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With 150 cities included in its analysis, Wallet Hub recently conducted a study that examined the overall competency of an adult American’s budget in which Tucson was ranked at 116.
One reason I am voting for Jo Holt for Senate in (State Legislative District 11) is Steve Smith’s attitude regarding our neighbors to the south. He sees Mexicans only as undesirables and Mexico only as the cause of problems in Arizona. His pronouncements are all playing on fears about the border and ignore the importance of Mexico to the economy of Arizona.
On Sunday 11 Marana Broncos players and cheerleaders were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a 15.6-mile interstate linking interstates 10 and 19, connecting Raytheon Missile Systems to the University of Arizona Tech Park in an area being called aerospace parkway.
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona will be presenting the play, “No Way Out” by local SaddleBrooke playwright, Susan Prinz Shear, on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in a one night special performance on the Main Stage at the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson. What makes “No Way Out” unique is that it is the gentle true story of a family, Susan’s family, geographically torn apart during World War II, whose only means of communication is through their letters. Told through these letters, from a collection of 500, with images projected onstage, “No Way Out” has been presented in dozens of cities throughout the country over the past 15 years.
Halloween may not be held in as high esteem as holidays with more tradition (and presents), but Tucson knows how to celebrate the spooky season nonetheless. The city is full of activities for kids and adults alike, providing keen opportunity to put on a light sweater and enjoy a scare-filled evening under the stars.
It may be hard to believe, but Oro Valley’s Great American Playhouse is already celebrating its one-year anniversary as the premier melodramatic theater in the neighborhood, if not the entire city. This Halloween season, the all-star cast is setting the spooky mood with a Sean MaCarther re-imagining of the Tim Burton 1988 cult classic film,“Beetlejuice”.
He’s back. The subject that has brought me back off the shelf is the curious endorsements of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. As we talked about for the last five years, an active chamber has to act as a counterbalance to the special interests that run roughshod over the local political scene. Tucson’s prevailing imbalance has helped us get to the position of being the sixth poorest city in America. The more troubling aspect of the Chamber’s endorsements is the unwillingness of the board chairman and board to come out and explain some of their decisions. Don’t tell us about your process, tell us about your reasoning.
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.
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.
Last month the Arizona Daily Wildcat reported that the University of Arizona had been ranked among the nation’s most healthy campuses by greatest.com. It should be no surprise, then, that the university is teaming up with The Fox Theater to bring a new and informative lecture series on nutrition to the local community.
St Mark’s United Methodist Church presents “Harmonies under the stars,” a benefit concert, on Saturday evening, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Last month, I invited about 160 people, including Pima County supervisors, Tucson City Council members, state legislators, educators, school board members, faith community members and nonprofit leaders, to understand the impact poverty has had not just on poor individuals and families, but on the community as a whole, and asked them to work together with the county to eradicate it.
University of Arizona Police Officer Andrew Lincowski joined planetary scientists at NASA this summer to search for exoplanets that might have the potential to harbor life.
Justice hasn’t been served so effectively on the streets since Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty” Harry Callahan character snuffed out punk killers in the early 1970s. Liam Neeson, in his most weighty film role yet, quietly and confidently leads this suspense thriller based off of the bestselling crime novel series by Lawrence Block.
After some time in production, the newest spin-off of the “NCIS” TV franchise is making its way to your television sets. NCIS: New Orleans started on Sept. 23, right after that night’s episode of the original “NCIS”.
In what will likely be the only debate in Tucson, the three candidates running for Arizona governor gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Sept. 18 to take part in the event hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Take me out to the ball games, the concert and the beer festivals happening at Kino Sports Complex in September and October.
Dr. Daniel L. Kester is Pima Community College’s Director of Veterans and Military Affiliated Services.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.