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What the Devil won't tell you

The kids are alright: High school students can survive 'Koch indoctrination'

About that libertarian-oriented TUSD economics class that's being linked to the Koch brothers: Ideas aren't as dangerous as a society trying to throttle ideas. Challenge them the old-fashioned way: With other ideas. ... Read more»

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Housing meltdown

Subprime players get tax money to fix mortgage mess

Firms that fed off the subprime lending frenzy that devastated the banking system are lining up to collect more than $21 billion in taxpayer funds meant to help bail out borrowers now in trouble on their loans.... Read more»

Economy

Stimulus spending hits $272 billion—34% of total

The administration has spent $179 billion in stimulus funds, according to Recovery.gov. Combined with an estimated $93 billion in stimulus tax cuts, that means the government has now moved at least $272 billion into the economy, or 34 percent of the total amount approved by Congress.... Read more»

Braking with tradition

I-19 metric-to-miles switch doesn't measure up for some

A backlash has put the brakes on a plan to replace old metric signs with signage in miles. "The kilometers make it a little unique to this part of the country," says Don Herk. "It's something that's become part of my life."... Read more»

Sugar tax absent in childhood obesity campaign

As First Lady Michelle Obama officially launched her campaign against childhood obesity today, a proposal pushed by some health groups was conspicuous by its absence – a federal tax on sugared drinks.... Read more»

Providence Service Corp. to relocate HQ downtown

One of Tucson's largest companies announced that it will move its corporate headquarters downtown.... Read more»

Airline service

American adds nonstop Tucson-to-Dallas flight

Tucson air travelers will soon have another nonstop flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth.... Read more»

Can Toyota Digg its way out of recall crisis?

Toyota's U.S. boss is laying himself out before Digg's 40 million rowdy users, any of whom have a chance to ask him — in no uncertain terms and in a most public forum — WTF?... Read more»

Museum gala

MOCA gala honors Tucson painter Mosset

Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art held Gala MOCA 2010 on Saturday, the inaugural event at the museum's new home at 265 S. Church Ave. The new space, the former downtown fire station, was rapidly transformed for the occasion into a ballroom, and galleries were open to the gala's 300 guests.... Read more»1

OSHA

Business gears up to fight new workplace safety rule

As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the White House are trying to minimize their differences, a brewing battle at OSHA over a workplace injury reporting rule illustrates how tough that could become given the administration's pro-labor leanings.... Read more»

Paulson book: Behind the scenes, GE’s top exec confided credit woes

As the financial crisis worsened, CEO Immelt and other leaders at GE repeatedly assured the public that there was no need to worry about the company’s ability to access credit.... Read more»

Fight on to save Tombstone Courthouse

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park may face the hangman's noose on March 29 unless the city is able to save it. ... Read more»

Gannett CEO gets $250K raise

The new president of Gannett Inc. - former publisher of the Tucson Citizen and current owner of TucsonCitizen.com and partner in Tucson Newspapers - was given a $250,000 raise, says Gannett Blog.... Read more»7

Minneapolis

Delta adds second Twin Cities flight

Delta Air Lines will add a second nonstop flight to Minneapolis begining Feb. 12.... Read more»1

Sweet deal for Diageo

Lobbyists distill tax break for foreign rum maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world's largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to move forward without any objection from Congress.... Read more»1

Dutch crack down on marijuana tourism

After 30 years of high times, Amsterdam continues to attract waves of tourists eager to smoke a reefer or two without having to look out for the cops. However Dutch attitudes are changing. Restrictions on cannabis sales are tighter, while youngsters seem indifferent to the coffee shops' charms.... Read more»

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