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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»

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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»

What the Devil won't tell you

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

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»

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