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The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
New board leadership is in place for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and new board members have been seated.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in a 4-0 vote during last week’s meeting. The money will go toward improvements to the Port of Tucson Container Export Rail Facility.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
With a media event on Aug.19, Saguaro National Park began spraying glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on buffelgrass in the Panther Peak area.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
With about 100 present on Aug. 20, the Marana Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual awards luncheon aimed at celebrating local business achievement.
Tucson scientist David Grinspoon joined a panel Monday talking about NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto – but the scientists were most animated when talking about the feud over the status of the recently classified “dwarf planet.”
(BPT) - In the United States, federal and state consumer collection laws forbid debt collectors from using unfair, deceptive, and abusive means to collect debt. Unfortunately, that fact doesn’t stop scammers from using threats of arrest and jail time to coerce victims into paying bogus bills they don’t owe.
A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate who said prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he sent to his attorney.
(BPT) - ¿Usted cree que los militares hacen grandes contribuciones a la sociedad? No es el único. Una encuesta de opinión realizada en el 2013 por Pew Research Center revela que sus participantes, estadounidenses de todas las edades y procedencias, consideraron al servicio en las Fuerzas Armadas como la primera de las diez profesiones que más bien aportan. Lamentablemente, los estafadores están aprovechando esa extendida admiración por los militares, para embaucar a sus victimas pidiéndoles dinero.
Re: Cannot vote for Hiremath, July 23 - Maksim states that “Selecting a candidate for public office based purely on his/her support for same-sex unions is silly as selecting a candidate based purely on skin color or gender – witness our recent national experience with a sitting president and with a former Secretary of State.” Facts prove that the latter part of this statement is totally false. Facts show that the American people not only once, but twice, voted their conscience and selected Barack H. Obama & Joe Biden over John McCain and Sarah Palin and more recently over Mitt Romney (Mr. 47 percent) and Paul Ryan because past performance and the debates proved that the Obama-Biden team displayed the ability to better serve the American people. Ergo, skin color proved not to be the deciding factor but ability to do the job as displayed to the American people.
(Family Features) For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety. But there are ways to begin this new journey on the right foot with a little preparation ahead of time.
After two years as an Arizona State Representative, Ethan Orr has seen the good and bad in state politics. The Republican from District 9 has some huge concerns about the partisan politics that he feels has hurt the state.
With crews of interns actively rooting out buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park, park staff told citizens aerial spraying of herbicides is likely to begin mid-August, taking advantage of the monsoon season.
Sun Tran officials and representatives from Teamsters Local 104 have announced a tentative agreement on a new contract. Both sides have agreed to extend the current contract until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014, to allow the members the opportunity to vote on the final contract proposal. The public can expect business as usual through August 7. The current contract extension was to expire at midnight tonight.
A strike is still possible for Sun Tran.
1. Humanitarian crisis worsens in Gaza
Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley.
1. Court rules overturns Virginia's same-sex marriage ban
(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace