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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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    Oro Valley elementary school to be completed in 2016

    The final venture on Amphitheater Public Schools’ bond project list is a new Oro Valley elementary school.

  • Northwest sixth-grader donates all of her hair to Locks of Love

    Northwest sixth-grader donates all of her hair to Locks of Love

    The minimum requirement for a hair donation to Locks of Love is 10 inches. But when 11-year-old Jazzmin Juerta saw a picture of a bald 3-year-old in a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advertisement, she decided to donate a bit more than the minimum.

  • Golder Ranch Fire opens new facility

    Golder Ranch Fire opens new facility

    Last week, the Golder Ranch Fire District hosted a special ceremony to celebrate the new fire facility in a partnership between Robson Communities and Golder Ranch Fire District. This collaborative effort is what made the station the community possible.

  • 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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    Gaslight’s “Cronan” a hit

    “Buy tickets now and see it later!”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oro Valley, Marana to pay more for Pima Animal Care Center

    Oro Valley, Marana to pay more for Pima Animal Care Center

    Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is giving an ultimatum to municipalities that are seeing rising costs related to the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC): pay for the increases or see animals taken or received from that jurisdiction euthanized.

  • 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.

  • Southern Arizona’s biggest dance party in October

    Southern Arizona’s biggest dance party in October

    Tucson’s salsa dance community is coming together this fall to celebrate what promises to be the largest dance event in Southern Arizona. The Tucson Salsa Bachata Dance Festival (TSBDF) is kicking off Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, for three days and two nights of performances, lessons, workshops, competitions, and late-night dancing. From the streets of Havana, to the towers of Tokyo; salsa has become a worldwide addiction that is bringing people together unlike ever before. 

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