Thelma Grimes, The Explorer Posted:
It’s fascinating to me how employers today continue to complain about today’s workforce, myself included. We sometimes get lost in the complai…
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There are a number of prevailing myths about traffic enforcement and fines in Oro Valley. Hopefully, the following will clear up some of the m…
Dave Safier Posted:
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come a…
Daniel Scarpinato Posted:
Your mailboxes have been flooded, you can’t watch the latest “Modern Family” without seeing political ads, and your phone is probably blowing …
Dave Perry Posted:
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
Elementary students with Rattlesnake Ridge had the opportunity to partner with Northwest Fire District as part of the department's Mini Muster's program, which helps celebrate Fire Prevention Month. Students were educated on basic fire drills, such as operating a real fire hose and wearing full fire gear. The department also spoke on the importance of taking measures to prevent fires.
Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View meet this week in a game that will put the winner in great shape to win Division II, Section V. Both are coming off of lopsided wins which put them each at 2-0 in the section.
There are a number of prevailing myths about traffic enforcement and fines in Oro Valley. Hopefully, the following will clear up some of the misconceptions prevalent in some parts of the community.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a 15.6-mile interstate linking interstates 10 and 19, connecting Raytheon Missile Systems to the University of Arizona Tech Park in an area being called aerospace parkway.
Same-sex couples can now legally marry in Arizona. Today, Attorney General Tom Horne did not appeal the court ruling as he struck down Arizona's marriage restriction.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is proud to announce, Cruelty Investigator Mike Duffey has been appointed to serve on the newly formed National Law Enforcement Council of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This council brings together outstanding current and former law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the country to assist the HSUS in its efforts to strengthen and better enforce laws to protect animals from illegal animal cruelty. Members of this national council were chosen for their expertise, knowledge and leadership in protecting animals from neglect, violence and crime. With a particular emphasis on animal cruelty, fighting and poaching laws, the council brings together the best in the law enforcement field to help combat animal crimes nationwide. “Since 1999 I have known and understood there was a need for standardized reporting of animal crimes so that, at the minimum, stats can be generated to address pets’ needs” said Duffey. “I am so proud to have been selected and I am eager to address any needs the organization has and do my part in educating our communities about animal crimes.” Member activities may include supporting state and federal legislation that strengthens animal protection laws, promoting animal protection training opportunities for local law enforcement, and raising awareness of the HSUS’s animal crimes rewards, tip lines and other resources. As a well-seasoned investigator, speaker and lecturer, Mike Duffey is always available to address audiences on animal crimes and cruelty prevention.
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
Last week, James D. Kriegh was honored at the park named after him in 2001. The ceremony coincided with the town’s 40th anniversary. Kriegh was an advocate for the town’s incorporation, a public servant, and served as a member of the town council and as a town engineer. Family and friends, as well as town staff, were present for the commemoration.