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On the Menu: Tavolino Ristorante Italiano calls in the General

On the Menu: Tavolino Ristorante Italiano calls in the General

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While the bickering continues this week between Pima County’s public health police and civil libertarians over the use of tobacco among county…

We Say: It’s all about the speeches

We Say: It’s all about the speeches

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After the glitz and glamour of seeing what the stars are wearing at Hollywood’s biggest night, one settles in to see who won, primarily in the…

Prime Time review: Epic Games announced plans to give

Prime Time review: Epic Games announced plans to give

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Epic Games, responsible for the Gears of War franchise, has recently announced a new funding initiative – an initiative that could supply a sm…

Marana Town Talk: Visitors are always encouraged to spend their time here

Marana Town Talk: Visitors are always encouraged to spend their time here

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Southern Arizona is a top-flight tourist destination for people from across the world. Our generally-mild weather brings visitors here most mo…

We Say: If only in Tucson

We Say: If only in Tucson

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Over the last six months, there’s a lot of talk about Tucson’s economy improving. There’s a lot about downtown taking that turn from being a p…

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  • Town trying to find right solution to ‘Lake Marana’

    Town trying to find right solution to ‘Lake Marana’

    Marana has a lake for now and there is a very real possibility it may remain. To be technical about it, the area being nicknamed “Lake Marana” is a former borrow pit from the construction of I-10 at the north end of Continental Ranch that has filled with water, forming a lake of sorts. The lake has attracted a large number of birds to the area, but there have also been issues with residents complaining about the smell and insects coming from the water. 

  • Fatal rollover at Twin Peaks and I-10

    Fatal rollover at Twin Peaks and I-10

    On Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3:49 p.m., Northwest Fire District crews were dispatched to an area on the frontage road just sound of Twin Peaks and Eastbound I-10 in reports to a vehicle rollover.

  • Guest Opinion: If I cheated children out of money – I would be ashamed

    Guest Opinion: If I cheated children out of money – I would be ashamed

    If it were me, I’d be ashamed. If a judge told me I had cheated children out of money I owed them, that I had violated the law by giving them less money than I was legally bound to give, I would hang my head in shame, and I’d ask the judge, “How much do I owe?”

  • Oro Valley sales tax hike starts Sunday

    Oro Valley sales tax hike starts Sunday

    The Town of Oro Valley will begin collecting its increased sales tax starting Sunday, regardless of the outcome of a court case seeking to send the purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses to local voters.

  • Marana dance team finishes fourth in the nation

    Marana dance team finishes fourth in the nation

    The Marana High School Hip Hop Dance Team took fourth place at the National Dance Team Championships earlier this month. It is the team’s third straight top-six finish, and their highest ever.

  • Kirkpatrick visits Marana, gives support for airport

    Kirkpatrick visits Marana, gives support for airport

    The Marana Regional Airport doesn’t have an air traffic control tower, but town and airport staff are hoping Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick can help make one a reality.

  • Recall readied against Hiremath, others

    Recall readied against Hiremath, others

    Oro Valley residents opposed to the Town Council’s split vote to purchase the El Conquistador Country Club and golf courses have pulled paperwork to recall Mayor Satish Hiremath and Councilmembers Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider

  • Parsons’ passions keep her busy

    Parsons’ passions keep her busy

    Erin Parsons is busy. The Marana-based rodeo competitor not only competes nearly every weekend in rodeo, but balances that with her career in real estate. It can be a lot to have on one’s plate, but she is used to it. She has been balancing rodeo with other endeavors since high school. 

  • UPDATE: Appeals court denies El Conquistador delay

    UPDATE: Appeals court denies El Conquistador delay

    The Arizona Court of Appeals has denied a bid to delay the Town of Oro Valley's negotiations and purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club and golf courses, reasoning that the court will have rendered its decision before the town's expected deadline to close on the deal.

  • Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Within the City of Tucson’s nearly 227-square miles, there are 30 locations waiting to snap your photo. But you don’t have to smile because those photos are taken only if you violate the traffic rules enforced by red light cameras at select intersections.

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