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'Johnny Gibson's Market' to be first Downtown grocery in decades

Updated: Workers and residents in Tucson’s Downtown will be able to grab a loaf of bread and gallon of milk before they hop on the streetcar, when the area’s first full-service grocery store in decades opens on South 6th Avenue. The store is a partnership between the current and former owners of Rincon Market.... Read more»4

And 'Rio Nuevo' stayed its name-o

After spending $6,000 to hold a contest to solicit new names, Tucson’s downtown development district stuck with the familiar Tuesday. The board of the taxing district voted to keep the moniker “Rio Nuevo,” deciding against a name change.... Read more»2

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Egan: City budget must reflect citizens' priorities

Most citizens probably don’t overly concern themselves with their city, county, state, or the federal budgets unless they see a direct connection on how the decisions made by their representatives directly affect their personal situation. Unfortunately, by the time many of us start asking questions, the decisions have already been made and the train (or trolley) has left the station and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill.... Read more»2

Rio what now? Neo, Nuevo, Nuestro, other names floated

The board of Tucson’s downtown development district dithered on a name change Tuesday, but picked six possibilities from among more than 100 submitted by high school students. The options for rebranding Rio Nuevo are: Sentinel Square, Puebla de Vida, Nuestro Centro, Nueva Vista, Nuevo Tucson and Neo Tucson.... Read more»

Rothschild: 'Tucson in transition'

In his annual State of the City speech, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild called upon the city to build on its strengths: what he calls the Five T’s – technology, trade, transportation, tourism and teaching. “We will continue to tighten our belts ... the simple fact of the matter is this: Tucson does not have an expense problem, we have a revenue problem,” he said.... Read more»

Libraries opposing bill to limit hikes by taxing districts

“Pima County can run its own fiscal affairs without being told how to do it by big daddy state government,” said Tucson Democrat Bruce Wheeler, explaining his vote against a measure proceeding through the Legislature that Pima library staffers say would mean cutting staff and hours, and perhaps shuttering libraries.... Read more»

CoLab relaunches workspace, walks from Gangplank

A nonprofit coworking space in Downtown has reorganized, a move the group’s managers will help the organization remain focused on its mission of incubating local entrepreneurs. The Pennington Street offices of Gangplank are now known as CoLab Workspace. Tuesday evening, about 120 people attended CoLab’s launch party.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Az economists think 2014 will be better

An interview with Mark Stegeman, TUSD Governing Board member. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Then, our monthly segment on animal care with Dr. Douglas A. Rohn of Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson. Plus, we chart the future of the Arizona economy with USU Prof. Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Can the thick-billed parrot make a comeback in Southern Arizona?

An interview with Terry Bracy, Buckmaster contributor in Washington, D.C. Also, financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Then, Stephanie Bermudez, community manager of Connect Coworking Tucson. Plus, Chris Biro, executive director of Bird Recovery International.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Speed cameras go dark in Pima County, is city next?

An interview with Richard Miranda, Tucson’s city manager. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Dan Shearer, editor of The Green Valley News, and Mark B. Evans, editor of Inside Tucson Business. Plus, Matt Russell hosts our Weekend Watch.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Consumer coping strategies for major data breaches

A conversation with Steve Herman, Voice of America Southeast Asia bureau chief. Also, Randy Sooter, Jr., owner of Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy. Plus, Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Tucson prepares to mark 3rd anniversary of Jan. 8 attack

Ross Zimmerman, father of slain congressional aide Gabe Zimmerman, talked about Saturday’s “Beyond” event. Also, the Tuesday Money Maker Report with financial planner Shelly Fishman. Then, our “Your Meds” segment hosted by former UA College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ray Woosley, and the every other Tuesday Arts Report with Margaret Regan.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Big cuts in retirement benefits for vets under age 62

Monday’s Political Face-Off featured commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Then, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. John A. Wickham gave his take on the latest military and foreign issues.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Previewing the 2014 Az Legislature

Our Friday Focus spotlighted state Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD 9). Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Linda Valdez of the Arizona Republic and Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Pima County speed cams not gone yet

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (D-District 5), plus the Tuesday Money Maker Report with financial planner Shelly Fishman, and an interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham (D - Ward 2). Plus, attorney Don Loose, the Buckmaster legal contributor.... Read more»

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