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Gov't settles suit, clearing way for US Airways-American Airlines merger

The Justice Department said Tuesday it has settled its lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways, after the carriers agreed to concessions aimed at preserving competition in the industry.... Read more»

Revised outlook for 2014 calls for 59,000 new jobs across Az

Arizona will add 59,000 jobs in 2014, with the growth rate increasing from 2 percent in the two years prior to 2.3 percent, according to a report by the state’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics.... Read more»

Cities turning to streetcars to spur economic development

While only two of the eight cars that will be used to ferry passengers every 10 minutes have arrived, and operations will not start until next year, Tucson business leaders say the streetcar has already revived the center of this sprawling, artsy city. Nationwide, light rail (including streetcars) is by far the fastest-growing mode of transit, carrying 2.5 times as many passengers as in 1990.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Kozachik reflects on Tucson election

Councilman Steve Kozachik gave his take on this week's Tucson city election. Also, a preview of the 40th anniversary of "TusCon", a science fictionand fantasy convention in downtown Tucson. Plus, Buckmaster legal contributor Donald Loose. ... Read more»

Farley trying again for statewide ban on texting while driving

Despite failing repeatedly since 2007, a state lawmaker said he is going to try again to have Arizona join 41 other states that have outlawed all texting while driving. “Why shouldn’t we have a law?” said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson. “This majority enacts hundreds of laws every single year. Why not one that actually can save lives?”... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Martha McSally on her congressional campaign

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Then, an interview with Martha McSally, Republican congressional candidate in Arizona's CD2.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 24th Annual All Souls Procession this Sunday

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, talk show host Emil Franzi, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Deadline to mail ballots today

Interviews with: City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, state Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD9), Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»

Fall Showcase soccer

FC Tucson to inaugurate stadium with friendly vs. MLS side Chivas

The first official match at Pima County’s new soccer stadium at the Kino Sports Complex will feature local side FC Tucson against Major League Soccer’s CD Chivas USA. The announcement of the Nov. 15 event was made at a ribbon-cutting Wednesday for the 2,360-seat facility at Country Club and Ajo.... Read more»

3 killed in Picacho dust storm; I-10 closed after 19-vehicle pileup

Three people were killed Tuesday in a series of crashes near Picacho Peak caused by blowing dust, according to authorities. The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for nearly 12 hours, as were two of the eastbound lanes. A dozen people were reported injured, with 21 vehicles involved in the crashes, DPS said.... Read more»2

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, Tucson Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, and Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

J.C. Scott: Huckelberry on extortion accusations

Interviews with Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo and spokeswoman Mary Veres, attorney Bill Risner, mortgage banker Chuck Byler, developer Richard Studwell, sportswriter Anthony Gimino, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 40 years later, Endangered Species Act still controversial

The Monday Political Face-off featured John Munger and Vince Rabago. Also, it's the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. We talked with Randy Serraglio of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity. Plus, Keith Rosenblum, Buckmaster contributor on Mexico.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Focusing on campaign finance

Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith, talk show host Emil Franzi, Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans, attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: New RTA director lays out roadwork agenda

An interview with Farhad Moghimi, executive director of PAG and the RTA. Then the Reporters' Roundtable featured Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, and Mari Herreras, staff writer for The Tucson Weekly. Plus, Dan Gibson, editor of The Tucson Weekly, sits in for regular Weekend Watch host Matt Russell.... Read more»

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