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Sahuarita's mega surplus; TUSD needs auditors

The political world loves "rainy day funds," but Sahaurita's excess cash is borderline insane. Meanwhile, a Tucson Unified School District's audit committee woes are the fault of a community that doesn't want to step up.... Read more»

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Sahuarita to consider off-ramp to taking over water company

Sahuarita Town Council members will discuss how to head off a legal battle and look at a draft deal with Global Water Co., which swooped in to buy the system the town was preparing to take over. Plus, what's on tap for other local government meetings this week. ... Read more»

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Sahuarita eyes pecan farm wells to secure water future, Flowing Wells staff could see 5% raises

Sahuarita, which doesn't have its own municipal water utility, wants to control its hydrated future and is taking some interesting steps to reach that promised land.... Read more»

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Tucson mulls affordable housing & pot-license incentives, Sunnyside students go walkabout

The Tucson City Council will vote on whether to waive impact fees to coax more affordabie housing as home inventory plummets, after they mull social equity incentives for marijuana businesses.... Read more»

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Tucson City Council to get update on Oracle Choice progress; School districts mull incentives

The Tucson City Council will take on re-invigorating the Oracle Choice neighborhood, getting an update on the progress of what used to be a major gateway to the community.... Read more»

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Water harvesting & RTA top Tucson Council business; school districts in 'time out' with tardy meeting plans

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework.... Read more»

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COVID keeps trucking so Tucson-area elected leaders must continue to cope with it

Pima County supervisors just had their coronavirus update. The Tucson City Council and Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board will get theirs on Jan. 11. What direction they give their staffs are up to them.... Read more»

Arizona bill would require teachers to plan, post all lessons a year in advance

A group of education bills are currently working their way through the Arizona Legislature, including a mandate that teachers post lesson plans and backup assignments for every teaching day in advance of the school year. ... Read more»

Marana teen goes from high school graduate to school board member

A clash last fall with school administrators over a volleyball court convinced Holt that students’ voices weren’t being heard by the Marana Unified School District governing board. So he decided to run for a seat — and he won.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Remembering Mountain View: 5 local kids killed in Iraq & Afghanistan wars

As we get older, Memorial Day becomes a kids’ holiday and that’s when we realize the true cost of war. It's a price Mountain View High School knows too well. ... Read more»

Update: TUSD, Amphi & others call off Thurs. classes as Leg stalls school budget vote

Several Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Thursday, including TUSD and Amphi, as the Arizona Legislature delayed voting on an education funding plan.#RedForEd organizers had called for classes to resume if the budget was approved.... Read more»

Update: TUSD & Marana closed Weds., #RedForEd leaders say teachers back in classrooms Thurs.

Some Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Wednesday, including TUSD and Marana, while others will reopen later this week. Organizers of the #RedForEd push to increase Arizona education funding called for teachers to return to classrooms Thursday.... Read more»

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Update: Tucson school walkouts extending to Tuesday, most districts cancel classes

Most major Tucson-area schools will remain closed Tuesday, and Sunnyside will close all week, following #RedForEd classroom closures since last Thursday. Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Flowing Wells schools will also remain closed until further notice, as teachers press Arizona state officials to increase funding for education.... Read more»

All major Tucson-area school districts cancel classes for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Catalina Foothills, Marana and Amphi are joining with other districts and charters, and will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Several districts also announced they will close Friday.... Read more»

TUSD, Amphi, Marana, Sunnyside: Most Tucson-area districts to close for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside Flowing Wells and Amphi announced Tuesday that those districts will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Marana, Catalina Foothills, Vail and Sahuarita school districts have also said they will close for the strike by educators.... Read more»

Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. ... Read more»

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