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In 'Barrio Stories,' Downtown history comes to life

The Barrio Stories Project, stories of the demolition of the historic heart of Downtown Tucson almost five decades ago, will come to life outside the TCC in a series of performances by Borderlands Theater this Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Investing in Tucson' likely means higher sales tax

In Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, he indicated that Tucson leaders are poised to push for a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for core services. "Services have to be paid for, and so we're going to have that conversation with the community," he said.... Read more»

Tucson Museum of Art names new CEO

The Downtown museum that holds a collection of 9,000 pieces has a new head: Jeremy Mikolajczak of Miami Dade College's Museum of Art and Design will move to Tucson to take over in the wake of the retirement of longtime TMA chief Robert Knight.... Read more»

Preview of 'Barrio Stories' showcases oral histories of Downtown

It's been nearly five decades since hundreds of homes and businesses were bulldozed in the historic heart of the Old Pueblo to make way for the Tucson Convention Center. Borderlands Theater's "Barrio Stories" will give voice to those long-flattened buildings and their former occupants.... Read more»

Jazz Festival counts off final weekend

The 2016 Tucson Jazz Festival wraps up this weekend, but there is still time to hear some great sounds Downtown.... Read more»

10 days of world-class jazz swings into Tucson

The 2nd Annual Tucson Jazz Festival kicks off Thursday night, and it looks to be even bigger and better than last year's successful debut.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson leaders need professional help after bond losses

In hatching and selling the 2015 bond program, county leaders played the game of thrones as they have in the past and wound up on the receiving end of a Red Wedding massacre. The broad community coalition responsible for the horror show should ask themselves, "Just how personal was the voter rebuke and how deep runs the antipathy to the players?"... Read more»4

Anti-panhandling laws face hurdle after Gilbert church case

Many cities are cracking down on panhandling, driven by the unlikely combination of thriving downtowns and the lingering effects of the Great Recession. But such bans have faced legal challenges — and a recent Supreme Court ruling in an Arizona case provided ammunition to those who argue such laws trample free speech.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2015

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.... Read more»

MOCA names Samuel Ireland as new ED

The interim head of MOCA Tucson has been chosen as the contemporary art center's new executive director. Samuel Ireland replaces ex-ED Anne-Marie Russell, who took a post at a Florida museum earlier this year.... Read more»

Photos: Inside the historic Pima County Courthouse

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... Read more»1

Weed Rush

Tribes wait to jump into weed rush

While Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize marijuana on tribal lands, many are concerned about possible repercussions from the government. ... Read more»

Police ID man shot to death on 4th Avenue

Tucson police have identified Rogelio Zarate as the victim of an early-morning drive-by shooting on 4th Avenue. The 25-year-old was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.... Read more»

Get into the swim at the Return of the Mermaids

4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson will be swimming with costumed creatures and sea-themed activities Saturday for the "Return of the Mermaids" festival.... Read more»1

Free rides to mark birthday of Downtown streetcar

About 1.1 million rides have been taken on Tucson's Sun Link streetcar since it began rolling one year ago, officials said. Saturday, to mark the line's first year of operation, anyone can take a free ride on the route between the University of Arizona and the West Side.... Read more»

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