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Rosemont plan approved — but here's why it might not happen fast

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.... Read more»

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Boosting the pecanomy: Arizona pecan production peaks

Arizona's pecan industry faces the twin threats of climate change and trade wars even as it continues to grow.... Read more»

Northwest Hospital to build 18-bed facility in Sahuarita

Sahuarita is getting its own hospital, possibly by the end of 2019. Northwest Healthcare announced Tuesday it will build an acute care facility in the town south of Tucson.... Read more»

Update: TUSD, Amphi & others call off Thurs. classes as Leg stalls school budget vote

Several Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Thursday, including TUSD and Amphi, as the Arizona Legislature delayed voting on an education funding plan.#RedForEd organizers had called for classes to resume if the budget was approved.... Read more»

Update: TUSD & Marana closed Weds., #RedForEd leaders say teachers back in classrooms Thurs.

Some Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Wednesday, including TUSD and Marana, while others will reopen later this week. Organizers of the #RedForEd push to increase Arizona education funding called for teachers to return to classrooms Thursday.... Read more»

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Update: Tucson school walkouts extending to Tuesday, most districts cancel classes

Most major Tucson-area schools will remain closed Tuesday, and Sunnyside will close all week, following #RedForEd classroom closures since last Thursday. Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Flowing Wells schools will also remain closed until further notice, as teachers press Arizona state officials to increase funding for education.... Read more»

All major Tucson-area school districts cancel classes for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Catalina Foothills, Marana and Amphi are joining with other districts and charters, and will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Several districts also announced they will close Friday.... Read more»

TUSD, Amphi, Marana, Sunnyside: Most Tucson-area districts to close for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside Flowing Wells and Amphi announced Tuesday that those districts will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Marana, Catalina Foothills, Vail and Sahuarita school districts have also said they will close for the strike by educators.... Read more»

Couple arrested after rifle pointed at Sahuarita gun-violence rally

Two Pima County residents were arrested Saturday during the Sahuarita March for Our Lives, after demonstrators said a rifle had been pointed from a pickup truck that drove past the rally twice.... Read more»2

Border Patrol agent cited in hit-and-run caught on film

An off-duty Border Patrol agent from Sahuarita was cited and released Thursday night, hours after police released a photo of him apparently leaving the scene of a minor hit-and-run accident.... Read more»1

Report details worker's death at Sahuarita mine

A 41-year-old Asarco truck driver died at a Tucson-area mine in July because the company failed to make sure there was enough lighting at the Mission Mine’s dump sites, according to a report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.... Read more»

Sahuarita cop disciplined after losing SWAT rifle on duty

A Sahuarita motorcycle officer has been disciplined after losing a SWAT rifle while on patrol in May. The fully automatic rifle with a 10-inch barrel has not been recovered. ... Read more»

Sahuarita gets $3 million federal grant for tech center

The Town of Sahuarita has been awarded a $3 million federal grant that will bankroll the lion's share of its proposed 32,000-square-foot business incubator.... Read more»

Sudden closure of assisted-living homes sends residents packing

Thirteen residents of two Sahuarita assisted-living homes found themselves abruptly moved to new facilities Thursday and Friday, but exactly why remains unclear. The owner of the "Rancho Verde" facilities has been operating seven homes in Tucson and Sahuarita. The total number of residents affected is unknown.... Read more»1

After brutal summer heat, border-crosser deaths up in 2013

Following brutal summer heat, deaths of border crossers in Pima County so far this year are up from 2012, the chief medical examiner said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Sahuarita pushing plans to expand east

Dan Shearer filled in for the vacationing Bill Buckmaster. The Friday Focus spotlighted Sahuarita Mayor Duane Blumberg and Economic Development Manager Victor Gonzalez with a conversation about expanding the town limits. Then, it's the Reporters' Roundtable featuring Mark B. Evans and Linda Valdez, plus Weekend Watch with Matt Russell. ... Read more»

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