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A $1.5 million grant from a new roadway safety program will fund a Pima County plan to reduce traffic deaths by planning quick, data-driven responses with the city of Tucson and other jurisdictions in the metro region. Read more»
U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani should cruise into 2024. However, the showdown over deficits and debt ceilings illustrates the Republican "reality problem" that will dog his future until he decides to do something about it. Read more»
Federal officials said they will consider a plan by Arizona and five other Colorado River basin states on how to further cut water consumption, even though the biggest user in the basin – California – has not signed off on it. Read more»
Journalism is best when pursued with purpose. As an independent mission-driven nonprofit, the Tucson Sentinel.com tackles our community's biggest issues. We shine a light on this town because we love it. Read more»
Arizona Republicans have taken another step in their attempt to completely overhaul elections in the Grand Canyon State, with a proposed bill that would force hand counts in the state’s elections, a practice that elections experts say would be logistically impossible. Read more»
The city of Tucson will reimburse $4 million in tax revenue to American Battery Factory and $300,000 to Sion Power if both companies create dozens of manufacturing jobs with the new factories they'll building during the next five years. Read more»
Concerns that a proposal seeking to restrict drag shows could lead to the criminalization of transgender Arizonans were ignored by Republican lawmakers on Thursday, who defended their approval of the bill by equating drag with pedophilia and calling it “evil” that must be stamped out. Read more»
Arizona Senate Republicans passed a “skinny budget” Wednesday afternoon that merely extends much of the $18 billion budget passed last year for another 12 months, despite Gov. Katie Hobbs saying that she intends to veto it if it reaches her desk. Read more»
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a sharply divided House committee Wednesday that drug trafficking and illegal immigration is getting worse and that it’s affecting the safety of residents in his border county. Read more»
As mobile homes continue to be displaced by development across Arizona, a bipartisan bill would increase allotments dispersed by the Mobile Home Relocation Fund, and increase the amount the landlord must pay to the fund for each tenant filing for relocation assistance. Read more»
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