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Former MV standout McLaughlin named ACCAC Player of the Week

Former MV standout McLaughlin named ACCAC Player of the Week

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Pima Community College women’s basketball player Melody McLaughlin was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Monday.

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In favor of civics lessons

In favor of civics lessons

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While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Fr…

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

Not-so-uplifting lesson from new governor

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Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re …

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

On the Menu: Liver lovers rejoice!

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A federal judge in California issued a ruling earlier this week that overturned the state’s ban on foie gras, the intentionally fattened liver…

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

Gamer's Scoop: Hacker steals $5M worth of Bitcoin from exchange

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One of the largest exchanges of bitcoin-currency in the world went offline Dec 5, after an unknown thief hacked into the company’s system and …

Musings from mom

Musings from mom

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Instead of talking politics, and drama – this week we’ll change things up and focus on another circus world. That world would be the lives bus…

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  • Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    Oro Valley tosses petition to take El Conquistador purchase to vote

    The Oro Valley Town Clerk has rejected the petition filed by opponents of the town council’s decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses because the signature sheets did not bear a serial number.

  • Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    Four teenagers arrested for burglary in Oro Valley

    On Jan. 18, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the Walgreens at Lambert and La Canada in reference to a burglary alarm.  Officers arrived on scene within a few minutes and observed a male leaving the business and running towards the rear of the business.  After a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody.  Officers found the front door glass smashed in and several packs of cigarettes and alcohol on the ground of the Walgreens. 

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  • Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    Marana, Oro Valley officials worry about state budget

    While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.

  • Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    Screening: ‘American Sniper’ hits emotional mark

    From U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s position atop decrepit buildings in Iraq, his hidden presence seemed like anything but unknown to those in his close proximity. U.S. ground troops, going door-to-door searching for insurgents, gained confidence knowing that America’s best-ever sniper was providing them over-watch protection from high above. Enemy forces also grew to know of Kyle’s legendary marksmanship skills and close whereabouts, witnessing their al-Qaeda in Iraq members dropping dead after each single shot from Chris’ rifle. No one, however, was more aware of Chris Kyle’s presence and four tours of duty in Iraq than his wife, Taya Kyle, left behind in San Diego. It’s that marriage and relationship between Chris and Taya Kyle that “American Sniper” steadies upon, takes aim at, and, ultimately scores a direct hit for viewers. Between sighting in terrorist targets and actually pulling the trigger as Kyle, Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper must control his breathing—the same task moviegoers must master in this heart-pounding, emotional true story.

  • Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    Scene 1: “Mindy Anna Jones” now showing at Great American Playhouse

    The latest rendition from the local theater group at The Great American Playhouse rolls back the clock to a time when the mystical Aztecs ruled the land, but that doesn’t mean that 20th century rock songs are in short supply. As musical and well choreographed as ever, the most recent GAP play brings a new twist on a familiar character.

  • It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    It’s business as usual for local police despite tensions

    Local police departments say despite rising tensions following the nationally spotlighted cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown – two black males killed during altercations with police – they have not employed any new training programs to deal with a potential increase of violence and racial tensions.

  • Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    Marana Police Department honors their best officers, volunteers

    The Marana Police Department took an afternoon to honor their own. The department held its 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony on Jan. 14, at The Highlands at Dove Mountain Conference Room. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema handed out 13 awards to 24 recipients.

  • Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Resolution versus serial numbers: Referendum questioned

    Organizers of the referendum petition drive that could reverse the Town of Oro Valley’s planned purchase of the El Conquistador country club and golf courses handed the town clerk more than 3,000 signatures Thursday.

  • Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police arrest one of two suspects in armed robbery case

    Oro Valley Police have arrested one man in connection with an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at the Marshall's on Oracle and Magee. 

AIA revised placements

AIA revised placements

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After taking the weekend to review the data, the AIA announced new, revised Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seaso…

AIA tweaks realignment

AIA tweaks realignment

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Less than a week after making some dramatic realignment decision, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has reviewed the data used and…

Ironwood Ridge grappler wins Triple Crown

Ironwood Ridge grappler wins Triple Crown

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Ironwood Ridge’s Danny Vega is the odds-on favorite to win the 113-pound state title next month, but the work he did over the summer is just a…

Vega and Howard win titles at Flowing Wells Invitational

Vega and Howard win titles at Flowing Wells Invitational

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Two area wrestlers won their weight classes at Flowing Wells Invitational, annually one of the one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in th…

New AIA placements for area HS teams

New AIA placements for area HS teams

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The AIA announced new Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentativ…

AIA realignment moves MVHS and IRHS football to DI

AIA realignment moves MVHS and IRHS football to DI

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On Tuesday the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three scho…

Johnson named Player of the Week

Johnson named Player of the Week

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Stanley Johnson has been honored for his efforts in a pair of Arizona wins last week with Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, announced by the l…

Arizona bound - Patriots dominate the Colts in AFC Championship

Arizona bound - Patriots dominate the Colts in AFC Championship

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The New England Patriots are headed to Glendale to meet NFC Champions the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Arizona bound - Seahawks earn ticket to super bowl, overcome 16-point halftime deficit

Arizona bound - Seahawks earn ticket to super bowl, overcome 16-point halftime deficit

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The Seattle Seahawks are just waiting to see if they will play New England or the Colts in Arizona on Feb. 1, after defeating the Green Bay Pa…

Seven area athletes sign with Pima

Seven area athletes sign with Pima

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Seven area athletes signed to play baseball or softball with Pima College on Thursday. They were part of a group of 25 athletes to at the Pima…

Wildcats down shorthanded Colorado

Wildcats down shorthanded Colorado

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Arizona took advantage of two Colorado starters out with injury and beat the visiting Buffaloes 68-54 despite a career night from Askia Booker.

Marana winning despite offseason uncertainty

Marana winning despite offseason uncertainty

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On Friday night, Marana, without two starters and just eight players in uniform, edged Flowing Wells 32-30. The win was not easy, but nothing …

Former Dorado great begins managerial career

Former Dorado great begins managerial career

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Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, wh…

Four Mexican pro baseball teams to train in Tucson

Four Mexican pro baseball teams to train in Tucson

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The Pima County Stadium District and M1 Baseball, LLC have finalized a deal to bring professional baseball to Kino Sports Complex in 2015.

Tough fourth quarter dooms the Tigers

Tough fourth quarter dooms the Tigers

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Casa Grande won a huge game against the Marana girls basketball team 67-56 and now control their own destiny in Division II, Section VI. The C…

Tucson REALTORS® Soccer Shootout keeps the economic ball rolling

Tucson REALTORS® Soccer Shootout keeps the economic ball rolling

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With a focus on sustaining a quality community, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® views its title sponsorship of the 25th Annual Tucson Asso…

Local teams busy over the holiday break

Local teams busy over the holiday break

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While student athletes don’t have many scholastic worries over the winter break, they hardly have time off. Most northwest teams competed in h…

Encouraging athlete reminds me of the great year

Encouraging athlete reminds me of the great year

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I was reminded why my job is so cool, and what an interesting year it has been, while covering Marana’s Egg Nog Jog on New Years morning. Whil…

Vote for Sean Miller & win $100,000 for the Tucson Ronald McDonald House

Vote for Sean Miller & win $100,000 for the Tucson Ronald McDonald House

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From January 5th to March 15th, Infiniti is helping 48 of the nation’s top college basketball coaches compete to raise money for charities in …

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