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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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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»

Staffing woes keep Nogales port expansion from living up to promise

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise.... Read more»

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the state Department of Transportation.... Read more»

$54M grant will tackle nitty-gritty of Interstate 10 upgrades

The federal government is about to kick in $54 million to help pay for improvements on Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix, including widening two additional stretches to six lanes and developing technology to warn drivers of potentially deadly dust storms.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Rainwater harvesting incentives need to flow to low-income residents

Tucson Water offers a rebate program for customers who install rainwater harvesting systems, but these rebates have not been taken advantage of by many of our lower-income neighbors. 400 residents of the Foothills, who don't even live in the city, have taken advantage of the rebates. In Ward 5, which encompasses many of our city's more stressed neighborhoods, only 43 residents have used the rebates.... Read more»

Commentary

How the Antiquities Act expanded national parks & fueled struggles over land protection

As Americans anticipate summer vacation, many are planning trips to our nation’s iconic national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia and Olympic. But they may not realize that these and other parks exist because presidents used their power under the Antiquities Act, enacted on June 8, 1906, to protect those places from exploitation and development.... Read more»

Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing 4 and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here's the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

VW owners eligible for up to $10k from emissions settlement

Arizonans who own "clean diesel" Volkswagen or Audi cars may now be eligible to receive $5,100 to $10,000 in compensation from a settlement over the company's deliberate cheating on emissions standards. About 10,000 Arizona cars could be covered by the program.... Read more»

Less is more: Dems run fewer Corp Comm candidates for better odds

This fall, Arizona voters will choose three utility regulators to sit on the Arizona Corporation Commission, and while one might expect that each of the main parties would run a full slate of candidates, Democrats are only running two. That makes the state’s underdog party counterintuitively more competitive to win at least one seat.... Read more»

Woman killed in 3-car crash on Southeast Side

A woman was killed and three others injured Sunday night in a three-vehicle crash on the Southeast Side, authorities said. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Winchester: Miller finally supports taxpayers with vote for Huckelberry's budget

With a 4-1 vote last Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors passed a $1.24 billion budget that included a 10-cent property tax reduction. That the proposal passed is not that astounding, but that Supervisor Ally Miller supported it is truly astonishing, considering that all of her efforts to that point had been to justify the unfair decision by the state Legislature, which had precipitated previous tax hikes.... Read more»1

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