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Brewer vetoes SB 1062 as flawed legislation

Brewer vetoes SB 1062 as flawed legislation

PHOENIX — Rejecting last-minute pleas from supporters, Gov. Jan Brewer Wednesday vetoed controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hotel near Reid Park reborn as La Quinta Inns & Suites

Hotel near Reid Park reborn as La Quinta Inns & Suites

Dated, ‘60s-style comforters, dark green walls and old light fixtures marked the inside of the former Randolph Park Hotel and Suites.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New plan for Old Tucson calls for education emphasis

New plan for Old Tucson calls for education emphasis

The company that runs the Old Tucson theme park is setting up a nonprofit foundation to take over the lease, and eventually the operations, of the park.

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Tourists, spending on the upswing in Arizona

PHOENIX - Although the tourism sector of Tucson's economy continues to struggle, there are strong indicators that visitors - and visitor spending - are up statewide.

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Old Ajo train depot gets new lease on life

The historical train depot in Ajo has been transformed into the Ajo Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce office.

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Canada Oil Train Derailment

Canada Oil Train Derailment

The downtown core lays in ruins as fire fighters continue to water smoldering rubble Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Quebec. A runaway train derailed Saturday igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS,Ryan Remiorz)

July 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Canada Oil Train Derailment

Canada Oil Train Derailment

Searchers dig through the rubble for victims in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Monday, July 8, 2013, after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Canada Oil Train Derailment

Canada Oil Train Derailment

A volunteer escorts an evacuee to pick up supplies from her home near the blast site Monday, July 8, 2013, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. A runaway train derailed Saturday in Lac-Megantic, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Canada Oil Train Derailment

Canada Oil Train Derailment

Wreckage is strewn through the downtown core in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Monday, July 8, 2013, after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Canada Oil Train Derailment

Canada Oil Train Derailment

Searchers dig through the rubble for victims in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Monday, July 8, 2013, after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil early Saturday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

July 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Can a city have high-rise buildings, a freeway, a major university and nearly a million people and still be an Old Pueblo? Some at the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce don't think so, and they are casting about for a new nickname for our town.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

" 'Old Pueblo' never surfaced as a consumer perception of Tucson," tourism marketer says.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

"The Old Pueblo is part of who we are,"Tucson's mayor says.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

ParkWise official says it's time "to move beyond the Old Pueblo."

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

County administrator "not particularly concerned about what we call ourselves."

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Tucson tourism struggles to gain ground

Tucson tourism struggles to gain ground

Tourism in Tucson hasn't recovered from the recession - and it may be experiencing a second slump.

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Tourism struggles to gain ground

Tourism struggles to gain ground

Windy Point in the Catalinas, above, offers an expansive view of Southern Arizona. Visitors often turn to outdoor activities here such as hiking, wildlife viewing and horseback riding.

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Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Ads put Tucson 'out there'

"I think this destination is in a position where all the stars have aligned," says Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, speaking of Tucson's potential for tourism.

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Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Tucson has spent years promoting itself as a travel destination with typical images of saguaros, sunsets and golf courses - much like Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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