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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.
In a vote on Dec. 11, the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to support the town council’s plan to increase sales taxes and purchase the Hilton El Conquistador country club building, golf course, tennis courts and facilities for $1 million.
Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property. I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley needs a community center as one of its top priorities. Lastly, I am shocked that a decision of this magnitude including financial impact to our community is allowed two weeks for input.
In a move to ensure that the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study continues to move forward, the State Transportation Board approved the next step in the process and the funding to make it happen.
PIMA COUNTY – Public officials and trade representatives from Jinju City, South Korea, met with Pima County officials Friday as part of a four-day economic tour of Phoenix and Tucson.
(Family Feature) Stock up on pretty paper, ribbons, boxes and bows — the holiday season is here. This gift guide offers an assortment of unique ideas to help you mark those recipients off your list. Use it, and you’ll have your seasonal shopping duties all wrapped up in no time.
If buying a new home is on your 2015 agenda, it may be to your advantage to sell your present home during the holiday season. Whatever a buyer’s motivation, a holiday sales strategy means one thing for sellers: Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low. Here are a few ideas to consider when weighing whether this route is for you.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), America’s #1 small business lender, today announced it is the #1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars and number of loans approved for fiscal year 2014. Wells Fargo approved $89,034,400 and 197 loans to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30 of this year.
In the end the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
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.
Arizona homes trailed the nation in both their access to high-speed Internet and their computer ownership, according to a recent report from the Census Bureau.
A Chase branch outside of Mayor Arturo Garino’s office has consolidated with the bank’s other branch in this border city. Bank of America recently sold its two branches here to Washington Federal as part of a larger deal involving 23 locations in Arizona and Nevada.
(NAPSI)—Good news about the economy: America tops the list in seeking risk, hiring new talent, and recognizing and addressing high turnover as areas of focus for business growth in the coming year. The most confident and healthy sector of the U.S. economy is mid-size business, according to new research from The Sage Group plc. These businesses are comprised of 100 or more employees but fewer than 1,000.
Despite the continuing struggles to contain the spread of Ebola throughout West Africa, and despite an 11th hour warning from the U.S. State Department outlining an imminent terrorism threat in the region’s populated city center, UA journalism professor Shahira Fahmy stuck to her commitment and traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend a Fulbright specialist mission designed to assess the various strategic communication skills in the United Nations Economic Commission to Africa (UNECA), currently aspiring to be Africa’s premier think tank.
Are homes getting smarter? According to information from the front lines of the home-automation industry, the answer is, “yes.”
(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country, many parents will shop for laptops, notebooks or other devices that can help facilitate learning.
(NAPSI)—As Americans live longer, the prospect of becoming a caregiver or needing one is an undeniable reality. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of adults 65 or older will require some form of long-term care (“LTC”). Despite the clear need, the majority of Americans have not taken proactive steps to address care for themselves or their loved ones—but you don’t have to be among them.
(StatePoint) Whether you like to hibernate all winter or you enjoy hitting the slopes, don’t forget to be prepared for power outages, especially this year, as the “Old Farmer’s Almanac,” known for accurately forecasting weather since 1792, is calling for the “worst winter in years.”
(BPT) - The business world is constantly changing and growing, becoming more culturally diverse and interconnected than ever before. Companies are looking for employees who are globally minded – even if the company does not do business on an international scale – because chances are it employs and serves a diverse population. Employees who recognize and understand different business opportunities, cultures and strategies can help a company successfully negotiate diverse situations.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
University of Arizona economists forecast what’s ahead for Tucson and nation at luncheon on December 12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort
The nation’s housing industry managed to dodge the remaining potholes that continue to mar the road to full recovery, and in the process, turned in a strong showing in September. Housing starts surpassed the million mark for the third time this year, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Rising 6.3 percent during the month and 17.8 percent year-over-year, groundbreakings reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units.
(Family Features) Everyone loves traditional holiday fare – mom’s stuffing, grandma’s sugar cookies, or that best-kept secret recipe that keeps friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?
What started out as a joke has become an important fundraiser for the Arizona Youth Partnership. Staffers and friends of the group are preparing to run in their fifth Ragnar Overnight Team Relay Race.
When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the top-grossing film in the country.