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Tucson Mayor Regina Romero took the Regional Transportation Authority's planned extension straight to the brink. But she got enough compromise to keep Tucson on board.

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

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

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»

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 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 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»

Workers milling away old pavement on East Grant Road near Mountain Avenue last week, part of the city's spring 2015 repaving of Grant in Midtown.

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

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»

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»

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»

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»

Marana Mayor Ed Honea tries out the F-35 cockpit simulator Wednesday at the Sargent Air and Defense facility.

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»

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»

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

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»