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Incoming Pima sheriff: Look at Wash., Colo. legal pot experiments

Come August, there'll be a new sheriff in town: as expected, Pima County supervisors named Chris Nanos to replace the retiring Clarence Dupnik. The incoming sheriff said that while he'll leave the political decisions to the Legislature, Arizona should look at how Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana.... Read more»4

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3 days of free screening lead up to National HIV Testing Day

Community organizations across Tucson are offering free and confidential HIV testing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, marking the 21st annual National HIV Testing Day. In Pima County, more than 1,000 people are believed to be infected and unaware of it, while about nearly 16,000 across the state were living with HIV/AIDS in 2013.... Read more»

Cabinet secretaries tour Tucson's efforts to help homeless vets

The U.S. secretaries of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development toured a Pima County employment center to recognize the local effort to end homelessness among veterans. Tucson is one of 25 cities across the country with a high concentration of chronically homeless vets.... Read more»

Supes OK count as Barber alleges ballots improperly rejected

The Pima County Board of Supervisors rejected Tuesday a bid by Ron Barber to delay the canvass of the Nov. 4 election. The congressman's campaign — on the losing edge of a 161-vote margin with a recount in the offing — said that 132 Pima voters had their ballots tossed out because poll workers "failed in their duty."... Read more»10

Local Dems fire back at Koch bros. Obamacare ads

Local Democratic leaders, bristling at new attack ads aimed at convincing the Affordable Care Act was bad for their community, came out to defend the law and and two of Arizona’s congressional representatives, Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick, for their support of Obamacare. ... Read more»

Clinco appointed to Legislature

Demion Clinco was appointed to the state House of Representatives by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant when former. Rep. Andrea Dalessandro resigned on being appointed to the Senate to fill another vacant seat.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County speed cams not gone yet

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias (D-District 5), plus the Tuesday Money Maker Report with financial planner Shelly Fishman, and an interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham (D - Ward 2). Plus, attorney Don Loose, the Buckmaster legal contributor.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima supervisors divided over Medicaid expansion

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias. Also, Tucson writer Catherine Harris talks about her new book, "Finding Frances ... Love Letters from a Flight Lieutenant." Plus, TUSD Governing Boardmember Mark Stegeman.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Elias says Pima County investing in soccer

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, plus, a conversation with Pima County's new health director, Dr. Francisco Garcia, and Tucson writer Judith Knight talks about her new cookbook, "The Knights at the Round Table."... Read more»

FC Tucson announces new soccer stadium

FC Tucson and Pima County announced plans Wednesday for a 2,000-seat stadium to be built by 2014 on the site of Field #1 at Kino Sports Complex North. In addition to the new stadium, which will become the new home for the professional soccer team, the county also plans to add a sixth field at the site.... Read more»

'Action' focus of Beyond Tucson remembrances of Jan. 8

A day of smiles and sunshine is how many Tucsonans spent Saturday, in a moving memorial to the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011 shootings meant to lift both feet and spirits. The mayor Zumba'd up a sweat, thousands wrote messages to be delivered to Newtown, Conn., and U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said he recalls the attack like clockwork every Saturday. (with video)... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson area housing picture brightens

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, plus an update on Tucson's real estate market from housing specialist Raj Kohli, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster Show contributor on consumer affairs. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: America's space program at crossroads

Interviews with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, plus LD 2 candidate Andrea Dalessandro, UA Prof. Albrecht Classen — who discusses his new book on the early history of our region, and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Labor Day

Union families swing at piñatas, reflect on struggles

Members of local labor unions and their families gathered at Reid Park on Monday to celebrate Labor Day. Organizers estimate that about 1,200 people enjoyed food, music and the occasional speech from a local politician.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rosemont air quality application going back to Pima County

Wednesday on Buckmaster- Bill talked with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias about the latest developments concerning the proposed Rosemont Mine. Plus, Republican LD9 state Senate hopeful Tyler Mott, and a conversation with Pima County’s new library director, Melinda Cervantes.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: McClusky & Knipe guest host

Shaun McClusky, a Republican who tried to run for mayor, and Luke Knipe, a blogger at PocoBravo.com and a Democratic activist, guest host.... Read more»

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