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Flip OV vote trend

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It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and…

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

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Every year around this time, my wife and I make a $400 donation to public schools and I write a column about it. It may sound like I’m braggin…

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

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Last month, during Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention, Blizzard president and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, announced that a pur…

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

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My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally mer…

The secret is out

The secret is out

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After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the …

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  • Flip OV vote trend

    Flip OV vote trend

    It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and sales tax increase tonight (Dec. 17). It’s going to take one of the majority, consisting of Mayor Satish Hiremath, Councilman Joe Hornat, Councilwoman Mary Snider or Vice Mayor Lou Waters, to say no to this ill-advised, badly-planned prospect.

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  • The secret is out

    The secret is out

    After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the secret that they were going to be buying a golf course for $1 million. They stress that it comes with a community center though.

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