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Ratings agency drops Rio Nuevo credit rating

Ratings agency drops Rio Nuevo credit rating

Moody's cites low tax collections among reasons for drop.

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City may owe pension fund an extra $16 million next year

City may owe pension fund an extra $16 million next year

Recent court ruling overturned a 2011 state law intended to keep costs down.

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Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Council votes to drop parking fines for next year.

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City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

Councilman Fimbres requests a discussion about the issue at council’s next meeting.

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Rio Nuevo board wants to back Jan. 8 memorial

Rio Nuevo board wants to back Jan. 8 memorial

Taxing district conditionally approves $75,000, is checking with its lawyers.

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Mayor urges Tucsonans to end domestic violence

Mayor urges Tucsonans to end domestic violence

Mayor encourages residents to wear purple to raise awareness on Friday.

October 16, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
TUSD vote could kill cops-in-schools grant

TUSD vote could kill cops-in-schools grant

Board insists students not be asked about their citizenship.

October 15, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Broadway expansion to 6 lanes OK'd; details still to come

Broadway expansion to 6 lanes OK'd; details still to come

Long-anticipated widening is between Euclid and Country Club.

October 09, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
ACLU wants city to prohibit questioning students on immigration

ACLU wants city to prohibit questioning students on immigration

ACLU wants to prevent school cops from inquiring about student immigration status.

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ACLU letter to the city

ACLU letter to the city

October 09, 2014 12:55 pm
City compromise could keep feral-cat program on track

City compromise could keep feral-cat program on track

But the project dies if council opts out.

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Rio Nuevo rejects protest over downtown development plan

Rio Nuevo rejects protest over downtown development plan

At issue are plans for an 8.5-acre property.

October 06, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortages

Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortages

Deal gives capital our CAP credits in exchange for its excess supplies.

October 02, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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TCC kitchen to get overdue makeover

TCC kitchen to get overdue makeover

Rio Nuevo tries to attract more shows, customers to aging Convention Center.

October 01, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…
City adopts new approach to closing downtown underpass

City adopts new approach to closing downtown underpass

City will implement more flexible weekend closure policy for Fourth Avenue Underpass.

September 25, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Huckelberry: Cities can kill animals to cut costs

Huckelberry: Cities can kill animals to cut costs

County considering high kill animal plan for cash strapped cities.

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Immigration issue delays program to put cops in schools

Immigration issue delays program to put cops in schools

Councilwoman Romero accuses the police chief of defying council orders.

September 24, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
City gives limited OK to visitor center plan

City gives limited OK to visitor center plan

Council argues over how to develop west-side property.

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AG: election board violated open meeting law

AG: election board violated open meeting law

County election commission chided for violation.

September 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Streetcar's near-miss with bike spotlights safety concerns

Streetcar's near-miss with bike spotlights safety concerns

A bicyclist halted a streetcar because of a near-miss accident.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Cities reel from ballooning Pima Animal Care costs

Cities reel from ballooning Pima Animal Care costs

Most are now considering alternatives to paying the county.

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City, county officials say bridges are safe

City, county officials say bridges are safe

Storm runoff can be issue if it floods over embankments.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD Governing Board candidates continue to sound off on educational issues as part of their bids for seats in Tucson’s largest school district.

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What Tucsonans want in their new city manager

What Tucsonans want in their new city manager

Mayor and council get feedback from public.

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Expect travel restrictions on Toole Ave. downtown

Expect travel restrictions on Toole Ave. downtown

City will turn Toole Avenue into one-way road north of Congress Street.

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Deal could bring El Con Walmart liquor license

Deal could bring El Con Walmart liquor license

Also in this roundup: Tucson City Council action on city business taxes.

September 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
New medical pot rules: longer hours, home delivery

New medical pot rules: longer hours, home delivery

City Council adopts new rules, including bigger cultivation sites.

September 10, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

Regulating rentals would add revenue, uphold standards.

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City to hold town hall on manager search

City to hold town hall on manager search

Residents are invited to give input on Tucson's next city manager.

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Losing bidder for Rio Nuevo project protests competitor's selection

Losing bidder for Rio Nuevo project protests competitor's selection

Losing bidder protests Rio Nuevo selection of a developer for 8.5 acres downtown.

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Tucson Convention Center might get private operator

Tucson Convention Center might get private operator

The city entered into contract negotiations earlier this summer.

September 05, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
City seeks input on charter changes

City seeks input on charter changes

City council hopes to have charter amendments on 2015 ballot.

September 03, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Rio Nuevo seeks 'Good Vibrations' as arena renovations near end

Rio Nuevo seeks 'Good Vibrations' as arena renovations near end

Rio Nuevo hires Beach Boys for TCC reopening celebration.

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Gem show revenues on the rise

Gem show revenues on the rise

Gem show's direct spending rose 20 percent since 2007, study finds.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rio Nuevo moves forward on hotel, housing project

Rio Nuevo moves forward on hotel, housing project

Board agrees to open talks with downtown landowner.

August 26, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Downtown-area warehouses razed for road project

Downtown-area warehouses razed for road project

City works to ultimately connect Barraza-Aviation Parkway with I-10.

August 25, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Officer's demotion over sexy images reversed

Officer's demotion over sexy images reversed

City commission says it could still appeal judge's ruling.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Office burglar swipes City Councilwoman Romero's computer

Office burglar swipes City Councilwoman Romero's computer

Tucson police discovered no signs of a forced entry.

August 19, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

How they scored the oral proposals

Board member Cody Ritchie recused himself due to a conflict of interest. Board member Jeff Hill did not attend the oral interviews.

August 19, 2014 10:15 am

BOX: How they scored the oral proposals

How they scored the oral proposals

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Norville wins first crack at Rio Nuevo property

Norville wins first crack at Rio Nuevo property

Norville's victory was greatly helped by board member Alberto Moore's vote.

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Has streetcar really brought $930 million in investment?

Has streetcar really brought $930 million in investment?

A closer look at the numbers, some of them self-reported.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Police to hold fundraiser Saturday

Police to hold fundraiser Saturday

Cops will hold a hog roast to benefit kids.

August 15, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Harrison Road closed to flooding

Harrison Road closed to flooding

Rains shut down part of Harrison Road.

August 15, 2014 4:07 pmLoading…
Tucson firefighters investigated over time-card discrepancies

Tucson firefighters investigated over time-card discrepancies

City officials won't talk about the probe, which began in April.

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Ex-UA student struck by officer files claim against city

Ex-UA student struck by officer files claim against city

Assault caused UA student to lose faith in the system, it says.

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Rio Nuevo delays action on proposed downtown project

Rio Nuevo delays action on proposed downtown project

Two developers have plans; board wants more time.

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Bank offers assistance for homebuyers

Bank offers assistance for homebuyers

New program expected to help 250 families buy homes.

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Mission Library to close 2 days for paint job

Mission Library to close 2 days for paint job

A two-day, interior painting job will spruce up the library.

August 08, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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