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City manager Mike Letcher submitted his resignation to the Tucson City Council on Tuesday, saying he would step down in one year. But he might not have that long, councilmen Cunningham and Kozachik said. Read more» 2

The City of Tucson released the final canvass of Tuesday's primary election, including a count of the ballots dropped off on Election Day. Read more»

Grinnell receives congratulations from GOP supporters.

Businessman/lobbyist Rick Grinnell qualified for November's general election after enough GOP voters wrote his name in, while West Side Democratic incumbent Regina Romero easily survived a primary challenge. (with video) Read more» 1

Still haven't filled out your mail-in ballot for the city primary elections? Don't bring it to the post office; at this point, you'll have to deliver it by hand for it to be counted. The deadline to return ballots to the city clerk is 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more»

The Tucson City Council gave the nod to a tentative timeline that lays out the process for negotiating agreements necessary for a new downtown hotel. Developer Humberto Lopez asked the city to fund a rehab of his Hotel Arizona, and to assist with another new hotel. Read more»

After weeks of postponements and industry outcry, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to pass the so-called “pawn tax,” an amendment to the city code that institutes licensing and transaction fees for secondhand dealers. Read more»

Thousands of marchers protesting Arizona's new immigration law moved down South Sixth Avenue to Armory Park on Saturday morning.

As many as 8,000 opponents of Arizona's new immigration law marched downtown to a May Day rally. The crowd stretched from curb to curb on Sixth Avenue, and was several blocks long as it moved toward hundreds of demonstrators already waiting in the park. Read more» 1

Recall supporter Eugene Hildreth (left) speaks with Humberto Lopez at a rally Jan. 23.

The recall effort against the mayor and two council members has fallen flat. Businessman Humberto Lopez announced that he would end the recall in a statement Wednesday. Read more»

Eugene Hildreth (left) speaks with Humberto Lopez.

A small group of political activists came out into the cold on Saturday morning. Spurred by radio talk shows and political blogs, they signed up to circulate petitions calling for a recall of Mayor Bob Walkup and council members Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero. Read more» 1

Take Back Tucson, a group dedicated to recalling Mayor Bob Walkup and two City Council members, will be collecting signatures this weekend to aid in its efforts. Read more»

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