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Washed-out I-10 set to reopen Friday after bridge collapse

A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 freeway in California that was closed after a bridge was washed out during a heavy weekend rainstorm will reopen on Friday to limited traffic. Crews will buttress the westbound side of the bridge carrying I-10 over a wash near the Arizona border to allow for two-way traffic.... Read more»

Feds approve 25-year extension for mining, burning coal at Navajo plant

Federal officials approved a multi-year deal last week to allow expanded mining of coal on Navajo lands and continued burning of it at the nearby Four Corners Power Plant, along with other measures.... Read more»6

Bridge collapse closes I-10 near Calif-Arizona line

A stretch of cross-country Interstate 10 will remain closed indefinitely in Southern California near the Arizona border after a bridge collapsed during a severe weekend storm, injuring a motorist, state transportation officials said on Monday.... Read more»

Navajo reject House bill that would divide former Fort Wingate land with Zuni

The Navajo Nation cannot support a plan to divide more than 20,000 acres of the former Fort Wingate with the Zuni tribe, a Navajo official told a House committee Wednesday.... Read more»

Oro Valley mayor to face recall election

Mayor Satish Hiremath will join a majority of the Oro Valley Town Council in facing a recall election in November. Sparked by the town's recent deal to purchase the El Conquistador Country Club and golf course, the recall effort has targeted the nonpartisan elected officials.... Read more»

Voters to get chance to put brakes on traffic cams

Two years after falling well short of the number of required signatures, opponents of Tucson's red-light cameras have filed enough petitions to force the City Council to either pull the traffic-control devices or put the matter before voters in November.... Read more»3

Woman dead after crashing car into tree

Tucson police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred early Wednesday morning just south of Reid Park, authorities said.... Read more»

In Texas' pristine Big Bend, a pipeline could run through it

Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region of Texas and into Mexico. An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project.... Read more»

Friday is deadline for input on 30-year transportation plan

Want to have your say on how Southern Arizona governments should spend your money on roads and transportation alternatives? Pipe up by the end of the day Friday by taking the "Engage 2045" survey put out by the Pima Association of Governments.... Read more»1

Highway agency takes hit over report on electronic billboard safety

Why did the billboard cross the road? It sounds like the opening line of a corny joke, but it’s actually a question raised by a baffling glitch in a Federal Highway Administration study on the safety of electronic billboards.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Crunching rankings shows Az's low-cost economic model is outdated

You may have heard CNBC released a report on the top states for business — and Arizona tumbled 20 spots to No. 34, but did you get the memo that Gov. Doug Ducey doesn't want bad news? Never mind the term "business friendly." Look at the states with strong economies and Arizona has a starting point to talk about our own.... Read more»1

Tucson developer Wesley Mehl named deputy of State Land Department

Wesley Mehl, a vice president of Town West Realty, has been named a deputy commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department by Gov. Doug Ducey.... Read more»1

I-10 reopened after rollover closes eastbound lanes near Pantano

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Pantano, east of Tucson, have reopened Tuesday afternoon after a rollover wreck was cleared, authorities said.... Read more»

Workers dig into 14-month Silverbell Rd. widening

Construction crews began work Wednesday on a 14-month-long project to widen Silverbell Road, a City of Tucson news release said. ... Read more»

Convicted ex-congressman Renzi's last-ditch appeal turned down

Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi will continue to serve out his sentence in federal prison for extortion and other charges stemming from a land-swap deal, after the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal on Monday. Renzi, who represented Arizona's 1st District from 2003 to 2009, was convicted in 2013 on conspiracy, extortion and money laundering charges and is serving a 36-month sentence.... Read more»

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