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Hacienda del Sol set for major expansion

Hacienda del Sol set for major expansion

Designers grapple with how to maintain local charm

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Canceled council meeting hits South Tucson's pocket book

Canceled council meeting hits South Tucson's pocket book

Delaying vote on tax changes costs about $80,000.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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South Tucson passes tax increase ordinance

South Tucson passes tax increase ordinance

No one spoke at the public hearing.

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South Tucson resets hearing on taxes, fees

South Tucson resets hearing on taxes, fees

Talks about "Green boys" flyer to be reprised Thursday

September 03, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
So. Tucson mayor ejects council member; public hearing canceled

So. Tucson mayor ejects council member; public hearing canceled

Dueling recall efforts underpin a procedural dispute.

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Forese, Little move on in Corporation Commission race

Forese, Little move on in Corporation Commission race

So-called “conservative slate” defeats Vernon Parker and Lucy Mason.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Forese, Little win Arizona Corporation Commission GOP primary

Forese, Little win Arizona Corporation Commission GOP primary

They will face Democrats Jim Holway and Sandra Kennedy in the general election.

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South Tucson council weighs follow-up audit

New audit would check that financial controls improved.

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South Tucson audit shows poor financial controls

South Tucson audit shows poor financial controls

The city manager says several problems were fixed.

August 06, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
By the numbers: where do the unaccompanied kids end up?

By the numbers: where do the unaccompanied kids end up?

Interactive map of where kids reunite with family.

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By the numbers: unaccompanied children in immigration court

By the numbers: unaccompanied children in immigration court

Interactive about outcomes for kids in Arizona.

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Few unaccompanied children get legal representation

Newly released data show children with an attorney have better outcomes.

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South Tucson tax refund might require a lawsuit

South Tucson tax refund might require a lawsuit

County officials now discourage filing claims with the Board of Supervisors.

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Tucson council pushes for more immigration check rules

Tucson council pushes for more immigration check rules

Debate over SB 1070 roils on.

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South Tucson budget hearing set for Wednesday

The $10.2 million draft budget lays out several major changes to tax and fee rates for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Rating falls to 'troubled' for Tucson-based Commerce Bank

A major bank rater downgraded Tucson-based Commerce Bank of Arizona to “troubled” in its first-quarter assessment.

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South Tucson approves $10.2 million tentative budget

The South Tucson City Council unanimously approved a tentative budget Monday night for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Councilmen Ildefonso Green and Oscar Patino were absent.

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Tucson police to change SB 1070 data system

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

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Questions surround justification for S. Tucson's secondary property tax

Questions surround justification for S. Tucson's secondary property tax

Officials from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns protest the former South Tucson finance director’s use of their letterhead in defending a secondary property tax imposed without voter approval.

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S. Tucson's secondary property tax declared illegal

The secondary property tax that South Tucson has collected since fiscal year 2012 is illegal because it was never submitted to a citywide vote, City Manager Luis Gonzales said Thursday.

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Law enforcement agencies revisit SB 1070 policies after South Tucson settlement

Law enforcement agencies revisit SB 1070 policies after South Tucson settlement

In the nearly two weeks since South Tucson’s city council approved a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union over how its police department carries out SB 1070, officials from surrounding jurisdictions have pored over the terms of the deal.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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South Tucson considers dropping Eckstrom name from city hall

South Tucson’s city hall may no longer bear the name “Daniel W. Eckstrom Municipal Complex,” a name it has borne since the 1980s.

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South Tucson to consider dropping Eckstrom name from city hall

South Tucson to consider dropping Eckstrom name from city hall

South Tucson’s city hall may no longer bear the name “Daniel W. Eckstrom Municipal Complex,” a name it has borne since the 1980s.

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Youth sex-trafficking victims not always identified, ASU study shows

There are more underage victims of sex trafficking in Arizona than are currently identified through the juvenile court system, Arizona State University researchers have found.

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South Tucson, in disarray, faces budget shortfall

South Tucson City Manager Luis Gonzales puts a new word of the day on the whiteboard in the city’s conference room before each staff meeting.

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Ex-finance supervisor accused of theft in South Tucson

Former South Tucson finance supervisor Sylvia Salomon faces six counts of theft by control related to unauthorized use of a city-issued credit card.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Ex South Tucson finance supervisor charged with theft

Former South Tucson finance supervisor Sylvia Salomon faces six counts of theft by control related to unauthorized use of a city-issued credit card.

May 23, 2014 11:38 am

South Tucson, ACLU reach deal over SB 1070

South Tucson reached a settlement over its immigration policies with the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday night.

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5 Tucson restaurants fail health inspections, then pass

Five local eateries failed health inspections in April but passed follow-up inspections. Here’s what you need to know:

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South Tucson leaders miffed by ACLU's demands on SB 1070

The South Tucson City Council agreed to an overhaul of the Police Department’s immigration policy in the months since the American Civil Liberties Union filed a claim over how the agency has implemented SB 1070, but it hesitated on Monday night to accept the ACLU’s proposed changes wholesale.

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South Tucson pauses before SB 1070 settlement

South Tucson pauses before SB 1070 settlement

The South Tucson City Council has agreed to an overhaul of the police department’s immigration policy in the months since the American Civil Liberties Union filed a claim over how the agency has implemented SB 1070.

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Where are Tucson's mobile home parks?

View details on local mobile home parks, including the number of housing complaints reported to city and county code enforcement departments. The City of Tucson is depicted in red on the map.

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Job-training idea proves itself, but state support lags

Advocates for career and technical education in Arizona felt hopeful as the most recent legislative session opened.

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Governor OKs tougher law against human trafficking

It used to be that the penalties in Arizona for child prostitution involving a 15-year-old were far less severe than the same crime involving a victim a year younger.

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Struggling Food City location asks South Tucson to ease food tax

Struggling Food City location asks South Tucson to ease food tax

When South Tucson successfully lured Food City in 1999, it was a coup for the square-mile city, which until then had been without a large general-service grocery store.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TPD officers who receive the most Stonegarden pay

In 2013, 63 different Tucson police officers received pay through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Stonegarden program. Twelve received more than $5,000 over the course of the year. Most of the officers who were paid through the program were part of the department's gang unit, comm…

April 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Racial profiling alleged in ACLU claim against Tucson Police Department

The promised string of legal challenges to how law-enforcement agencies are applying Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is under way.

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Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

Tucson traffic stop of 2 immigrants brings ACLU claim

A legal claim filed today says the Tucson Police Department acted improperly in a traffic stop last fall that drew dozens of protestors.

April 04, 2014 12:05 pm Photos

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Arizona banks gain strength, but ratings trail national average

The financial health of Arizona’s banks continued to improve in the last quarter of 2013, though the state’s ratings still trailed the nation’s, the most recent ratings from Bauer Financial show.

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Agenda for March 12 South Tucson City Council meeting

Agenda for March 12 South Tucson City Council meeting

The agenda for the South Tucson City Council's March 12 meeting did not specify the subject of the closed session. The topic was negotiations with the American Civil Liberties Union over allegations of improper detention.

March 13, 2014 4:48 pm
Revised agenda for March 13 South Tucson City Council meeting

Revised agenda for March 13 South Tucson City Council meeting

After an objection from the Star, South Tucson began adding a description of the matter to be discussed during a closed session.

March 13, 2014 4:43 pm

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