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Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

Politics aside – A parent’s view of Common Core

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Over the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about Common Core standards being adopted for Arizona students. Since last year, Common …

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

Development of our youth - It’s not just the school’s job

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A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.”…

It’s common sense –  We need to raise money

It’s common sense – We need to raise money

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I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dange…

How and why ignition switches fail

How and why ignition switches fail

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Hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been recalled in recent months for faulty ignition switches.

The Loft Cinema Presents: Paul Thomas Anderson Films

The Loft Cinema Presents: Paul Thomas Anderson Films

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The Loft Cinema continues its monthly celebration of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceptional film resume, giving local Tucson resid…

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  • Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Veterans’ memorial dedicated at Mountain View High School

    Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.

  • Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Marana graduate beats the odds, comes back from injury

    Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.

  • Local high school athletes sign on

    Local high school athletes sign on

    A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week. 

  • El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    El Tour Route Changes for 2014

    Special Olympics El Tour de Tucson route skirts the edge of Tucson, so if you are out and about in your car on ride day, it’s very likely you will encounter some of the 9,000 cyclists, 2,600 volunteers and officials on the route – as well as many thousands of spectators. Please be on the lookout.

  • It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    It’s no secret: Gaslight’s “Secret Santa” a hit

    Someone once asked me what my favorite thing about Gaslight Theatre is.

  • El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 22: See map to avoid delays

    With more than 9,000 bicyclists from around the world, El Tour de Tucson is an event that attracts people of all abilities and ages.

  • Bighorn Sheep released, TV Host Jack Hanna present

    Bighorn Sheep released, TV Host Jack Hanna present

    Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released 11 ewes and three rams into the Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • Commission approves controversial Lazy K Bar Ranch appeal

    Commission approves controversial Lazy K Bar Ranch appeal

    Despite the objections of many in attendance, the Marana Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend two proposals to the Town Council in regards to the Lazy K Bar Ranch development. 

  • Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Three burglary suspects arrested in Oro Valley

    Oro Valley, Arizona (November 19, 2014)-On November 14, 2014, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) patrol officers responded to an Oro Valley home in reference to a burglary.  The victim reported over $20,000 worth of items stolen.  OVPD patrol conducted a canvass of the area and were able to identify two suspicious vehicles in the area at the time of the burglary.

  • Pair of NW robbery attempts

    Pair of NW robbery attempts

    Detectives with the Sheriff’s Robbery Unit are investigating two possibly related attempted robberies. The first incident occurred on November 8, 2014, at approximately 8:30 PM. A 70- year-old woman was at the Hampton Inn at 5950 N. Oracle Road with a group of people. The suspect began tugging at her purse in an attempt to steal it. In the struggle, the woman fell to the ground and suffered minor cuts and bruises.

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