State DUI crackdown leads to 312 arrests
So this is what happens when the housing crisis mixes with
Jan. 8 shooting victim Gabe Zimmerman's fiancee is joining a
national campaign to ban high-capacity magazines like the one used
to kill Zimmerman and five others.
Last week a reader wondered about all the marks from tires
skidding along the sides of highways, particularly along Interstate
In the past, we've spied Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez
text-messaging with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath when they
attend regional planning meetings.
The West University Neighborhood Association and a
student-housing developer have agreed to terms that pave the way
for a 756-room dorm-style complex at the old YMCA site near Fourth
The Regional Transportation Authority voted Thursday to sell
$152 million in bonds to pay for road construction through
Pima County has formally agreed to contribute $7.5 million in
road bond funding for the next stretch of construction to widen
South Houghton Road.
Joe Sweeney, best known for repeatedly running for offices he
did not win and railing against illegal immigration at public
forums, died Saturday in Tucson.
Anti-illegal immigration stalwart Joe Sweeney, best known for
repeatedly running for offices he did not win and railing against
illegal immigration at public forums, died in Tucson Saturday.
Readers, I'm turning to you for help because I am stumped,
Pima County is grappling with how to cover another $15 million
hit that could be coming its way from the state budget.
City Council hopeful Joe Flores made his announcement for the
Ward 1 Democratic primary last week.
A $10 million construction project set to begin this fall could
mark the beginning of the end of left turns at major intersections
for a big chunk of Grant Road.
Pima County has finished the first phase of a massive sewer
project that will employ more than 600 construction workers before
it's finished in 2015.
The race for Tucson Mayor now has two contested primaries, and
voters will choose between at least three candidates in
When the State Transportation Board approved a statewide rail
plan this month, it cleared a big hurdle in the quest to get
passenger rail service between Tucson and Phoenix.
Is U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake trying to do his best impression of U.S.
Sen. John McCain?
Tucson Mayoral candidate Jonathan Rothschild will host a grand
opening of his campaign headquarters Saturday.
The Independent Redistricting Commission is set to take care of
some housekeeping items at its meeting Thursday.
A new kind of Sherwin-Williams paint could make graffiti removal
a lot easier, and it's also helping teach people here new work
Pima County is proposing hunting restrictions in Tucson Mountain
Park after homeowners complained that people were trespassing to
get into the park, where archery hunting is allowed.
Gas prices are going up just as the Tucson City Council
considers whether to raise bus fares.
State lawmakers didn't exactly show up in hordes for an exercise
challenge on the Capitol Mall last week, with just three Democrats
going through their paces.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved higher-density
zoning for a housing project along West Orange Grove that will also
trigger a long-planned widening of the road.
There's a rolling debate about revenue versus image, and it's
playing out on the sides of our buses. The Regional Transportation
Authority spent $2.9 million two years ago to repaint the city's
Sun Tran bus fleet from white, red and yellow, to a white, gray and
blue motif. The paint job was,…
Less than a year after the Pima County Board of Supervisors
approved fee increases for certain types of development plans,
there's a move afoot to reduce them.
Arizona has almost as many license-plate-design options as there
are states in the union. But even with almost 50 styles, reader
David Paulin spotted a New Mexico driver sporting one he thought we
might want to consider.
No Labels, a group dedicated to trying to tamp down partisan
rifts in politics, kicked into higher gear this week with a big
thank you to Tucson Democratic Rep. Steve Farley for engaging with
a member of the Republican caucus recently.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office is continuing her push to
get help for federal judges struggling to hold down a climbing
caseload in Arizona.
Never an organization to pass up an attempt at publicity, People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will put up a billboard in
Tucson in response to a group of Southern Arizonans who are
exploring having Pima County become its own state.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors hired a firm Tuesday to
begin the preliminary work needed so construction can start as soon
as next year on a new court complex downtown.
Arizona is a "donor state" when it comes to the amount of
federal transportation funding that makes its way back here after
we pay taxes, a U.S. congressman points out.
Pima County hopes to begin construction in mid-2012 on a new
court complex, but it doesn't yet have the money for it.
The mayoral race could be about to get more interesting.
The Pima County Recorder's Office is giving voters in South
Tucson the chance to vote a second time if they believe someone
assisting them incorrectly marked their ballot for Tuesday's city
The Pima County Recorder’s office is giving voters in South
Tucson a chance to vote a second time if they believe someone
assisting them incorrectly marked their ballot for Tuesday's city
The Pima County Board of Supervisors will buy 187 acres on the
west side as open space to connect its 700-acre Sweetwater Preserve
park to Sweetwater Wash.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is once again ranked near the
middle of the class when it comes to partisan voting.
The Regional Transportation Authority will issue an estimated
$100 million in bonds to do the road work it promised to voters
through the middle of 2012. But after that, the RTA staff is
recommending all its projects through 2015 be delayed or split into
Stop the presses. They've finally stopped stopping traffic at
East Fort Lowell Road and North Campbell Avenue.
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva's look these days has been sweater-esque
- a marked difference from his more typical
A political committee made up of attorneys, including the former
chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party, has been formed to
try to get Southern Arizona to secede from the rest of the
Voters in the town of Marana and city of South Tucson have until
5 p.m. Friday to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
The day after the Progressive Democrats of America kicked off
its new Tucson chapter to counter the tea party, the tea party is
now planning its own response.
Upcoming changes to make a bicycle boulevard along Fourth and
Fontana avenues friendlier include something that could surprise
State Republican Sen. Frank Antenori says he's all for limited
government, but all the same, he definitely likes his bills - the
kind you introduce, not necessarily the kind you pay.
Giffords' office hires ex-manager as
The congressional office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hired
former campaign manager Rodd McLeod to help fill in while the
office’s district director recovers.
The Utah man leading the recall effort against Pima County
Sheriff Clarence Dupnik announced Thursday he’s also working on a
recall campaign against Wisconsin Democratic legislators.