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New website tool lets Oro Valley residents rank priorities for town budget

New website tool lets Oro Valley residents rank priorities for town budget

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The Town of Oro Valley is asking residents to give their input on budget priorities using a new online questionnaire. Oro Valley has usually held open forums to get the residents opinions, but the town says those usually had low attendance. The survey, titles 5 Questions in 5 minutes, asks participants to rank which areas of public service should be the highest priority when working out the budget. The town has also put together a budget information page for residents to look over.

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In favor of civics lessons

In favor of civics lessons

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While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Fr…

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

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Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re …

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

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A federal judge in California issued a ruling earlier this week that overturned the state’s ban on foie gras, the intentionally fattened liver…

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 …

Musings from mom

Musings from mom

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Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives bus…

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  • Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses because the signature sheets did not bear a serial number.

  • Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm.  Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business.  After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody.  Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens. 

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  • Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Organizers of the referendum petition drive that could reverse the Town of Oro Valley’s planned purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses handed the town clerk more than 3,000 signatures Thursday.

  • Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.

  • Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    The Marana Police Department took an afternoon to honor their own. The department held its 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 14, at The Highlands at Dove Mountain Conference Room. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema handed out 13 awards to 24 recipients.

  • Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    The latest rendition from the local theater group at The Great American Playhouse rolls back the clock to a time when the mystical Aztecs ruled the land, but that doesn’t mean that 20th century rock songs are in short supply. As musical and well choreographed as ever, the most recent GAP play brings a new twist on a familiar character.

  • 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.

  • Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee. 

  • Resolution versus serial numbers: El Conquistador purchase opponents await word on referendum petition

    Resolution versus serial numbers: El Conquistador purchase opponents await word on referendum petition

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Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

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Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee. 

Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

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While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new ta…

Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

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On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to…

Marana School District and town partner to teach civics

Marana School District and town partner to teach civics

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The Town of Marana believes that to have a town that runs well, citizens have to understand how the town operates. The Town of Marana has trie…

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Police Beat

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It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

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Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black m…

Tax season is officially under way, officials talk 2015 issues

Tax season is officially under way, officials talk 2015 issues

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Tax season is here, and that means like any year, Tax– particularly those filing without the help of a professional – will be exposed to a num…

Marana Police Department receives $53,604 in grants

Marana Police Department receives $53,604 in grants

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The Marana Police Department has received three grants they believe will help them make the streets safer. All three grants are from the Arizo…

Town of Marana’s website key to improved citizen engagement

Town of Marana’s website key to improved citizen engagement

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As Marana continues to grow, the town has the challenge of keeping things working as smoothly as possible, to avoid the bureaucratic gridlock …

Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

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Organizers of the referendum petition drive that could reverse the Town of Oro Valley’s planned purchase of the El Conquistador country club a…

Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

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The Marana Police Department took an afternoon to honor their own. The department held its 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 14, at The Highl…

Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

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The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country …

Oro Valley releases updated crime statistics

Oro Valley releases updated crime statistics

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The town of Oro Valley has released the latest statistics on crime in the area. The statistics now include 2013 cases, totaling 54 more cases …

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day this weekend

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day this weekend

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Tucson is celebrating Martin Luther King Day this weekend with two events put on by the Martin Luther King Day Festival Committee. 

Resolution versus serial numbers: El Conquistador purchase opponents await word on referendum petition

Resolution versus serial numbers: El Conquistador purchase opponents await word on referendum petition

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Update: Some cats from Pima Animal Care Center rescues available for adoption

Update: Some cats from Pima Animal Care Center rescues available for adoption

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New project aims to improve ‘First Impressions’ at airport

New project aims to improve ‘First Impressions’ at airport

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It’s no secret that the first impression is often the one that leaves the lasting impression. For Tucson, scenery around the airport has left …

Mountain View High School students learn math through automotive class

Mountain View High School students learn math through automotive class

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The problem was spelled out for the automotive students at Mountain View High School: Find the volumetric efficiency of a 10-cylinder Dodge Vi…

Newest flu strain is ‘nothing new’

Newest flu strain is ‘nothing new’

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A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County …

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