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Annual program a success

Annual program a success

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Prince Elementary School kindergartener Malaysia Tatum tries on one of the 200 pairs of shoes that was donated along side 450 hoodies during the Canyon Del Oro High School football team’s annual hoodie drive. TEP donated $2,500 along with numerous other goodies for the students.

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Flip OV vote trend

Flip OV vote trend

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It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and…

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

It’s time for school donations and earning a tax credit

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Every year around this time, my wife and I make a $400 donation to public schools and I write a column about it. It may sound like I’m braggin…

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

Gamer's Scoop - Blizzard donates World of Warcraft pet sales to Ebola Relief

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Last month, during Blizzard Entertainment’s annual BlizzCon convention, Blizzard president and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, announced that a pur…

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

Such the Spot - A generation which seeks to be offended

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My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally mer…

The secret is out

The secret is out

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After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the …

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  • Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month. 

  • Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    A split Oro Valley Town Council voted to move ahead with negotiations to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses for a municipal community center Wednesday. 

  • Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.

  • OV council set to vote on tax increase, $1M acquisition

    OV council set to vote on tax increase, $1M acquisition

    The Oro Valley Town Council will vote tonight (Dec. 17) on whether to purchase the golf and other recreational amenities of the El Conquistador resort, spending $1 million to acquire the property and committing to a half-cent sales tax increase for improvements and its continued operations.

  • Marana council approves $800k for splashpad

    Marana council approves $800k for splashpad

    The Marana Town Council approved use of funds for the Marana Heritage Park and changed some of the town’s policies on background checks during their meeting last Tuesday. The council also honored a longtime employee and heard feedback from the citizens’ forums. 

  • Flip OV vote trend

    Flip OV vote trend

    It’s going to only take one of the current majority to do the right thing and vote to table, or against, the proposed golf course purchase and sales tax increase tonight (Dec. 17). It’s going to take one of the majority, consisting of Mayor Satish Hiremath, Councilman Joe Hornat, Councilwoman Mary Snider or Vice Mayor Lou Waters, to say no to this ill-advised, badly-planned prospect.

  • Town of Oro Valley to buy Hilton golf course, raise taxes

    Town of Oro Valley to buy Hilton golf course, raise taxes

    Oro Valley’s top officials know the town’s recently unveiled plans to raise sales taxes and to purchase the El Conquistador golf and recreation facilities seem rushed and unorthodox – but it’s a rare opportunity that may never come around again, they say.

  • McSally Wins Recount, Officially Declared Winner

    McSally Wins Recount, Officially Declared Winner

    TUCSON - Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today was named the official winner of the race for AZ CD-2, after results from a state-mandated recount gave her a 167 victory over incumbent Ron Barber. The court announcement is the last step in the recount process and makes McSally's victory final in CD-2.

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    (Dec. 18) Today's Top Headlines - Debilitating disease sweeping across America

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  • The secret is out

    The secret is out

    After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the secret that they were going to be buying a golf course for $1 million. They stress that it comes with a community center though.

Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

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Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invi…

2014-15 girls soccer preview

2014-15 girls soccer preview

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Hopes are high around the Ironwood Ridge girls soccer program. The Nighthawk girls are coming off a playoff appearance and are off to a great …

Wildcats dominate

Wildcats dominate

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Arizona jumped out to a 26-4 lead and never looked back in a 101-64 win over Oakland University on Tuesday night. The 101 points is the most b…

Tortalita girls win NW title

Tortalita girls win NW title

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The Tortolita Middle School  7th grade girls soccer team won the Northwest League Championship against Wilson Middle school thanks to a 3-1 win.

Mountain View host weekend wrestling tournament

Mountain View host weekend wrestling tournament

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26th Annual Mountain View High School Dual Tournament 

Bronco teams to play for national titles

Bronco teams to play for national titles

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Two Marana area youth football teams advanced to the AYF National Championship games on Friday. The Marana Broncos Pee Wee and Jr. Midget team…

More hardware for UA's Wright

More hardware for UA's Wright

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University of Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III was given the Rotary Lombardi Award in Houston on Wednesday, presented annually t…

2014-15 girls basketball preview

2014-15 girls basketball preview

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Ironwood Ridge returns nine seniors off of a 19-win team a year ago. With so much experience returning, the Nighthawks have a deep squad with …

2014-15 boys basketball preview

2014-15 boys basketball preview

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It has been a slow start to year two of the Mark Felix era at Ironwood Ridge. The Nighthawks’ first six losses all came by 10 points or less.

Cats get a glimpse of the future in blowout

Cats get a glimpse of the future in blowout

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It was obvious pretty early on that Arizona was vastly superior to Utah Valley on Tuesday night’s 87-56 win. The Wildcats won by 29 points and…

Coronado Little League to become Oro Valley LL

Coronado Little League to become Oro Valley LL

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The Board of Coronado Little League unanimously approved a new name for the league. The league is now known as Oro Valley Little League or OVLL.

Nighthawks, Falcons post lopsided wins

Nighthawks, Falcons post lopsided wins

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The Ironwood Ridge girls and boys soccer teams had easy wins against Casa Grande on Monday. The two teams won by a combined 19-1.

IRHS, CFHS win Brandon Bean titles

IRHS, CFHS win Brandon Bean titles

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The Ironwood Ridge girls and Catalina Foothills boys soccer teams won the championship games of the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic on Saturday,

Mountain Lions capture Liberty Classic title

Mountain Lions capture Liberty Classic title

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The Mountain Lions won their 1st tournament team title of the season with a great team effort this weekend at the Liberty High School Classic …

Arizona to the Fiesta Bowl

Arizona to the Fiesta Bowl

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University of Arizona football has accepted an invitation to play Boise State at the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., it was announced by …

Cats prevail in OT

Cats prevail in OT

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T.J. McConnell scored six of his 12 points in overtime as Arizona beat No. 9 Gonzaga 66-63. The senior point guard had all of Arizona’s overti…

Ducks dominate

Ducks dominate

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Oregon scored 17 points in the second quarter and scored on six of seven possessions to beat Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 Championship game…

Arizona takes on Oregon for Pac-12 Championship

Arizona takes on Oregon for Pac-12 Championship

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The Arizona football team is playing what is arguably their biggest game in school history when they take on Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship…

Organizers decide a Super Bowl deserves a super countdown clock

Organizers decide a Super Bowl deserves a super countdown clock

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The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX is on with the latest supersized promotion in the epicenter of what will be Super Bowl Central in downtown Ph…

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