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What the Devil won't tell you

Council's helplessness in bus strike is wrong message for November

Three people who should have been paying an inordinate amount of attention to the labor talks are Scott, Romero and Cunningham. Back in February, when these races truly begin with meetings over Diet Coke and snack food, someone should have asked with a mouth full of Funyuns: "What is it out there that can completely screw us in November?" ... Read more»1

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Factchecking Trump's Iowa press conference

Donald Trump’s recent press conference garnered a lot of media attention for his put downs of two high-profile journalists, but he didn’t treat the facts much better.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

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»

Groups to feds: Tighten mining rules in light of Colorado spill

Citing the release of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a southwestern Colorado river earlier this month, a coalition of conservation groups, two Native American tribes and two county governments in Arizona petitioned federal agencies Tuesday to tighten mining regulation on public lands.... Read more»

Paying a price for going nowhere: Az traffic hits commuter wallets

Traffic delays in Tucson and Phoenix last year cost the average commuter more than $1,000 in extra fuel and lost time, among other costs, according to a new report on rush-hour congestion on the nation’s highways.... Read more»

Phx mayor: Voter OK of transit tax shows 'belief in our future'

The first benefits of a transit tax increase that was winning approval from Phoenix voters will likely be increased service by Valley Metro’s Dial-a-Ride and more attention to potholes, supporters said.... Read more»

PCC extends registration deadline due to bus strike

Pima Community College is extending the deadline for adding fall semester classes to Sept. 8 in order to accommodate students affected by curtailment of Sun Tran bus service. ... Read more»

Officials: Nat'l Guard drill shouldn't raise alarm at TIA

While a military exercise at Tucson International Airport on Thursday will include emergency vehicles entering the neighboring National Guard facility, "impact to normal operations will be minimal," officials said.... Read more»

I-10 ramps at Valencia to close next week

On and off-ramps for Interstate 10 will be closed by paving work on Valencia Road next week. ... Read more»

Photos: Inside the historic Pima County Courthouse

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... Read more»1

U.S., Mexico open first new rail link in over a century

The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

It's in the contract: Mayor & Council have cards to play in Sun Tran strike

Sun Tran refusing to negotiate has to stop. Sure, be tough. But we have an issue with management twiddling their thumbs in an air-conditioned office, while people are stranded without a bus service they need because in this low-wage town, not everyone can afford cars. There are ways to make them talk that no one is talking about.... Read more»2

Tucson losing two more municipal department heads

Two more top jobs at city departments will be vacant soon, as planning chief Ernie Duarte and HR head Curry Hale are resigning. Duarte will become the CFO at Salpointe Catholic High School, after three decades of work for the city. Hale, hired this spring to run Human Resources after a year as interim director, spent about 15 years with the city.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Stop calling it Sun Tran: Bus strike a piece of a bigger puzzle

It's easy to get myopic about bus drivers asking for better wages than paid to many in Tucson, but who is behind the strike and just who Sun Tran is are all part of a bigger picture. Here's a look at the players behind the bottleneck, and how Tucson's buses ultimately are run by the French government.... Read more»

Construction closes lanes near Nogales border crossing

Work on a new pedestrian underpass at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales will mean lane closures near the crossing until early October.... Read more»

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