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Workers milling away old pavement on East Grant Road near Mountain Avenue last week, part of the city's spring 2015 repaving of Grant in Midtown.

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority. Read more» 4

Greg Caton, the Oro Valley town manager since 2011, is moving to become the city manager of Grand Junction, Colo. Read more»

Mayor Satish Hiremath will join a majority of the Oro Valley Town Council in facing a recall election in November. Sparked by the town's recent deal to purchase the El Conquistador Country Club and golf course, the recall effort has targeted the nonpartisan elected officials. Read more»

Three incumbents on the Oro Valley Town Council might be facing an election sooner than they'd planned, as recall petitions were filed Monday against Lou Waters, Joe Hornat and Mary Snider. Read more»

Oro Valley mayoral and Town Council candidates listen to the rules of the debate at the Oro Valley Public Library on Wednesday.

Oro Valley mayoral and Town Council candidates faced off Wednesday at the Oro Valley Public Library in a debate before the Aug. 26 primary. Candidates in the nonpartisan election addressed political discord in the town, the OV Police Department budget, and the local economy. Read more»

A debate Wednesday will see Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, challenger Patrick Straney and Town Council candidates Donald Bristow, Joe Hornat, Mary Snider and Lou Waters give their take on the issues facing the suburban community. Read more»

The Monday Political Face-Off featuring commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Then, Dr. Mark Gilbert, who created the Eye of the Hurricane program at the UA Cancer Center. Plus, Satish Hiremath, mayor of Oro Valley, gave his assessment of the state of his town. Read more»

Is it time for a permanent memorial to the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011, Tucson shootings? We talk with Stephen Brigham of the One-Eight Memorial Foundation. Plus, Oro Valley Mayor and RTA Chair Dr. Satish Hiremath, and Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom in the Political Face-Off. Read more»

Vince Roig, chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, discusses his group’s $250,000 grant to help 10 mayors found the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable.

Mayors representing 10 cities from around Arizona are forming a partnership to work with schools and private groups to improve education. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, founding chairman of the roundtable committee, said that cities have as much at stake as anyone else in what goes on in classrooms. Read more»

Wednesday on Buckmaster - Victoria Maizes, M.D., of the University of Arizona-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath and Democratic state Senate hopeful Rep. Steve Farley. Read more»

Satish Hiremath, the mayor of Oro Valley and RTA chairman, and PAG Director of Transportation Services Jim DeGrood, along with RTA Director of Transit Services Carlos DeLeontalk about transportation in the Tucson region. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We get an update on travel at Tucson International Airport from Dick Gruntzel. Then, gardening expert Phil Seader on the one year anniversary of the "big freeze." Next, Republican Dave Sitton talks about why his bid for congress. And to close out the show, we've got a newsmaker interview with Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath. Read more»

Arizona Board of Regent Rick Myers tops the Buckmaster show off with a discussion of budgetary problems at Arizona's state universities. Read more»

Debra Deininger and Darrin Greenlee of the Arizona Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross stop by to discuss the shortage of blood donors in the metro Tucson area. Read more»

Satish Hiremath will be the next Oro Valley mayor, after edging out Mike Zinkin by just 30 votes in last week's election. Read more»

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