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Pima County supervisors worried about Tucson's RTA stance

Pima County supervisors said that they're "concerned" about the city of Tucson's threat to leave the Regional Transportation Authority if "serious commitments" to change its governing structure aren't made. Some county leaders think its part of a larger trend in the city-county relationship. ... Read more»

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Obituary

Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup dead at 84

Bob Walkup, a former defense industry executive who found a second career as a popular three-term Republican mayor of Tucson, died Friday night. He was 84 years old, and had lung disease. "Our city is better because of him," said Mayor Regina Romero.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Goldwater's first principles could be GOP's way back to relevance in Tucson politics

I can't help it. I keep coming back to the local GOP's failure in city elections — and Barry Goldwater's musings in my direction about liberalism seem relevant to the Republican cause. What on earth is a conservative in Tucson these days? ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

What Mayor Romero might mean to the City Council and Tucson politics

A Romero term as Tucson's mayor would come with a truly progressive edge. If Republicans don't wake up for the general election, they best plan to get woke for the next two years.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild's bite-sized achievements welcome in age of giant, empty political promises

Mayor Rothschild looked around, saw what was doable and led Tucson's City Council to getting it done. Maybe that’s low-hanging fruit but he never promised more than he could deliver, and usually accomplished what he said he'd do.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild got Tucson to walk the line, now we could use a kick

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson could teach D.C. about how to break free of gridlock

There are no similes. There are no metaphors. No literary device could accurately relate the week in Washington that was July 23-28, 2017. All of which is to say, I told you John McCain would find a way to shank the president. But Tucson was once at loggerheads, with intractable opponents swinging meat axes at one another. We got past it. So can Washington.... Read more»

McSally announces 30-person transition team

Gearing up to take her seat in Congress in just a couple of weeks, Rep.-elect Martha McSally has announced a wide-ranging group to advise her as she picks her team. As McSally decides who'll be on her congressional staff, both in Washington, D.C., and in Tucson, she'll have input from a long list, mostly composed of Republicans with a sprinkling of Democrats.... Read more»5

Photos: Streetcar gets warm welcome

A gritty sky and rising temperatures didn't keep Tucsonans from turning out to celebrate the launch of the Sun Link streetcar, which made a series of ribbon-cutting whistle stops along its route before a morning event Downtown that inaugurated the line's first run carrying the general public.... Read more»2

Sneak a peek at Sun Link streetcar

Politicians and longtime backers of the new Tucson streetcar system got a chance to ride Sun Link on Monday morning. The 3.9-mile, $197 million streetcar line will open to the public Friday, with free rides over the first weekend. (photos and video)... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Easy way to compare airline ticket costs out of Tucson

Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, now an honorary consul for the Republic of Korea. Also, Dr. Jeffrey Silvertooth, UA College of Agriculture associate dean for economic development and director of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Plus, Mary Davis, senior director of business development and marketing for Tucson International Airport.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Ex-mayor says Tucson is on the right track

A conversation with former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup. Also, Michael C. Flowers, certified public accountant, with last-minute tax tips. Plus, Dr. Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute. ... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: More Az kids raised by relatives

Today on Buckmaster — Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, Children's Action Alliance's Penelope Jacks, TREO's Laura Shaw, and University of Arizona climate researcher Zack Guido. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Would ward-only vote change Tucson elections?

It's the Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Plus, a newsmaker interview with Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup.... Read more»

Democrats sweep Tucson election

Tucson has elected a new mayor, Democrat Jonathan Rothschild, and the party's City Council incumbents look to be holding their seats. Only the Ward 4 race between Shirley Scott and challenger Tyler Vogt is still a contest.... Read more»10

Sept. 11

Tucson fire & police honor 9/11 heroes, victims

In a trio of commemorations, Tucson's firefighters, police and ordinary citizens paid tribute Sunday morning to the heroes and victims of the terrorist attacks of a decade ago. Firefighters remembered their lost brothers by tolling a bell three times. Three volleys were fired by police riflemen. And at Reid Park, a flyover by a pair of F-16s set a crowd of hundreds cheering. (with video)... Read more»1

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