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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»

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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»

Sheriff: 'Suspicious circumstances' in June disappearance of Vail teen

Homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old Tucson-area boy who was reported missing by his family in June. Newly obtained information suggests "suspicious circumstances" related to the absence of Lincoln Stevens, authorities said.... Read more»

Sheriff: Stepfather of runaway Vail boy arrested on abuse charges

The stepfather of a Vail boy who ran away from home Tuesday has been arrested on child abuse charges after the 10-year-old was interviewed when he was found safe by authorities. The 53-year-old man was arrested on four counts of child abuse after detectives with the Sheriff's Department searched his home.... Read more»

Sheriff: Missing 10-year-old Vail boy found

A Southeast Side boy has been found Tuesday night after going missing from his home earlier in the day. The 10-year-old had last been seen around 9 a.m. when his mother left him alone to do yard work.... Read more»

Northwest Medical heading to Southeast Side with Vail ER

Northwest Medical Center is planning a freestanding emergency department to be built in Vail. The center, expected to be completed late next year, will have 12 private patient rooms and offer a higher level of care than urgent care facilities, the company said.... Read more»

Update: Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Tucson area Saturday afternoon, warning of wind gusts and heavy rain, and hail.... Read more»

Meeting will cover whooping cough in Vail schools

The Pima County Health Department and Vail Unified School District are holding a meeting Thursday evening to inform parents of the rise in pertussis, or whooping cough, in the district and Pima County. ... Read more»

Uhlich: Democrats 'won big' in Tucson election

With the Democratic incumbents sweeping in Tuesday's election results, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said "The city has decided to keep its team in play." The two Republican challengers wouldn't concede Tuesday night, saying they wanted to wait for a count of the ballots turned in on Election Day.... Read more»2

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 24th Annual All Souls Procession this Sunday

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, talk show host Emil Franzi, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, Tucson Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, and Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Kromko on failed red-light petitions

Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker, Director of the Supportive Services to Veteran Families Program at the American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter Mary Laughbaum, President and CEO Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer, TUSD Boardmmber Mark Stegeman, petition organizer John Kromko, developer Richard Studwell... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Vail wants to convert 3 more schools to charters

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, activist John Kromko gave an update on his crusade to ban red-light cameras in the city of Tucson. Plus, Vail School Superintendent Calvin Baker.... Read more»

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