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Nintzel, the former host of "AZ Illustrated Politics" on Friday nights on PBS 6, is launching a new political show that will air at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on KGUN-9. “Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel” will recap the week's news and examine the politics behind the big stories. The show's premiere on Sunday, Oct. 19, will run down the most exciting races on the November ballot with former state lawmaker Jonathan Paton and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen. If you miss the show on Sunday morning, you can learn more about it at zonapolitics.com.
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As he attempts to keep the Congressional District 2 seat in the Democratic column, Congressman Ron Barber has charged that Republican opponent Martha McSally will cut federal funding for education.
Fifty-two businesses and four business leaders in Southern Arizona have been selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.
The HSSA is taking over The Morning Blend on KGUN9 every day August 25-29. Join the HSSA as we tell our story and raise funds for our animals from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
A recent Internet theme and challenge among firefighters and police officers has been circulating to help raise money for charities. The challenge: have a bucket of ice water dumped on your head or pay $100 to a local charity. Local servants have been doing both.
There were many times in his life when Paul Lamar Hunter could have given up. A child of poverty, he describes himself as a product of abuse and dysfunction, yet he has never given up and instead kept working.
This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Tucson will be held on Oct. 27 at the Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way.
The Tucson Padres have partnered with the University of Arizona and Western Refining for Bear Down Friday with the Padres. It’s Friday, August 23rd at 7:05 pm against the Tacoma Rainiers at Kino Stadium. Any fan who wears U. of A. attire in the spirit of Bear Down Friday will receive an exclusive $5 box seat offer. The regular price is $10. There will also be an alumni softball game prior to the Padres game from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Former U. of A. athletes like Amanda Beard, Joseph Blair, Corey Williams, Matt Muehlebach, John Fina, David Adams, George Arias, Annie Chandler Grevers, Darian Townsend and more will participate. Head baseball coach Andy Lopez will throw out the ceremonial “first pitch.” The Wildcats ticket staff will be on hand to give out football posters and answer any questions. Bear Down Friday is also presented by KGUN-9 and 1290 AM The Source.
The HSSA is taking over The Morning Blend on KGUN9 ever day Aug. 26-30.
Next week, what’s left of voters who did not take advantage of the early ballot will head to the polls for the special election in Congressional District 8. Luckily for the residents of Oro Valley and Marana they will only be represented by the winner of this election for just over six months. The campaign between Ron Barber and Jesse Kelly says a lot about how the winner will represent the district once he is in Washington. Both candidates have been extremely negative in their campaigning. Winning may be important, but the constant negative ads from them, the organizations that support them and in every other campaign is getting out of hand.
One of my favorite things about working at The Explorer is shining a spotlight on people who are making a difference in our community.
Glamour and high fashion, infused with the sincerity of local community values, will charm the La Encantada courtyard on Saturday, May 7 for an evening of wining and dining.
In preparations for their first season, the Tucson Padres, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, have announced their front office staff. Baseball front office veterans, new additions and former athletes have joined the roster.
Drs. Bob and Debbie Oro want Healthiest Town in America to be more than a slogan, more than an annual celebration, more than this Saturday's second annual kick-off event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oro Valley Marketplace.
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Edward Jones offices in Oro Valley, Marana and Tucson collected 12,556 pounds of food for needy people in a drive that culminated Saturday.
For 18 years, Quentin "Sonny" Kahler spent August seeking donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from customers at Fry's and other grocery stores in the Northwest.