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Let the scaring begin

Let the scaring begin

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By the headline, one probably thinks this editorial is about it being the spooky month of Halloween, it being Oct. 1 and all. However, you wou…

Guest Column: There are no angels on Marana Town Council

Guest Column: There are no angels on Marana Town Council

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“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government woul…

County Health: Don’t get bit by the flu bug this year—get vaccinated early

County Health: Don’t get bit by the flu bug this year—get vaccinated early

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As a father, I get a flu shot not only for myself but also to protect my children. Adults tend to be the lowest population group to get flu sh…

Our community must invest in our human capital

Our community must invest in our human capital

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Last month, I invited about 160 people, including Pima County supervisors, Tucson City Council members, state legislators, educators, school b…

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…

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    AIA rules against Mountain View

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    Oro Valley elementary school to be completed in 2016

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  • Flood Control one of Pima County’s greatest success stories

    Flood Control one of Pima County’s greatest success stories

    After devastating floods in Arizona in 1976, 1977 and 1978, the Arizona State Legislature established county flood control districts as special taxing districts to provide floodplain management and flood control improvements. In Pima County, the Board of Supervisors created the Pima County Flood Control District in 1978 with the board serving as the district’s decision-making body.

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    Golder Ranch Fire opens new facility

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  • The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

    The result of 20 years of leadership in Pima County

    In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.

  • Breakers Water Park Brings Oktoberfest to Marana

    Breakers Water Park Brings Oktoberfest to Marana

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    Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

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  • Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

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