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In favor of civics lessons

In favor of civics lessons

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While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Fr…

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

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Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re …

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

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A federal judge in California issued a ruling earlier this week that overturned the state’s ban on foie gras, the intentionally fattened liver…

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

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One of the largest exchanges of bitcoin-currency in the world went offline Dec 5, after an unknown thief hacked into the company’s system and …

Musings from mom

Musings from mom

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Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives bus…

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  • Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses because the signature sheets did not bear a serial number.

  • Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm.  Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business.  After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody.  Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens. 

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  • Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Organizers of the referendum petition drive that could reverse the Town of Oro Valley’s planned purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses handed the town clerk more than 3,000 signatures Thursday.

  • Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.

  • Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    The Marana Police Department took an afternoon to honor their own. The department held its 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 14, at The Highlands at Dove Mountain Conference Room. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema handed out 13 awards to 24 recipients.

  • Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    The latest rendition from the local theater group at The Great American Playhouse rolls back the clock to a time when the mystical Aztecs ruled the land, but that doesn’t mean that 20th century rock songs are in short supply. As musical and well choreographed as ever, the most recent GAP play brings a new twist on a familiar character.

  • Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    From U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s position atop decrepit buildings in Iraq, his hidden presence seemed like anything but unknown to those in his close proximity. U.S. ground troops, going door-to-door searching for insurgents, gained confidence knowing that America’s best-ever sniper was providing them over-watch protection from high above. Enemy forces also grew to know of Kyle’s legendary marksmanship skills and close whereabouts, witnessing their al-Qaeda in Iraq members dropping dead after each single shot from Chris’ rifle. No one, however, was more aware of Chris Kyle’s presence and four tours of duty in Iraq than his wife, Taya Kyle, left behind in San Diego. It’s that marriage and relationship between Chris and Taya Kyle that “American Sniper” steadies upon, takes aim at, and, ultimately scores a direct hit for viewers. Between sighting in terrorist targets and actually pulling the trigger as Kyle, Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper must control his breathing—the same task moviegoers must master in this heart-pounding, emotional true story.

  • Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee. 

  • It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.

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