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Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. ... Read more»

Democrats sweep Tucson Council races, Strong Start losing 2-1

The trio of Democrats seeking election to the Tucson City Council were handily ahead in early returns, and the Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson measure was losing 2-1. Councilman Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres were reelected, and Paul Durham won a vacant seat. ... Read more»

Ballot mailing deadline past; turn in votes in person

Voters in Tucson, Oro Valley and several area school districts should drop their ballots off by hand if they didn't mail them by Wednesday. Three early voting sites are open through Monday, with polls open in OV and a handful open in Tucson on Tuesday.... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Tucson, school elections

Despite what you may have been told, the deadline to register to vote in next month's general election in Tucson, Oro Valley and several school districts is midnight on Tuesday. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Oro Valley picks SV's Jacobs as new town manager

Oro Valley is set to hire Mary Jacobs, the assistant city manager of Sierra Vista, as the town's new manager. Jacobs will take over the post in September.... Read more»

4 finalists for Oro Valley manager post include Sierra Vista ass't manager

Oro Valley has been without a permanent town manager for nearly a year, with one search process that didn't pan out. The Town Council named four finalists for the post on Thursday, including an assistant city manager for Sierra Vista, Mary Jacobs, who was a finalist for the Tucson city manager job two years ago.... Read more»

Police: Oro Valley woman found after being missing for a week

A 63-year-old woman from Oro Valley was located safe after not being seen by her friends and family since last Monday, authorities said. Sheryl Forte was found after police announced that she was missing Monday.... Read more»

Oro Valley ban on using handheld devices while driving taking effect

Don't hold the phone: Oro Valley's long had a reputation as a place where it's easy to get a speeding ticket for doing just a couple MPH over the limit. Now, the town is banning the use of all handheld devices while behind the wheel — even if you're stopped at a light. ... 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»

Motorcyclist dies after hitting Oro Valley guardrail

A 26-year-old man riding a motorcyle in Oro Valley died at the hospital overnight after hitting a guardrail, a police department spokeswoman said. ... Read more»

Mayor: Oro Valley not just for retirees anymore

The town of Oro Valley has long lost its status as a retirement community and now aims to be a family-friendly town for people of all ages, Mayor Satish Hiremath said Thursday.... Read more»

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

OV town manager taking post in Grand Junction

Greg Caton, the Oro Valley town manager since 2011, is moving to become the city manager of Grand Junction, Colo. ... Read more»

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