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Pima County's Loop accepting vendor applications

Pima County's Loop accepting vendor applications

County seeks additional vendors for sites along 100-mile urban trail.

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City, county cited for homeless camp health violations

City, county cited for homeless camp health violations

Use of air vent as a toilet one of many violations.

March 04, 2015 7:30 pm Photos

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Fences at County Administration Building

Fences at County Administration Building

County officials have installed temporary fencing in front of the Pima County Administration Building to prevent people from going to the toilet in raised planters and an air vent. Arizona Daily Star

March 04, 2015 3:59 pm
Fence in front of Pima County Administration Building

Fence in front of Pima County Administration Building

County officials have installed temporary fencing in front of the Pima County Administration Building to prevent people from going to the toilet in raised planters and an air vent. Arizona Daily Star

March 04, 2015 3:27 pm
County approves $6.6 million for Hughes Access Road

County approves $6.6 million for Hughes Access Road

Road plan a way to protect Raytheon from urban encroachment, promote business growth.

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County does about face, scrapping nicotine fees

County does about face, scrapping nicotine fees

Supervisors had sought clarification of Feb. 17 vote but decided to abandon policy instead. 

March 03, 2015 5:45 pmLoading…
Pima County Supervisors vote today on $6.6M road project

Pima County Supervisors vote today on $6.6M road project

Road realignment part of larger plan to attract defense and logistics businesses.

March 02, 2015 7:24 pmLoading…
Sabino Canyon Road extension mired in red tape

Sabino Canyon Road extension mired in red tape

Environmental analysis was required to get $13 million in federal funding. 

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Downtown homeless reject help offers, agencies say

Downtown homeless reject help offers, agencies say

Efforts to help them find jobs and housing are mostly rebuffed.

February 28, 2015 7:06 pmLoading…
Downtown Tucson leading increase in 2016 property valuations

Downtown Tucson leading increase in 2016 property valuations

County valuation notices sent out Friday will be higher for most.

February 26, 2015 7:29 pm Photos

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Proposal seeks authority to ask for tourism sales tax

Proposal seeks authority to ask for tourism sales tax

Legislation could eventually aid funding for Visit Tucson and Tucson International expansion. 

February 24, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Redirecting RTA funds an idea to fix streets

Redirecting RTA funds an idea to fix streets

Selling idea to voters could be a struggle, especially in smaller towns. 

February 22, 2015 7:36 pm Photos

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Pima County creates brochure to explain road money distribution

Pima County creates brochure to explain road money distribution

New revenue sources hard to find, harder to sell to elected leaders. 

February 22, 2015 7:22 pm Photos

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Tucson goes to 9th Circuit as homeless camp grows

Tucson goes to 9th Circuit as homeless camp grows

December injunction blocked city from interfering with camp resident’s free-speech rights.

February 19, 2015 7:32 pmLoading…
Off-ramp cramped on I-19 at Valencia

Off-ramp cramped on I-19 at Valencia

Two of three lanes for southbound motorists are closed till 2 p.m. Thursday.

February 18, 2015 7:20 pmLoading…
County snuffs smoking ban, but puffers will pay

County snuffs smoking ban, but puffers will pay

Smoking employees will be required to attend a cessation program. 

February 17, 2015 7:22 pmLoading…
Pima declares zero tolerance for human trafficking

Pima declares zero tolerance for human trafficking

McSally, in Tucson, says proclamation helps "address this scourge."

February 17, 2015 7:09 pmLoading…
Pima County anti-smoking policy nearly snuffed out

Pima County anti-smoking policy nearly snuffed out

Employees escape surcharge by attending a mandatory smoking-cessation program.

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Explaining a traffic-control oddity

Explaining a traffic-control oddity

Signs seem strange, but a logic behind the madness. 

February 15, 2015 7:27 pmLoading…
Pima again considers not hiring any smokers

Pima again considers not hiring any smokers

Two supervisors say the policy looks like discrimination. 

February 14, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Police visibility to increase at downtown homeless camp

Police visibility to increase at downtown homeless camp

City plans to appeal ruling that lets homeless stay.

February 12, 2015 7:48 pmLoading…
Downtown homeless camp spawns health, safety concerns

Downtown homeless camp spawns health, safety concerns

Feces, unleashed dogs among problems. Police to accompany clean-up crews.

February 11, 2015 7:11 pm Video Photos

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County economic plan keys on airport-Raytheon region

County economic plan keys on airport-Raytheon region

Plan focuses heavily on proposed connection between I-10, I-19. 

February 09, 2015 7:26 pm Photos

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City road bond projects shift into high gear

City road bond projects shift into high gear

Several projects at once create inconvenience but benefit drivers in the longterm.

February 08, 2015 7:20 pmLoading…
Horse racing brings economic benefit, study finds

Horse racing brings economic benefit, study finds

New operator at Rillito Park Racetrack adds TVs, more.

February 06, 2015 7:21 pmLoading…
Pima bond plan ready, but timing is questioned

Pima bond plan ready, but timing is questioned

Supervisors unsure if package will reach voters in 2015 or 2016.

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Discrimination suit filed over 1970 Pioneer fire trial

Discrimination suit filed over 1970 Pioneer fire trial

Louis Taylor, convicted for the deadly fire, has sued the city and county for civil rights violations.

February 04, 2015 7:12 pm Photos

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Pima County budget hearings set for April, May

Pima County budget hearings set for April, May

Five sessions scheduled. Department heads required to attend.

February 03, 2015 7:50 pmLoading…
Road Runner: Grant Road drivers get relief soon

Road Runner: Grant Road drivers get relief soon

Workers will repair stretch between Columbus Boulevard and Santa Rita Avenue.

February 01, 2015 7:47 pm Photos

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Pima County wants another sewer rate increase

Pima County wants another sewer rate increase

Proposed rate change would add $1.64 to average residential bill. 

January 28, 2015 6:15 pmLoading…
Pima Animal Care sees record donations

Pima Animal Care sees record donations

Money given to shelter up 300% since 2010.

January 28, 2015 5:00 pm Photos

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Downtown bike boxes clarified

Downtown bike boxes clarified

Idea from Portland used to maximize bicycle safety in congested areas. 

January 25, 2015 7:10 pmLoading…
Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Governor's budget could force county tax hike

Huckelberry said plan shifts costs of services to counties. 

January 25, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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RTA to scale down citizen's oversight committee

RTA to scale down citizen's oversight committee

CART board will shrink to 21 members through attrition. 

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Marana and Picacho to see intermittent I-10 closures Sunday

Marana and Picacho to see intermittent I-10 closures Sunday

Work will increase capacity for outlet mall. 

January 23, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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Supervisors pull contested Star Valley development from agenda

Supervisors pull contested Star Valley development from agenda

Board wants court to hear legal issue.

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Professional baseball teams to play at Kino

Professional baseball teams to play at Kino

Mexican baseball teams begin to arrive in the region in late February.

January 19, 2015 7:59 pmLoading…
New option for getting a driver's license

New option for getting a driver's license

Private driving schools can now approve licenses.

January 18, 2015 8:30 pmLoading…
Court should decide Star Valley's future, Huckelberry says

Court should decide Star Valley's future, Huckelberry says

County backs off on threats to strip development plan, content to let lawsuit unfold. 

January 18, 2015 7:22 pmLoading…
New city app lets you remotely feed the meter

New city app lets you remotely feed the meter

With GoTucson, users can pay for downtown, university-area parking using smartphones. 

January 14, 2015 10:00 pmLoading…
County ends supervisors' gifting to community groups

County ends supervisors' gifting to community groups

All charities will have to go through county funding process in future. 

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Pima County approves tax break to lure HomeGoods

Pima County approves tax break to lure HomeGoods

Incentive would drop property tax assessment by almost 75 percent for 15 years. 

January 13, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Supervisors to consider new spending rules

Supervisors to consider new spending rules

Proposed policy would set process for donating directly to outside groups. 

January 12, 2015 9:00 pmLoading…
New service hours planned for street car

New service hours planned for street car

Slight changes to address ridership patterns

January 12, 2015 1:59 pmLoading…
Winter weather fuels pothole growth

Winter weather fuels pothole growth

Winter rains and freezing temperatures mean misery for Tucson streets

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Logistical challenges abound, but task force is tackling them

Sheriff's Department pushes for better cooperation with court system to fight domestic violence.

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Pima County approves acquisition of UAMC

Pima County approves acquisition of UAMC

Transfer of contracts and leases part of UA transition to Banner Health. 

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County delays decision on rescinding Star Valley plan

County delays decision on rescinding Star Valley plan

Board of Supes to vote pulling development plans for Star Valley on Jan. 20. 

January 06, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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County delays decision on rescinding Star Valley plan

County delays decision on rescinding Star Valley plan

Board of Supes to vote pulling development plans for Star Valley on Jan. 20. 

January 06, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

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