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This morning, longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Dupnik, who has served as sheriff for since 1980, made the announcement on the Bill Buckmaster Show.
Looking at recent events that have occurred in the past few weeks I am reminded of a famous quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” Involvement in your local government is truly paramount to reminding elected officials of what you would like to see happen in our community, especially when it comes to the use of your tax dollars.
Opponents of the Town of Oro Valley’s decision to buy the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities are suing the town clerk for rejecting the petition they filed to send the purchase to the ballot.
Senior citizens 55 and older will get an insider’s view of the Drexel Heights Fire District through their Senior Citizen’s Fire Academy. This free educational program provides citizens with safety classes plus an exclusive look at Drexel’s emergency operations. Participants will learn more about the organization while refreshing their fire and life safety skills.
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.
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.
The Town of Marana believes that to have a town that runs well, citizens have to understand how the town operates. The Town of Marana has tried to streamline many of the things that they do and improve communication, with the newest project now aiming at educating local high school students.
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 taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.
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.
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.
New York Times: More than two and a half years after he opened fire in a packed movie theatre, James E. Holmes will be sitting trial starting next week. Holmes has plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamie McNeely radios to dispatch his whereabouts.
On January 17, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to a collision at West Valencia Road and Vahalla Road. When deputies arrived, they learned a passenger car, eastbound on Valencia Road, collided with a northbound passenger car on Vahalla Road that failed to stop at a stop sign.
Teachers who want to learn more about impacts of stormwater pollution and other facts about the water cycle to apply to their classroom curricula have the opportunity to learn more at events held by Arizona Project WET, a program of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center and supported by Pima Association of Governments and its Clean Water Starts With Me outreach campaign.
Update, Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m.:
The Pima County Stadium District and M1 Baseball, LLC have finalized a deal to bring professional baseball to Kino Sports Complex in 2015.
A new strain of flu for which there is no complete vaccine has made national headlines and created murmured concern locally after Pima County saw its first pediatric flu death since 2009.
A woman who tried to hire an undercover officer to kill a relative in 2013 has accepted a plea agreement, according to a media release from the Oro Valley Police Department.
The people behind the Tangerine Road corridor improvements are getting together this Wednesday, Jan. 14 to present updates on the project. The event will begin at the Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Canada, at 6 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m.
(BPT) - Shocking statistics show that nearly three-quarters of the cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year, most of whom are free-roaming and un-owned, are killed. Fortunately, Americans’ love of animals doesn’t end with the pets that live in their homes; their care extends to the millions of cats who do not have owners and simply live throughout towns and cities. Across the country a growing number of communities are adopting humane ways to manage these populations and reduce the number killed in shelters.
Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.