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Mike Levin, CEO of Port of Tucson, was appointed to the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors after Mark Irvin, who was with them for 12 years, resigned earlier in January.

The Downtown Tucson business district Rio Nuevo announced the resignation of Mark Irvin after 12 years with the taxpayer-funded organization. Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers has appointed Port of Tucson CEO Mike Levin in his place. Read more»

Within the past year, three investment funds have sprung up in metro Tucson to offer a total of about $100 million to local entrepreneurs with marketable ideas. And that has the economic development community salivating over the prospects of more jobs. Read more» 3

A truck at Caterpillar's Tinaja Hills Demonstration Center south of Tucson.

Caterpillar Inc.'s move to Tucson is creating a lot of buzz. Since the manufacturer announced plans in May to move a major division and about 600 jobs to Tucson, about 10 other companies have begun looking at locating here too, officials said. Read more»

Marquez, left, with Ducey.

The owner of a Tucson insurance agency, Edmund Marquez, was appointed Monday to one of the three empty seats on the Rio Nuevo board. Gov. Doug Ducey named Marquez to fill a seat left vacant when Alberto Moore resigned last November. Read more»

Southern Arizona's economic development partnership, TREO, announced Tuesday that it is rebranding as "Sun Corridor Inc." and moving from its downtown Tucson offices. The organization's change "will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona," according to a press release. Read more» 3

Alberto Moore will step down from his seat on the Rio Nuevo board to allow Arizona's incoming governor, Doug Ducey, to appoint his own representative to the downtown Tucson taxing district. Read more»

An interview with Kevin Dahl, Arizona program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association. Next, Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor, followed by Fletcher McCusker talking about his new venture, Sinfonia Health Care Corporation. Plus, how tree-rings tell the story of climate change. We hear from Dr. Tom Swetnam, director of the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Read more»

An interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich (D-Ward 3). Also, the TREO CEO interview series continued with a conversation with Fletcher McCusker of Sinfonia Health Care Corporation and chair of the Rio Nuevo Board. Plus, state Sen. Bob Worsley, (R-District 25) on discussions regarding a major rail yard in central Pinal County. Read more»

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and Rio Nuevo Board Chair Fletcher McCusker on the cease-fire between the city and Rio Nuveo. Also, Monica Nelson, Amphitheater School District associate superintendent, and Roseanne Lopez, Amphitheater's executive director of elementary education. Plus, Don Loose, Buckmaster legal contributor. Read more»

An interview with Fletcher McCusker, chairman of the Rio Nuevo Board. Then, it's the Reporters' Roundtable with Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, and Mari Herreras, staff writer at the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell. Read more»

The Friday Focus interview is with Fletcher McCusker, head of the Rio Nuevo Board. The Reporters Roundtable features Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Read more»

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will help interview Rio Nuevo board chair and downtown investor Fletcher McCusker on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. If you want to know more about what's up downtown, let us know your questions. Read more»

Terry Dee on the death of William G. Valenzuela; Rio Nuevo Board Chairman Fletcher McCusker; Democratic state House candidate Victoria Steele; U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon. Read more»

John C. Scott, whose show is now being archived on TucsonSentinel.com, interviewed new Rio Nuevo board member Fletcher Mccusker, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and "Our Man at City Hall," Richard Studwell, on Monday. Read more» 1

A BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs vendor dishes up food during a 2nd Saturdays Downtown.

Second Saturdays will adjust the locations of several stages and vendors in light of Modern Streetcar Project closures. Read more»

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