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What the Devil won't tell you

Prop. 411 is in the bag, now Tucson must move on with RTA

The half-cent sales tax voters kept in place Tuesday is about getting the city back to where it wants to be. The Regional Transportation Authority is about what Tucson wants to become. The City Council now must play nice with the RTA board.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Familiar-sounding compromise saves RTA... for now

A giant chill pill and a retired general's compromise plan has, for the moment, saved the Regional Transportation Authority as it moves toward a new 20-year plan for a special tax for roads throughout Pima County.... Read more»1

RTA board gives Tucson more oversight on regional roadwork, still nixes weighted voting

Two transportation committees will have more Tucson representatives, but the Regional Transportation Authority board didn't approve weighted voting — while Mayor Regina Romero and the City Council said they'll leave the RTA without serious changes that favor Tucson residents. ... Read more»1

Az legislative leaders sound off on redistricting, competitiveness

Legislative leaders presented a list of grievances over Latino districts, competitiveness and a GOP lawmaker’s attempt to influence his Tucson-area legislative district, as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle got an opportunity to address the state’s remapping panel in person.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Honea: Time is running out to respond to 2020 Census

Pima County is still shy of meeting its 2010 self-response rate. Time is running out. If you miss the Census deadline, our region loses money, plain and simple.... Read more»

Marana closing bars, allowing only take-out & delivery food over CV-19

Marana authorities declared a coronavirus state of emergency Thursday, ordering all bars and gathering places to close and allowing only limited restaurant service, a move that greatly expanded an earlier declaration that called for voluntary limits.... Read more»

Marana encourages 'social distancing,' doesn't close bars

Marana Mayor Ed Honea declared a "state of emergency" over coronavirus Tuesday, but stopped short of ordering any specific limits on gathering places such as bars and restaurants.... Read more»

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

RTA touts 755 projects completed over 10 years

Halfway through its authorized 20-year plan, the Regional Transportation Authority is celebrating 755 road projects that have been completed over the past decade — and officials are looking ahead to the future.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County considers property tax hike

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, plus Marana Mayor Ed Honea, and Randy Serraglio of Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Antenori not interested in Pima GOP chair

Outgoing state Sen. Frank Antenori said he's not interested in becoming the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, plus, Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report, an interview with Marana Mayor Ed Honea, and Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan with the arts report. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Marana mayor defends audit of bonds

Today on Buckmaster - We talk with Dr. Carolyn Compton, director of Critical Path Institute, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, Jan Woods of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, and Marana Mayor Ed Honea.... Read more»

F-35 takes to skies but still on the ground

Sargent Aeropace & Defense, a Marana government contractor, showed off a low-level F-35 flight simulator on Monday morning to about 50 employees and guests.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: IRS cracks down on identity theft, tax fraud

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with Democratic Candidate for US Senate Don Bivens. Then, we talk about the IRS crackdown on identity theft with Brian Watson, Special Agent with the Department of the Treasury. Also, Marana Mayor Ed Honea on his town's new one-stop business center. Plus, attorney Don Loose has an update on the state's medical marijuana law.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson Ward 2 candidates face off

Ward 2 Tucson City Council candidates Paul Cunningham and Jennifer Rawson square off. Plus, Marana Mayor Ed Honea.... Read more»1

'Matriarch of Marana' Ora Mae Harn dies at 77

Ora Mae Harn, who served on the Marana Town Council from 1985-2001 and was twice elected mayor, died Wednesday night at age 77.... Read more»