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We Say: There’s always plan B

We Say: There’s always plan B

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A referendum effort to stop the purchase of the $1 million Hilton El Conquistador Golf Course/country club was halted last month thanks to a s…

County Health: The important work of local health departments

County Health: The important work of local health departments

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Every day, hundreds of Tucsonans begin the day by stopping at local coffee shops for our morning jolt of caffeine and a breakfast snack. The o…

Huckelberry: State forcing counties to pay the state’s bills

Huckelberry: State forcing counties to pay the state’s bills

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The state of Arizona requires that nearly a third of your county primary property taxes be sent to the state and it now wants more. Most taxpa…

Gardening with Soule: Planting that perfect tree season is now

Gardening with Soule: Planting that perfect tree season is now

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I am often asked to recommend the perfect tree, site unseen. Yes that’s “site,” not “sight,” unseen. What I plant in my yard is fine for my ya…

Hiremath doesn’t want to pay

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In a story in the Daily Star on Feb. 22 by Patrick McNamara, about the RTA redirecting funds to fix the streets, Mayor Hiremath, who is also a…

Upset with Zinkin

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After reading Mr. Zinkin’s accusation of misrepresentation against Town Manager Greg Caton in The Arizona Daily Independent on Feb. 23, I coul…

It didn’t have to come to a recall

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It didn’t have to come to a recall of the mayor and 3 council members, but they have no one to blame but themselves. We have a mayor that beha…

We Say: It’s all about the speeches

We Say: It’s all about the speeches

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After the glitz and glamour of seeing what the stars are wearing at Hollywood’s biggest night, one settles in to see who won, primarily in the…

Guest Column: The smackdown between Douglas and Ducey

Guest Column: The smackdown between Douglas and Ducey

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The biggest political news in Arizona recent weeks was the smackdown between Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Governor D…

Questioning Hiremath leadership

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Ten years ago when I bought my home in Oro Valley I chose it because it was a safe, quiet and pleasant place to live – free of traffic, crime …

Support proposed standards

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As a high school math teacher and parent of an elementary-aged daughter, I wanted to voice my support for the current Arizona College and Care…

We Say: If only in Tucson

We Say: If only in Tucson

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Over the last six months, there’s a lot of talk about Tucson’s economy improving. There’s a lot about downtown taking that turn from being a p…

Guest Opinion: If I cheated children out of money – I would be ashamed

Guest Opinion: If I cheated children out of money – I would be ashamed

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If it were me, I’d be ashamed. If a judge told me I had cheated children out of money I owed them, that I had violated the law by giving them …

Oro Valley Town Talk: Going beyond bragging about the weather

Oro Valley Town Talk: Going beyond bragging about the weather

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It’s true that in Arizona, we love to brag about our weather during these winter months while people in colder climates are still shoveling sn…

A rebuttal to Cox’s facts

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One wonders if Don Cox ever tires of being proved wrong in the pages of the Explorer.  After excusing the Explorer of lacking in “accuracy and…

Local environmental issues

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Several years ago I wrote a letter to the editor in the Explorer about the need to be cautious when walking around the town. I was comparing m…

Mickey Mouse has measles ?

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There has to be some explanation why last year (2014) saw this huge increase in measles within the US.  In the year 2000, the CDC declared tha…

Science is real

Science is real

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As a parent, its incredibly frustrating to me to hear news reports about the recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and has now ma…

Prove it, Mr. Mayor

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Regarding the purchase of the El Conquistador property by the Town of Oro Valley, if Mr. Hiremath feels that most of the town is behind him wh…

The Mayor is Not Investing on Our Behalf

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When the mayor and town manager rushed approval for the town to purchase the neglected recreational assets of the Hilton El Conquistador, they…

Northwest Chatter

We Say: There’s always plan B

We Say: There’s always plan B

Updated:

A referendum effort to stop the purchase of the $1 million Hilton El Conquistador Golf Course/country club was halted last month thanks to a s…

County Health: The important work of local health departments

County Health: The important work of local health departments

Posted:

Every day, hundreds of Tucsonans begin the day by stopping at local coffee shops for our morning jolt of caffeine and a breakfast snack. The o…

Huckelberry: State forcing counties to pay the state’s bills

Huckelberry: State forcing counties to pay the state’s bills

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The state of Arizona requires that nearly a third of your county primary property taxes be sent to the state and it now wants more. Most taxpa…

Gardening with Soule: Planting that perfect tree season is now

Gardening with Soule: Planting that perfect tree season is now

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I am often asked to recommend the perfect tree, site unseen. Yes that’s “site,” not “sight,” unseen. What I plant in my yard is fine for my ya…

World-famous theater group in Tucson this week

World-famous theater group in Tucson this week

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It is not uncommon to see natural performers band together to bring fantastic and lively productions to stages throughout the world. It is muc…

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    New charter school under construction in Marana

    Next fall there will be another school option in the Marana area. The Leman Academy of Excellence is scheduled. 

  • Town trying to find right solution to ‘Lake Marana’

    Town trying to find right solution to ‘Lake Marana’

    Marana has a lake for now and there is a very real possibility it may remain. To be technical about it, the area being nicknamed “Lake Marana” is a former borrow pit from the construction of I-10 at the north end of Continental Ranch that has filled with water, forming a lake of sorts. The lake has attracted a large number of birds to the area, but there have also been issues with residents complaining about the smell and insects coming from the water. 

  • Recall readied against Hiremath, others

    Recall readied against Hiremath, others

    Oro Valley residents opposed to the Town Council’s split vote to purchase the El Conquistador Country Club and golf courses have pulled paperwork to recall Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilmembers Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider

  • Tangerine corridor to undergo major change

    Tangerine corridor to undergo major change

    It won’t be until 2026 that the Tangerine Road Corridor project sees the final touches as envisioned by project coordinators – but they and the multiple municipalities involved expect it’ll be worth the wait.

  • OV recall efforts get under way

    OV recall efforts get under way

    Oro Valley residents opposed to the Town Council’s split vote to purchase the El Conquistador Country Club and golf courses are collecting signatures to recall Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilmembers Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider.

  • We Say: There’s always plan B

    We Say: There’s always plan B

    A referendum effort to stop the purchase of the $1 million Hilton El Conquistador Golf Course/country club was halted last month thanks to a serial number/resolution number debacle. More than 3,000 signatures proved it’s not just some cranky minority opposed to a sales tax hike and purchase kept out of public view through the negotiations process. The amount of signatures proved it’s a little more important to residents than the four-vote majority want to admit.

  • 2015 Women of Influence nominations still being accepted

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

  • OV town officials host another Town Hall on El Conquistador country club/golf course purchase

    OV town officials host another Town Hall on El Conquistador country club/golf course purchase

    Mold in the El Conquistador is of the typical “shower mold” variety, not the toxic black stuff that can be a serious threat to public health, said the Town of Oro Valley.

  • Furniture dealership believe they are head of the Class

    Furniture dealership believe they are head of the Class

    Class Commercial Furnishings feel they take a slightly different approach than other commercial furniture companies in town and that leads to better customer service and more attention for the customer. 

  • Oro Valley sales tax hike starts Sunday

    Oro Valley sales tax hike starts Sunday

    The Town of Oro Valley will begin collecting its increased sales tax starting Sunday, regardless of the outcome of a court case seeking to send the purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses to local voters.

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