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Salpointe opens new STEM center

Salpointe opens new STEM center

Students have a place to design, build robots and practice STEM skills. 

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Pima teens aren't in pipeline for tech jobs

Pima teens aren't in pipeline for tech jobs

Schools burnish appeal of computer science classes, but participation is down.

January 27, 2015 7:15 pm Photos

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Schools open halls to electronic billboards

Schools open halls to electronic billboards

Schools hope a marketing deal brings better student communication and new revenue.

January 22, 2015 7:32 pm Photos

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Teachers sound off on new law requiring civics test

Teachers sound off on new law requiring civics test

Mixed support from Pima County lawmakers, teachers on new civics test mandate.

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warren burda

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Warren Burda, a U.S. government teacher at Sunnyside High School, supports a new state law that requires students to pass a civics test before they can graduate.

January 15, 2015 5:12 pm
6 projects down the road in 2015

6 projects down the road in 2015

Road Runner looks at six major projects slated for completion or progress. 

January 04, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Broken heater prompts closure of Main Library

Broken heater prompts closure of Main Library

Pima County's main library is closed until a broken heater is repaired. 

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Broken heater, cold temps close Tucson library

Broken heater, cold temps close Tucson library

The Joel D. Valdez Main Library is closed until the heater is fixed.

January 02, 2015 2:45 pm Photos

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Sunnyside selects firm to search for new superintendent

Sunnyside selects firm to search for new superintendent

School district's search consultants to be paid $21,900 plus costs.

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Late New Year's hours for streetcar

Late New Year's hours for streetcar

The streetcar will stretch its usual weekday schedule on New Year's Eve.

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Road Runner: Biggest transportation stories of 2014

Road Runner: Biggest transportation stories of 2014

Streetcar, parking fines, new meters are among the year's top happenings. 

December 28, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Family files $125K claim over autistic son's arrest

Family files $125K claim over autistic son's arrest

The Vail couple also wants better training for Pima County deputies.

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Tucsonan hoping to find holiday drive companion on Craigslist

Tucsonan hoping to find holiday drive companion on Craigslist

Weekly piece wraps up with some of your final questions of 2014. 

December 21, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
McCain reiterates support for A-10 during Davis-Monthan visit

McCain reiterates support for A-10 during Davis-Monthan visit

McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.

December 18, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Supervisors postpone action on several issues until 2015

Supervisors postpone action on several issues until 2015

Smoking policy among those pushed back to January. 

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Pima supervisors delay action on smoking, land issues

Pima supervisors delay action on smoking, land issues

Delayed the issues until January meeting.

December 16, 2014 5:18 pmLoading…
Timing Tucson traffic signals will take more time

Timing Tucson traffic signals will take more time

Despite decades of trying, city's synchronization efforts leave drivers frustrated.

December 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Public can weigh in on downtown shuttle shut down

Public can weigh in on downtown shuttle shut down

City wants to close Downtown Loop amid decreased ridership, new streetcar service.

December 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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tucson transportation software

tucson transportation software

The top image shows the software used to track traffic starting in the 1990s; the bottom image shows the newest version, which can be accessed from a tablet computer.

December 12, 2014 4:22 pm
Fourth Avenue street fair to split streetcar route

Fourth Avenue street fair to split streetcar route

Part of the route will be closed during the Winter Street Fair. 

December 09, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Pima County to fight claim over South Tucson tax

Pima County to fight claim over South Tucson tax

South Tucson said responsibility for improper tax is shared, Pima County disagrees. 

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Pima County will hold public meetings about Colossal Cave's future

Pima County will hold public meetings about Colossal Cave's future

Pima County staff wants community feedback on the future of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.  

December 09, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Streetcar route adjusted for Fourth Avenue Street Fair

Streetcar route adjusted for Fourth Avenue Street Fair

Most of Fourth Avenue will close, but shuttle bus will ferry passengers to their next stop. 

December 09, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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City sells land for another private dorm

City sells land for another private dorm

Sale paves way for new student housing in the West University neighborhood. 

December 08, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Rail neighbors looking for a little quiet time

Rail neighbors looking for a little quiet time

Will the downtown trains ever pipe down? The answer: Yes, eventually. 

December 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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smart parking meter

smart parking meter

New and old parking meters in downtown. More than 850 meters like the one on the left will replace the old, coin-only meters.

December 05, 2014 12:47 pm
I-10 closure might cause delays on Sunday morning

I-10 closure might cause delays on Sunday morning

Brief I-10 closure at 7 a.m. Sunday Dec. 7 will likely cause delays. 

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Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

Pima County leaders will vote on a policy that would make it impossible for smokers to get a job in the county. 

December 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Power agency starts maintenance work near Tumamoc Hill

Power agency starts maintenance work near Tumamoc Hill

Western Area Power Administration has started work on a power line access road.

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Oracle Road development gets OK to move forward

Oracle Road development gets OK to move forward

The Pima County Board of Supervisors paved the way for two projects in the foothills during their Tuesday meeting. 

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County Supervisors approve Catalina Foothills resident-driven paving project

County Supervisors approve Catalina Foothills resident-driven paving project

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the paving of a dirt road in the Catalina Foothills amid worries the project could diminish the neighborhood's historic vibe. 

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Proposed paving project pricks controversy in Foothills neighborhood

Proposed paving project pricks controversy in Foothills neighborhood

But some would prefer to keep the dirt roads they already have. 

November 30, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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County terminates contract to widen Magee Road

County terminates contract to widen Magee Road

Cited months of delays by contractor.

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County could force out Colossal Cave's lifetime operator

County could force out Colossal Cave's lifetime operator

A Maierhauser has run Colossal Cave Mountain Park for the last 58 years, but a recent audit shows the cave is in need of repairs and, in the opinion of some, new leadership. 

November 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Homestead links Arizona family to the past

Homestead links Arizona family to the past

Alice Vail slept under a tarp in the company of scorpions.

November 25, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Four finalists vying for Jan. 8 memorial design

Four finalists vying for Jan. 8 memorial design

The Jan. 8th Memorial Foundation narrows its search for a designer. 

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Road Runner: Do streetcar ads defile downtown?

Road Runner: Do streetcar ads defile downtown?

Why some people aren't happy about the new streetcar ads. 

November 23, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Pima supervisors OK $5 million for road repairs

Pima supervisors OK $5 million for road repairs

General fund money will be used to fix major roadways in county. 

November 18, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Bike Ranch Application Withdrawal Documents

Bike Ranch Application Withdrawal Documents

The developers of a proposed bicycle-themed resort across the street from Saguaro National Park withdrew their application for a conditional use permit. Dozens of opponents and neighbors, including leaders of Saguaro National Park, voiced concerns about the project.

November 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Near-campus wreck prompts UA student to seek lighted crosswalk

Near-campus wreck prompts UA student to seek lighted crosswalk

A University of Arizona student worries a marked crosswalk is not safe enough at busy crossing.

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Alleged bullying victim withdraws complaint against Carroll

Alleged bullying victim withdraws complaint against Carroll

Former staffer for Supervisor Miller says she told him to file claim.

November 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bike-ranch developers regrouping for now

Bike-ranch developers regrouping for now

Plans on pause amid opposition from neighbors near Saguaro National Park East. 

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Election 2014

Election 2014

Volunteer wrangler Jeanne Christie has been with Ron Barber's campaign since 2012.

November 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Road Runner: On cheaper gas, taxes and potholes

Road Runner: On cheaper gas, taxes and potholes

Not raising Arizona's gas tax put a squeeze on county road repairs.

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Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Report recommends county give $1.56 million to fund park's most pressing repairs.

October 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Events brought in $1.17 million in the last fiscal year.

October 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway, also known as State Route 210, will be closed Monday evening starting at 9 p.m.  and is expected to re-open Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 a.m. 

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Tumamoc Hill area construction won't start until November

Tumamoc Hill area construction won't start until November

A contentious maintenance project that would involve clearing vegetation from land west of Tumamoc Hill won’t start until November, according to a spokesperson from the Western Area Power Administration.

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Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Utility work could bulldoze a mile-long, 100-foot-wide section. 

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Increase in licenses after Arizona OKs gay marriage

Increase in licenses after Arizona OKs gay marriage

It’s been one week since Arizona started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and Pima County has seen an overall uptick in applications.

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