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(BPT) - Each year, injuries send 9 million American children to emergency rooms, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Accidental injury is the leading cause of childhood death in the U.S., and while it’s impossible to shield children from all of life’s risks, parents can improve home safety by taking five important steps:
On Jan. 20 the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years, but those new placements are hardly set in stone. In addition to the normal appeals process, the AIA informed schools on Friday that they would be looking over the data one more time to make sure the placements were correct and some changes were made Monday morning.
Less than a week after making some dramatic realignment decision, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has reviewed the data used and made some alterations to the initial placements after athletic directors complained about some curious decisions.
On Tuesday the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years.
I wonder if any of the readers in Oro Valley were paying attention to Gov. Ducey’s State of the State speech? One of the things that really jumped out at me was the fact the State has uncollected sales taxes of 300 Mil. from usinesses. But when it comes to making sure everyone pays his fair share, Ducey’s is of two minds. John Arnold the governor’s budget director said”Ducey doesn’t want to hire more auditors to go out and check the books of businesses to ensure they are collecting and remitting what is due”.
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.
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(NAPSM)—Cuando se trata de poder trabajar, ir al colegio, educar a los hijos o por lo general vivir la vida cotidiana, la mayoría de los hispanoamericanos dicen que los servicios inalámbricos son una herramienta imprescindible.
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
The fourth annual WinterFest will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free community event, presented by the Marana Host Lion’s Club and sponsored by Gecko Pest Management and Long Realty - Renee Abbett, will be held at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Marana at 3945 W. Costco Drive.
(BPT) - Do your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don’t have the time or budget for a full remodel, there are still many simple updates you can do to refresh these spaces and invigorate each with impressive style. From affordable faucet updates to pretty paints, each takes one day or less to complete, instantly providing a dramatic effect.
Two Catalina Foothills robotics teams took home top awards at the 2014 Arizona First Lego League (FLL) Championship, held at Arizona State University on Dec. 13.
In the wake of the Marana Town Council’s 6-1 vote favoring a half-cent sales tax increase for the construction of a new police facility – a measure widely supported by community members – town officials will next seek bids to complete architectural and schematics plans for the project, which is anticipated for completion in the latter part of 2016.
So what are DIBELS? The acronym stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy, a state test for kindergarten through sixth-grade students required three times a year.
In the wake of the Marana Town Council’s 6-1 vote favoring a half-cent sales tax increase for the construction of a new police facility – a measure widely supported by community members – town officials will next seek bids to complete architectural and schematic plans for the project, which is anticipated for completion in the latter part of 2016.
Happy New Year. I hope you are still adhering to your New Year’s resolutions. While county governments don’t necessarily make New Year’s resolutions, they do have goals and plans for the year, albeit generally geared toward fiscal years, which in Arizona are from July to June.
(BPT) - Television has undergone significant innovations since its first public demonstration at the 1939 World’s Fair. From color technology to high-definition, enhancements continue to transform TV’s role as an entertainment and information source for families around the world. But since 1959 when television began making a presence in the majority of North American households, two things have proved true – bigger screens and clearer pictures are better. With the big game quickly approaching, football fanatics and party hosts alike are adopting this idea and gearing up for watch parties with an upgraded television to enhance their viewing experience this year. This graphic shows the evolution of television. Visit hhgregg.com for more information on the most advanced TV technology that can be yours today.
Forcing more than 4000 Sun City residents to subsidize a new and unfairly competing golf operation in our community is unfair.
The Marana Broncos won the Pee Wee national championships at the American Youth Football Championships in Kissimmee, Florida earlier this month. The win capped an undefeated season where the Broncos went undefeated and outscored their opponents 704-52.
As 2014 draws to a close, Better Business Bureau Serving Southern Arizona is reflecting back upon the year in scams: which scams victimized Southern Arizona consumers the most in 2014, and what consumers can do to protect themselves in 2015?
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.