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Hard punishment to take

Hard punishment to take

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It’s been interesting over the last week to see the discussion and debate over spanking our children. The debate started after the NFL’s star …

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

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In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year…

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.

Those ornery Independent voters

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I just read an article is this week’s “Star” that basically points to the ability of Independent voters to select their ballot in the primary …

Who is responsible?

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Apparently  Brian Clymer, Esq. does not attend many Pima County Board of Supervisor meetings. If he did, he would have a better idea of what r…

McSally is a winner

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Character is manifested by actions. We all leave a trail of decisions behind us and by those decisions is our character known. Martha McSally …

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…

The words I would love to hear

The words I would love to hear

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In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to interview the granddaughter of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Nina Roosevelt Gibson.

Guest Column: DuVal’s tuition hikes take center stage

Guest Column: DuVal’s tuition hikes take center stage

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Democrats wanted to make college affordability a big political issue this year almost as much as NBC wanted David Gregory off “Meet the Press.”

The Challenges of Leadership

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The editor in her “We Say” said that she was tempted to write a column during the primary election. This reader wished she had. During the pri…

Miller’s reckless finger pointing

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Abraham Lincoln said that “a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.” In her recent guest column, Supervisor Ally Miller conti…

How much will growth cost?

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Oro Valley has voted and the results are in. A few months ago, I wrote to your paper about sustaining life in Oro Valley when the town board w…

Marana Town Talk: Marking a solemn occasion by taking action

Marana Town Talk: Marking a solemn occasion by taking action

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This time of year marks a solemn occasion for anyone who believes in the unquestionable power of freedom and liberty.

On the Menu - It's time to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week

On the Menu - It's time to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week

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The local culinary community is preparing to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, and a common thread seems to be wea…

The challenges of leadership

The challenges of leadership

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In honor of sticking to not endorsing candidates during the election, I held off writing this column, although I was tempted throughout the pr…

Not happy with Hiremath

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Magnanimous in Victory? Hardly.

Guest Column: An election autopsy - a view of the future

Guest Column: An election autopsy - a view of the future

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First of all, I want to express my deep gratitude to all of the many wonderful volunteers that came forward to support me in my campaign for m…

Northwest Chatter

Hard punishment to take

Hard punishment to take

Posted:

It’s been interesting over the last week to see the discussion and debate over spanking our children. The debate started after the NFL’s star …

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

Posted:

In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year…

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

Marana Town Talk: The Marana Harvest Festival is coming in October

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Fall has finally arrived, bringing with it a season of festivals and outdoor activities that most of us have eagerly anticipated all summer.

Such the Spot - My daughter got inked

Such the Spot - My daughter got inked

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Recently, my young adult daughter texted me a picture of a tattoo so new that it was still red and puffy around the edges. The tattoo had been…

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…

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