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Kevin Dahl thanking his wife at his Tucson City Council inauguration on Monday.

Environmental activist Kevin Dahl was sworn into office Monday, representing Ward 3 on the Tucson City Council. The Democrat hopes to confront big problems like climate change and affordable housing by acting locally his ward's Northwest Side neighborhoods. Read more»

Tucson City Hall

The Arizona State Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Tucson will have an election after all this year, shutting down a challenge that would have forced the city to move to even-year elections under a state law. Read more»

Durham, left, and Waterinckx show support for anti-domestic violence programs by wearing purple in an October 2020 photo.

Tucson City Councilman Paul Durham, who has not attended most Council meetings since August due to family and personal health issues, has tendered his resignation, effective March 1. Read more»

Romero delivered her speech Wednesday via streaming video.

"I am proud to report that the state of the city is resilient, and prepared to return stronger than ever." — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in her "State of the City" address Wednesday. Read more»

Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez and his daughter.

An autopsy done on the behalf of the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez said he died from "suffocation" when he was pinned down by three Tucson police officers during an incident in April, challenging the conclusions of the government investigation. Read more»

Since coming into office, one of the most consistent concern I've heard from constituents all throughout Ward 3 has to do with slow response times to 911 calls. To be responsive to all of my constituents, I do not believe that any cuts on Tuesday are appropriate until we have developed alternatives to divert 911 calls where appropriate. Read more» 1

Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez and his daughter.

Police Chief Chris Magnus should not resign, said the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez, who died while being restrained by police in April. Tucson's city manager turned down the offer, made as controversy swirls after the revelation of the death. Read more» 2

Carlos Adrian Ingram Lopez

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation Wednesday at a news conference in which details were finally released about the April death of 27-year-old Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez while being restrained by police. Read more»

Regina Romero learns she's winning the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night.

A Romero term as Tucson's mayor would come with a truly progressive edge. If Republicans don't wake up for the general election, they best plan to get woke for the next two years. Read more»

Farley announces his mayoral bid before the Democrats' Nucleus Club on Thursday night.

After weeks of public discussion, former state legislator Steve Farley said Thursday morning that he will join in the Democratic primary for Tucson mayor. Read more» 1

Romero on election night in 2015.

The first of what may be a slew of candidates for Tucson mayor has announced she's running: Regina Romero will not seek re-election to her West Side seat on the City Council, and will instead seek the Democratic nomination for the city's top post. Read more»

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. Read more»

A rendering of the Speedway Campbell Gateway, seen from Helen Street, looking east

Councilman Paul Durham: "Its height generated some controversy — is Tucson really ready for a 20-story tower at that intersection? But if Tucson is going to stop blading our beautiful Sonoran Desert while continuing to grow, we have simply got to increase density at appropriate locations." Read more»

City Councilman Paul Durham: I want to be clear—we don't want development at any cost along the streetcar line and we only want quality development and increased density in the right places. I believe the Maloney's site is one of the few right places likely to be available. Read more»

Councilman Paul Durham at TEP's Irvington Campus.

City Councilman Paul Durham: As you know, sustainable power generation, clean air and reducing our carbon footprint are high on my priority list. Since I took office, I've pushed the city to make our buildings more energy efficient and install more solar. So I questioned TEP pretty hardabout the RICE plant. Here's what I learned. Read more»

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