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Career conservationist Kevin Dahl takes office as Tucson's new Ward 3 councilman

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»

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Tucson elections to go ahead in 2021, Az Supreme Court rules

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»

Paul Durham resigning from Tucson City Council

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»

State of the city

Romero: Tucson is 'resilient, prepared to return stronger than ever'

"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»

Outside autopsy finds Ingram-Lopez died of 'suffocation' while detained by Tucson police

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»

Guest opinion

Durham: No cuts to this year's TPD budget until alternative responses are developed

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

Ingram-Lopez family wants Magnus to stay, city manager rejects TPD chief's resignation

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

Details revealed about Ingram-Lopez death in police custody; TPD chief offers to resign

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

What Mayor Romero might mean to the City Council and Tucson politics

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»

Steve Farley announces run for Tucson mayor

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

Regina Romero running for Tucson mayor

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

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

Guest opinion

Durham: Why I voted to OK new tower on Palm Shadows site

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»

Guest opinion

Durham: Why I voted to OK 'Partners on 4th' development on Maloney's site

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»

Guest opinion

Durham: Why I voted to OK TEP's natural gas power plant upgrade

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»

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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