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Photos: Streetcar gets warm welcome

A gritty sky and rising temperatures didn’t keep Tucsonans from turning out to celebrate the launch of the Sun Link streetcar, which made a series of ribbon-cutting whistle stops along its route before a morning event Downtown that inaugurated the line’s first run carrying the general public.... Read more»2

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Appeals court upholds conviction in El Grande Market triple murder

A federal appeals court Friday upheld Martin Fong Soto’s murder and robbery convictions in the 1992 robbery at El Grande Market in South Tucson that left three people dead. Fong claimed his trial was tainted, noting two co-defendants whose convictions were overturned after it was learned that a detective gave false testimony in their cases.... Read more»

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Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

Feds declare Arizona’s Zuni bluehead sucker endangered species

The Zuni bluehead sucker, a once-common fish now only found in the Little Colorado River watershed, has granted been granted endangered species status by the federal government.... Read more»

NWS issues severe thunderstorm warning

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Pima County Friday afternoon, cautioning that thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, frequent lightening and heavy rain.

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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Pima IT head resigning

Pima Community College’s vice chancellor for Information Technology, Keith McIntosh, is resigning and will take a job in New York.... Read more»1

Weather Service, Pima County warn of blowing dust

If you’re not riding the streetcar and instead planning on hitting the road northward, you should know that the Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory that covers the Picacho Peak area. Pima County officials said they are also issuing an advisory, warning of dust and smoke carried from wildfires.... Read more»

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Streetcar video tour: Ride the entire route in 3 minutes

Set to the strains of “Old Pueblo Ska,” here’s a tour of the entire route of the Sun Link streetcar. Sped up almost 20 times normal speed, the hour-long complete circuit takes just under three minutes in this video.... Read more»2

Sun Link opening: Local businesses all aboard with streetcar events

Stretching from the University of Arizona, down 4th Avenue and through Downtown to the Mercado District on the West Side, restaurants, clubs and businesses along the line of the new Sun Link streetcar will mark the opening of the route with a weekend of dozens of events, from the family-friendly to more adult pursuits. Here’s a run-down of all the fun:... Read more»

Some Downtown streets to close for Sun Link celebrations

City officials will close some streets and restrict traffic on others overnight Thursday and into Friday as festivities Downtown mark the opening of the Sun Link streetcar.... Read more»7

Acting VA chief: Phoenix 'most troubled' site, but improving

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson called the Phoenix VA “clearly the most troubled location” in a troubled system, but assured lawmakers Thursday that improvements are being made.... Read more»

PCC names new Desert Vista campus president

Pima Community College has named a new president for its campus on the Southwest Side. Morgan A. Phillips, an administrator at a North Carolina community college, will take over PCC’s Desert Vista campus in August. The post was vacant because the previous campus chief resigned over sexual harassment allegations.... Read more»

ADEQ: Private-sector practices boost efficiency

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has cut the time to process a permit by 60 percent, doubled the number of tank cleanings and made other gains by embracing private-sector policies where possible, Director Henry Darwin testified before a House committee.... Read more»

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