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Taking stock of Oro Valley at age 40

Taking stock of Oro Valley at age 40

Warren Lazar, president of the Oro Valley Historical Society, has seen the town blossom over the past decades.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmaker cites social life in failed effort to pass backyard chicken bill

Lawmaker cites social life in failed effort to pass backyard chicken bill

PHOENIX — State lawmakers refused Wednesday to overturn local zoning laws about keeping chickens in backyards even though an Oro Valley Republican quipped it would help him with his social life.

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5 things to know about your school resource officer

5 things to know about your school resource officer

Officer Dan Horetski is one of seven school resource officers employed by the Oro Valley Police Department.

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Man barricaded in Oro Valley home with hostages kills himself

A man who fled from a traffic stop last night before breaking into two Oro Valley homes, taking hostages and shooting at deputies has killed himself, a sheriff’s official said.

April 02, 2014 1:24 pm Related

Ally Miller, constituent clash again at town hall meeting

Law enforcement once again had to intervene when a District 1 resident got into a dispute with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, who represents the district.

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Synchro swim team raises money to help other youths

Synchro swim team raises money to help other youths

First Aqua Youth Showcase brings in $2,300 to help other youths

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oro Valley puppy killed with poison hot dog

Oro Valley puppy killed with poison hot dog

Spencer a 7-week-old Chihuahua, died after someone fed him a poison-laced hot dog earlier this month.

March 25, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Oro Valley tech industry poised to grow as Securaplane flourishes

Oro Valley’s plan to bolster its tech industry got off to a fast start when it convinced Securaplane Technologies to expand to a new facility in the town’s Innovation Park.

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Thousands of runners to converge in Oro Valley for half marathon

Thousands of runners to converge in Oro Valley for half marathon

To hear race organizers tell it, the greatest challenge in Saturday’s Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon may be to keep running rather than stand still and appreciate the beauty of the course.

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What's ahead

What's ahead

1. Today and Friday

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Oro Valley inventor pitches a $20 pool tool

Oro Valley inventor pitches a $20 pool tool

After having his hip replaced, Oro Valley pool designer Mike Sevier wanted a way to change his pool skimmer basket while standing rather than crouching. He couldn’t find a tool to suit his needs, so he decided to invent his own.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Even with Cesar Chavez Day, city workers on par with regional counterparts

Tucson’s decision last week to pass a holiday honoring Cesar Chavez bumped its official paid holiday count to 11.

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New housing planned next to Ironwood Ridge High

A developer is asking to rezone 45 acres of vacant land next to Ironwood Ridge High School for a new housing development.

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Swimmers to take polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Swimmers to take polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Costumes will replace bathing suits at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, in which daring swimmers will take a dip for charity.

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Tucson pot rules limit garden sizes, so revenue and jobs flow to Phoenix

Tucson pot rules limit garden sizes, so revenue and jobs flow to Phoenix

Tucson’s decision to limit the size of marijuana cultivation sites means growers are taking their farms — and jobs — to Phoenix.

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Marana, Oro Valley recruit new police hires

Marana, Oro Valley recruit new police hires

Police forces in Marana and Oro Valley are looking to add to their ranks.

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Get revved up for Oro Valley car show

Sweet rides, tangy barbecue and smooth jazz will set the scene for the Classic Car Show, BBQ & Blues Music Festival.

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Marana, OV say chambers deliver bang for their bucks

Town officials from Marana and Oro Valley both say the tens of thousands of dollars they pay to be members of their local chambers of commerce pay off in business the organizations drive into the communities.

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Oro Valley Town Council recall effort fails

Oro Valley Town Council recall effort fails

A mayor-backed effort to recall Oro Valley Town Council member Mike Zinkin has failed because petitioners were not able to collect enough signatures to spark an election.

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Oro Valley Library finds its sweet tooth

Oro Valley Library finds its sweet tooth

Oro Valley Library is using candy to motivate kids to read.

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