our residents and visitors wi…

We Say: To continue to have

We Say: To continue to have

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I am one of the fortunate ones to say I have. I have what I need to be happy. I have my children, my husband, friends family and a wonderful h…

Such the Spot - My daughter wants her own cell phone

Such the Spot - My daughter wants her own cell phone

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My daughter wants her own cell phone. She’s in sixth grade. My husband and I have decided our kids aren’t getting phones until high school. Mo…

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  • CDO’s Nicole Enos finishes as valedictorian

    CDO’s Nicole Enos finishes as valedictorian

    Canyon Del Oro High School’s Nicole Enos admits she was chasing a boy when she decided to join the school’s accomplished Academic Decathlon program as a sophomore.

  • Arizona geocachers banned from land

    Arizona geocachers banned from land

    The Arizona State Trust Land Department officially banned geocaching on their grounds last year, saying the outdoor recreation violates state policy against litter, according to Eric Schudiske, spokesman for Groundspeak, operators of the Geocaching website that provides a centralized repository of caches nationally.

  • Big changes coming to the Ina Interchange in 2016

    Big changes coming to the Ina Interchange in 2016

    There are big changes coming to the Ina Interchange and surrounding areas. On May 12, the Marana Town Council was briefed at a special meeting by representatives of ADOT, Psomas and the Wheat Design Group.  

  • Police need help identifying shoplifter

    Police need help identifying shoplifter

    Last Friday on May 15, Oro Valley Police Department responded to the Kohl's at Oracle and Suffolk in response to a report of shoplifting. The suspect pulled a knife on a Kohl's employee, who was not injured. OVPD patrol saturated the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

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    Police Beat

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  • Denying free speech or protecting the truth?

    Denying free speech or protecting the truth?

    An Oro Valley man who was kicked off the town’s official Facebook page after posting critical comments about the town’s acquisition of the El Conquistador has filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union, claiming a violation of his free speech rights.

  • Semi-nude photos of Mt. View student found posted on campus

    Semi-nude photos of Mt. View student found posted on campus

    The Pima County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating a case involving photos posted around Mountain View High School of a female student depicting semi-nudity.

  • Oro Valley Town Council approves land use amendment

    Oro Valley Town Council approves land use amendment

    The Oro Valley Town Council has unanimously approved a general plan future land use amendment as related to a longstanding debate over a master planned community pertaining to 191 acres at the southwest and northwest corners of the La Cholla Boulevard and Naranja Drive intersection. 

  • 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.

  • Mature Mountain View senior has his future mapped out

    Mature Mountain View senior has his future mapped out

    It is hard not to come away impressed with the maturity of Nicholas Ochoa-Reyes. The Mountain View senior is one of those young men who has his head screwed on straight and has a plan. In fact, he has three plans. 

Tax preparers brace as Obamacare adds wrinkles to tax forms this year

Tax preparers brace as Obamacare adds wrinkles to tax forms this year

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Americans who did not have health insurance last year might have to pay a penalty when they file their federal income taxes this year – but so…

Experts optimistic about downtown Tucson progress

Experts optimistic about downtown Tucson progress

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At one time, talk about downtown Tucson centered around lost opportunity, corruption and failure. Judging from an expert panel recently assemb…

Tucson inventor’s fight over Spider-Man toy lands before Supreme Court

Tucson inventor’s fight over Spider-Man toy lands before Supreme Court

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More than 20 years ago, Tucson resident Stephen Kimble was spending some quality time with his son, reading comic books and looking to “make s…

Local law firm helping startup businesses

Local law firm helping startup businesses

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Local law firm Fennemore Craig has launched what it is calling a “new age” legal approach to help startup businesses find long-term success.

Fashion Fix owner has passion for fashion

Fashion Fix owner has passion for fashion

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Jo Young has taken two different career paths — fashion stylist and educator — and turned them into an Oro Valley business that counsels women…

SAUC’s Exclusive Care: a new option in healthcare

SAUC’s Exclusive Care: a new option in healthcare

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One northwest urgent care facility is offering patients an alternative option in receiving healthcare. 

U.S. Secretary stops in Tucson for a visit at Pima College

U.S. Secretary stops in Tucson for a visit at Pima College

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited Pima Community College Jan. 29 to take a look at a program that is “building the pipeline to the …

Socks and business make a great pair

Socks and business make a great pair

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

Body Resolution’s exercise programs focus on stamina, flexibility, strength

Body Resolution’s exercise programs focus on stamina, flexibility, strength

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Everyone has been injured at some time in their lives, sometimes even requiring surgery. After an injury, exercising safely and using proper b…

2015 Women of Influence nominations still being accepted

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Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media are still accepting nominations for the 2015 Women of Influence event.

OV Hospital, NW Medical Center become CVS affiliates

OV Hospital, NW Medical Center become CVS affiliates

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In a move that is expected to streamline emergency medical systems communications and provide patients with access to high-quality, affordable…

In good hands at Transcend

In good hands at Transcend

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When Dr. Alan Meyers isn’t practicing psychology or authoring books on wellness, he might be found at Transcend Massage and Wellness Spa at 74…

TEP now accepting nominations for 2015’s ‘Brightee’ Awards

TEP now accepting nominations for 2015’s ‘Brightee’ Awards

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Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is accepting nominations for the second annual TEP BrightEE Awards, which recognize customers and other community …

Tucson ranked 116th in Wallet Hub budget study

Tucson ranked 116th in Wallet Hub budget study

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With 150 cities included in its analysis, Wallet Hub recently conducted a study that examined the overall competency of an adult American’s bu…

Oro Valley Police Reports

Oro Valley Police Reports

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Oro Valley Police dept.

Nation’s new-home industry on track for strong fourth quarter

Nation’s new-home industry on track for strong fourth quarter

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After stalling out in the first half of the year, the national housing recovery appears to be on solid footing for a strong year-end finish, a…

Tucson Tamale Company opens third location

Tucson Tamale Company opens third location

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Tucson Tamale Company will celebrate the grand opening of their third location on Oct. 18, 2014. The renovated 2,400-square-foot space is loca…

TEP steam booster nears completion with installation of ‘solar receiver’

TEP steam booster nears completion with installation of ‘solar receiver’

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Construction of an innovative solar power system reached a milestone recently, when crews install a giant ‘solar receiver’ that will help prov…

New leaders, directors on Oro Valley Chamber board

New leaders, directors on Oro Valley Chamber board

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New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.

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