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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Despite sagging demand, officials see shiny future for copper

Copper is one of the pillars of Arizona’s economy, but falling demand has depressed prices. More than 1,000 workers were recently let go at mines here and in New Mexico, but the company planning the large open-pit Rosemont Mine in the mountains southeast of Tucson is forging ahead.... Read more»

Proposition 123

Opponents, backers push messages about diverting land trust for education

With May’s special election fast approaching, supporters and opponents of Proposition 123 – the multi-billion dollar proposal to divert money from the Arizona land trust to boost education funding – are trying get their voters to the polls.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

University of nowhere: U of Phx parent bought by private equity

So it has come to this: Private equity will buy Apollo Education, the parent of the University of Phoenix. It is "a move," the Wall Street Journal reports, "that would take the beleaguered company out of the eye of public investors."... Read more»1

Man killed in East Side rollover

A 23-year-old man was killed in a single-car rollover early Tuesday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

National parks need $11.9 billion in maintenance, $580M in Arizona

Arizona parks and monuments had more than $580 million in deferred maintenance at the end of fiscal 2015, part of a national backlog totaling $11.9 billion, according to a National Park Service report. The backlog is up at both the state and national level at a time when parks are seeing increased numbers of visitors.... Read more»

Police ID man killed when struck by two vehicles

A man who died at a local hospital Thursday morning after being struck by two vehicles has been identified as 53-year-old Louis Leyba, authorities said early Thursday evening.... Read more»

Watch: Jaguar prowls Santa Ritas south of Tucson in new video

Video of a rare solitary jaguar roaming the mountains just south of Tucson was released Wednesday. The big cat, dubbed "El Jefe" in a naming contest, is the only wild jaguar known to live in the United States.... Read more»

Project means detours at I-10/I-8 interchange near Casa Grande

Work on the interstate highway interchange between Eloy and Casa Grande will mean detours and potential delays, as crews improve drainage, rebuild barriers and repave roadways.... Read more»

Anti-litter groups: Cigarette butts trash Arizona freeways

The cigarettes that are detrimental to your health are also littering Arizona freeways, creating eyesores, leaching chemicals and causing a fire hazard.... Read more»

Arizonans go head-to-head on motorcycle safety laws

Motorcyclists who roll down Arizona highways agree that riding in the open air is one of life’s exhilarating experiences. But disagreements become sharp when the subject of whether to wear a helmet – or whether the state should mandate helmet use – is on the table.... Read more»

RTA & PAG appoint new officers

The two joint Tucson-area transportation planning agencies has elected new leadership, with Marana Mayor Ed Honea serving as the chair of the Regional Transportation Authority Board, and Sahuarita Mayor Duane Blumberg chairing the Pima Association of Governments' Regional Council.... Read more»

Lax laws make Arizona roads among nation's most dangerous

Arizona continues to fall short in its adoption of key traffic and vehicle safety laws, according to a national report that ranked states Thursday. Although a texting-while-driving bill has garnered bipartisan support in past years, it has not passed — and a Tucson Democrat backing the measure says it's too important to let go.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Hamer: Grand Canyon Watershed monument proposal should be shelved

Arizona and the federal government have historically enjoyed a multiple-use partnership on the almost 70 percent of land in the state that is federally controlled. President Obama's proposed monument designation completely upends that partnership.... Read more»

Overhead work to close I-10 lane near St. Mary's

The left lane of Interstate 10 near St. Mary's Road will be closed Thursday night as workers conduct overhead maintenance, officials said.... Read more»

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