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City pension initiative officially makes ballot

Tucsonans will decide the fate of the city’s pension system after all.

September 03, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Walkup formally signs on as official South Korea rep

Walkup formally signs on as official South Korea rep

Vowing to increase international trade with South Korea, former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup took the oath of office Monday as the honorary consul to the Asian nation.

July 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-Mayor Walkup is S. Korea's new honorary consul

Ex-Mayor Walkup is S. Korea's new honorary consul

"He is like my brother," says businessman K.C. An, left, of former Mayor Bob Walkup, right, the new as honorary consul to the Republic of South Korea.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-Mayor Walkup is S. Korea's new honorary consul

Ex-Mayor Walkup is S. Korea's new honorary consul

When former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup tells people about his upcoming appointment as honorary consul to South Korea he knows to pause for reaction.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Some in GOP shift sides to support Barber over Kelly

Republicans who have crossed party lines to back Democrat Ron Barber said Tuesday that Barber is the bipartisan problem-solver needed in Congressional District 8.

May 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Political notebook: Walkup's new inner circle armed, aiming for clay pigeons

Was a time you could gauge the Tucson power set by the cut of their suits, the brand of their shoes and the make of their cars.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Outgoing Walkup leaves lasting lessons for local youth

When I ran into outgoing Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup recently at an art gallery, I felt a little like the narrator in Marcel Proust's novel "Remembrance of Things Past." The narrator bites into la petite madeleine cake and memories come flooding back to him.

December 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson moves closer to limiting mini dorms

The City Council voted Tuesday to start the process of reining in mini-dorms, directing staff to continue working on a proposal to limit five or more unrelated people from living together in residential neighborhoods.

October 12, 2011 8:05 pmLoading…
City could lay off up to 400 workers

City could lay off up to 400 workers

A day after a city sales-tax hike was soundly rejected by voters, Tucson City Manager Mike Letcher and Mayor Bob Walkup announced an estimated 400 city workers could be laid off.

November 04, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
UA outlay for science center near $13 million

UA outlay for science center near $13 million

The University of Arizona has spent nearly $13 million designing a new science center for Rio Nuevo — including notable expenses for travel, meals and architectural designs that have been discarded, according to an investigation by the Arizona Daily Star.

December 07, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Where your Rio Nuevo taxes went

Where your Rio Nuevo taxes went

They promised buildings — hotels, an aquarium and museums. But a Star analysis of the $63 million in taxpayer dollars paid to outside vendors since voters approved Rio Nuevo in 1999 shows that much of the money has been spent to plan projects that stalled.

October 26, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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