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The Tucson City Council will hold public hearings on water, parks and trash fee increases.

Rate increases are in the works for Tucson residents, and the City Council will hold a public hearing ahead of proposed higher costs to living in the city, plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

An artist's rendering of a revamped Corbett Building, which is one of several project approved by the board of the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District.

During this week's Rio Nuevo Board of Directors meeting, a slate of projects won unanimous approval, including a proposed $180 million hotel. Read more»

Mike Levin, CEO of Port of Tucson, was appointed to the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors after Mark Irvin, who was with them for 12 years, resigned earlier in January.

The Downtown Tucson business district Rio Nuevo announced the resignation of Mark Irvin after 12 years with the taxpayer-funded organization. Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers has appointed Port of Tucson CEO Mike Levin in his place. Read more»

The dollar is about to stretch or shrink for communities trying to bond. The time is now to make investments financed through bonds because supplies might not last.

The Tucson agenda: Get your geek on: Inflation is higher than bond yields so it's time to swan dive into debt. Read more»

Walkup taking the inaugural ride on Tucson's Sun Link streetcar in July 2014, with RTA head Farhad Moghimi and then-Councilwoman Regina Romero.

Bob Walkup, a former defense industry executive who found a second career as a popular three-term Republican mayor of Tucson, died Friday night. He was 84 years old, and had lung disease. "Our city is better because of him," said Mayor Regina Romero. Read more» 1

Rothschild delivered his last 'State of the City' address and it could have been a lot worse.

Mayor Rothschild looked around, saw what was doable and led Tucson's City Council to getting it done. Maybe that’s low-hanging fruit but he never promised more than he could deliver, and usually accomplished what he said he'd do. Read more»

Jonathan Rothschild on his first election night, November 2011.

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announces that Axiscades, a engineering firm, will come to Tucson, bringing about 300 jobs to the city.

Axiscades, an engineering company based in India, plans to hire more than 300 people over the next five years as the company sets up a Tucson office, officials announced Friday. Read more»

Dresena, a Malayan sun bear, at the Reid Park Zoo in 2015.

The public just doesn't know much about journalists' motivations and obstacles, so the public fills in the blanks and presumes bias prompts the press. Here's the 'ripped from the headlines' story that Hollywood won't tell you about what drives journalism Read more» 1

A truck at Caterpillar's Tinaja Hills Demonstration Center south of Tucson.

Caterpillar Inc.'s move to Tucson is creating a lot of buzz. Since the manufacturer announced plans in May to move a major division and about 600 jobs to Tucson, about 10 other companies have begun looking at locating here too, officials said. Read more»

One of Morlock's beloved Amerks, right.

The deal to bring minor-league hockey to the Old Pueblo is in fact the smartest thing the Council and Rio Nuevo have managed to achieve since we said "no" to a Sky Bridge. What's there to complain about? They're putting hockey in an ice rink and a sports team in a sports arena. Read more»

Golden shovels await the symbolic groundbreaking of the Aviation Parkway south of Raytheon and TIA in March 2015.

Caterpillar jobs pay well — the kind of well that Tucson isn't used to. After 14 months of calling BS left, right and center that has left me at times feeling like the elderly Muppet Show hecklers, I figured I would explain how Tucson's economy seems to be blossoming in its own right. Good things are afoot here. Read more»

While heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is closing plants and delayed building a new global headquarters, the company plans to construct a new regional HQ in Tucson's Rio Neuvo, adding about 600 jobs to its existing workforce here. Taxpayers will back the $50 million project. Read more» 2

The proposed AHL team would play at the Tucson Convention Center, the current home of the Arizona Widcats club hockey team.

The Arizona Coyotes announced plans Tuesday to purchase their American Hockey League affiliate and move the team to Tucson where they would play at the TCC. But the Convention Center would need upgrades, and not everyone in Tucson is thrilled with the prospect. Read more»

The former city manager of Tucson will become the assistant town manager of Longboat Key, Fla., near Sarasota. Mike Hein moved across country earlier this year when his wife, Anne-Marie Russell, became head of an art museum there. Read more» 2

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