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Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Steller: Lone wolf deserves chance to meet others

Female is likely looking for a mate, according to former federal expert.

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Steller: We're helping animals; put homeless people next

Steller: We're helping animals; put homeless people next

Clusters of huts could provide basic services for less than the shelter. 

November 25, 2014 8:30 pm Related Loading…
Steller: Streetcar ticketing discourages spontaneous trips

Steller: Streetcar ticketing discourages spontaneous trips

City chose to spend less on machines that don't have as many options.

November 22, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Steller: After pulley-wheel smuggling, prisoner walks free

Steller: After pulley-wheel smuggling, prisoner walks free

The first in an occasional new series on interesting people, "Tucsonalities."

November 20, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Ebola hysteria costs jobs, income in Tucson

Steller: Ebola hysteria costs jobs, income in Tucson

Travel company loses customers afraid to go to Africa.

November 18, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Cabrera study of Mexican American Studies

Cabrera study of Mexican American Studies

Published University of Arizona research on the effectiveness of TUSD's Mexican American Studies program.

November 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Steller: TUSD should put MAS conflict to rest

Steller: TUSD should put MAS conflict to rest

Student achievement, new program are what matter most, not settling old scores.

November 15, 2014 9:00 pm Related Loading…
Steller: Local Dems receive bizarre post-election gift — updated

Steller: Local Dems receive bizarre post-election gift — updated

'Liberal first aid kit' contains sympathy note on Republican National Committee stationary, tissues, antacid. 

November 13, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Douglas in no position to kill Common Core

Steller: Douglas in no position to kill Common Core

Power resides with Board of Education, of which she's just one member.

November 11, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Steller: Want ballots counted quicker? Accept lower turnout

Steller: Want ballots counted quicker? Accept lower turnout

Early voting is the reason we have delayed results.

November 08, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Dems face surpising legislative losses, and more

Steller: Dems face surpising legislative losses, and more

Barber-McSally squeaker grabs headlines, but other races interesting, too.

November 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: For campaigners, buzz lasts until the end

Steller: For campaigners, buzz lasts until the end

Volunteers pushing hard for their candidates on Election Day.

November 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Gateway to downtown requires more than a vision

Steller: Gateway to downtown requires more than a vision

Having a plan isn't enough.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Homebuilders get an F for TUSD mailer

Steller: Homebuilders get an F for TUSD mailer

Columnist's last round of election-season dirt.

October 30, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Arizonans should not accept that we can't pay schools what they're owed.

October 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Ballot collection hard to abuse, easy to improve

Steller: Ballot collection hard to abuse, easy to improve

Despite checks, some want to make it harder to collect, submit ballots.

October 25, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Sometimes a candidate catches a wave; other times the wave swamps candidate.

October 23, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Tower project wins over neighbors — except one

Steller: Tower project wins over neighbors — except one

One big player in the area backs out: the University of Arizona. 

October 21, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Steller: Ebola just latest threat for Tucson preppers

Steller: Ebola just latest threat for Tucson preppers

Group prepares for whatever disaster may come their way.

October 18, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Three ways Arizona can legalize marijuana

Steller: Three ways Arizona can legalize marijuana

Public referendum is one possibility.

October 16, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Change comes slowly after dramatic Sunnyside recall

Steller: Change comes slowly after dramatic Sunnyside recall

Former superintendent's allies safe until contracts expire.

October 14, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Raytheon's talk of incentives leaves tinge of unease

Steller: Raytheon's talk of incentives leaves tinge of unease

Assurances of company's future here might not be as firm as we thought.

October 11, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Steller: Abortion starts emerging as issue in AZ races

Steller: Abortion starts emerging as issue in AZ races

Don't be surprised if the issue starts coming up more and more.

October 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Voters should heed warning about TUSD's finances

Steller: Voters should heed warning about TUSD's finances

Deputy superintendent's assessment of district finances should be warning to all of us.

October 07, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Who holds agents accountable when feds won't?

Steller: Who holds agents accountable when feds won't?

Prolonged probes typical after shootings by the Border Patrol.

October 04, 2014 9:00 pm Video Loading…
Steller: Pima animal-care campaign a mismatch

Steller: Pima animal-care campaign a mismatch

Also in this politics roundup: Ducey speaks to a Koch Brothers' conference.

October 02, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Ducey, Duval not honest on state budget

Steller: Ducey, Duval not honest on state budget

Ducey, DuVal trot out well-worn "weasel words."

September 30, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Steller: It's ad nauseam all the way to Election Day

Steller: It's ad nauseam all the way to Election Day

Deluge of political ads driving you batty? Sorry, no relief in sight.

September 27, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Steller: Huckelberry favors Prop. 415 — doesn’t he?

Steller: Huckelberry favors Prop. 415 — doesn’t he?

The bond issue would pay for a new animal-care center.

September 25, 2014 10:00 pm Related Loading…
City objects to animal-care bill

City objects to animal-care bill

In this Tuesday letter, Tucson's budget director objected to increased bills imposed by Pima County on the city for animal-care services.

September 25, 2014 5:36 pm
Steller: Miller’s right(!): Supervisors’ donations look bad

Steller: Miller’s right(!): Supervisors’ donations look bad

At issue: Donations of taxpayer money by individual county supervisors to groups.

September 23, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Steller: Small choices get harder as drought threatens

Steller: Small choices get harder as drought threatens

Anyone who has owned or rented property around here has faced the question: Should I really plant something that needs so much water?

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…
Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

You can understand why loyal Republicans might not want independents voting in their primaries.

September 18, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Tent home in Santa Cruz

Tent home in Santa Cruz

Dan McLeod had to tie his tent, in the bottom of the Santa Cruz River, to a tree during last week's storm when floodwaters threatened to pull it away. Still, he's staying put today. 

September 17, 2014 1:09 pm
Terri Franco

Terri Franco

Terri Franco, pictured, and her camp partner Dan McLeod aren't leaving their home in the bottom of the Santa Cruz River till they hear the water coming. 

September 17, 2014 1:07 pm
Steller: Homeless pair prepares in Santa Cruz bottom

Steller: Homeless pair prepares in Santa Cruz bottom

You think you've got concerns about the rains forecast for today and tomorrow?

September 17, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Steller: Aggressive 'trackers' factor in Barber-McSally race

Steller: Aggressive 'trackers' factor in Barber-McSally race

What are the rules of this new campaign world?

September 13, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Tucson school board race turns partisan

Steller: Tucson school board race turns partisan

There's a surprising degree of Democratic Party concern over the nominally non-partisan election.

September 11, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Steller: Cross-border terrorism isn't the realistic threat

Steller: Cross-border terrorism isn't the realistic threat

As each new terrorist threat arises — Hamas, al-Qaida, al-Shabab — the alarm is raised again.

September 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Time for PCC to call Flores' bluff

Steller: Time for PCC to call Flores' bluff

Former chancellor is either overly confident or delusional, columnist says.

September 06, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…
Steller: Candidates lose when they pay own way

Steller: Candidates lose when they pay own way

Gary Kiehne nearly broke a persistent political trend. 

September 04, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
Steller: States risk overpaying for Tesla plant

Steller: States risk overpaying for Tesla plant

Arizona among states being considered for factory.

September 02, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Steller: Asarco's gain is homeowners' loss as taxes soar

Steller: Asarco's gain is homeowners' loss as taxes soar

Company is paying far less in property taxes than in the past.

August 30, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Aversion to contested primaries could bite Democrats

Steller: Aversion to contested primaries could bite Democrats

Lack of competition a worrisome trend.

August 28, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Ronstadt's carping about Tucson gets old

Steller: Ronstadt's carping about Tucson gets old

One of Tucson’s most famous native children doesn’t like our “car culture.”

August 23, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Tucsonan on quest to breed super bees

Steller: Tucsonan on quest to breed super bees

His company moves, but doesn't kill, unwanted bee hives.

August 21, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Greg Denker

Greg Denker

Greg Denker, owner of American bee Comtrol talks with Mel Swinson about removing a hive from a fallen saguaro on the southeast side.

August 21, 2014 5:26 pm
Greg Denker

Greg Denker

Greg Denker staples netting over the escape routes fr a bee hive in a fallen saguaro.

August 21, 2014 5:26 pm
Greg Denker

Greg Denker

Greg Denker removes a piece of a fallen saguaro containing g a bee hive from outside a southeast side home.

August 21, 2014 5:26 pm

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