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Nat'l parks need $11.5 billion in work; Grand Canyon high on list

The National Park Service said Monday that there’s close to $11.5 billion in deferred maintenance in the nation’s parks, more than $516 million of it due at facilities in Arizona. Most of the state’s amount was attributable to a backlog of projects at Grand Canyon National Park, which needs $329 million in improvements.... Read more»1

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Free bike lamps will 'Light the Night' for Tucson cyclists

Tuesday night is your last chance until fall to get a free bike light and information on riding safely and legally after dark. The 5 p.m. event will conclude the 2014-2015 “Light the Night” bicycle safety campaign.... Read more»

Video: Breaking down the 'State of the City' speech

TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith joined the Daily Star's Becky Pallack and AZPM's Andrea Kelly and Christopher Conover on Metro Week to discuss Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's "State of the City" address Friday.... Read more»

Cunningham to hold transportation forum Wednesday

City Councilman Paul Cunningham will hold a "Transportation 101" forum Wednesday, where Tucson residents will be able to learn more about road repair and commuting issues. The event will focus on Ward 2 projects such as the Sabino Canyon extension and East Side neighborhood pavement projects.... Read more»

Speeding less than 10 mph over limit would cost less under bill

HB 2662, authored by Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, would expand a law that defines driving less than 10 mph over the limit as a waste of finite resources. On March 3, it cleared the House on a 40-20 vote, sending it to the Senate. ... Read more»

Judge tosses out Rosemont mine's air permit

The development of the controversial Rosemont copper mine hit a roadblock Friday after a Maricopa Superior Court Judge overturned a state-issued permit for air quality. ... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Turning opportunity into results'

In his annual run-down of the State of the City, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild touted Tucson's progress on trade, stemming homelessness among veterans, and paving roadway — and painted a silver lining in Tesla's not opening a factory here. "You don’t always win when you pursue opportunity, but, almost always, you accomplish something worthwhile."... Read more»

Bill would create REAL ID-compliant licenses – if Arizonans pay for them

A state lawmaker wants to allow Arizonans to get licenses that comply with the act – provided they pay for them. ... Read more»7

If placed on endangered list, desert tortoise could affect development

If the Sonoran Desert Tortoise lands on the endangered species list, experts say Arizona could see reductions in land availability and increases in cost. ... Read more»

Az’s construction industry lost most jobs nationwide in 2014

Arizona’s construction workers took a big hit last year — losing 4,300 jobs — the largest loss in the nation, according to a report released by the Associated General Contractors of America. One expert said the decrease in jobs might be the “new normal” for the state. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Fimbres: First steps for HomeGoods distro center

A lot has been said and even downplayed about the recent action by the Tucson mayor and City Council about the proposed HomeGoods Distribution Center coming to our city. Here is what has happened. ... Read more»1

Arizona continues fight over licenses for 'Dreamers'

New Attorney General Mark Brnovich has resumed Arizona's legal battle to deny driver's licenses for young immigrants covered by deferred action programs. ... Read more»1

6K without power on SW Side

About 5,700 customers were without electricity on Tucson's Southwest Side early Friday afternoon, Tucson Electric Power reported. ... Read more»

Got potholes? Why does Legislature 'sweep' funds to fix them?

If you’re driving a particularly pockmarked road in Arizona, you may be able to blame the bumpy ride on the state Legislature. ... Read more»

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