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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. 

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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…

A strong partnership to encourage civics

A strong partnership to encourage civics

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As students in middle and high school, we learned about our federal government in civics classes. We became well-versed in the Constitution, t…

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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.

  • 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.

Despite opposition, council passes Ina/Silverbell rezoning

Despite opposition, council passes Ina/Silverbell rezoning

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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

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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, Minera…

TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

TOOTH files lawsuit over Town of Oro Valley referendum rejection

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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 reject…

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

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

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With two zoning code changes to two separate locations, the undeveloped properties on the east side of First Avenue in Oro Valley are soon goi…

AIA realignment drastically alters teams’ placements

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On Jan. 20 the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three scho…

Marana uses podcasts as another way to keep public informed

Marana uses podcasts as another way to keep public informed

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In an effort to keep the residents of Marana informed, the town has started a podcast. The podcast, started earlier this month, has already fo…

‘Tee’d off’ residents speak out

‘Tee’d off’ residents speak out

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“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 t…

Active Life Acupuncture - Hitting the right spot every time

Active Life Acupuncture - Hitting the right spot every time

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Needles. You either love them or hate them.

Ballroom dancing good for the mind, body and soul

Ballroom dancing good for the mind, body and soul

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Dance studio owner and instructor Elizabeth Keyes believes that dance is good for you, physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Oro Valley Councilmember Mike Zinkin appointed to two National League of Cities committees

Oro Valley Councilmember Mike Zinkin appointed to two National League of Cities committees

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Mike Zinkin, a Town of Oro Valley Councilmember, has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2015 Community and Economic Development S…

Liability on the line at football watch parties

Liability on the line at football watch parties

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Mayhem likes more than just college football games – it can show up in many forms when someone hosts a watch party on game day. So, if you’re …

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 h…

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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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…

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