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From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.
The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.
Arizona voters on Tuesday soundly rejected Proposition 304, which would have given Arizona lawmakers their first pay raise in 16 years.
As a longtime volunteer at Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), I offer information that addresses some of the distortions that have been printed in recent letters. I volunteer weekly for 10-12 hours to walk dogs and serve as an adoption counselor.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Vote no on Prop 204
When Amphitheater High School English Language Development teacher Carla Garcia was told she would have administrative staff coming to visit her classroom, she expected just that. Needless to say, when she saw a “huge camera”, flowers, and a couple of gift bags being brought into her classroom, she was a surprised.
Letters to the editor published in the November 24, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
Republicans appear to have swept Arizona’s Legislative District 26 in the Nov. 2 election.
We don’t want pot shops on every corner
Where would MUSD spend bond money?
Candidates for the Amphitheater Unified School District's school board met for a debate last week presented by the League of Women Voters.
On Wednesday night, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate for the two open seats on the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing Board at the Nanini Library.
What will be your main priority in the Legislature?
Beset by decreased state dollars to maintain facilities, buy buses and replace computers, the Marana Unified School District is turning to its voters for help.
Wallet lost, then found; his thanks eternal
Three prisoners broke out of a privately run, for-profit prison in Kingman on July 30. Two were murderers. The third was convicted of attempted murder.
Do kids a big favor, and be parent to them
Our current state senator, Al Melvin, has once again demonstrated how out of touch he is with the values of LD-26 voters.
Why not have IDs that show citizenship?
Mark Twain once said that the only people who have the right to use the collective "we" are kings, presidents, editors and people with tapeworms.
By a margin of nearly 2-1, Arizona voters have passed Proposition 100, the three-year, 1 percent sales tax increase expected to generate up to $1 billion a year to help fund primary and secondary education, health and human services and public safety.