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Border residents demand end to Arivaca checkpoint

Citing rights violations and economic fallout from an I-19 checkpoint operated by the Border Patrol, residents of Arivaca marched to Tucson Sector HQ to announce a community program to watch border agents. ... Read more»1

Christy named chair of state Transportation Board

Steve Christy, a banker and former car dealer, has been named the chair of the Arizona State Transportation Board. ... Read more»

EPA proposing OK for Maricopa County dust-reduction plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing approval for a plan by local and state officials to reduce airborne dust in Maricopa County. The approval would end years of wrangling over the county’s failure to meet EPA standards — a conflict that jeopardized federal highway funding.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Can the thick-billed parrot make a comeback in Southern Arizona?

An interview with Terry Bracy, Buckmaster contributor in Washington, D.C. Also, financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Then, Stephanie Bermudez, community manager of Connect Coworking Tucson. Plus, Chris Biro, executive director of Bird Recovery International.... Read more»

Brewer announces CPS dissolution in State of State

Delivering her annual account of the State of the State, Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday that she has abolished Arizona's troubled Child Protective Services and will launch a new cabinet-level agency. Here's the full text of her speech:... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Opponents plot next move in fight to stop Rosemont Mine

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, Gayle Hartmann, president of Save The Scenic Santa Ritas and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Speed cameras go dark in Pima County, is city next?

An interview with Richard Miranda, Tucson's city manager. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Dan Shearer, editor of The Green Valley News, and Mark B. Evans, editor of Inside Tucson Business. Plus, Matt Russell hosts our Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Texas border towns struggle to protect water infrastructure

More than 600 children in a South Texas border town may be prevented from returning to school on Monday because of a long-standing dispute over water rates, which have skyrocketed in recent years amid attempts to make badly needed upgrades to the town's water infrastructure.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Consumer coping strategies for major data breaches

A conversation with Steve Herman, Voice of America Southeast Asia bureau chief. Also, Randy Sooter, Jr., owner of Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy. Plus, Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Private jet crashes in Aspen after flight from Tucson

Updated: A private jet crashed at the Aspen, Colo., airport Sunday after a flight from Tucson. One man was killed in the crash, and two others injured. The 1994 Canadair Challenger twin-engine jet had flown from Toluca, Mexico, to Tucson earlier Sunday morning. "The aircraft was fully engulfed in flames and had flipped over after impact," authorities said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Previewing the 2014 Az Legislature

Our Friday Focus spotlighted state Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD 9). Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Linda Valdez of the Arizona Republic and Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County speed cams not gone yet

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (D-District 5), plus the Tuesday Money Maker Report with financial planner Shelly Fishman, and an interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham (D - Ward 2). Plus, attorney Don Loose, the Buckmaster legal contributor.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Arizona's 2014 economic forecast

Dr. George Hammond of the UA Eller College of Management joined Bill and financial planner Shelly Fishman in a discussion of 2014's financial outlook. Also, we talk about year-end giving with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation for Southern Az. Plus, a 2014 housing forecast from real estate expert Raj Kohli.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Az lacks educated & skilled workforce needed to truly compete

Arizona is not what it could be — not in education, not in economic development, not in immigration policy, or how we care for our children, our poor and our sick. In days gone by, Arizona built big things like canals and cities. We focused on our future. These days, we seem to be more interested in running out the clock than embracing the future. Tomorrow is not at the forefront of our thoughts; it lies dormant somewhere in the back of our mind.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Doubling down on Az's dangerous development

One must give the Real Estate Industrial Complex credit for chutzpah. It will not go down with a whimper, but with a bang. And many fires. Or rather, Arizona. The elites behind the growth machine will be long gone, safely behind their gates and walls in more hospitable climes.... Read more»

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