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‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona

Tucson is known for its syrupy sweet Eegee’s slushies, superior Mexican food and for many years, it’s been haunted by stories of “brain drain” – that is, University of Arizona graduates leaving to work elsewhere after they get their degrees.... Read more»

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Streetcar to continue late-night weekend runs

Citing continuing demand from University of Arizona students, city officials will continue to run Sun Link service late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June, but extended in August.... Read more»

Streetcar to run late on weekends for UA students

Citing increased ridership by returning University of Arizona students, city officials are extending late-night Sun Link service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will again run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June.... Read more»

Streetcar service cuts back on track

Late-night hours for Tucson's Sunlink streetcar will be cut starting Thursday, after having been pushed back a week. Thursday nights, the streetcar will now make its last run at 10 p.m., instead of 2 a.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the streetcar system will run through midnight instead of two hours later.... Read more»

Cut in streetcar hours delayed for Council review

Late-night hours for Tucson's Sunlink streetcar were to have been cut starting Thursday, but officials have put off the service cuts to allow the City Council to again take a look at the reductions — which were part of a series of cuts to help close a $25 million budget gap.... Read more»1

Free rides to mark birthday of Downtown streetcar

About 1.1 million rides have been taken on Tucson's Sun Link streetcar since it began rolling one year ago, officials said. Saturday, to mark the line's first year of operation, anyone can take a free ride on the route between the University of Arizona and the West Side.... Read more»

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Sun Link streetcar schedule shifts

Tucson's modern streetcar will see its timetable adjusted to fit ridership patterns, with less frequent service on Sundays and more cars on the rails Thursday and Friday nights, officials said. The new schedule goes into effect Monday.... Read more»1

Sun Link streetcar to roll late for New Year's Eve

As revelers ring in the new year at Downtown and 4th Avenue establishments Wednesday night, their singing and noisemaking will be joined by another sound: the electronic bell of Tucson's streetcar. City officials are extending Sun Link operating hours until 2 a.m.... Read more»1

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

All Souls: A walk to remember the departed

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Tucson dressed in costumes and sugar skull make-up on Sunday for the 25th annual All Souls Procession.... Read more»

All Souls train: Streetcar to run late for Day of the Dead procession

The Sun Link streetcar system will run later into the night for the All Souls Procession this weekend, with cars moving until 11 p.m. On New Year's Eve, the streetcar will run until 2 a.m., city officials said.... Read more»1

4th Ave underpass to partly close — again

City officials will repeat this week the closure of the southbound lanes of the 4th Avenue underpass in an effort to ease gridlock in Tucson's entertainment district. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»1

4th Ave underpass to again partly close for weekend

Calling last weekend's move to close the southbound lane of the 4th Avenue underpass a success in easing gridlock, city officials will repeat the move this week. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»2

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

The Sentinel Quiz: Test your news knowledge

How well have you been keeping up with the news? Feeling lucky? Put your grasp of current events to the test.... Read more»

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