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TFD: Cell-phone issues resolved for 911 calls

An issue that saw some 911 callers in Tucson unable to communicate with dispatchers has been resolved, officials said. Earlier Saturday, city officials said dispatchers could hear callers, but some callers on cell phones could not hear the 911 operators.... Read more»

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Sheriff's Dep't hiring 911 dispatchers

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is recruiting 911 dispatchers. Here’s the 411:... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Street car delivery may be delayed a year, says Kozachik

Interviews with Tucson Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Kozachik, Habistore manager Terry Dee, developer and City Hall commentator Richard Studwell, and Ann-Eve Pedersen, chairwoman of the Quality Education and Jobs committee.... Read more»1

Az university text-alert systems evolve since Va. Tech

Emergency alert systems put into place after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings have evolved into multi-platform tools to share critical information during emergencies.... Read more»

Pinal County changing the way it handles 911 hangups

Misdialed or mistaken 911 hang-up calls from cell phones will no longer be followed up by Pinal County sheriff’s deputies in a move to save on fuel costs... Read more»

Disaster loans kept Az firms afloat after 9/11

The federal Small Business Administration approved $12.5 million in 9/11 disaster loans in Arizona and more than $500 million nationwide over the three years following the attacks, the first time the agency ever offered disaster assistance outside a declared disaster area.... Read more»

3 with Az ties honored in Pentagon 9/11 memorial

The Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial, opened in 2008 as the first national 9/11 memorial, is a field of 184 cantilevered stone-and-steel benches, each arcing above a pool of running water.Each bench is inscribed with the name of a victim of the Pentagon attack, including three with Arizona ties: Allen P. Boyle, David M. Scales and David W. Laychak.... Read more»

Council fires city manager Letcher

City manager Mike Letcher was fired from a job he’d already resigned from by the Tucson City Council during Wednesday’s study session. The council voted unanimously to remove the embattled government chief executive.... Read more»1

Mike Letcher

Updated: City manager resigns - effective in one year

City manager Mike Letcher submitted his resignation to the Tucson City Council on Tuesday, saying he would step down in one year. But he might not have that long, councilmen Cunningham and Kozachik said.... Read more»2

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: City manager's leadership questioned

We got the show started with a Friday Focus newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

City transfers 911 responsibility to Fire Dep't

Coming on the heels of glitches in a new 911 emergency call system, Tucson is shifting the management of the city’s 911 center to the Fire Department.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson's 911 system bugs fixed, Walkup says

Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup stopped by to break down Tuesday’s 12-hour council meeting and the city’s new 911 system. Plus, nutrition and gardening tips.... Read more»

FBI probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 hacking

The FBI is in the initial stages of an investigation of News Corp. over allegations employees hacked into a rival’s website and its reporters sought access to phone records of 9/11 victims, Bloomberg reported Friday.... Read more»

How much did bin Laden cost us?

The numbers are murky, but there’s enough information to conclude that the financial toll to the United States is astronomical.... Read more»

Comic: Osama bin Laden

OBL is Dead

Well, Osama bin Laden is dead. After 11 long years. And the frat boys are celebrating outside the White House gates. That’s a big W-I-N for U-S-A, then.... Read more»

Cost of pursuing bin Laden? Half a trillion and climbing

In its 10-year search-and-destroy mission against Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, the United States has spent more than $450 billion, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That does not count the price tag of the war in Iraq, where Americans footed the bill for another $800 billion since the 2003 invasion.... Read more»

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