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New westbound I-10 lanes to open at Ina Road in Marana

New westbound Interstate 10 lanes at Ina Road in Marana will open to traffic this weekend, another step forward for a two-year project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety at the busy interchange. ... Read more»

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Pinal Air Park Road over I-10 set to close Monday

The Pinal Air Park Road bridge over Interstate 10 northwest of Marana is scheduled to close to all traffic starting at 5 p.m. the night of Monday, Dec. 3, for a bridge rehabilitation project.... Read more»

Monsoon storms: Flash flood watch for Tucson, SE Arizona

Flash floods will be possible in and around metro Tucson until after midnight, officials said. A weather watch is in effect through 2 a.m. Thursday, with heavy monsoon rains meaning some roads and washes will be inundated.... Read more»

Monsanto pulls Pima property-tax proposal, preserves trade-zone plan

Dodging a potential thorn in the side of a federal Foreign Trade Zone application for a planned Marana greenhouse, controversial agi-biz giant Monsanto has withdrawn a proposal to pay Pima County less in property taxes while backing the FTZ bid.... Read more»

Real estate

Tucson could become more of a seller's market in 2017

Tucson's housing market is likely to become a bit more of a seller’s market in 2017 due to an unusually low supply of homes for sale and competition from new residents lured by the growing number of job, say local real estate experts. Decent homes at the low end of the market are already facing a lot of buyers.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Monsanto deal no dirtier than recent Pima County triumphs

Tucson can't claim purity of progressive essence with a cash-for-jobs economic development model that heralds the coming Caterpillar's mining division and expansion of Raytheon's missile factory. But the county does have a way to provide clarity to corporate "bad boys."... Read more»2

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

Sheriff's deputies investigating 'suspicious death' of man in Marana

Pima County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating a suspicious death in Marana, authorities said. ... Read more»

Public meetings to take input on proposed Interstate 11

The Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Wednesday evening in Tucson to discuss proposed plans for Interstate 11. The meeting will be the second of three held in Southern Arizona to gather input on a recommended corridor that runs between Nogales and Wickenburg, north of Phoenix.... Read more»1

Marana man fined $10k for destroying saguaros on Ironwood Nat'l Monument

A Marana resident, John Rahe, has been sentenced to one year of probation and fined $10,000 by a federal judge for running over saguaros and dozens of other plants, and toppling another of the iconic cacti on the Ironwood Forest National Monument northwest of Tucson. ... Read more»

Too big 'mini' pigs ending up at Marana sanctuary

When pint-sized pigs grow larger than owners expect they often wind up in a shelter or sanctuary.... Read more»

Free sandbags going fast as Odile approaches

Officials have given out more than 18,000 free sandbags, and are having 60,000 more delivered from Phoenix. In preparation for heavy rain from tropical storm Odile, authorities are giving out free sandbags to residents who want to protect their homes. Raytheon sent employees home early, and several school districts have called off after-school activities.... Read more»1

Missing Marana boy found

An 11-year-old Marana boy missing since he walked away from his home Saturday morning has been found unharmed, authorities said. ... Read more»2

Marana police holding citizens academy

The Marana Police Department will conduct a 12-week Citizens Academy starting next Wednesday. Participants will get an inside look on the department's workings.... Read more»

Marana voters pull lever for sewage plant

Voters in Marana overwhelmingly approved measures that will allow the town to purchase and run a wastewater plant, ending years of feuding with Pima County. In three Southern Arizona elections, council members were picked in Tuesday's primary.... Read more»

Primary election Tuesday in S. Tucson, Sahuarita, Marana

Tuesday is primary election day in three communities around the Tucson area. Voters in Marana, Sahuarita and South Tucson can still drop off ballots; it's too late to mail them in.... Read more»

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