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Four Corners Power Plant looks to expand coal-mining

Conservation groups are worried that a proposed expansion of coal-mining at the Four Corners Power Plant could reverse recent environmental gains at the plant that last year was on a list of dirtiest in the country.... Read more»

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Council looks at dropping 'Aviation' from Barraza roadway

The Tucson City Council will consider changing the name of a cross-town highway Tuesday, to get rid of a “clunky” name and more fully recognize Maclovio Barraza, a labor and civil rights activist.... Read more»2

Lawmaker seeks to reopen Az Mining and Mineral Museum

For three years, most of the rocks, gems and artifacts once displayed by the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum have remained unseen. Meanwhile, efforts to create a centennial-themed museum in its former space near the State Capitol have stalled for lack of funding.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Opponents plot next move in fight to stop Rosemont Mine

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, Gayle Hartmann, president of Save The Scenic Santa Ritas and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Tech could change face of mining jobs at Resolution Copper

The small town of Superior has pinned its livelihood to mines for more than a century, but never has it had a prospect like this. The proposed Resolution Copper mine near this struggling town could be the most productive copper mine in North America, but the generations of traditional mining experience in Superior may not be of much use as Resolution, like mines around the world, turns to robotics.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Digging into EPA letter on Rosemont Mine

Interviews with Rosemont Mine VP Cathy Arnold, Middle East expert Stephen Zunes, mortgage specialist Chuck Byler, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, TucsonSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, and Save the Scenic Santa Ritas President Gail Hartman.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Huckelberry recommends delay in bond election

City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, developer Richard Studwell, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.... Read more»

Leader of Utah sovereignty effort makes case in Arizona

The Utah lawmaker who authored a law calling for the federal government to relinquish authority over public lands said Thursday that devastating wildfires are one reason for Arizona to follow suit.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Barber & Grijalva want to slow Rosemont approval

An interview with U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-District 3). Also, Sheri Jersek of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson talks about underwater treadmill therapy for companion animals. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster contributor on education.... Read more»

Feds move to protect northern Az wildflower, cite mining threats

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Gierisch mallow endangered Tuesday, and proposed more than 12,000 acres in Arizona and Utah as critical habitat for the desert wildflower.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: State election laws face challenges

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr.... Read more»

ADEQ won't release secret Rosemont emails exchanged with Brewer's office

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is refusing to release more than a dozen emails with the governor’s office concerning the issuance of the air pollution permit for the proposed Rosemont copper mine.... Read more»2

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»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: New Pima chancellor set to tackle college's troubles

Interviews with Vince Rabago and Cathy Arnold about Rosemont Mine, Councilmen Paul Cunningham and Steve Kozachik about Tucson’s new gun laws, incoming PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert about the future of Pima College, and Sentinel reporter Ted Prezelski with TC Tucson’s Chris Keeney.... Read more»1

Got questions for Pima College's new chancellor?

If you’ve got questions about how the new chancellor of Pima Community College will tackle the troubles the school faces, ask away. Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will be guest-hosting the John C. Scott Show from 3-5 p.m., and our guests will include Lee Lambert, who is taking over as head of PCC.... Read more»3

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Debating the Rosemont Mine

Rick Grinnell of the Southern Arizona Business Coalition and Randy Serraglio of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity debate the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. Also, Dr. Danielle Babski of the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, pllus historian Ken Scoville has a preview of this Saturday’s Barrio Viejo Home Tour.... Read more»

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