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I attended the Oro Valley Town Council meeting last night and was dismayed that Mayor Hiremath seems to think he is King. He and he alone negotiated an agreement to adhere to “confidentiality” commitments so that the public could not know the “real” amounts from “secret deals”. I have not heard so much hubris from a politician since Gruber admitted that Obamacare had to be kept “secret” in order to pass it. Otherwise, the stupid (yes Gruber called the voters stupid) voters would never allow it to pass.
Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? That’s right. Many of us movie fans find the holiday as the perfect time to cozy up in a theater full of our fellow men and women, and digest our Christmas feasts over a new Hollywood classic. Here is what to expect from the films set to release on Christmas day.
Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quintet for a tale of what happens to a chicken who is left behind at the County Fair at the next Just for Kids program, Juanita, the Adventurous Chicken. Performances are Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave., just south of Grant Road, where there is always plenty of free parking.
My grandparents—who winter in Yuma—drove up for Thanksgiving. They stayed three nights, during which time we ate, drank and were generally merry. The day after the big meal my grandma loaded the kids into her car and drove them to the nearby Dairy Queen for a blizzard. My husband, grandpa and I, meanwhile, cleaned up the remnants of a card game and visited over a root beer cocktail (it was only fair, since we were missing out on the blizzards). As he often does, my grandpa commented on the state of our society, noting that “these days everybody is going around looking for a reason to be offended.” Normally, I shrug off his comments and chalk them up to a generational gap, but this particular one seemed to be aimed ever so slightly at me.
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 Features) With the popularity of online shopping and the willingness to offer personal information in exchange for deep discounts, consumers are particularly vulnerable to fraud during the holiday season.
1 Enjoy an exclusive concert celebrating Tucson’s starring role in the new music video “Like A Cowboy” with singer/songwriter Randy Houser talking about his experience filming the 1880’s western-themed video at Old Tucson. Details: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14; Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.; $30; 547-3040.
Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, Dec.12, and is open daily through Sunday Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, adjust travel plans accordingly.
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 good chemistry.
A number of major streets in Pima County’s District 1 will receive road repair work after the Board of Supervisors approved the release of a $5 million pavement rehabilitation appropriation from the county’s general fund.
When singers finish their performances on “American Idol,” viewers can vote for their favorite contestant over the next 24 hours via text message, Facebook, mobile apps, the Internet and by telephone. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced the next day. Pretty easy.
This time of year is holy to many religions, celebrating as it does the turning of the world from short dark days to longer ones filled with light. As many of us turn our thoughts to events that occurred long ago and half a world away, I thought I might address a topic that has long fascinated me: plants of the Holy Land that can be grown here in Tucson.
It’s a trend forming around the country. Young children toying around with Airsoft guns, BB guns and toy look-a-like guns on the streets. Many of them paint or remove the orange tips on the guns that help distinguish that it is not a real firearm, something that is proving to be dangerous for not only law enforcement, but anyone that comes in contact with the person holding them.
Find your passion. Think outside the box.
(BPT) - Holiday sales are expected to reach more than $600 billion this year, an increase from 2013 according to the National Retail Federation. For the average household, that equates to spending $804 on gifts - up 5 percent from last year. And rest assured retailers will be pulling out all the stops to get you to spend more than you initially planned. That is why it’s easy to get carried away with the spirit of the season and overspend. But before you let Scrooge-like tendencies get the best of you, here are three tips to stress-free holiday spending.
(BPT) - With tuitions at an all-time high, the cost of college and the increasingly competitive job market have become major considerations for aspiring college students and their parents. Students are not only focusing on where they can get in, but where they can get the best education that will set them up for a desirable career. The most challenging part of the journey to success is oftentimes the first step – gaining admissions.
On November 25, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call around 1:40 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery that took place in the 6400 block of North Oracle Road (near the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Orange Grove Road).
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but for Stacy Gowler, they make great custom cutting boards and coasters.
(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings.
I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dangerous taxation addiction, but I’m not about to apologize. Arizona is likely to take a steep slide into budget deficit territory soon. We’re expected to be a billion dollars in the red next fiscal year, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of millions the state is supposed to add to its school funding, by court order. So my saying we need to raise more revenue to meet our fiscal obligations isn’t some crazy, radical notion. It’s just plain common sense.