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Executive excuse

Executive excuse

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Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Ob…

Feeling thankful this season

Feeling thankful this season

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It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people an…

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

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I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Althou…

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

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I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many fo…

Have you given up?

Have you given up?

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Remember the song, “Is That All There Is?” 

Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

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Over the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about Common Core standards being adopted for Arizona students. Since last year, Common …

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

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A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.”…

It’s common sense –  We need to raise money

It’s common sense – We need to raise money

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I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dange…

How and why ignition switches fail

How and why ignition switches fail

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Hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been recalled in recent months for faulty ignition switches.

Impressed with students

Impressed with students

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On Tuesday, we honored our veterans on Veterans Day. We, as a country, take this day to pay respect to those men and women who have served hon…

It’s time to give

It’s time to give

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While the local retail stores have been working to get us all in the holiday spirit – to the point where all at one time the stores had Hallow…

The state is giving us no choice but to raise road taxes

The state is giving us no choice but to raise road taxes

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When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait…

Holiday celebrations are just around the corner

Holiday celebrations are just around the corner

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Over the past year, the town has committed to enhancing its signature events. We have recruited sponsors to help offset costs, put a team of s…

Worried over tax discussion

Worried over tax discussion

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A citizen response to the article written by Mr. Randy Metcalf, published in the Oct. 22, in The Explorer, summarizing discussion surrounding …

Its almost over – sigh

Its almost over – sigh

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It’s been interesting to check the mail over the last month. Instead of the regular junk mail and bills, we’ve seen a major influx of advertis…

Proposition 415 approval is important

Proposition 415 approval is important

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As a longtime volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), I offer information that addresses some of the distortions that have been printed i…

Smith endorses government-enforced pregnancy

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I will vote for Kirkpatrick

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In his Oct. 22 letter to the editor, Rick Cunnington believes that Ann Kirkpatrick was wrong to vote for certain Congressional proposals. 

Ottoboni has blinders on…Again

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As usual, Ms. Ottoboni goes into any situation with her mind already made up. Those of us who are loyal readers of the Opinion page to the Exp…

Haters can go away

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I grew up in Pima County when the Pima Animal Care Center was first built in the 1960s, before the expansive population growth in the ensuing …

Northwest Chatter

Executive excuse

Executive excuse

Posted:

Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Ob…

Feeling thankful this season

Feeling thankful this season

Posted:

It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people an…

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

Good News for District 1 - Arterial roads to get repairs this year

Posted:

I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Althou…

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

Holiday shopping avoidance gift list

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I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many fo…

Have you given up?

Have you given up?

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Remember the song, “Is That All There Is?” 

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