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Short-term rentals aided by applications like Airbnb have irritated neighborhoods. Oro Valley's town council is set to take the little action its allowed by state law.

Property owners in Oro Valley pocketing extra cash by renting to short-term customers and vacationers may face new – but limited – restrictions. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

As 2022 winds down, the Tucson City Council picks up the pace to address issues on deadline.

The city manager is asking Tucson to fully subsidize public transit for another six months while searching for a permanent funding source. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

A new cadre of activists will take their place on the South Tucson City Council, lead by longtime class warrior Brian Flagg.

Longtime community activist and power player Brian Flagg will take his seat on the South Tucson City Council. His Casa Maria Soup Kitchen co-combatants Roxanna Valenzuela and Cesare Aguirre will join him on the dais. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has asked that the bylaws of the Housing Commission be updated to put more focus on building low-cost housing. Read more»

Slow economic recovery in Nogales after the coronavirus pandemic has left the city's budget about as tight as tight gets.

Pima County tax bills reflect an engine's worth of moving parts as home values rise and multiple taxing authorities set their rates across multiple accounting columns. Read more»

Thousands of voter registration cards got mailed out with quickly outdated information. Supervisor Steve Christy wants answers. Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cazares-Kelly said it was on purpose.

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy will dress down County Recorder Gabriella Cazares-Kelly because it's a free shot for the Republican to raise an "elections integrity" issue. Cue the Democrat's sigh and eyeroll. Read more»

Oro Valley is proposing a 5 percent water rate hike to maintain its system and provide for expected growth.

Oro Valley's across-the-board water rate increase was planned but kind of lets big users off the hook, while the South Tucson's game of "Guess where our budget went" is not how to run a city. Read more»

The city of Tucson is asking residents what they want to see in the Norte-Sur corridor, a plan that will guide transit and affordable housing near a 15-mile stretch of road between the Tucson Mall and International Airport. Read more»

Acting County Administrator Jan Lesher is set to step out of the wings and take over for Chuck Huckelberry on a permanent basis.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is retiring six months after a nasty bike accident. As one era ends, supervisors are set to consider making Jan Lesher a permanent replacement. Read more»

The city of Tucson's Commission on Equitable Housing and Deverlopment, a community-led group, will introduce a plan for creating affordable housing along a 15-mile north-south transit corridor. Read more»

Soon, this sign might mean you can just pull up and cast a ballot, even if the polling place is far from home. Voting centers are already used in most Arizona counties — including the red ones.

Grab your musket and tri-cornered hat. Pima County supervisors will vote on extending COVID mask mandates and setting up "voting centers" for upcoming elections. Cue freakout in five, four, three ... Read more» 1

A map of an infill zone where growth will be encouraged to build up, so Tucson doesn't sprawl outward.

Homelessness, economic development, infill and maybe censorship are on tap for this week's meetings of local elected officials. Read more»

Pima County supervisors said that they're "concerned" about the city of Tucson's threat to leave the Regional Transportation Authority if "serious commitments" to change its governing structure aren't made. Some county leaders think its part of a larger trend in the city-county relationship. Read more»

An opening scene from 'Low y Cool' in which the Camaradas Bicycle Club from the South Side blocks a street on their way Downtown.

The 1996 documentary "Low y Cool" about a lowrider bicycle club from Tucson's South Side will play on a big screen again in a 25th anniversary showing, which will include a discussion about Chicano history in Tucson. Read more»

Kids checking out the chicken coop at Felicia's Farm.

Felicia’s Farm, a nonprofit farm at the base of the Catalina Foothills, has been donating all of their local produce and eggs to Tucson soup kitchens and those in need for 10 years. Read more»

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