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(BPT) - From greeting long-lost family and friends at baggage claim to rushing across the terminal to catch a departing flight, a fast, skipping heartbeat is a common occurrence at airports across the country. But for commercial airline pilot Tim Knutson, 46, his irregular heartbeat indicated far more serious problems.
After more than a month of speculation, the Oro Valley Town Council finally thought it was time to include those taxpaying citizens in on the secret that they were going to be buying a golf course for $1 million. They stress that it comes with a community center though.
Michael Brown’s death was preventable.
Oro Valley’s top officials know the town’s recently unveiled plans to raise sales taxes and to purchase the El Conquistador golf and recreation facilities seem rushed and unorthodox – but it’s a rare opportunity that may never come around again, they say.
Over the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about Common Core standards being adopted for Arizona students. Since last year, Common Core has been a major debate amongst our politicians. It’s controversial, and it’s a talking point.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would not block a lower court’s ruling that overturned Arizona’s voter-approved ban on bail for immigrant felony suspects who are in this country illegally.
(BPT) - Traveling, cooking large meals, planning and surviving holiday office parties, and managing relatives – the holidays are stressful. Add in the time and money demands of holiday shopping, and you may be tempted to keep a therapist on speed dial.
A citizen response to the article written by Mr. Randy Metcalf, published in the Oct. 22, in The Explorer, summarizing discussion surrounding a “Motion to Initiate a 60-day Public Notice Process” for future discussion regarding revenue options for the Town of Oro Valley:
Latino voters in Arizona are steadily increasing their impact on elections, according to a report released Thursday by the voter-registration group One Arizona.
(NAPSI)—While most motorists are fond of what’s known as that “new car smell,” there are some other specific odors that motorists should also be aware of.
It’s been interesting to check the mail over the last month. Instead of the regular junk mail and bills, we’ve seen a major influx of advertisements from candidates. It takes a couple of extra minutes each night to sift through the nonsense, and yes, it’s nonsense, before opening the bills and letters we actually check the mail for.
As usual, Ms. Ottoboni goes into any situation with her mind already made up. Those of us who are loyal readers of the Opinion page to the Explorer are used to her rants.
(NAPSI)—Many parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers.
Cries of “corruption” rang out in the Pima County Board of Supervisors hearing room after a number of frustrated county residents alleged that Chairwoman Sharon Bronson intentionally and prematurely adjourned an Oct. 14 meeting without allowing some audience members to speak during call to the public on a newly controversial topic related to supervisor spending.
When I decided to run for county Supervisor, I campaigned on the principles of transparency and accountability. I remain committed to those values and continue challenging questionable county practices and expenditures. Unfortunately, the current board majority prefers the status quo which has gotten us to where we are today: saddled with massive debt, disastrous roads, and the highest property tax rate in the state.
For years, I have always been amazed at how parents behave watching their children participate in various youth athletic programs. I used to cover youth sports as a journalist, and now, as a parent, I am sitting on the bleachers every Saturday cheering on my 9-year-old.
(NAPSI)—There appears to be a significant difference between what many people offer as their opinion about pet homelessness and what, if anything, they do about the problem.
Oro Valley residents are in the midst of turning a vision into reality.
I hope I’m correct in assuming most southern Arizonans, specifically voters in Pima and Cochise Counties don’t read The Republic or give much credence to its opinions or recommendations. My suspicion of The Republic is heightened by its untrue, i.e., false, statement regarding Col. Retired McSally’s USAF career. At “26 years as an Air Force officer” is quite simply not true, as even McSally has admitted to me. She served 22 years as an officer after having obtained her undergraduate degree in the normal 4 years at the USAF Academy. During those 4 years she wore a cadet’s uniform but was not a member, much less a commissioned officer, of the USAF. Granted, McSally, no stickler for the whole truth, is wont to mention her 26 years of service, perhaps figuring that the actual 22 don’t give her sufficient gravitas. What I’d like to know is: why did she retire as a bird colonel at 44, without an obvious career path to which to turn? Would it have been the realization that she’d never trade the eagle for a general’s star(s)?
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
(NewsUSA) - Attitudes and opinions can vary greatly when it comes to public breastfeeding. Yet, when it comes to the opinion that matters most -- the mother's -- a recent survey suggests that "breast is best."