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Bill that effectively kills statewide tests gets tentative OK

Bill that effectively kills statewide tests gets tentative OK

Lawmakers also act on revenge porn, panhandling and modifying state license plates.

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Property valuations going up — a lot for some

Property valuations going up — a lot for some

County valuation notices sent out Friday will be higher for most.

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Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Lawmakers clarify animal abuse rules; and other legislative action. 

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Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Ban ticket quotas just one step away from adoption

February 25, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…

Dept. of Child Safety shutting internal police unit

Dept. of Child Safety shutting internal police unit

New director Greg McKay puts end to investigations section.

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State board revokes former TPD spokeswoman's police license

State board revokes former TPD spokeswoman's police license

Maria Hawke lied about her educational background, according to an investigation report.

February 25, 2015 7:26 pm

Arizona residents may need passport to fly anywhere

Arizona residents may need passport to fly anywhere

Homeland Security-recognized driver's licenses would cost more.

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Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Arizona House OKs bill, which is backed by Circle K.

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Museum that displayed Tucson's lost barrio history closes

Museum that displayed Tucson's lost barrio history closes

After 15 years, La Pilita is no more; exhibits given to others.

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Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Exam will be requirement for Class of 2017.

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Steller: Fixing homeless camp demands leaders, a plan

Steller: Fixing homeless camp demands leaders, a plan

Tucson is making incremental progress, but we need to move faster.

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Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Proposal would allow liquor sales closer to schools

Arizona House OKs bill, which is backed by Circle K.

February 25, 2015 4:51 pmLoading…

Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Farm animals may get their own abuse laws

Lawmakers clarify animal abuse rules; and other legislative action. 

February 25, 2015 8:00 pmLoading…

Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Police ticket quota ban takes another step

Ban ticket quotas just one step away from adoption

February 25, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…

State board revokes former TPD spokeswoman's police license

State board revokes former TPD spokeswoman's police license

Maria Hawke lied about her educational background, according to an investigation report.

February 25, 2015 7:26 pm

Museum that displayed Tucson's lost barrio history closes

Museum that displayed Tucson's lost barrio history closes

After 15 years, La Pilita is no more; exhibits given to others.

February 24, 2015 8:00 pm Photos

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Steller: Fixing homeless camp demands leaders, a plan

Steller: Fixing homeless camp demands leaders, a plan

Tucson is making incremental progress, but we need to move faster.

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Proposal seeks authority to ask for tourism sales tax

Proposal seeks authority to ask for tourism sales tax

Legislation could eventually aid funding for Visit Tucson and Tucson International expansion. 

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Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Ducey defends civics test for graduation

Exam will be requirement for Class of 2017.

February 24, 2015 7:39 pmLoading…

Broadway plan aims to level 37 Tucson buildings

Broadway plan aims to level 37 Tucson buildings

Proposed map has three lanes of future traffic driving through a restaurant.

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Arizona lawmakers reject challenge to Common Core

Arizona lawmakers reject challenge to Common Core

Senate kills bill that would have let schools develop their own standards.

February 23, 2015 7:51 pmLoading…

Pima County creates brochure to explain road money distribution

Pima County creates brochure to explain road money distribution

New revenue sources hard to find, harder to sell to elected leaders. 

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Redirecting RTA funds an idea to fix streets

Redirecting RTA funds an idea to fix streets

Selling idea to voters could be a struggle, especially in smaller towns. 

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ADOT pushes back projects to widen Interstate 10

ADOT pushes back projects to widen Interstate 10

Plans to widen stretches of I-10 to six lanes pushed back.

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Steller: Southern Arizonan, for once, a statewide power player

Steller: Southern Arizonan, for once, a statewide power player

House Speaker David Gowan hails from Sierra Vista; first Southern Arizonan in that role since 1988

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Oro Valley sales-tax increase kicks in March 1

Oro Valley sales-tax increase kicks in March 1

Town needs it to pay for, renovate El Conquistador Country Club.

February 21, 2015 7:20 pmLoading…

Arizona to appeal court order letting 'dreamers' drive

Arizona to appeal court order letting 'dreamers' drive

Appeal to deny licenses for DACA participants doesn't specify grounds. 

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Businesses renew push for equipment-tax relief

Businesses renew push for equipment-tax relief

Three years after voter rejection, business interests are ready to try again.

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AIMS now officially off graduation to-do list

AIMS now officially off graduation to-do list

TUSD announces it has canceled the tests. It's unclear what might replace them.

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AZ House panel moves to dump Common Core

AZ House panel moves to dump Common Core

The committee also approved another measure that could undermine future statewide assessments.

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Bill would fine districts whose classroom spending lags

Bill would fine districts whose classroom spending lags

Tucson Unified School District would take estimated hit of $3.1 million.

February 19, 2015 7:14 pmLoading…

Lawmaker gives up on service-dog permits

Lawmaker gives up on service-dog permits

Bill prohibiting abortion coverage in Affordable Care Act insurance plans advances.

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Bill scrapping AIMS test goes to Ducey

Bill scrapping AIMS test goes to Ducey

Class of 2016 the last required to get passing grades to graduate.

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Tucson approves incentives package for HomeGoods

Tucson approves incentives package for HomeGoods

Local governments' lures worth more than $1.5 million in first year.

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Bill restricting access to police camera footage advances

Legislation does not require or prohibit use of body cams by police.

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Tucson sees a chance to fix more potholes

Tucson sees a chance to fix more potholes

“Just keep pavin’,” mayor tells city's transportation director.

February 18, 2015 7:13 pmLoading…

Rules for dog tie-outs refined

Rules for dog tie-outs refined

Arizona Legislature moves ahead on laws for animal abuse, police officer disability, high interest loans vehicle brake lights.

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Off-ramp cramped on I-19 at Valencia

Off-ramp cramped on I-19 at Valencia

Two of three lanes for southbound motorists are closed till 2 p.m. Thursday.

February 18, 2015 7:20 pmLoading…

Arizona lawmakers consider payday loan alternative

Arizona lawmakers consider payday loan alternative

State House will consider a new high-interest, high-risk loan proposal.

February 17, 2015 7:28 pmLoading…

Steller: Schools chief mocked for hitting a nerve

Steller: Schools chief mocked for hitting a nerve

She's not as out there as governor's camp wants us to believe.

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County snuffs smoking ban, but puffers will pay

County snuffs smoking ban, but puffers will pay

Smoking employees will be required to attend a cessation program. 

February 17, 2015 7:22 pmLoading…

Meditation garden coming to Rio Vista park

Meditation garden coming to Rio Vista park

Desert garden will offer "quiet contemplation for people who are grieving."

February 17, 2015 7:42 pmLoading…

Fired education workers back on the job — for now

Fired education workers back on the job — for now

PHOENIX — The state’s schools chief has backed down, at least for now, in her battle over who gets to hire and fire the staff of the Board of …

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Pima declares zero tolerance for human trafficking

Pima declares zero tolerance for human trafficking

McSally, in Tucson, says proclamation helps "address this scourge."

February 17, 2015 7:09 pmLoading…

Bill takes teeth out of state speed limits

Bill takes teeth out of state speed limits

Lawmakers consider minimizing the penalty for driving 10 mph over the limit. 

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Book notes not public records, Brewer argues

Book notes not public records, Brewer argues

Former governor seeks to deny access to those suing over SB 1070.

February 17, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…

Pima County anti-smoking policy nearly snuffed out

Pima County anti-smoking policy nearly snuffed out

Employees escape surcharge by attending a mandatory smoking-cessation program.

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House committee backs earlier elections

House committee backs earlier elections

The Arizona House Elections Committee voted make primary election date three weeks earlier.

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Explaining a traffic-control oddity

Explaining a traffic-control oddity

Signs seem strange, but a logic behind the madness. 

February 15, 2015 7:27 pmLoading…

Pima again considers not hiring any smokers

Pima again considers not hiring any smokers

Two supervisors say the policy looks like discrimination. 

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Education board demands staff reinstatement

Education board demands staff reinstatement

State education board orders school superintendent Diane Douglas to end a lockout of its staff.

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Police visibility to increase at downtown homeless camp

Police visibility to increase at downtown homeless camp

City plans to appeal ruling that lets homeless stay.

February 12, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…

House votes to ban traffic ticket quotas

House votes to ban traffic ticket quotas

New law would prohibit cities from telling police how many tickets to write, and other legislative actions.

February 12, 2015 7:15 pmLoading…

Guns in public buildings OK, House committee says

Guns in public buildings OK, House committee says

PHOENIX — Saying people have "a God-given right'' to defend themselves, a House panel voted Thursday to let people with concealed weapons perm…

February 12, 2015 7:02 pmLoading…

Ward-only elections idea for Tucson gets tentative support

Ward-only elections idea for Tucson gets tentative support

Group split 8-7 to support ward-only elections of City Council members

February 12, 2015 7:01 pmLoading…

Downtown homeless camp spawns health, safety concerns

Downtown homeless camp spawns health, safety concerns

Feces, unleashed dogs among problems. Police to accompany clean-up crews.

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Douglas fires 2 top execs on Education Board

Douglas fires 2 top execs on Education Board

Some question legality of Arizona superintendent's housecleaning.

February 11, 2015 7:13 pmLoading…

Ducey seeks faith-based help with child safety

Ducey seeks faith-based help with child safety

Nearly 17,000 kids are in state's care.

February 11, 2015 7:51 pmLoading…

Bill would shield police names after shootings

Bill would shield police names after shootings

To critics, Arizona measure makes it look like there's something to hide.

February 11, 2015 7:36 pmLoading…
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