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Pima Community College is among five Arizona community colleges that will share in a four-year, $13,477,799 federal grant to train adults for jobs in the state's energy and mining industries.
Pima Community College has increased the number of county residents it can assist financially to be trained in more than one dozen high-demand healthcare jobs.
Pima Community College East Campus recently was chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers nationwide for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
On Tuesday, the head of AARP in Arizona helps Pima Community College mark its part in a national push to train Baby Boomers for jobs in high-demand services that give back to the community.
Pima Community College Chancellor Lee D. Lambert has been named to two key leadership positions at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy organization for the nearly 13 million students enrolled in community colleges in the U.S.
Six thousand people each month walk through the doors of the downtown Pima County One Stop Career Center at 340 N. Commerce Park Loop or the center at 825 E. Fort Lowell Road seeking help in changing their lives.
March 22, 2006 - Barely old enough to vote, Alex Hoobler can pinpoint car troubles and fix most of them.
As the Town of Marana awaits word from the Arizona Supreme Court regarding its litigation case with Pima County over control of the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility, staff and council are taking necessary steps at the local level that could reduce the amount of time spent in court.
Thursday, Jan. 20
The call of the great outdoors is irresistible to many, and in Southern Arizona you can count on nearly 300 sunny days per year. But venturing into the wilderness and exploring can mean entering into an extreme environment, where an injury can leave you stranded on a mountaintop or in the desert, hurt on a remote bike path, or severely dehydrated.
GOP hopefuls in CD8 debate next Thursday
They often don't know why it's happening to them or why their lives have suddenly become a living hell.
May 3, 2006 - In February, the Marana Town Council voted to pay a new economic development machine $50,000 this year to expand businesses and bring jobs to the town.
Brendan Burns, 33
Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
March 2, 2005 - From a field of 20 candidates, Oro Valley has narrowed its search for a new town attorney to two finalists, both longtime Arizona residents with backgrounds in municipal law. Five candidates were interviewed during an executive session held Feb. 19. Those candidates included Gerald H. Grask, the current city attorney in Bisbee; Richard W. Files, the assistant city attorney in Yuma and former deputy county attorney of Yuma County; Garnet Emery, the Safford city attorney and former deputy county attorney of both Graham and Mohave counties; Jose Machado, a former Nogales city attorney and Santa Cruz county attorney, who currently practices law privately from his Tucson office; and Melinda Garrahan, a former attorney in the Arizona Attorney General's office, who most recently practiced from a private Flagstaff office.
Twenty-four parents and three students attended a May 7 meeting at Marana High School held to discuss concerns about the school's athletic programs, particularly what parents described as a lack of confidence in MHS Athletic Director Joe Hajek.
WWII bombers into Marana for tours April 23-26
In a split 3-2 vote April 8, the Oro Valley Employee Grievance Review Board upheld the Sept. 30 firing of Oro Valley Police Sgt. James Bloomfield. The vote ends for now a drawn-out process that has caused sharp divisions within the OVPD.
The five major executive branch offices in Arizona are governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction. The following are overviews of the candidates in the Sept. 10 primary election races. Uncontested major and third party candidates will automatically advance to the general election Nov. 5. The Northwest EXPLORER will provide more information about their campaigns in our October general election coverage.
Republican Pete Hershberger, 53, hopes his loyalty to voters in Dist. 26, comprised largely of the former Dist. 12, which his parents served for so many years, will pay huge dividends against fellow incumbent Carol Somers in the coming election.
Sept. 29, 2004 - While most political campaigns are a whirlwind of promises, when the balloons and confetti settle the most difficult work is yet to be done.