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1. Couple shouting "revolution!" kills three in Las Vegas
When one of Katie Woodall’s students at Copper Creek Early Learning Center found a piece of honeycomb on the classroom patio, she encouraged all the children to study it with magnifying glasses, describe the colors and textures, draw it, and consider how the bees used it in their hive.
The Oro Valley Town Council meeting’s agenda for May 7 was set for a simple meeting where the council considered making a private street public, it listened to a couple of presentations, adopted the tentative budget for the next fiscal year, and to look at the manner in which people are appointed for boards and commissions within the town. But with a divided council and recent public remarks made by council members about the police department, the meeting was filled with dissention and the destabilization of a collaborative council.
1. Justices uphold Michigan's affirmative action ban in college admissions
The Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications, now through Wednesday, April 30, for positions on one of the three Your Voice, Our Future project committees. The project’s goal is to have the community identify common values, issues and solutions. The committees will advise project staff and make recommendations on policy and goal proposals. The results will yield a community plan, often referred to as a “General Plan,” which will shape decisions about the Town’s future and quality of life.
Indie rock and Lo-Fi music trailblazers, Guided by Voices, have become one of the longest running bands in the genre. Begun in 1983 in Dayton Ohio, the band has released more than 20 albums that have generated a cult following across generations. More impressive, however, is the fact that the band has shown absolutely no sign of slowing itself down.
Despite opposition from local residents, the Town of Marana approved a plan for future development in The Twin Peaks Corridor.
For the past five months, the Town of Oro Valley staff, as part of the Your Voice, Our Future project, has led a series of public outreach efforts and events to garner input as we plan for our community’s future. Those efforts included 60 community events and workshops, a phone survey, and online surveys at YourVoiceOV.com.
Does the term “General Plan” induce drowsiness or confusion? If so, you’re not alone. That is why the Town of Oro Valley is taking a fresh approach to a state-mandated process.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon may possess its majestic size and overwhelming awe, but in Northeastern Arizona there is a canyon on the Navajo Indian Reservation that matches the beautiful color spectrum of sandstone cliff walls. From pale shades of pink through tans and browns and into deep red, Canyon de Chelly (d’SHAY) National Monument meets the Grand color for color. Plus it provides this with an intimacy not found in one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Talking about money can be difficult. While we’re taught to avoid the potentially sensitive topic in polite conversation, there’s at least one person with whom you need to be able to have frequent and honest financial conversations -- your partner or spouse.