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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 provide a renewable “boost” to Tucson Electric Power’s largest local power plant.

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Pima County Health: Watch for the signs, seek help for depression

Pima County Health: Watch for the signs, seek help for depression

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Once again we share in the sadness of losing one of our most beloved entertainers, Robin Williams. He was someone I grew up seeing on televisi…

Third Age: Have to express gratitude

Third Age: Have to express gratitude

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It’s been a heck-of-a-summer.  Campaigning for re-election to the town council again put me in close touch with folks whose doorbells I poked …

Opinion column - Garcia is the best choice for our schools

Opinion column - Garcia is the best choice for our schools

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Why is it that David Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, has locked up major endorsements from Republic…

Oro Valley Town Talk - Voters turn out for Oro Valley election

Oro Valley Town Talk - Voters turn out for Oro Valley election

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On Aug. 26, the Town of Oro Valley conducted its primary election. Previously, the town’s nonpartisan primary and general elections were held …

Opinion column - Real leadership is needed to repair our roads

Opinion column - Real leadership is needed to repair our roads

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In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the co…

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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.

Business calendar - Week of Sept. 17

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Thursday, Sept. 18

Ventana Medical Systems expanding into Marana

Ventana Medical Systems expanding into Marana

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A worldwide leader in innovative cancer diagnostic solutions, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. is expanding its research into the Town of Marana …

Marana Chamber hosts annual awards

Marana Chamber hosts annual awards

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With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.

Pima County One-Stop Career Center seeking health-care employers

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The Pima County One-Stop Career Center has funds for health-care employers to participate in a pilot training program aimed at improving emplo…

La Belle Fleur Photography now open in Tucson

La Belle Fleur Photography now open in Tucson

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Southern Arizona’s premier newborn photographer is now open for business in the Tucson area. Heather Davis, owner and photographer at La Belle…

Great American Playhouse offering energetic family fun

Great American Playhouse offering energetic family fun

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Are you ready to get Beetle-Juiced? Catch the spooktacular classic with a twist, September 5 thru November 15, only at The Great American Playhouse!

J. Braun Salon has expanded

J. Braun Salon has expanded

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Indigo Salon Spa, a long time favorite northwest Tucson/Marana Hair and Spa destination, has closed its doors and relocated to a brand new loc…

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Finalists Named

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Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus …

Oro Valley chamber hosts annual awards breakfast

Oro Valley chamber hosts annual awards breakfast

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The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued co…

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Thursday, Aug. 14

Cellular Connection opens first store in Tucson

Cellular Connection opens first store in Tucson

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The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announces today the opening of its first store in Tucson, …

World View offers out-of-this-world experience

World View offers out-of-this-world experience

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Soon, you won’t have to be an astronaut to fly to outer space. 

OV Chamber awards breakfast on Aug. 8

OV Chamber awards breakfast on Aug. 8

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Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at t…

Greater Oro valley Chamber of commerce awards scholarships

Greater Oro valley Chamber of commerce awards scholarships

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Four students have received 2014 Steve Engle Memorial / Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

IRS provides new savings program for retirees

IRS provides new savings program for retirees

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Last week, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules regarding longevity annuities, which can help r…

Delta Dental Foundation opens grants

Delta Dental Foundation opens grants

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The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has announced the opening of its 2015 community grants program, which provides funding to organizations…

Business Calendar - Week of July 16

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Thursday, July 17

Elizabeth Maish leads TMC’s nursing unit

Elizabeth Maish leads TMC’s nursing unit

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For Tucson Medical Center Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Elizabeth Maish, the decision to pursue a nursing and management career cam…

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