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Pima County impasse over sales tax for roads a result of Dem gerrymandering

Five votes can not be found among Pima supervisors to raise taxes to fix roads because two of those seats only answer to Republican voters. Democrats saw to that. Strict party-line votes are the result of drawing boundaries to protect incumbents.... Read more»

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Environment

Tucson set to require rainwater harvesting on new commercial buildings

Starting in June, a city ordinance that's the first of its kind in the nation will require all new commercial developments to obtain at least half of the water for landscaping from Tucson's annual rainfall of 11 to 12 inches.... Read more»

Hungarian solar car splits into 2 smaller cars

Although Hungary is not particularly known for its automotive innovations - remember the Yugo - one company has created a solar-electric car that can split into two smaller cars. ... Read more»

Downtown

Preen crosses 4th Avenue underpass

Emilie Marchand and Erin Bradley gave birth to their baby Preen, a vintage boutique, in the summer of 2007 on Congress Street. As of Wednesday they have moved their "baby" into their new space at 210 N. Fourth Avenue.... Read more»

Silicon Sweatshops: Another black eye for Apple supplier

A Taiwanese manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for tech giants like Apple confirmed Thursday that more of its workers in China were sickened by chemical exposure than it previously reported.... Read more»

Credit card fraud

Thieves hack credit cards at Utah gas pumps

Criminals stole more than $11,000 in bogus charges by skimming credit card information on gas pumps.... Read more»1

Comic: Dogsbody

Toyota's white guy

When Congress called Toyota sales guy Jim Lentz in to testify about the car makers problem, one thing came across loud and clear: Tokyo (er, Nagoya) drives... Read more»

Outdoors

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley opening Thursday

Oh, boy! With the sun shining and at least a foot of fresh snow on Mount Lemmon, Wednesday looked like a perfect opportunity to beat the rodeo rush and snatch a day of skiing from the jaws of the Sonoran Desert.... Read more»

Foreclosures

FTC watchdog to mortgage 'rescue' fraudsters: 'I want to put you in jail'

As many Americans sank deeper into financial trouble last year, a record number reported that they fell victim to schemes seeking to profit from their misfortune. “I want to shut you down,” an FTC watchdog said of the schemers. “I want to take every penny you have and I want to send you to jail.”... Read more»

Polygamy

Brown, 4 other Republicans support Obama's jobs bill

Sen. Scott Brown was one of five Republican Senators who broke ranks and kept alive President Obama's $15 billion jobs bill Monday. ... Read more»1

History

Florence flourishes as 'True West' town

While Tombstone didn't make it on True West magazine's list of the "Top 10 true western towns," another Arizona town, Florence, not only made the list but cracked the top two.... Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com

Eye on the Sentinel: One month progress report

It's been a month since we flipped the switch and took TucsonSentinel.com live. We're very proud of what Tucson's independent nonprofit news site has accomplished in our first four weeks.... Read more»3

Is Arabic a dying language?

Arabic is no better than the third most-spoken language in the United Arab Emirates, behind English and Hindi. Emiratis live as a privileged minority in their oil-rich country, but their language — and with it, their sense of national identity — is in danger of being swamped by a relentless tide of Western-style consumerism.... Read more»

Health care debate

Spiking insurance rates have officials scrambling

Steep increases in individual health insurance premiums are sparking reactions across the country.... Read more»

Toyota recall

Toyota recall: An embarrassment for Japan Inc.

TOKYO — It is a measure of the depth of fears surrounding the safety of Toyota’s cars that its media-shy president, Akio Toyoda, has briefed the massed ranks of the Tokyo press corps three times in less than two weeks.... Read more»

Stephen Hadland

Failed bidder for Tucson Citizen making play for East Valley Tribune

A former would-be buyer of the Tucson Citizen is making a play to purchase the bankrupt East Valley Tribune, reports Heatcity.org.... Read more»

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