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Steller: Aversion to contested primaries could bite Democrats

Steller: Aversion to contested primaries could bite Democrats

Lack of competition a worrisome trend.

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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
Greg Denker

Greg Denker

Bees cluster around pieces of a fallen saguaro where gre Denker's American Bee Control removed a hive earlier this month.

August 21, 2014 5:26 pm
Steller: Rio Nuevo member hijacks project's scoring system

Steller: Rio Nuevo member hijacks project's scoring system

On one ballot, Norville proposal wins 1,000 points out of 1,000 possible.

August 19, 2014 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Steller: Police must avoid militarizing crowd control

Steller: Police must avoid militarizing crowd control

As we saw in Missouri last week, riot gear ramps up crowds it intends to diffuse.

August 16, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Big Rio Nuevo project falters on procurement politics

Steller: Big Rio Nuevo project falters on procurement politics

The latest news and opinion in Tucson politics.

August 14, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Get loaded (with ringtones) for grizzlies in AZ

Steller: Get loaded (with ringtones) for grizzlies in AZ

Big bears might make a showing here.

August 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Decision time on developing key streetcar site

Steller: Decision time on developing key streetcar site

Ask yourself: "Who's got a record of getting things done?"

August 09, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Steller: Why Huckelberry floated doomed sales-tax idea

Steller: Why Huckelberry floated doomed sales-tax idea

If board vote were held today, he couldn’t even win a simple majority.

August 07, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Steller: APS' shady behavior sullies commission campaign

Steller: APS' shady behavior sullies commission campaign

Utility or its parent company tries to sway Arizona Corporation Commission election.

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Steller: No electricity, gas — familiar trailer park woes

Steller: No electricity, gas — familiar trailer park woes

Another Southern Arizona mobile home park sells run-down trailers it doesn't own.

July 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Grijalva, Barber split over migration proposals (updated)

Steller: Grijalva, Barber split over migration proposals (updated)

Some officials are trying to do something about the young Central Americans.

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Steller: Babeu provokes migrant protests for own benefit

Steller: Babeu provokes migrant protests for own benefit

His political career depends on the illegal immigration he claims to loathe.

July 15, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Steller: Tucson doctors push baseless migrant-disease hysteria

Steller: Tucson doctors push baseless migrant-disease hysteria

Two physicians are stretching common sense to the breaking point.

July 12, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Tim Steller: TUSD's Grijalva should have disclosed

Tim Steller: TUSD's Grijalva should have disclosed

The TUSD board president needs to learn about transparency. 

July 10, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Steller: Border returns as political issue for 2014

Steller: Border returns as political issue for 2014

Central American migrant crisis revives the border security issue for Arizona politicians. 

July 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Steller: Border incursions demand transparency, accountability

Steller: Border incursions demand transparency, accountability

Last month's incident needs to be investigated and consequences given.

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Steller: City's embrace of warranty company raises questions

Steller: City's embrace of warranty company raises questions

Should Tucson have its name attached a water-line insurance offer?

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Steller: Huppenthal's Dem challenger gets gifts, a setback

Steller: Huppenthal's Dem challenger gets gifts, a setback

Challenger David Garcia benefits from incumbent's woes.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steller: On blogs, Huppenthal reveals his inner ugliness

Steller: On blogs, Huppenthal reveals his inner ugliness

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal was caught making controversial anonymous comments. 

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Steller: Tucson lab could do more to fight bee losses

Steller: Tucson lab could do more to fight bee losses

A small laboratory just off North Campbell Avenue could be a key site in the fight to solve a terrifying phenomenon: the mass disappearance of honeybees needed to pollinate America’s crops.

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Review of research on neonicotinoids and honey bees

Review of research on neonicotinoids and honey bees

This study, published in May 2014, reviews the research on the effect of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee colonies.

June 20, 2014 7:06 pm

Steller: Homeless life is complicated in Tucson summer

Terri Franco and Dan McLeod have spent plenty of monsoon seasons living in the bottom of the usually dry Santa Cruz.

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Steller: TUSD should look in the mirror for deseg blame

Finally, someone came out and said it.

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: We can address Central American migrant crisis we helped create

If only the migrant crisis we’re facing today were as simple as our slogans.

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Steller: South Tucson needs more than social service agencies

If you’re in the Tucson area and you’re homeless, hungry, addicted or mentally ill, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find your way to the tiny town of South Tucson.

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Steller: Dong abused power with vote on Sunnyside buyout

What a disgusting end to a sad chapter.

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Steller: New agency could save the next Roman Barreras

Steller: New agency could save the next Roman Barreras

For all the criticism that Child Protective Services workers get, they figured out the key problems in newborn Roman Barreras’ family right away.

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Steller: Tucson shoots the messenger in homeless protest

The city of Tucson is gradually dismantling the homeless protest group that has been sleeping on the sidewalk next to Veinte de Agosto Park downtown since Oct. 1.

May 30, 2014 12:01 am Related Loading…

Steller: New vision could give Tucson its own central park

Seeing people walk and run the trail at Randolph Center in midtown Tucson has always given me a bittersweet feeling.

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Steller: What Sunnyside’s landslide recall vote means, and more politics

The results in the Sunnyside school board recall election were so unexpectedly lopsided that moments before the early results were posted, recall leader Richard Hernandez told me he thought only one board member would be voted out — Bobby Garcia.

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City's answer to public-records suit over Stingray device

City's answer to public-records suit over Stingray device

In its response to Beau Hodai's suit demanding public records about the Stingray surveillance device, the city of Tucson defends its decision to redact information and includes affidavits from an FBI agent and a TPD lieutenant.

May 21, 2014 3:09 pm
Miranda nondisclosure agreement with Grand Canyon University

Miranda nondisclosure agreement with Grand Canyon University

City Manager Richard Miranda signed this nondisclosure agreement in the early stages of negotiations with Grand Canyon University last year.

May 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Staring ruling vs. City of Tucson

Staring ruling vs. City of Tucson

Pima County Superior Court Judge Christopher Staring chastised the city of Tucson and ordered it to pay $27,800 in attorneys' fees in part due to the city's "misconduct" in responding to public-records requests.

May 21, 2014 1:18 pm
Steller: Tucson must disclose records, not defer to confidentiality deals

Steller: Tucson must disclose records, not defer to confidentiality deals

A Pima County Superior Court judge has given the city of Tucson 27,800 reasons not to get entangled in confidentiality agreements and withholding public records.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Steller: Retailers' dreams keep dying in downtown Tucson

Steller: Retailers' dreams keep dying in downtown Tucson

John “Flano” Flanagan’s downtown dream died last year, well before Kerstin Block’s was dashed last week.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Steller: Horne's running out of defenses for unethical behavior

Steller: Horne's running out of defenses for unethical behavior

Attorney General Tom Horne sure has a lot of employees destined for disgruntlement.

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Steller: Rail-car workers get Tucson jobs back — for now

Monday marks a bittersweet return for Roberto Ruelas.

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Steller: Want info from opaque Border Patrol? Get a lawyer

To get information from the U.S. Border Patrol these days, you pretty much need a lawyer.

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Steller: Trailer tricks target Tucson's poor, and no one acts

Steller: Trailer tricks target Tucson's poor, and no one acts

More than 100 years ago, writer Upton Sinclair described a devious trick played by Chicago businessmen against vulnerable immigrant workers in the city’s meatpacking district.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Tenants complain that the conditions are bad and monthly charges seemingly random at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park, 5344 S. Park Ave. They also say some trailers are sold and re-sold to poor immigrants, sometimes without title. Here are a few trailers for sale.

May 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Tenants complain that the conditions are bad and monthly charges seemingly random at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park, 5344 S. Park Ave. They also say some trailers are sold and re-sold to poor immigrants, sometimes without title. Here are a few trailers for sale.

May 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Tenants complain that the conditions are bad and monthly charges seemingly random at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park, 5344 S. Park Ave. They also say some trailers are sold and re-sold to poor immigrants, sometimes without title. Here are a few trailers for sale.

May 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Tenants complain that the conditions are bad and monthly charges seemingly random at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park, 5344 S. Park Ave. They also say some trailers are sold and re-sold to poor immigrants, sometimes without title. Here are a few trailers for sale.

May 06, 2014 8:40 pm
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Tenants complain that the conditions are bad and monthly charges seemingly random at the Desert Breeze Mobile Home Park, 5344 S. Park Ave. They also say some trailers are sold and re-sold to poor immigrants, sometimes without title. Here are a few trailers for sale.

May 06, 2014 8:40 pm

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