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CD2 Republican candidate Martha McSally and Nancy Young Wright, a Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - The Friday Focus with Chuck Catino on efforts to establish the first Pima County park, and the Reporters' Roundtable with Dan Shearer and Sarah Garrecht Gassen. Read more»

Occupy Tucson protesters set up camp on an easement just outside DeAnza Park on Thursday.

Occupy Tucson members set up tents at DeAnza Park, just north of downtown, Thursday night. Tucson now has the longest-running uninterrupted anti-corporate protest in the nation, an organizer said. Read more» 8

A view of the mountains at Oracle State Park, which is about 40 miles north of Tucson. The state park is reopening after two years of closure.

Arizona State Parks hasn’t received state funding since 2009, and only nine of the state’s 29 public parks have stayed consistently open throughout the budget crisis. Thanks to $21,000 raised by a local group, Oracle State Park is reopening to the public, if only on Saturdays. Read more»

Tucson Clean and Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help pick up city and county parks, washes and roadways. Although 211 sites have been adopted by community groups and businesses, there are still hundreds that have not been picked. Read more» 1

Pima County is closing several county trails due to elevated fire dangers in Arizona. Read more»

If you caught only the recent news headlines, such as, "Study says Arizona state parks system would run better privately," you might quickly surmise we should privatize state parks like we're doing with prisons. Not so fast. Read more»

The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow local governments, private companies and American Indian tribes to temporarily take over operations and management of state parks. Read more»