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Farley: Standardizing special license plates would help police

When a law officer or witness has only a split second to identify a vehicle, Arizona’s abundance of special license plates causes unnecessary difficulty, a state lawmaker contends. “Now that we have so many special plates that are so different in designs from our standard Arizona plate, it has become a public safety issue,” said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson.... Read more»1

Kozachik throws coming-out party in campaign kickoff

City Councilman Steve Kozachik began his reelection campaign with a show of political force Wednesday night. In a coming-out party at Downtown’s Borderlands Brewing Company, Kozachik celebrated his recent party switch with bipartisan support from a group of Tucson mayors past and present.... Read more»2

ADOT camera upgrade provides faster online traffic views

An upgrade to the 200-plus highway traffic cameras in the Valley and Tucson allows drivers to track real-time traffic conditions and avoid congestion. “The still camera images update every 10 seconds instead of every 5 minutes, so commuters can have up-to-date images of freeway conditions before they head out to the car.”... Read more»

Public discussion on Murrieta Park continues Thursday

A second open house public meeting will take place Thursday evening on the West Side as the city develops a master plan for Joaquín Murrieta Park.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County considers property tax hike

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, plus Marana Mayor Ed Honea, and Randy Serraglio of Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Vail is Az's best school district

An interview with state Rep. Bruce Wheeler, a Democrat from Tucson’s LD 10. Also, Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Dr. Calvin Baker, superintendent of the Vail School District. Plus, the bi-monthly arts report with Margaret Regan, arts editor for the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Future unclear for city gun buy-backs

The Friday Focus spotlighted Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Matt Russell with the Weekend Watch for St. Patrick’s Day.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson's Irish roots run deep

Mayor Tom Crosby of Tucson’s sister city, Roscommon, Ireland. Plus, Tony Penn, CEO of United Way of Southern Arizona, and Dr. Lisa Shubitz of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson talks about Valley Fever and your pets.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Brewer unveils Medicaid expansion bill

An interview with Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the UA-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, state Rep. Ethan Orr with an update from the Legislature, and Betsy Bruce, president of the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: GOP leaders want to block Medicaid expansion

The Monday Political Face-Off featured Carolyn Cox and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, the latest on the serious situation in North Korea from Gen. John Wickham, retired U.S. Army chief of staff.... Read more»

Grants aim to improve boating facilities in Arizona

Before 1992, many boaters at Lake Pleasant had to make a tough decision when nature called: head to a restroom back at the launch ramp or, well, take care of things on the water. Thanks to a federal grant programs, boaters now can make use of far more convenient bathrooms built on a makeshift island as well as improved facilities for offloading sewage from boats.... Read more»

McCain wants hearing on allowing knives on planes

Sen. John McCain is calling for a congressional hearing into the Transportation Safety Administration’s decision to allow small knives on planes.... Read more»

Off to work they go

Majority of Pinal workers commute outside county

Andrew Clegg’s commute from his Arizona City home to his former job in Maricopa County took 45 to 90 minutes on a good day – hours if there was a wreck on Interstate 10. The Census Bureau last week confirmed what Clegg knew: It wasn’t the distance that made the trip so long, it was the tens of thousands of others heading in the same direction at the same time.... Read more»

Mt. Lemmon highway open again after snowfall

The Catalina Highway was reopened Saturday after a morning closure due to snowfall. The Sheriff’s Department warned drivers to be alert for snow, ice, and snow plows on the roadway up Mt. Lemmon.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Cities fear state will cut off revenue stream

An interview with Duane Blumberg, Mayor of Sahuarita. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable features Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News. Plus, the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

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