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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 'Move Your Meetings' wants to give downtown biz a boost

State Rep. Adam Kwasman (R-Oro Valley) talks about his possible congressional bid in CD 1. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, Tucson small business advocate Miguel Ortega talks about his project, "Move Your Meetings."... Read more»

Volunteers needed to develop bike, pedestrian projects

The Pima Association of Governments is in search of six county residents to volunteer as members of the Bicycle-Pedestrian Subcommittee. Volunteers will be responsible for developing bicycle and pedestrian project proposals.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Will Voting Rights Act ruling change Az's legislative districts?

Interviews with Prof. Stephen Zunes, developer Richard Studwell, Northern Arizona reporter Jeff Demand, and Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Arizona struggles with child well-being

An interview with the vice president of the Children's Action Alliance in Arizona, Amy Kobeta. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, Rod Pace, CEO of Rosemont Copper, and Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 2014 congressional races already taking shape

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Plus, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. John A. Wickham, Jr.... Read more»

Slow response, predictable storm precursors to Hotshot deaths

The National Weather Service was tracking a powerful thunderstorm front hours before the Granite Mountain Hotshot team was killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, contrary to media accounts that have blamed a "sudden" and "unpredictable" storm for their tragic deaths.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hart: Az facing shortage of skilled, educated labor

Looking for more bad news about Arizona's economic future? Want to feel a little more anxious about your children's prospects? You're in luck. A new report concludes that the U.S. as a whole – notably including Arizona – will soon be facing a critical shortage of trained and educated workers who are qualified to fill the jobs of the future.... Read more»

Dark money group spent on House race, then told IRS it didn’t

The group that put out a mailer last year to Texas voters, A Better America Now, reported to the Federal Election Commission it had spent about $65,000 for the mailer and TV advertising in the hard-fought race to represent Texas’ 23rd district. But in a tax return recently filed with the IRS, the group claimed it did not spend any money at all on “direct or indirect political campaign activities.”... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Shop local first

Interviews with Local First Arizona's Tucson membership coordinator, Deanna Chevas, plus Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder, Pima Animal Care Center Shelter Manager Justin Gallick, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and reporter Jeff Demand on the Yarnell fire.... Read more»

Downed poles close West Side roads

Road closures continue on the West Side, as crews work to replace power poles downed in Monday's storm. Ironwood Hill will remain closed from just west of Silverbell to Shannon for several days, while the intersection of Anklam and Greasewood will be closed to through traffic until Wednesday. Monday night, firefighters rescued three people after a power line fell on their car.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Young men and fire: We owe them more than cheap sentiment

In the aftermath of the deadliest event for wildfire-fighters in modern history, here is what I don't want: Cheap sentimentalizing and cynical religiosity from politicians who are otherwise hostile to public employees, adequate government budgets and sensible land-use policies. Unless these issues are discussed seriously and intelligent responses made, then the butcher's bill for fire fatalities will keep growing.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Mid-year economic forecast for Tucson and Arizona

Reporter Jeff Demand in Prescott updated us on the terrible firefighting tragedy in Yarnell. Also, commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger with the Monday Political Face-Off. Plus, a mid-year update from University of Arizona economic forecaster Marshall Vest and Dr. George Hammond, associate director of the Economic and Business Research Center at the UA Eller College of Business.... Read more»

Weather Service issues dust storm warning until 8 pm

The National Weather Service is warning that thunderstorms in the eastern Tucson metro area have caused dust storms resulting in near-zero visibility. In addition to an excessive heat warning in effect through 9 p.m., a dust storm warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Border protection, at what cost?

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada on immigration reform and border security, plus Tucsonsentinel.com's Dylan Smith, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, and attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson ready to launch road repair program

An interview with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Then, the Reporters' Roundtables featured Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer and columnist at the Arizona Daily Star. Plus, Weekend Watch with Inside Tucson Business food columnist Matt Russell.... Read more»

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