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What the Devil won't tell you

If border states had an actual emergency, it might look a lot like climate change

Arizona does face real emergencies — and we could use some of that extra quarter-billion in new defense spending Trump has sought since taking office.... Read more»

County re-shouldering Camino de la Tierra

Beginning Monday, Pima County transportation workers, along with a contractor, Southern Arizona Paving, will begin shoulder work and other construction from Camino de la Tierra through to Highway Drive and Curtis Road. ... Read more»

Pima County slashes road construction staff

With Pima County dialing back work with the failure of road bonds at the polls, the county is laying off 36 workers from the Department of Transportation, following the elimination of 16 vacant positions.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County, TUSD to fight Az's latest shifty euphemism for tax hike

Could it be that Arizona leaders have reached tax-cut bottom and we are suddenly craving nutrients? They are sure acting like it just dawned on them that there's a cost to the civilization that most voters seem to insist upon.... Read more»1

Got (legal) issues? Warrant resolution court set for Thusday

The Pima County justices of the peace plan to provide additional warrant resolution services on Thursday to help people with pending legal issues get a fresh start on the New Year. ... Read more»

The way we were

Pima's 1884 election the most crooked in history

Our most-recent Arizona elections will be remembered as the most suspenseful in decades, with some races remaining unresolved for weeks. One election in Pima County in 1884 was not resolved for nearly two years and stands out as among the most disputed electoral contests in our history.... Read more»

Eppihimer re-elected as Pima GOP chair

David Eppihimer was re-elected as the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party on Saturday.... Read more»

Aerospace Parkway to close at UP crossing this weekend

The closure will allow the Union Pacific to upgrade the existing tracks and panels at the crossing and install new at-grade crossing panels to accommodate the widening of Aerospace Parkway. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Huckelberry: Road repair funding must be equitable solution for taxpayers

"A vocal faction want two-thirds of county taxpayers to pay to fix the roads of one-third of county taxpayers, while providing fewer county services to everyone." — Chuck Huckelberry... Read more»

Store it, don't pour it: Keep pipes free from cooking grease

Pouring cooking grease and oil down the drain can clog your pipes. Instead, bring it to Pima County's drop-off locations — it'll be converted to biodiesel fuel.... Read more»

Sinema wins U.S. Senate seat; McSally concedes, trailing by 38k votes

Arizona's next U.S. senator will be a Democratic woman: Kyrsten Sinema, who steadily built an 38k-vote insurmountable lead over Republican candidate Martha McSally, who had led in the earliest count of ballots.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Now what? Bond failure leaves Pima County looking to Phoenix

So another road bond question was soundly defeated by the voters. Pima County's next and maybe last option to fix our roads is to ask the Legislature to expand the RTA's taxing authority and send another ballot question to voters. ... Read more»

Sinema takes 20,000-vote lead over McSally; Az Senate count continues

The margin between Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and GOP candidate Martha McSally now stands at just more than 20,000 votes, following another day of legal maneuvering and continuing ballot tallies in Arizona's Senate race.... Read more»

Az election: All counties to continue ballot 'cures' until Nov. 14

All Arizona counties will continue reviewing ballots through next Wednesday, in a settlement after Republicans — prompted by the close Senate race — first sued to halt allowing voters to verify ballots and then asked to expand process.... Read more»

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