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Growing up is Tucson's alternative for growing out. What's been done Downtown, as with this project near West Broadway and South Church Street, should spread throughout the urban center.

Nothing sounds sexier than a "Downtown infill overlay zone" but Tucson has used this land-use tool to help resurrect our city core. Expanding it could help heal much of what ails Tucson. Read more»

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in Downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

A "source of income" discrimination ban, passed by a unanimous Tucson City Council, will require landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers and other government assistance as rising rents limit affordable housing options for low-income tenants. Read more»

Havasu Falls, one of five Havasupai waterfalls deep in Arizona’s Havasu Canyon, an offshoot of Grand Canyon National Park but on lands administered by the Havasupai Indian Tribe.

Tribal nations looking to improve or develop tribal tourism businesses within their communities have a chance to get some support through the Tribal Tourism Grant Program, which strives to help tribal economic development and fulfill the mission of the NATIVE Act. Read more»

Fencing and signs like these near Dragoon, Arizona, aim to keep people away from some of the state’s estimated 100,000 abandoned mines. Minerals from such mines, many abandoned decades before environmental laws imposed clean-up requirements on mine owners, can leach out and pose a threat to nearby waterways.

Arizona could have as many as 100,000 abandoned mines, many leaching toxic minerals into the state’s waterways, and state environmental officials said cleanup has been hampered by the fear of litigation - but a proposed federal “good Samaritan” law could help address the issue. Read more»

The growth of union jobs correlates to higher wages for the lowest-paid workers and studies also show that expanding union membership likely decreases income inequality.

Workers have filed more than 2,000 requests to hold elections to form labor unions since the start of the fiscal year - a surge that has overwhelmed the NLRB and also alarmed corporate executives, who are paying thousands of dollars a day to break up organizing efforts. Read more»

Unless the responsibility to amend the Model City Tax Code is transferred to another entity, there is no other government body that can perform the commission’s duties.

The failure of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders to appoint members to an obscure but technically important board that considers tax issues is causing big headaches for local governments trying to administer their tax codes. Read more»

Elmo rents Nissan Leaf electric cars that can be driven remotely from one customer to the next.

Though the safety record of autonomous vehicles hasn’t been perfect - which is slowing a wider rollout, one company thinks it has a solution. Read more»

Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for Pima County, talks about the Health Department's leading role in deciding how a $48.5 million settlement from a national opioid lawsuit will be spent over the next 18 years.

$48.5 million from an opioid settlement to be paid out through the next 18 years will help Pima County efforts to prevent overdoses from fentanyl and other drugs, and raise awareness about free Narcan available to the public. Read more»

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its findings about the Biden plan, concluding it would reduce federal revenues by $400 billion over the next 30 years.

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to block the Biden administration’s student loan debt forgiveness plan - marking the first significant legal challenge to the policy - by claiming financial harm in the form of a tax liability, though individual borrowers can choose to opt-out of the plan. Read more»

Removing Manchin’s permitting reform bill from the must-pass government funding package was weeks in the making.

The U.S. Senate advanced a catchall spending package - after an energy bill from Sen. Joe Manchin was removed - that would help communities recover from natural disasters, provide billions to aid Ukraine’s war effort, and keep the government funded through mid-December. Read more»

Pima County's work to provide legal and financial help to people facing eviction during the pandemic was recognized with a 2022 Award of Excellence from the National Association for County Community and Economic Development. Read more»

IEI residential project on Standing Rock at the home of Tribal elders.

Indigenized Energy Initiative - a nonprofit established to help guide further solar development on Native lands - is working "to developing renewable energy as a means to mitigate climate change, eliminate poverty and restore sovereignty in Tribal communities." Read more»

The Tucson City Council will hold public hearings on water, parks and trash fee increases.

Rate increases are in the works for Tucson residents, and the City Council will hold a public hearing ahead of proposed higher costs to living in the city, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

The Pima County Historic Courthouse

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to change COVID policies for county employees, such requiring proof of vaccination for anyone to be hired, promoted or transferred, as a new Arizona law sets in banning such requirements at the local level. Read more»

Products that contain delta-8 THC are sold online and at bars and retailers across much of the U.S., including some places where pot remains illegal.

At least a dozen states, some which have legalized marijuana, have banned hemp-derived delta-8 — typically produced by dissolving CBD in solvents — with national poison control centers receiving more than 2,300 delta-8 cases. Read more»

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