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Steve Kozachik

Long-sought downtown Tucson grocery on the way

Long-sought downtown Tucson grocery on the way

Downtown Tucson could see the opening of its first full-service grocery store in 42 years by December.

April 17, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Live dog racing could come to an end in Southern Arizona without Tucson Greyhound Park shuttering its doors.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City manager proposes job cuts to help balance budget

City Manager Richard Miranda has proposed eliminating 92 positions and trimming $25 million from the budget as a starting point to rein in Tucson’s finances.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Tucson moves forward with annexation of future retail project area

Tucson moves forward with annexation of future retail project area

Tucson moved closer to annexing a 163-acre dirt parcel that city officials hope could one day become the home of a 1.3 million-square-foot retail development and bring about $37 million into city coffers within the next decade.

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Tucson looks to take a cut from impounded-vehicle auctions

Tucson looks to take a cut from impounded-vehicle auctions

City Councilman Richard Fimbres seeks to shrink this year’s budget gap by adjusting city-towing contracts so the city gets a cut of money made from auctioning unclaimed impounded vehicles.

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Councilman wants city to grab more towing dollars

City councilman Richard Fimbres wants to shrink this year’s budget gap by adjusting city towing contracts so Tucson can capture dollars from auctioned cars.

March 17, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

In the United States there are approximately as many firearms as inhabitants.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Dog electrocuted during Tucson Greyhound Park race, city official says

A dog was electrocuted Friday night while racing at Tucson Greyhound Park and a city councilman said it’s the second such death in a month.

March 08, 2014 6:03 pmLoading…

City Council OKs 11th paid holiday, honoring Cesar Chavez

Chants of “Si, se puede” erupted in Tucson City Council chambers as dozens cheered the creation of Tucson’s Cesar Chavez holiday on Tuesday night.

March 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Event organizers find Tucson's streetcar will take some getting used to

Tucson’s officials promised the streetcar would transform downtown. But first it will transform how the festivals along the route operate.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City service analysis finds scant room for budget cuts

Even if the city eliminates every one of its “nonmandated” programs next year, it will still come up $8 million short of balancing its budget.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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City kicks in another $760,000 for TCC repairs

Rio Nuevo’s face-lift of the Tucson Convention Center is scheduled to start in a few weeks.

February 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
County declines to participate in city effort to lure film makers

County declines to participate in city effort to lure film makers

It appears Pima County won’t join the city in its efforts to lure the film industry back to Tucson.

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
City seeks to demolish former Panda Buffet

City seeks to demolish former Panda Buffet

The city is looking to raze the dilapidated building on East Broadway that once housed Panda Buffet.

January 30, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Dispute over flood project could cost taxpayers millions, Huckelberry says

Dispute over flood project could cost taxpayers millions, Huckelberry says

The city’s stalling on approval for drainage-work permits to keep Fourth Avenue businesses from flooding could derail the entire project and cost taxpayers millions, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says.

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City approves incentives to try to bring back film makers

Tucson took a first step to try to get back into the movie business by approving a local film incentive on Wednesday.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Streetcar tests to result in fewer vendors at Fourth Avenue Street Fair

Streetcar tests to result in fewer vendors at Fourth Avenue Street Fair

This spring’s Fourth Avenue Street Fair will be forced to drop 71 vendors because of scheduled streetcar testing, officials say.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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We need moments of action, not silence, to commemorate Jan. 8 tragedy

Bells will ring out at 10:10 this morning to mark the moment three years ago when a young man with a well-known history of mental illness, who nonetheless was able to purchase a gun and accessories to make it more lethally efficient, opened fire. In a matter of seconds he murdered six people…

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Vermin infest TCC concessions, city inspection reveals

Rodent droppings and dead cockroaches near a soda fountain and its uncovered reservoir full of ice.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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