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In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
The Y is so much more than a gym. For 100 years, the YMCA of Southern Arizona has been committed to changing lives by providing a community that is not only focused on fitness, but also on strengthening our Tucson community, living a healthier life, and spending time together as a family. Whatever reasons, Y members have for joining, they find the motivation and guidance needed to reach their fitness goals and nurture their well-being.
Staff of Tucson Local Media made its way to Harvest for October’s monthly Sippin’ Social – an event which the public is welcomed and encouraged to join to engage in conversation or simply enjoy happy hour selections.
As he attempts to keep the Congressional District 2 seat in the Democratic column, Congressman Ron Barber has charged that Republican opponent Martha McSally will cut federal funding for education.
The Explorer Newspaper won several awards during the annual Arizona Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest on Sept. 20, including third place for overall General Excellence.
Construction of an innovative solar power system reached a milestone recently, when crews install a giant ‘solar receiver’ that will help provide a renewable “boost” to Tucson Electric Power’s largest local power plant.
The Oro Valley Police Department has switched from its BMW motorcycles to Victory Commander. Last week, the motor unit spent two days at the Marana Regional Airport getting familiar with their new wheels.
There is something for everyone at this year’s Southern Arizona Home Builder’s Association (SAHBA) Fall Home & Garden Show happening Friday, Oct.17 through Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).
According to a report produced by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Science, gardening with vegetables can be fun and provide highly nutritious fresh food.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.
On Aug. 21 The Oro Valley Police Department was contacted by Tucson Police Department in reference to a bank robbery suspect in their jurisdiction. TPD believed the suspect in custody was the same suspect in Oro Valley’s Aug. 12 bank robbery.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued contributions to making the community better.
Around 5:18 p.m. on Aug. 12, the Oro Valley Police Department was dispatched to a robbery at the Wells Fargo bank located at the intersection of Oracle and First Avenue.
Frank Riggs is an Army veteran and former police officer who had an unusual career in Congress in the 1990s, representing a Democratic district in California’s Napa Valley area; he won his seat in 1990, lost it in 1992, won it back in 1994 and then held onto it for two terms before launching an unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate in 1998. He still enjoys telling stories about the House Bank overdraft scandal and his vote in favor of Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Two years after losing a 2002 statewide race for attorney general, Andrew Thomas won the post of Maricopa County attorney. During his six-year reign, Thomas forged an alliance with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and stretched the law to its limit to pursue indictments against undocumented immigrants.
Christine Jones decided to get into politics after retiring from her job as general counsel for GoDaddy.com, the Scottsdale-based Internet giant that licenses domain names. Jones started working for the company in 2002, when it was still a start-up with a few dozen employees and left after it was sold in 2011.
After he retired from his job as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, Doug Ducey decided he wanted to get into politics. He won the Arizona Treasurer’s office in 2010 and, to further boost his statewide profile, chaired the opposition to 2012’s Prop 204, which would extended the state’s temporary one-cent sales tax, with the proceeds dedicated primarily to education and transportation projects.
After retiring from a job heading up a homebuilding company for about a decade, Scott Smith spent six years as mayor of Mesa, where he developed a reputation as a problem solver and networked well enough to be elected the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has the most political experience of any of the candidates in the race. Bennett first ran for the Prescott City Council when he was just 25 years old in 1985. He went on to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education in the 1990s, served eight years in the Arizona Senate after winning office in 1998 (including a four-year stint as Senate president) and has served six years as Arizona Secretary of State.
School bells will ring and parents will sing! Back-to-school is coming up but it can be costly. A father-daughter duo in Tucson has done their homework and is helping families’ gear up for the new school year – at a fraction of retail prices. Just Between Friends of Tucson is getting ready for its upcoming event July 24-26 at the Tucson Convention Center.
Last week, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules regarding longevity annuities, which can help retirees manage their savings and ensure they have a stream of regular income throughout their advanced years. These regulations make longevity annuities accessible to the 401(k) and IRA markets, expanding the availability of retirement income options as an increasing number of Americans reach retirement age.
27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving their apartment complex at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive around 1 a.m. on June 7, when an unknown subject shot multiple times at their vehicle.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
State Sen. Al Melvin has formally withdrawn from the Governor’s race after failing to gather enough $5 contributions to qualify for Clean Elections funding.
Pima County has reached a tentative agreement to purchase 286 acres in the Tucson Mountain Foothills for $7.5 million, pending approval of the Board of Supervisors. The deal also requires the city of Tucson’s acquiescence to a 2004 open space bond amendment reallocating funds to cover part of the payment.
The Town of Oro Valley has been tapped for three more national awards in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting and procurement.
Golder Ranch Fire Department and Northwest Fire were both dispatched to a full alarm gas leak at Tangerine and La Cholla roads at 8:17 a.m.
On May 15 around 10 a.m., Oro Valley Police officers were driving through an apartment complex at 450 W. Cool Drive on an unrelated matter when they heard a gunshot and saw a male subject in the parking lot with a rifle, hiding behind a truck.
A cement truck has rolled over this morning near I-10 and Tangerine on the frontage road, according to Northwest Fire District's spokesperson Adam Goldberg.
The Oro Valley Town Hall has been evacuated after a gas leak was discovered, according to Lt. Chris Olson with the Oro Valley Police Department.
Northwest Fire District is currently responding to three separate traffic accidents in the northwest side of Tucson, according to department spokesperson Adam Goldberg.
Tucson Fire Department Technical Rescue Units rescued a worker who had fallen approximately 15 feet into a trench in the 600 block of South Houghton Road, hoisting him out approximately an hour and a half after the initial fall.
On April 28 at about 4:58 a.m., the Tucson Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that left a family of five displaced in the 700 block of West Tennessee Street, near Irvington Road and 12th Avenue.
On April 17 around 3:30 p.m., Pima County Sheriff Department deputies responded to a report of a house fire in the 3800 Block of East Benson Highway.
The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a fraud.
On April 26 around 9:30 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a plane crash in the desert area northwest of Sahuarita Road and Wilmot Road.
Rene Bravo, the suspect from a shooting that occurred April 19 at Palo Verde Bar and Grill, turned himself in at the Pima County Adult Detention Center at approximately 11:00 a.m. according to Pima County Sheriff spokesperson Tracy Suitt.
The Tucson Police Department’s Larceny Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured suspect who is responsible for over 30 larcenies from Circle K’s throughout the city.
On April 3, an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike at the intersection of North Shannon Road and West Curtis Road. The suspect had fled the scene. The boy was crossing at the crosswalk with the HAWK lights activated, he was traveling with an adult, and wearing a helmet.
A recent report from the U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best high schools in the country and Arizona has three schools in the top ten, a feat accomplished by no other state.
Northwest Fire District crews were called to the 2600 block of West Ruthrauff near Ruthrauff and I-10 just before 2:00 a.m. after multiple 9-1-1 calls were received indicating that there was a fire within the building.
A large portion of streets are closed downtown for an unknown amount of time while Tucson Police Department's bomb squad investigate a suspicious package.
On April 19 around 1:45 a.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to a shooting at the Palo Verde Bar and Grill, located at 5801 South Palo Verde Road.
Wick Communications has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell its Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business publications to 10/13 Communications, the parent company of The Explorer. Terms of the transaction were not announced.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department Burglary Unit is investigating two suspects in connection with three burglaries. The suspects have been seen in video footage using stolen credit cards from some of the burglaries. Detectives are seeking help from the public in identifying the suspects in the attached video footage.
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance hosted the third-annual Cocktails and Classics event at the Tucson Mall on April 11. Above, guests enjoy food provided by Olive Garden while waiting for the fashion show to begin. At right, dance classes were offered to end the night’s festivities.
Get ready for summer fun at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Registration opens this week for the Dog Days in the Desert Summer kids camps.
Green Fields Country Day School is introducing a summer camp for students between first and eighth grades. The camp combines an academic boost in the morning with swimming and creative project-based activities in the afternoon.