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Ventana Medical under new leadership

Ventana Medical under new leadership

Oro Valley company names new president.

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Local crowdfunding site to help Tucson entrepreneurs

Local crowdfunding site to help Tucson entrepreneurs

A dozen diverse organizations are initially seeking money.

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Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Successful missile defense test means program lives another day.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Eclectic Bum Steer property goes to auction

Eclectic Bum Steer property goes to auction

Once-popular college hot spot near UA features memorabilia.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Stakes get higher for D-M noise critics

Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

2,700 jobs may be in danger at Huachuca

The region's economy would be hit hard.

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Army plan would cut Fort Huachuca force nearly in half

Army plan would cut Fort Huachuca force nearly in half

An Army report shows the service plans to cut some 2,700 military and civilian jobs at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, cutting the number of jobs at the installation nearly in half as part of an Army-wide force restructuring.

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Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Report: Radioactive bullets fired from A-10s pose danger in Iraq

Even as Congress debates the proposed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II — a core of operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — a new report by a Dutch peace group blames the venerated close-air support plane for contaminating civilian areas of Iraq with radioactive, depleted-uranium bullets.

June 25, 2014 1:31 pmLoading…
State watchdog agency sues Corporation Commission over water charges

State watchdog agency sues Corporation Commission over water charges

Water companies may sometimes charge customers more without formal rate cases.

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A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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House votes again to prevent retirement of A-10

The U.S. House today overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support jet, a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

June 19, 2014 7:13 pmLoading…
A-10 faces critical House vote today

A-10 faces critical House vote today

Amendment would block plane's retirement.

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A-10 faces critical House vote Thursday

The effort to save the A-10 "Warthog" close-air support jet faces a key floor vote in the House on Thursday, after a floor debate today on the 2015 defense appropriations bill.

June 18, 2014 7:20 pmLoading…
UNS buyout gets mostly cheers at hearing

UNS buyout gets mostly cheers at hearing

The planned buyout of Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp. by Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. won the endorsement of key parties at formal hearings on the deal that opened Monday.

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Hearings are this week on buyout of TEP parent

The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold public hearings this week in Tucson on the proposed $4.3 billion buyout of Tucson Electric Power Co.’s parent company, UNS Energy Corp., by major Canadian utility operator Fortis Inc.

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Effort to save A-10 enters new stage after setback

Effort to save A-10 enters new stage after setback

A recent setback at the hands of House budget writers doesn’t mean the end of the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support fleet, which includes a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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A-10 backers vow to overcome setback

Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.

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UA Health Network lays off 23 records staffers

The University of Arizona Health Network confirmed Thursday that it has laid off 23 staffers in its record-keeping department because a new electronic health-records system eliminated the need for their jobs.

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Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Arizona and Tucson should see stronger economic growth in the next year as the effects of federal spending cuts last year wear off, University of Arizona economists say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Command change comes with Davis-Monthan at a crossroads

Command change comes with Davis-Monthan at a crossroads

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will undergo a change in command in August, even as budget cuts threaten the base’s future.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A-10 left off House panel's draft funding bill

The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in draft legislation failed to include funding for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets, despite the full House’s earlier authorization to fund the A-10 fleet.

May 29, 2014 4:03 pmLoading…
Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has conducted the first flight test of a land-based version of a missile-defense system using an interceptor made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

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Raytheon's newest guided artillery shell nears full production

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems and the Army have completed a key testing milestone for the latest version of the Excalibur M982 precision-guided artillery shell, moving the weapon a step closer to full-rate production.

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Senators working on plan to save the A-10

A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Pact sweetens planned deal for Tucson Electric parent

Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. has agreed to sweeten the pot for ratepayers in its proposed $4.3 billion buyout of Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp.

May 16, 2014 5:24 pmLoading…
McCain reiterates support for the A-10

McCain reiterates support for the A-10

Arizona Sen. John McCain reiterated his support of the A-10 "Warthog" close-air support jet in a Capitol Hill press conference today, as the Senate Armed Services Committee moves toward its markup of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act next week.

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Australia plans $534M missile purchase from Raytheon

Australia wants to buy more than a half-billion dollars worth of air-combat missiles from Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

May 14, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

Proposed UNS Energy buyout gaining support — and conditions

The proposed buyout of Tucson Electric Power Co. parent UNS Energy Corp. by Canadian utility giant Fortis Inc. is gathering conditional support among stakeholders.

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Marana would keep Guard helicopters under plan

A key congressional panel that moved to save the A-10 close air-support aircraft from retirement also nixed an Army plan to transfer AH-64 Apache attack helicopters out of Army National Guard units, including the Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.

May 09, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Key House panel OKs plan to save A-10 for at least a year

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close-air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

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Year of A-10 funding OK'd by key congressional committee

The nation’s fleet of A-10 close air-support aircraft — including a major contingent at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — would get a one-year lease on life under a plan approved by a key congressional committee late Wednesday.

May 07, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

TREO's new 'blueprint' aims for 40K new jobs

The Tucson area’s main economic-development agency has adopted a new strategic “blueprint” with a goal of creating nearly 40,000 new jobs in the next five years.

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TEP parent posts higher profit despite lower sales

Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp. posted higher first-quarter profits despite lower sales at Tucson Electric Power Co., thanks to a rate increase that went into effect last year.

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The new 5 T's

Trade

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Aerospace firms boost payrolls; defense slips

Aerospace firms boost payrolls; defense slips

Southern Arizona’s major aerospace employers are among the technology-based companies that staged a resurgence in 2013, as several firms serving commercial aviation markets boosted their payrolls.

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Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

It may be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Paul Bonavia became chief executive of UNS Energy Corp. and its main subsidiary, Tucson Electric Power Co., in 2009.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

TEP's Sundt power plant getting 'solar boost'

Construction began this week on a pioneering hybrid solar and fossil-fuel power generation project at Tucson Electric Power Co.’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Closure of local door company leaves customers in lurch

Closure of local door company leaves customers in lurch

Architectural Traditions, a longtime Tucson door and hardware supplier controlled by the local investment firm Diamond Ventures, has closed its doors at 9280 E. Old Vail Road and left customers without much hope of getting back their deposits.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is working to head off a proposed U.S. Navy budget proposal that would halt purchases of the Tomahawk cruise missile — the nation’s primary long-range strike missile — after 2015.

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D-M economic impact falls to $973M

D-M economic impact falls to $973M

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base reported an estimated local economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year, down from about $1.14 billion in the prior year as Pentagon budget cuts took their toll.

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Five reasons you should go to Thunder and Lightning

Five reasons you should go to Thunder and Lightning

1. The Air Force Thunderbirds

April 09, 2014 2:26 pm
Tucson-based biotech firm to raise $45M in stock-rights offer

Tucson-based biotech firm to raise $45M in stock-rights offer

Tucson-based Accelerate Diagnostics Inc. has launched a $45 million offering of stock-purchase rights to existing shareholders to help fund commercialization of its technology to rapidly detect and identify infectious pathogens.

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Tucson Electric bills to rise if surcharge is reset

Tucson Electric Power Co. customers will likely see their monthly bills rise a few dollars, as state regulators reset a financial mechanism linked to fuel and purchased-power costs.

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Hudbay extends hostile bid for Rosemont developer

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. on Monday announced a “final extension,” to May 5, of its offer to acquire Rosemont Mine developer Augusta Resource Corp.

March 31, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

Retiring the Air Force's star player is a mistake, A-10 supporters say

To Tom Norris, a former Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II combat pilot, the Pentagon’s plan to retire the “Warthog” in the next few years is like a coach benching a team’s best player.

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Tucson leaders tout strong support for Davis-Monthan, Fort Huachuca, 162nd Fighter Wing

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort Wednesday to boost support for Southern Arizona’s military installations, with survey results showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

Tucson leaders tout strong support for So. Arizona military bases

A group of civic and business leaders launched a new effort today to boost support for Southern Arizona military installations, with the release of a survey showing strong community backing of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and other bases in the region.

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Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows.

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Small utilities to collect owners' taxes from ratepayers

State regulators are preparing to implement a new policy allowing owners of small utilities — including many private water companies — to pass on the cost of their personal income taxes to ratepayers, despite opposition from consumer advocates.

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Tucson Electric parent UNS Energy staves off pair of bankruptcy hoaxes

Tucson-based UNS Energy Corp., parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., was the target of a failed hoax in which someone filed fraudulent bankruptcy papers on the company’s behalf.

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