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Goldwater: Policymakers need to be adults about corporate handouts

Being the parent of a four-year old, I’m often the target of my son’s lobbying efforts for a new toy. It usually goes something like this: “If you just get me this new toy, you’ll make me the happiest boy in the world and you’ll never have to buy me anything else again!”... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Downtown a home for creative class

Downtown is creating a home for the creative class. Co-working spaces such as Gangplank, Connect, Xerocraft and Maker House are popping up across the city center, laying the groundwork for a high-tech hub in the heart of the city, helping to retain those educated young people that were so eager to flee Tucson a few years ago.... Read more»

Gangplank opens new Downtown workspace

Co-working space Gangplank celebrated their grand re-opening in a newly decked-out suite in the historic Pioneer Building downtown Wednesday night. The nonprofit’s goal is to offer a welcoming and supportive space for community members to connect, generate ideas, and take successful steps towards their personal business goals. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Tucson City Council approves budget

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, plus Jesse Lugo, Ward 2 Councilman Paul Cunningham, state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD9), financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Steve Pierce on Senate passage of Medicaid expansion

Interviews with state Sen. Steve Pierce, Tucsoncitizen.com’s Mark B. Evans, Steve Lynn of the SALC on the PCC Board, and talk show host Emil Franzi.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are we there yet? A Downtown roundtable

Shelly Fishman hosts a Downtown Tucson roundtable discussion with Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, and Craig Sumberg, executive director of the Fox Tucson Theater Foundation. Plus, a special call-in from Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Reforming state sales tax

Interviews with developer Richard Studwell, systems analyst Mark Spear, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer , Ken Strobeck of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Wildfire burns near Nogales

Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News, sat in for a vacationing Bill Buckmaster. The Political Face-Off featured Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Dan also talks about preparations for what could be a very difficult wildfire season with Green Valley Fire District Chief and President of the Arizona Fire District Association Simon Davis and Rio Rico Fire District Chief Les Caid.... Read more»

Tucson receives national recognition for bike friendliness

With more than 700 miles of bikeways around the city designated for cyclists, Tucson continues to be one of the nation’s top bicycling destinations, and a home for commuter and recreational riders, according to recent rankings..... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Az Senate budget includes Medicaid expansion

Interviews with Rep. Bruce Wheeler D-LD28, Sen. Linda Lopez D-LD2, Sen. Steve Farley D-LD9, Ben Buehler-Garcia Ward 3 Tucson City Council Candidate, Reporter Ben Giles Arizona Capitol Times, Jesse Lugo Civic Leader, Middle East Expert Prof. Stephen Zunes... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Kozachik on El Rio, city budget

The Friday Focus spotlighted Steve Kozachik, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman. Then, it’s the Reporters’ Roundtable featuring Mari Herreras, writer for the Tucson Weekly, and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Plus, Matt Russell with Weekend Watch.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rest in print, Tucson Citizen: Journalism past & future

Interviews with the Tucson Weekly’s Dan Gibson, AEA President Andrew Morrill, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, veteran reporter Daniel Buckley, Rep. Ethan Orr, and Jim DeGrood of the RTA.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Animal saves up 10% at Pima pound

Interviews included a legislative update from state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD9). Then we talked with Ellie Beaubien, new adoption coordinator at the Pima Animal Care Center. Also, Kevin Burnett, CFO of Sundt Companies, Inc., and nutrition reporter Jack Challem.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Budget expected to pass Az Senate on Thursday

Interviews with activist Miguel Ortega, TucsonsSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Youth crime on the decline

Karen Adam, presiding judge of the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, talked about declining juvenile crime rates. Also, comet discover Dr. David Levy with a night sky update, plus Dr. Dimitri Brown, director of emergency services at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, and an interview with District 1 Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller.... Read more»

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