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Traveler with contagious measles case may have exposed public at Tucson airport

A visitor to Tucson may have exposed the public to an active case of measles at Tucson International Airport on Monday, officials warned.... Read more»

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Balloon bursts at Tucson's World View plant

A balloon being tested on the launch pad at World View, the high-altitude balloon company, ruptured Tuesday afternoon, alarming many who heard what they thought was an explosion on Tucson's South Side.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Wooing Amazon not the answer to Tucson's economic troubles

Strong Start Tucson may not pass but it's the sort of self-starter approach that may show the way forward as we tackle our economic challenges. Being supplicants to megacorporations like Amazon isn't the fix.... Read more»

Iraqi pilot killed when Tucson-based F-16 crashes near Safford

An Iraqi F-16 fighter jet training in Tucson crashed Tuesday afternoon near Safford, Ariz., killing the pilot, officials said. The Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing also conducts training for pilots of allied nations, including Iraq, Singapore, Oman and NATO countries.... Read more»

Advocates fear Superfund budget cuts further delay cleanup of sites

In the nine years since the former smelter near her house in Dewey-Humboldt was added to the EPA’s list of toxic Superfund sites, Rose Eitemiller said she’s seen some progress. But not much.... Read more»

McCain: Trump travel block could halt Tucson F-16 training by Iraqi Air Force

A group of F-16 fighter pilots training with the Air National Guard in Arizona could be affected by the travel ban put in place by President Donald Trump, with Sen. John McCain raising concerns the move could block Iraqi Air Force pilots from traveling to Tucson.... Read more»

Authorities ID 2 men killed in Tucson plane crash

The two men who were killed when a small airplane crash at Tucson International Airport on Monday have been identified by authorities as Jeffrey Green, 56, and Daniel Rodriguez, 38. ... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Holmes: Why World View doesn't have a spacey business model

Two weeks ago, without much fanfare or notice from the press, the Tucson Airport Authority board unanimously passed a resolution backing the development of Spaceport Tucson, the new and controversial home of World View. What this resolution means is that after months of actively working against the spaceport, the airport has gotten past the rhetoric and negativity, reviewed the facts, and decided to work with World View. Why the turnaround? ... Read more»1

Air Guard F-16s to fly over Tucson-area July 4 events

A pair of F-16 jet fighters will streak across the Tucson valley around noon on Monday, flying above a trio of July 4 parades.... Read more»

TIA chief: Airports need more input on TSA staffing

Representatives of airports and airlines at Thursday’s Congressional hearing agreed the increased staffing is an important element. But Tucson airport chief Bonnie Allin said better coordination, and greater flexibility, is also key.... Read more»

Air Guard to conduct F-16 flyovers for Memorial Day events

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly over Tucson-area Memorial Day ceremonies, including services in Marana, Green Valley and Corona de Tucson as well as within the city.... Read more»

TSA chief promises wait times will improve after June hiring boom

The head of the Transportation Security Administration promised lawmakers Wednesday that the planned hiring of 768 workers by June 15 will ease long wait times at airports nationwide.... Read more»

Air Force extends Iraqi F-16 training in Tucson

Pilots from the Iraqi Air Force will continue to train out of Tucson for at least another year, flying F-16 fighters with the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard. The Pentagon will pay $32 million over the next year for the training.... Read more»

Officials: Nat'l Guard drill shouldn't raise alarm at TIA

While a military exercise at Tucson International Airport on Thursday will include emergency vehicles entering the neighboring National Guard facility, "impact to normal operations will be minimal," officials said.... Read more»

WWII aircraft rumble over Tucson

A squadron of WWII-era warbirds, including the only remaining flying B-29 Superfortress and several others, arrived at Tucson International Airport on Wednesday and will stay for the next few days for public tours and flights. ... Read more»1

75 guns confiscated at Sky Harbor in 2014, 4th-highest in nation

The Transportation Security Administration confiscated 75 guns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2014, the fourth-highest total in the nation. Sky Harbor’s total was up from 65 in 2013 and 53 in 2012. Tucson International Airport had 12 confiscations in 2014, up from eight in 2013. ... Read more»

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