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Four Arizona cities rank in top 10 on livability for people with disabilities

Peoria was ranked second and Scottsdale, Chandler and Gilbert all finished in the top 10. Organizations for people with disabilities credited everything from the weather to a long history of advocacy to modern infrastructure for the strong showing by Arizona cities. ... Read more»

High court sides with insurer in lawsuit involving ownership of car in accident

An attorney for insurance giant State Farm said a case by the company "should give Arizonans a better understanding of how their insurance works when conducting a direct sale." The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the company is allowed to press a claim over whether a vehicle's ownership was transferred before a 2008 collision.... Read more»

Clean Air-Blue Skies plates becoming the domain of electric cars

When Jim Stack bought his Ford Focus electric plug-in, his passion to keep emissions out of the air was broadcast to the world. He can even drive across the country and not pay a penny in driving costs. Stack is part of an exclusive club for two reasons: having a plug-in electric vehicle and being able to sport a blue-and-white license plate entitling him to use the HOV lane even when it’s just him in the car.... Read more»

City establishes sandbag drop-off

If your preparations for the "hurricane that wasn't" have left you with a pile of sandbags you don't know what to do with, the city of Tucson has an answer. A drop-off location has been set up at the Ward 5 Council office, 4300 S. Park Ave.... Read more»

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More dodges, weaves than jabs in Az gov debate

Updated with video: What's likely to be the only live gubernatorial debate in Tucson had the three candidates sticking more to their talking points than trading punches Thursday. Fred DuVal, Doug Ducey and Barry Hess answered questions for about 90 minutes, but none were caught against the ropes as they repeated their campaign pitches.... Read more»2

Mexico's president hopes for a galactic legacy with this airport

Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.... Read more»

Toole Ave. to run one-way for half-block Downtown

City crews will restripe markings on Toole Avenue on Friday, turning a half-block stretch of the Downtown roadway into a one-way street, just west of the 4th Avenue underpass. The southbound lane of the underpass will again be closed over the weekend.... Read more»3

Page businesses cheer start of U.S. 89 repair

More than a year after a landslide closed the route, the Arizona Department of Transportation has begun work to reopen a key highway linking Page to the rest of Arizona. The goal is to have U.S. 89 ready for traffic before the summer tourist season. ... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing 12 and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here's the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

4th Ave underpass to partly close — again

City officials will repeat this week the closure of the southbound lanes of the 4th Avenue underpass in an effort to ease gridlock in Tucson's entertainment district. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»1

4th Ave underpass to again partly close for weekend

Calling last weekend's move to close the southbound lane of the 4th Avenue underpass a success in easing gridlock, city officials will repeat the move this week. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»2

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing four and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here's the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing five and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Also, Hohokam Road in the Tucson Mountain District was washed out. Here's the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

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