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Tucson Fire gets first female assistant chief

Tucson Fire gets first female assistant chief

Assistant Chief Laura Baker is a 20-year veteran of TFD.

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Bill would delay identifying Lottery winners

Bill would delay identifying Lottery winners

A lawmaker wants to give lottery winners 90 days of privacy to resolve security concerns.,

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"Is Democracy For Sale?" show airs this week

"Is Democracy For Sale?" show airs this week

Expert panelists explore the effect of dark money on Arizona elections.

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D-M staff cleans up trash on Tucson street

D-M staff cleans up trash on Tucson street

More volunteers are needed to clean up litter in Tucson.

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$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

Proposal adds fencing and roads, waives environmental laws far from international line.

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Downtown bike boxes clarified

Downtown bike boxes clarified

Idea from Portland used to maximize bicycle safety in congested areas. 

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Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Huckelberry said plan shifts costs of services to counties. 

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Dems won't support border bill

Dems won't support border bill

Both Grijalva and Kirkpatrick oppose new border bill; Grijalva predicts presidential veto 

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Fingerprinting delays mean some coaches not vetted

Fingerprinting delays mean some coaches not vetted

Area cities, towns chance procedures for quicker service.

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McSally, other Congress members tour border

McSally, other Congress members tour border

Congressional delegation set to tour Texas border tomorrow. 

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McSally, other Congress members tour border

McSally, other Congress members tour border

Congressional delegation set to tour Texas border tomorrow. 

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$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

Proposal adds fencing and roads, waives environmental laws far from international line.

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Dems won't support border bill

Dems won't support border bill

Both Grijalva and Kirkpatrick oppose new border bill; Grijalva predicts presidential veto 

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Fingerprinting delays mean some coaches not vetted

Fingerprinting delays mean some coaches not vetted

Area cities, towns chance procedures for quicker service.

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Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Huckelberry said plan shifts costs of services to counties. 

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Downtown bike boxes clarified

Downtown bike boxes clarified

Idea from Portland used to maximize bicycle safety in congested areas. 

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McSally, other Congress members tour border

McSally, other Congress members tour border

Congressional delegation set to tour Texas border tomorrow. 

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McSally, other Congress members tour border

McSally, other Congress members tour border

Congressional delegation set to tour Texas border tomorrow. 

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RTA to scale down citizen's oversight committee

RTA to scale down citizen's oversight committee

CART board will shrink to 21 members through attrition. 

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Arizona bill would outlaw police traffic ticket quotas

Arizona bill would outlaw police traffic ticket quotas

State Rep. David Stevens pitches legislation to prohibit ticket quotas.

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Marana and Picacho to see intermittent I-10 closures Sunday

Marana and Picacho to see intermittent I-10 closures Sunday

Work will increase capacity for outlet mall. 

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AZ permanently blocked from denying dreamers licenses

AZ permanently blocked from denying dreamers licenses

PHOENIX — Saying “dreamers” are here legally, a federal judge late Thursday permanently blocked Arizona from denying them licenses to drive.

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How Tucson-area Congress members voted on abortion bill

How Tucson-area Congress members voted on abortion bill

Vote is among first for new Rep. Martha McSally. 

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Income indexing proposal would cut taxes for many

Income indexing proposal would cut taxes for many

A Mesa lawmaker wants to link hikes in income and inflation to hold taxes down.

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New schools chief gives Arizona education bad marks

New schools chief gives Arizona education bad marks

Douglas wants teacher pay raises, says children are Common Core "guinea pigs."

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Bill aimed at panhandlers who trigger red lights

Bill aimed at panhandlers who trigger red lights

Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh: Practice inconveniences drivers “after a hard day’s work.”

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Tucson tentatively approves school redevelopment incentives

Tucson tentatively approves school redevelopment incentives

Council OKs plan for closed schools, but TUSD must sign off

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Tucson homeless camp's 'dream pods' confound city

Tucson homeless camp's 'dream pods' confound city

Activists erect wooden sleep pods along downtown street.

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Lawmakers want easier removal of judges

Lawmakers want easier removal of judges

One proposal requires 60 percent of voters to approve retention.

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Ducey drops plan to fund veterans' cemeteries

Ducey drops plan to fund veterans' cemeteries

Governor scraps idea to use donations for disabled vets to fund cemeteries.

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Oro Valley rejects petitions over club purchase

Oro Valley rejects petitions over club purchase

A technicality means the Tee'd Off petitions are invalid.

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McSally, Grijalva react to State of the Union

McSally, Grijalva react to State of the Union

Local congressional delegation split on President Obama's address to the nation.

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Supervisors pull contested Star Valley development from agenda

Supervisors pull contested Star Valley development from agenda

Board wants court to hear legal issue.

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Oro Valley rejects Tee'd Off group's petitions

Oro Valley rejects Tee'd Off group's petitions

Petition for public vote on golf deal rejected over a technicality.

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Ducey pitches redirecting $929,000 in veterans funds

Ducey pitches redirecting $929,000 in veterans funds

Governor proposes using $929,000 from disabled veterans assistance to run cemeteries instead.

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Professional baseball teams to play at Kino

Professional baseball teams to play at Kino

Mexican baseball teams begin to arrive in the region in late February.

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Tucson offers help filling closed schools

Tucson offers help filling closed schools

City hopes incentives could fill empty TUSD schools.

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New option for getting a driver's license

New option for getting a driver's license

Private driving schools can now approve licenses.

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Court should decide Star Valley's future, Huckelberry says

Court should decide Star Valley's future, Huckelberry says

County backs off on threats to strip development plan, content to let lawsuit unfold. 

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Losing KidsCare hurt Arizona families, reports suggest

Losing KidsCare hurt Arizona families, reports suggest

Arizona is lone state without an active Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Ducey budget cut hits education, local governments, drivers

Ducey budget cut hits education, local governments, drivers

Cuts to universities total $75 million, including $21.6 million reduction at UA.

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Back to square one for South Tucson recall effort

Back to square one for South Tucson recall effort

Petitions against Ildefonso Green invalidated. Organizer plans to try again.

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Oro Valley group acts to put club purchase on ballot

Oro Valley group acts to put club purchase on ballot

Group says it collected more than enough signatures for ballot issue.

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Judge doesn't compel negotiations on Arizona schools suit

Judge doesn't compel negotiations on Arizona schools suit

But she implores Arizona legislators, districts to resolve funding dispute.

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Arizona students must pass civics test to graduate

Arizona students must pass civics test to graduate

The new graduation requirement begins with the current crop of sophomores.

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Tee'd Off group files Oro Valley referendum petition

Tee'd Off group files Oro Valley referendum petition

Group opposed to country club deal says it has more than enough signatures.

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New city app lets you remotely feed the meter

New city app lets you remotely feed the meter

With GoTucson, users can pay for downtown, university-area parking using smartphones. 

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County ends supervisors' gifting to community groups

County ends supervisors' gifting to community groups

All charities will have to go through county funding process in future. 

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Passing civics likely to be new graduation requirement

Passing civics likely to be new graduation requirement

Students would have to answer 60 of 100 questions correctly for diploma.

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Pima County approves tax break to lure HomeGoods

Pima County approves tax break to lure HomeGoods

Incentive would drop property tax assessment by almost 75 percent for 15 years. 

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Ducey speaks in Tucson, invites entrepreneurs to area

Ducey speaks in Tucson, invites entrepreneurs to area

Governor talks economy in visit to Tucson.

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At website, track bills, 'speak' at legislative hearings

At website, track bills, 'speak' at legislative hearings

Watch debates, even start a discussion at the Capitol.

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Ducey calls for better schools, no tax hikes

Ducey calls for better schools, no tax hikes

New Gov. Doug Ducey calls for schools upgrade, but short on specifics of how to do that in first official speech.

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TUSD teens in federal court over Arizona's ethnic studies ban

TUSD teens in federal court over Arizona's ethnic studies ban

Appeals court looks into intent of state law that disallows classes.

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Supervisors to consider new spending rules

Supervisors to consider new spending rules

Proposed policy would set process for donating directly to outside groups. 

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Cheryl Cage to chair Pima County Dems

Cheryl Cage to chair Pima County Dems

Local Democrat says recruitment and fundraising are top priorities.

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Lawmakers asked to upgrade universities, protect business tax cuts

Lawmakers asked to upgrade universities, protect business tax cuts

PHOENIX — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants the state to create a “world-class education system” and have a balanced state budget.

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Ducey proposes hiring freeze to balance budget

Ducey proposes hiring freeze to balance budget

New governor wants to make education a priority, put halt on jobs.

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Arizona House kills daylight saving time bill

Arizona House kills daylight saving time bill

Backer pulls measure to put the state on daylight saving time.

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