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Each year across America, newspapers generate year-end reviews during the news-thin holiday season. We are no exception. Reporters Laura Marble and Patrick McNamara, and photographer Randy Metcalf, have combed archives and memories to reflect some — and only some — of the events affecting Marana, Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson in 2008.
Marana’s new city ordinance banning sales of newspapers from intersection islands will go into effect June 20.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Since late last year, Mark Remus has sold newspapers at Ina and La Cholla roads in Pima County. The county is the only Northwest location where selling newspapers in medians will be legal after June 20, with hawkers in Marana forced to relocate to busy intersections in the county.
Marana Town Council members voted unanimously at the May 20 council meeting to ban the sale of newspapers from intersection medians.
March 2, 2005 - With anticipations hanging high, three finalists are vying for Marana Unified School District's top spot this week as they visit the district in hopes of becoming its next superintendent.
With word last week that convicted murderer and Satanic sect leader Jason Doty has cancer, the chances of ever finding out who murdered a Northwest restaurant manager three years ago - and whether people who may have been involved in the slaying are still on the street - became an even more remote prospect.
Prosecutors say accused murderer Jason Paul Doty is a white supremacist and Satanist who fed the bizarre religion he created with a blood lust that claimed the lives of three people.