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Mayor: Oro Valley not just for retirees anymore

The town of Oro Valley has long lost its status as a retirement community and now aims to be a family-friendly town for people of all ages, Mayor Satish Hiremath said Thursday.... Read more»

Enviros challenge states to use VW funds to boost electric vehicle use

Environmental advocates are challenging Arizona and states across the Southwest to use funds from a potential Volkswagen lawsuit settlement to invest in electric-vehicle charging stations and to electrify public transit.... Read more»

Police ID woman killed jaywalking across Oracle Rd.

A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday night after she was struck by a car while crossing North Oracle Road just north of Prince. Eugenia Calnimptewa was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, authorities said.... Read more»

VW settlement of emissions case could mean millions for Arizona

The state of Arizona could get up to $53 million for clean-air programs as part of a $14.7 billion settlement of a U.S. government lawsuit that charged Volkswagen rigged its “clean diesel” vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2

Sharon Bronson debates Kim DeMarco in pivotal Pima supervisors race

The Pima County Board of Supervisors could switch from a Democratic to a Republican majority, depending on the race between incumbent Sharon Bronson and GOP challenger Kim DeMarco in the Nov. 8 election. Read their answers to some important questions.... Read more»1

Pima County now owns more than 230,000 acres of open space

Pima County has been steadily buying land for the past 40 years and now owns and manages more than 230,000 acres of natural, cultural and historic areas. About 73,000 acres were purchased with $230 million from four bond issues dating back to 1974.... Read more»

'Sunshine Mile' of Broadway named endangered historic place

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. ... Read more»

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Quick take: Putting Trump's tax losses into local perspective

By now we have heard a lot about Donald Trump's tax write-offs, but do we really understand the hypocrisy of the tax code? In Tucson, thousands suffered through major financial losses when their homes were foreclosed during the Great Recession. They actually got taxed on their losses; those at Trump's level can write off their losses against future income for years.... Read more»

Streetcar to continue late-night weekend runs

Citing continuing demand from University of Arizona students, city officials will continue to run Sun Link service late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June, but extended in August.... Read more»

Electric car owners in Az hope to jolt interest in vehicles

When Phoenix-area gearheads line up Saturday night at Scottsdale Pavilions to show off their cars as they have for more than 20 years, Brian Perkins will be there to help showcase 19 cars. But what he is displaying are different than the classic hotrods and souped-up racers that typically show up. They’re all electric.... Read more»

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Promised 'big think' missing from Sun Tran rate hikes

The City Council has for months now been weighing, mulling, ruminating and groaning under the weight of indecision concerning an increase in bus fares. Relax, gang. A fare increase is fine. But any hike should be included in a plan that locks Sun Tran's labor union into a long-term deal to avoid another strike and to get a grip on the cost of the system.... Read more»1

Development officials: Caterpillar could haul more companies to Tucson

Caterpillar Inc.'s move to Tucson is creating a lot of buzz. Since the manufacturer announced plans in May to move a major division and about 600 jobs to Tucson, about 10 other companies have begun looking at locating here too, officials said.... Read more»

Macy's Tucson Mall store at risk of closing

The Macy's store at Tucson Mall is vulnerable to being closed, according to sales figures compiled by Morningstar Credit. The department store chain plans to close 100 stores next year.... Read more»

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

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