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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…

Gardening With Soule: Fall and Winter — Vegetables and herbs

Gardening With Soule: Fall and Winter — Vegetables and herbs

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If you are new to the area, you may not know a wide variety of herbs and vegetables grow well here in the winter months ahead.  The only secre…

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  • Oro Valley mothers to host blood drive for childhood cancer awareness

    Oro Valley mothers to host blood drive for childhood cancer awareness

    It rained. But the sun came back out.

  • Gaslight’s “Cronan” a hit

    Gaslight’s “Cronan” a hit

    “Buy tickets now and see it later!”

  • AIA rules against Mountain View

    AIA rules against Mountain View

    The Arizona Interscholastic Association has ruled against the Mountain View High School football program after a special session of the AIA executive board. Mountain View was deemed to have committed two violations stemming from the enrollment of three former Tucson High players.

  • 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

    The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Amphi override plan would not increase tax levy

    Amphi override plan would not increase tax levy

    Amphitheater School District wants to hold on to the budget override that it has used to maintain lower class sizes, keep physical education and the arts in elementary schools, and boost teacher pay.

  • A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    A look ahead – Propositions set for General Election

    General Election

  • Now is the time to spray for buffelgrass and fountain grass

    Now is the time to spray for buffelgrass and fountain grass

    Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.

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