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Pima County's $1.1B budget plan calls for property tax increase

Pima County’s recommended budget calls for a property tax increase to make up for a loss in revenue and to expand the allocation for some departments that have overspent in the last few years.

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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

In the end, money proved more important to the Reid Park Zoological Society than open land and a vision of reintroducing imperiled species.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Asarco dedicates expanded mill at Mission Mine

Asarco dedicates expanded mill at Mission Mine

Tucson-based Asarco held a formal dedication ceremony this week — led by President and COO Manuel Ramos — of the expansion of the south mill at the Mission Mine south of town.

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Asarco to pay $70,000 for Sahuarita dust violations

The mining giant Asarco will pay Pima County its second round of civil penalties and environmental reparations in three years over tailings dust blowing from its Mission Mine in Sahuarita into neighboring homes.

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Housing discrimination alleged in Tucson foreclosures

Housing discrimination alleged in Tucson foreclosures

Foreclosed properties in Hispanic neighborhoods in Tucson are among hundreds nationwide that have been subject to a “striking pattern” of housing discrimination by Bank of America, according to a complaint filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am Related

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With liquor license deal off, El Con Walmart extends hours

The state’s rejection of Walmart’s liquor license deal with neighbors means the El Con store will now stay open 24/7.

September 25, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…
Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

WASHINGTON — President Obama is marking the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse by trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround and warning Republicans against moves that he contends would risk a backslide.

September 14, 2013 11:37 am

State refuses to reconsider liquor license for El Con Walmart

Walmart won’t get another chance to plead its case before the Arizona State Liquor Board for a beer and wine license at its new El Con store.

September 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Household debt falls, but student loans still weigh heavy

The U.S. economy has been growing at a glacial pace for the past four years. And, by almost all tellings, the overhang of debt from the pre-crisis years is a big part of the reason. Americans have been paying down debts and building up savings, not using additional income to buy more goods a…

August 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima County dumps Columbus Day for Black Friday

Pima County dumps Columbus Day for Black Friday

The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided on Tuesday to make the day after Thanksgiving — better known as Black Friday — a paid county holiday rather than Columbus Day.

August 06, 2013 3:32 pm Related

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Senate vote: OK $85 billion cuts, avert shutdown

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.

March 20, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Arizona couple wins $1M Powerball prize

FORT MOHAVE — A northwest Arizona couple can lay claim to a nice Powerball jackpot. Willis and Christine Boyd won a second-prize jackpot of $1 million in the Jan. 28 Powerball lottery drawing.

February 13, 2012 9:03 amLoading…

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