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Streetcar opening closes downtown streets starting Thursday

Streetcar opening closes downtown streets starting Thursday

Streetcar party will close some downtown roads.

July 23, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Bilingual book fair offers kids free books

Bilingual book fair offers kids free books

Join Councilwoman Regina Romero at this Saturday's book fair.

July 23, 2014 11:25 amLoading…
$197 million later, streetcar starts running Friday

$197 million later, streetcar starts running Friday

It brings new rules for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians — and much hoopla.

July 19, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Timeline showing how the streetcar materialized.

July 19, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
City panel proposes medical marijuana deliveries

City panel proposes medical marijuana deliveries

Medical pot could soon be dropped off at Tucsonans' doorsteps.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Related Loading…
Cops need more gun seizure power, Koz says

Cops need more gun seizure power, Koz says

Kozachik wants to grant police greater authority to confiscate suspects' guns.

July 15, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Rio Nuevo gets two Greyhound site redevelopment bids

Rio Nuevo gets two Greyhound site redevelopment bids

Board to weigh $100 million proposals for downtown property.

July 15, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Medical marijuana limits topic of public hearing

Medical marijuana limits topic of public hearing

Medical marijuana topic of public hearing Wednesday night.

July 15, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Tucson police pay trails most other departments

Tucson police pay trails most other departments

They rank near the bottom in base salary but find money elsewhere.

July 12, 2014 10:00 amLoading…
City calls for immigration reform and funding

City calls for immigration reform and funding

City Council asks President to stop slitting up immigrant families.

July 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Immigrant flood prompts plans for Guatemalan consulate here

Immigrant flood prompts plans for Guatemalan consulate here

A consulate staffer will visit Tucson next week to check out sites.

July 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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City to open contract talks with 4 unions

City to open contract talks with 4 unions

Negotiations could be drawn-out and contentious.

July 08, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
Panel discussion on mental health Monday

Panel discussion on mental health Monday

Tucson elected officials to participate in forum. 

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Gadsden Co. pays city $2.3M for streetcar construction

Gadsden Co. pays city $2.3M for streetcar construction

Company pays city $2.3 million for west side land deal.

July 03, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
City may ask Obama to curb deportations

City may ask Obama to curb deportations

Councilwoman Regina Romero is asking her colleagues to take a stand.

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Mayor throws down summer reading challenge

Mayor throws down summer reading challenge

Rothschild issues his summer reading challenge to Tucson youth Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
City may ditch proposed rules on urban agriculture

City may ditch proposed rules on urban agriculture

The city may drop proposed rules on urban chickens and goats. 

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Critics call Tucson's proposed impact fees excessive and illegal

Critics call Tucson's proposed impact fees excessive and illegal

Critics of the city’s proposed new development impact fees say the increases are excessive and the revisions illegally allocate spending in the wrong places.

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Help planned for immigrants stuck at bus depot

Intake center to provide food, clothes and temporary housing.

June 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Councilman's letter to President irks Nogales Mayor

Tucson Councilman's letter to President irks Nogales Mayor

Councilman Richard Fimbres' letter about Nogales situation didn't sit well with mayor.

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Rio Nuevo approves deal to boost tax receipts

For years Rio Nuevo has been shortchanged on revenues because not every business that is supposed to be paying into the district has been.

June 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Report: City courthouse needs $21M in repairs

Report: City courthouse needs $21M in repairs

A study shows city courthouse might require more work than is justified.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Archaeological study now needed at downtown hotel site

Archaeological study now needed at downtown hotel site

City sends Marriott hotel developer an email telling him the bad news. 

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

New $20 fee on businesses tentatively OK’d in Tucson

Tucson businesses might have to fork over a little more next year to pay for a state- mandated tax change.

June 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City frets over state's new sales-tax collection process

City finance officials worry about delays in deposits under the state's new sales-tax collecting system.

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Councilman asks for emergency declaration over recent border crossings

Councilman asks for emergency declaration over recent border crossings

Councilman asks city to declare emergency over unaccompanied minors from Central America.

June 13, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

Credit rating for Rio Nuevo downgraded

Rio Nuevo's volatile sales tax collections and its inability to track businesses that aren’t paying into the district as the primary reasons for a drop in its credit rating.

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Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County plans to buy, preserve Painted Hills desert area

Pima County is on the verge of acquiring a scenic 286-acre parcel in the west-side Painted Hills area that county officials have coveted for years.

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Tucson to give shelter for immigrant kids temporary permit

A Tucson shelter intended to address the burgeoning number of immigrant children illegally crossing the border alone won’t be held up by city zoning rules.

June 11, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Urban-farming supporters decry proposed Tucson code changes

Tucsonans weighed in once again on the city’s plans to update what’s allowed and what’s forbidden when it comes to planting gardens or raising chickens within city limits.

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Vote could mean more taxpayer spending on city pension fund

A Tucson pension board decision likely means the city will pony up more for its nonpublic safety pension plan next year.

June 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge won't force city to resume sick-time selling policy

A judge on Friday denied a request by Tucson’s police union to order the city to continue counting unused sick days toward their pensions.

June 06, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Police union seeks injunction against City over pension change

Police union seeks injunction against City over pension change

Tucson’s police union is asking a judge to order the city to continue counting unused sick days towards their pensions.

June 06, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…

City pushes back deadline for west-side project

A long-stalled project on downtown’s west side will get a little more time to pay the city for streetcar expenses.

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Downtown Tucson hotel closer to reality

It looks as though Tucson will finally get a downtown hotel.

June 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson police to change SB 1070 data system

Information about its calls to immigration authorities would allow for analysis.

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City set to endorse private company's water line insurance

City set to endorse private company's water line insurance

Tucson homeowners could start seeing a letter signed by the mayor or another city official encouraging them to purchase a private company’s water line insurance.

June 03, 2014 1:00 pm Related Loading…

Tucson City Council signals a patient, national search for manager

Take your time and cast a wide net.

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Downtown bar owners want Tucson to allow more noise, but residents want some quiet

Downtown bar owners want Tucson to allow more noise, but residents want some quiet

Downtown bar owners want the city to amend its noise ordinance to allow higher decibel levels for the influx of sound-pumping establishments.

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Miranda says departure tied to start of street car service

Miranda says departure tied to start of street car service

After nearly 40 years working for the city, first as a beat cop, then police chief and finally city manager, Richard Miranda is calling it quits this summer. The Star sat down with Miranda this week to ask him about his accomplishments, what’s in store for the next city manager and where wil…

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rio Nuevo seeking offers for downtown property

Tucson’s Greyhound Bus Depot might have to find a new home in the near future.

May 29, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

City pools open this week

Tucson will open its pools this week for residents to cool off during the summer months.

May 27, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…

Tucson’s bond rating is steady, but concerns persist

Tucson officials can relax a bit now that Fitch rating agency didn’t drop the city’s bond rating this year.

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More than 80 bike crashes documented on Tucson's new streetcar tracks

More than 80 bike crashes documented on Tucson's new streetcar tracks

It didn’t take Laura Balis long to understand the risk of riding her bike along Tucson’s modern streetcar tracks.

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Reversal of Tucson police officer’s demotion still an issue

Reversal of Tucson police officer’s demotion still an issue

Tucson’s Civil Service Commission unanimously approved asking a court judge to review his ruling that reversed the demotion of a Tucson police officer.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson council approves downtown entertainment district

Tucson council approves downtown entertainment district

Bars and restaurants can now seek an exemption to open up near schools and churches in downtown Tucson.

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Tucson City Council accepts TPD lieutenant’s rank restoration

Tucson City Council accepts TPD lieutenant’s rank restoration

Tucson won’t challenge a court ruling restoring the rank of a police lieutenant demoted for sharing sexually explicit pictures of herself with a subordinate officer.

May 21, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Parking garage deal helps prospects of a new downtown Tucson Marriott

Rio Nuevo has pushed a downtown hotel project closer to reality.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City Council scraps bus changes in budget plan

The Tucson City Council spared bus routes from any changes, for now, in the $1.264 billion budget that was tentatively approved Tuesday.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
El Con sale official at $81.7 million

El Con sale official at $81.7 million

Tucson’s oldest mall has new owners. El Con Mall was purchased for $81.7 million by a group fronted by St. Louis Rams owner Stanley Kroenke.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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