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Grant Road repaving update

While drivers dodging construction in Midtown may feel stuck in a rut on their commute, Tucson's Transportation Department is rolling along with the project to resurface a three-mile stretch of East Grant Road. Here's the latest on the work schedule: ... Read more»

Douglas border crossing being named for former Gov. Raul Castro

The port of entry in Douglas will be named after Arizona's late Gov. Raul Castro, if Congress carries through with passing a measure introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva. The House unanimously backed the renaming Tuesday, moving a bill co-sponsored by the state's entire congressional delegation. Castro, first and thus far only Mexican-American governor of Arizona, died earlier this month.... Read more»

Experts: 'Moderate' improvement for Arizona tourism

Arizona’s Office of Tourism escaped initial plans to cut $4.5 million from next year’s budget, a move industry lobbyist Barry Aarons called a “big victory for the industry.” The state's tourism industry hasn’t fully recovered from the steep declines in travel during the Great Recession.... Read more»

Recall petitions filed vs. 3 on Oro Valley council

Three incumbents on the Oro Valley Town Council might be facing an election sooner than they'd planned, as recall petitions were filed Monday against Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider.... Read more»

Grant Rd. pothole project hits $500k speedbump

The ongoing effort to resurface a three-mile stretch of Grant Road in Midtown will cost about $500,000 more than the initial $1.7 million budget, officials said. The cost bump is due to the composition of the existing roadway forcing a change in repaving methods. But cheaper bids on other projects mean the city is $40 million ahead on its Road Recovery effort.... Read more»

Crews ripping into Grant Road repaving

The resufacing of the Midtown stretch of Grant Road is continuing, with crews set to put down new asphalt between Santa Rita and Campbell this week, with night-time intersection work next week.... Read more»

Tucson cranks up bike-share planning

The city released a map of possible stations for a proposed bike-sharing system Tuesday. Concentrated in Downtown and near the University of Arizona, the plan includes bike rental spots as far afield as Reid Park, Pima College's West Campus and South Tucson. ... Read more»

Fort Huachuca plans ‘buffer’ against development; conservationists skeptical

A trio of federal agencies announced this week that Fort Huachuca will be part of a program aimed at preventing land development around bases, to aid military operations while protecting vulnerable environments. Conservationists are skeptical.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Face drought with water policies that reinforce conservation ethic

We've all seen the news coming out of California. The governor there has imposed restrictions on all 400 water agencies that serve that state and mandated a 25 percent cut in urban water usage. Here in Tucson, we have a strong conservation ethic, and one of my goals as a councilman is to make sure our water policies reflect and reinforce that. ... Read more»

JD Wallace dropping the mic at KOLD

A veteran local news reporter is handing in his license to question: JD Wallace is leaving Channel 13 to work in public relations for a group of Southern Arizona energy cooperatives. ... Read more»

Grant Road repaving to roll out this week

A recycled roadway, reusing some of the existing worn-out pavement as aggregate, should reduce wear and tear on cars — and drivers — as Grant Road gets a Midtown facelift over the next six weeks. The $1.7 million project starts Thursday, with completion slated for May 15.... Read more»

Arizona beekeepers can't keep up with demand

Locally produced honey is flying off the shelves – so much so that many honey producers cannot meet the production demands. “I’m not having problems selling my honey,” beekeeper Dennis Arp said. “I’m having problems with producing enough.”... Read more»

Month-long paving project starting on 22nd Street

The city's bond-funded street maintenance project will hit 22nd Street this week, as crews begin resurfacing the pavement between Swan and Wilmot roads. Repaving will also take place on 6th and Toole avenues Downtown. ... Read more»

Census: Tucson tops 1 million; Maricopa second in growth in U.S.

Metro Tucson topped 1 million residents last year, while Maricopa County and metro Phoenix posted some of the nation’s largest population gains between 2013 and 2014, according to new Census Bureau estimates.... Read more»1

Many national, int'l pilots train at Arizona flight schools

Experts say it’s not surprising the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps earlier this week, trained in Arizona. Many organizations, including Lufthansa, the parent company of GermanWings, send their pilots here.... Read more»

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