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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»

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Streetcar to run late on weekends for UA students

Citing increased ridership by returning University of Arizona students, city officials are extending late-night Sun Link service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will again run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June.... Read more»

FactCheck: Unpacking pot’s impact in Colorado

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said “marijuana-related” traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions in Colorado have “not significantly” increased since the state legalized the drug. That’s inaccurate. Statistics from various official sources show substantial increases.... Read more»

Can birth control reduce Arizona’s wild burro population?

The more than 400 wild burros that are an economic boon for the small town of Oatman are considered an over-populated nuisance by some in western Arizona. The animals are a danger along roadways, and compete with native wild animals for food. The BLM is experimenting with birth control to manage the herds.... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Johnson: Key data missing in assessor's valuation of commercial property

One of the three approaches to value that the Pima County Assessor's Office employs in the valuation of property for tax purposes is the "cost approach." This is mostly used when there are insufficient sales or unusable sales, heavily laden with intangible value, with which to arrive at a market value. Some properties such as shopping centers, golf courses and agricultural improvements are statutorily valued this way in Arizona. It is imperative that the assessor has a competent system to perform these valuations.... Read more»

Thunderstorms prompt flash flood watch, warnings

Thunderstorms in Southern Arizona have the National Weather Service cautioning of potential flooding in roads and washes, with a flash flood watch in effect through midnight, and a flash flood warning for Southeastern Pinal County, including the Mammoth area. ... Read more»

Rains prompt flood warning for Tucson, SE Az

Midday thunderstorms with heavy rain mean drivers should be aware of flooded roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, in effect through 2 p.m. Tuesday, for Tucson and eastern Pima County, along with Cochise, Santa Cruz, southwestern Graham and Pinal counties. ... Read more»

Police ID man killed when struck by pickup in Midtown

A man who died at a local hospital Saturday night after being struck by a vehicle while crossing near a busy Midtown intersection has been identified as 39-year-old Sergio Manuel Pedregon, authorities said Sunday.... Read more»

Feds investing reports of exhaust fumes wafting into Ford Explorers

Federal regulators are investigating a possible defect in Ford Explorers following scores of complaints about exhaust and carbon monoxide pouring into the passenger compartments of the popular SUVs.... Read more»1

Texas bullet train opponents hope to derail project

The Texas Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm's plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided the project falls under state jurisdiction.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico air transport accord enters in force, seen boosting travel

The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. ... Read more»

Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

McCain, Flake concerned tunnel beneath Nogales port may collapse

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are urging federal officials to inspect a drainage tunnel that runs beneath the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales because it could potentially collapse. ... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Johnson: Assessor needs to modernize systems to better serve taxpayers

Brian Johnson: "The Pima County Assessor's Office, in cooperation with other county departments, needs to upgrade its computer systems and software so they can produce more accurate market valuations and become transparent in the process."... Read more»

Hidden perk in Caterpillar lease for Pima County building: Free utilities

Glossed over in the recent deal for Caterpillar to rent a Pima County building in Downtown was a perk that could add up to nearly $1 million over the life of the lease: taxpayer-provided utilities and maintenance. Although officials said the company would "pay all operating and maintenance costs," those expenses were rolled into the base rent on 97 E. Congress.... Read more»3

Tucson MVDs open earlier to reduce long waits

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started to open its three Tucson Motor Vehicle Division offices half an hour early in an effort to reduce long wait times. ... Read more»

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