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A top Ducey aide raised nearly $13k from lobbyists whose cash he promised to shun

Matt Gress, budget director for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, received 24 separate contributions from lobbyists totaling nearly $13,000 - after promising not to accept any contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session.... Read more»1

Tucson's city natural gas costs spike 1,700% from Texas freeze

The city of Tucson's costs for daily natural gas use has jumped to more than $41,000 due to price increases prompted by the widespread freezing weather in Texas and elsewhere — a spike of 1,700 percent.... Read more»

Tucson, utilities offer relief on bills during pandemic

A new Tucson Utility Bill Assistance fund has been developed by Pima County and the City of Tucson for qualifying residents experiencing financial hardship resulting from the pandemic. Private sector companies such as Tucson Electric Power, Tucson Water and Southwest Gas are participating in this aid, as funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis or until exhausted. ... Read more»

Southwest Gas to halt shut-offs due to coronavirus economic impacts

Southwest Gas is keeping the gas on for all residents until further notice, according to an announcement on the company's website.... Read more»

Tucson Modern Streetcar

Utility work to restrict downtown traffic

Work on gas lines downtown in preparation for the Tucson Modern Streetcar project will restrict travel through parts of downtown through the end of March.... Read more»

Travel restrictions and road closures

The Santa Cruz River Park underpasses at Grant Road will be closed intermittently between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday for the installation of gas line. The intersection of Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon roads will have lane closures for storm drain work.... Read more»

Gas main work to disrupt Oro Valley streets for four months

Work to replace gas mains in Oro Valley Country Club and surrounding subdivisions will see streets torn up during the four-month project, a release from the town said.... Read more»

Cold Pueblo

Southwest Gas working to restore service

Southwest Gas will complete turning off the gas for 14,000 customers without service Friday, and company workers will start re-lighting gas appliances by going door to door, a spokesman said.... Read more»

Weather

Cold Pueblo: Thousands without heat, city opens shelters

Thousands are without heat as bitter cold has disrupted Southern Arizona's natural gas supplies. The city will open shelters for those without heat due to the natural gas shortage Thursday.... Read more»1