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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»

Eco dev group TREO rebranding as Sun Corridor Inc.

Southern Arizona's economic development partnership, TREO, announced Tuesday that it is rebranding as "Sun Corridor Inc." and moving from its downtown Tucson offices. The organization's change "will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona," according to a press release.... Read more»3

Rogue Columnist

Surviving drought the hard way

Can Arizona survive the drought caused by man-made climate change? Probably. The question is whether it will be the easy way or the hard way.... Read more»

ADOT postpones Tuesday work on I-10 near Red Rock

The Department of Transportation is pushing back work that would have closed two lanes of Interstate 10 near Red Rock, about 30 miles northwest of Tucson, on Tuesday morning, officials said.... Read more»

Senate OKs naming Douglas crossing for former Gov. Raul Castro

The port of entry in Douglas will be named after Arizona's late Gov. Raul Castro, pending the president's signature. Castro, first and thus far only Mexican-American governor of Arizona, died in April. Memorial services are scheduled for this week.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Colorado River and drought: Arizona's dam problem

Our current drought is the worst in a century (it is actually worse than that, but such is the record keeping), and less water will be sent downstream to Arizona, Nevada and California than at any time since when Lake Powell filled. The local-yokels say, it's no big deal. But they always say that. It is a big deal.... Read more»1

Discuss regional transportation at workshop series

The public is invited to give input at three workshops as officials lay the groundwork for a 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. The discussions will be held Wednesday, and on May 19 and 21.... Read more»

Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber

The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.... Read more»3

Guest opinion

Tearing down the house: 820 E. Grant Road

I wonder if our old house on Grant Road will come down carefully, brick by brick, as it was built up in 1948 by a young World War II veteran and his pregnant wife — my parents. Or whether it will be quickly beaten down by some residential wrecking ball and rolled over by a gigantic bulldozer as the street is widened.... Read more»5

Arizona sees sharp increase in disability plates, placards

The number of Arizonans with disability license plates and placards jumped almost 70 percent in the past 12 years, more than twice as fast as the overall vehicle registration growth rate. Advocates pointed to Arizona's aging population and attractiveness to people with disabilities as factors. ... Read more»

Tucson Water director resigning after 3 years on job

After three years turning Tucson's taps, Alan Forrest is leaving the city to return to the private-sector engineering firm he worked for before heading Tucson Water. City staffers have criticized the utility director for allegedly not complying with a requirement that he live within the city limits.... Read more»2

Renovations improve Nogales crossing, critics say officials must do more

About 300,000 commercial vehicles pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry every year on their way into the United States, and it’s one of the busiest ports on the border. The government spent nearly $200 million to add booths and inspection spaces to help reduce wait times. So far, it appears to be working, but there is some debate about how effective the renovation has been. ... Read more»

Ending Cherrybell mail sorting could cost S. Az millions

Over the past three years, the Postal Service has begun shifting the processing of mail from Tucson to Phoenix. Residents are starting to realize the impact it's having on the city. The agency had planned to close down the processing center on Jan. 5, but officials delayed the move until July 11.... Read more»2

DPS data shows texting leads to tickets, but Farley wants state ban

When state Sen. Steve Farley offered his latest bill to ban texting while driving in Arizona, Senate President Andy Biggs argued that a law on the books already can be used against those who text while driving. Cronkite News examines that claim. ... Read more»1

House, Senate panels forward bills to halt T-O casino in Glendale

Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate on Wednesday. The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Rep. Trent Franks – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts” in 2027.... Read more»2

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