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Over the weekend, like many, my heart sank when I heard the news of two New York officers sitting in their patrol car when a man came up and b…

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

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2014 was a good year for Pima County

2014 was a good year for Pima County

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The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

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Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? Th…

ON the Menu - Local restaurateur is serious about authenticity

ON the Menu - Local restaurateur is serious about authenticity

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Local restaurateur Grant Krueger is serious about authenticity, even if it means inviting a few worms to happy hour.

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  • Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.

  • Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.

  • Oro Valley Police Reports

    Oro Valley Police Reports

    On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The victim, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, told police that at about 11:40 a.m., he was standing in front of the store and ringing a bell. At that point, a man parked his car near the entrance, got out of his car and walked toward him screaming profanities, calling him a pedophile and told him to stop staring at his daughter. The victim told the man he was not staring at his daughter. The man then spit on the victim, and then used both hands to push him and knocked him to the ground. The victim said he threw his bell at the man as he got in his car and drove away. Police watched surveillance footage that showed the incident and a witness gave them the license plate number to the suspect’s car. Later that day, police went to the suspect’s house but at that time, were unable to make contact with the man. The victim said he wanted to prosecute in this case.

  • Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 incident in Oro Valley involving his estranged wife. 

  • Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month. 

  • Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig Green Mountain announced announced that is recalling more than 6.6 million beverage-brewing machines in the U.S.

  • Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    A split Oro Valley Town Council voted to move ahead with negotiations to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses for a municipal community center Wednesday. 

  • Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Within the City of Tucson’s nearly 227-square miles, there are 30 locations waiting to snap your photo. But you don’t have to smile because those photos are taken only if you violate the traffic rules enforced by red light cameras at select intersections.

  • Crime rate increases during the holidays

    Crime rate increases during the holidays

    The holidays are an exciting time of year, but a new survey shows pressures and changes in routines can leave inattentive Arizona homeowners and shoppers vulnerable to disaster.

  • State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

    State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

    The State Transportation Board has unanimously approved $15 million in funding to conduct a tier one environmental impact study for the proposed Interstate 11, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect Nogales to Las Vegas – and, likely in the longer run, Mexico to Canada. 

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