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Appeals court OKs Pima County deal with World View

An appeals court ruled that Pima County had the ability under economic development laws to bypass rules for collective bidding. The county was sued over a lease provided to high-altitude balloon company World View.... Read more»1

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Weekend music: Check your local listings!

It's the time of the season for holiday-centric gigs and that makes for a busy live music roster this week, includin Salem The Bear's yearly benefit show at Congress, The Loudhouse 2nd Anniversary Show, "Chesmas" at Che's Lounge, Naim Amor's Holiday show, and Calexico at 191 E Toole.... Read more»

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