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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Previewing Tucson's Modernist Week

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then, we had a preview of Tucson Modernist Week with Demion Clinco, who heads the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Plus, Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hart: Survey of Az homeless population, report offer insight

We see them, though we pretend not to. They number in the thousands, but pace the streets and linger in city parks in ones and twos. Homelessness is a major problem in Arizona, both from a moral standpoint and from a strictly practical calculus of the costs it generates in public dollars. But though it includes some of our most needy and troubled residents, it seldom finds a prominent place on our official agendas and public conversations.... Read more»

East Side house fire kills two dogs

A fire in the kitchen of a home near Udall Park resulted in the death of two pet dogs due to the heavy smoke. No one was home when the fire was reported Sunday afternoon, a Tucson Fire spokesman said. ... Read more»

Growing a workforce: Students cultivate wine-making careeers

Launched in 2009 in collaboration with the Verde Valley Wine Consortium and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, the Yavapai College’s viticulture and enology program offers certificates in viticulture, focusing on the science, production and study of grapes, and in enology, the study of wine and winemaking.... Read more»

Master’s program helps professionals transition to nursing careers

Watching nurses care for her father after he had a stroke compelled Jessy Bellerose to rethink her career after 10 years as a elementary school teacher. Now, only 15 months after she began her coursework to become a registered nurse, Bellerose is studying for her licensing exam and seeking a job taking care of babies in an intensive care nursery.... Read more»

FAQ: How will the individual mandate work?

The federal health law's individual mandate, one of the key building blocks of the insurance overhaul, remains controversial as the October start date approaches for enrolling in new online marketplaces. Individuals who don't get insurance through work will shop for insurance on these websites for policies that will take effect in January.... Read more»

Public universities ramp up aid for the wealthy, leaving the poor behind

Public colleges and universities were generally founded and funded to give students in their states access to an affordable college education. They have long served as a vital pathway for students from modest means and those who are the first in their families to attend college. But many public universities, faced with their own financial shortfalls, are increasingly leaving low-income students behind.... Read more»

With home prices surging, percentage of underwater homes plummets

With prices surging, the percentage of Arizona homes that are underwater has fallen dramatically since last year.... Read more»

Changing face of state seen at county level, where Hispanic numbers soar

Joe Garcia looks at the latest Hispanic population estimates for Arizona and comes to a simple conclusion. “It’s safe to say the face of Arizona is changing,” said Garcia, the director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Arizona State University.... Read more»

SBA declares disaster due to Yarnell fire, will offer low-interest loans

The Small Business Administration announced Friday it will offer disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to help counter the damage of the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June.... Read more»

Humble: Policies, not brochures, key to solving obesity epidemic

Combating a national obesity epidemic 20 years in the making requires more than just passing out brochures, Arizona’s top health official said Wednesday. ... Read more»

Ball of confusion: How ‘edu-speak’ leaves too many parents behind

Like many parents, Dahlia Lithwick felt absolutely dumbfounded after sitting through one too many back-to-school meetings at her children’s school. The Ivy League-educated lawyer and journalist expressed her frustration in a revealing piece for Slate last week—one that highlighted the communication breakdown that hampers education reform.... Read more»

For workers leaving their jobs, health exchanges offer insurance choices beyond COBRA

Workers who lose their jobs and their employer-based health insurance will have new coverage options when the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces open in October. But consumer advocates are concerned many may not realize this and lock themselves into pricier coverage than they need.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Is government shutdown the answer?

Arizona Education Association head Andrew Morrill, talk show host Emil Franzi, former Pima Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: A progress report on fixing Tucson's roads

Tucson Department of Transportation Director Daryl Cole on the progress of efforts to repair city streets. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer and columnist at The Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun. Plus, Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist, had the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

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