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Racetrack to remain at Rillito Park, for now

Racetrack to remain at Rillito Park, for now

Horse racing will continue at the Rillito Park Horse Racetrack for the foreseeable future, but a debate continues to rage over the long-term plans for the historic north side park.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Road Runner: RTA eyes new round of bond funding for projects

The Regional Transportation Authority is looking to approve its next round of bond funding to pay for upcoming road projects.

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$605 million goes a long way in clearing up Pima County wastewater odors

$605 million goes a long way in clearing up Pima County wastewater odors

City residents — especially those in Flowing Wells — and drivers on Interstate 10 will likely breathe a sigh of relief after years of holding their noses because of the odors from a nearby wastewater treatment plant.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lease agreement for new race track OK'd

Pima County has reached a lease agreement with a group that wants to build a multimillion-dollar auto racecourse next to the Pima County Fairgrounds.

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County may seek pipeline damages from Kinder Morgan on Sasabe route

Pima County wants Kinder Morgan to pay for potential long-term damage to the environment caused by the 60-mile natural gas pipeline it wants to build from Tucson to Sasabe.

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Road Runner: County, Miller at odds on road-repair priorities

It’s been almost two months since the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to shift $872,000 in road repair money from Supervisor Ally Miller’s district to fix Colossal Cave Road.

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Price tag for Pima's new animal center comparable to elsewhere, Huckelberry says

The $22 million price tag of a proposed new Pima Animal Care Center is about the same as similar modern animal shelters in other cities, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said in a new memo.

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Crews to restrict traffic near downtown this evening for road work

Traffic will be restricted in the Five Points area, south of downtown, this evening as work crews crack-seal an intersection in the neighborhood.

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County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the impossibility of mitigating damage from putting water and electric lines through a sensitive riparian area.

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Major housing project near Corona de Tucson advances

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a development agreement Tuesday with the company that owns the old Hook M Ranch near Corona de Tucson, southeast of Tucson.

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Environmental impact of new gas line minimal, federal report confirms

A proposed 60-mile pipeline carrying natural gas from the Tucson area to Sasabe could be one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Road Runner: Illuminated signs help direct traffic at intersection of Ina, Oracle

Road Runner: Illuminated signs help direct traffic at intersection of Ina, Oracle

It appears motorists on West Ina Road have gotten used to the fact that they can’t make direct left turns onto North Oracle Road anymore.

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Ally Miller, constituent clash again at town hall meeting

Law enforcement once again had to intervene when a District 1 resident got into a dispute with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, who represents the district.

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Casitas development along Sabino Canyon Road opposed by Pima zoning panel

The Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission decided to oppose rezoning land for 169 “luxury casitas” on undeveloped property along Sabino Canyon Road between East River and Cloud roads.

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Sewer project to restrict access to Rillito River portion of The Loop

A major sewer project has restricted access to a parking area near the Rillito River portion of The Loop.

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Road Runner answers reader's question

Reader Dan Cote asked the Star's Road Runner when crews will finish the stretch of North La Canada Drive between West Ina and River Roads.

March 23, 2014 10:05 pmLoading…

University will close for high-speed streetcar testing early Monday

Sun Link officials will close East University Boulevard between North Fourth Avenue and Tyndall Avenue early Monday morning for streetcar testing.

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Miller opposes bond election for animal shelter

It didn't take long for Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller to voice her opposition to the $22 million bond election approved by the Board of Supervisors earlier this week for the Pima Animal Care Center.

March 21, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Pima road-fund swap feud escalates with new report, complaint

Pima road-fund swap feud escalates with new report, complaint

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller’s district has received more money for road improvements and other transportation needs than the county’s other districts have since 1997, according to documents released this week.

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Tucson International Airport compiling a case for more nonstops

Tucson Airport Authority officials are seeking help from Pima County, as well as local businesses, to determine how many travelers use Tucson International Airport.

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$22 million bond for new Pima County animal shelter will be on November ballot

$22 million bond for new Pima County animal shelter will be on November ballot

Pima County voters will get to decide this fall whether to spend $22 million to build a new animal shelter.

March 18, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Report: Pima County met about half its 'sustainability' goals

Report: Pima County met about half its 'sustainability' goals

Pima County has met more than half of the goals it set five years ago when it decided to implement environmentally friendly practices in its operations.

March 17, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Guards, police keeping order at PIma County libraries for $750K a year

Guards, police keeping order at PIma County libraries for $750K a year

Pima County spends $750,000 per year on security for 12 libraries and a community literacy center, a county memo shows.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sun Tran to host open houses on proposed fare increase, service changes

Sun Tran will host a series of open houses to solicit public feedback on its proposed fare increase and service changes.

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Pecan groves near Green Valley get zoning OK; development not imminent

The Pima County Board of Supervisors allowed Farmers Investment Co. to rezone its property Tuesday for residential and commercial use, but don’t expect shovels to turn dirt anytime soon.

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No laws violated in Supervisor's roads-fund transfer, county review finds

No laws violated in Supervisor's roads-fund transfer, county review finds

The Pima County Board of Supervisors did not violate any laws when it voted to move money from Supervisor Ally Miller’s district to fix Colossal Cave Road last month, according to the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

District 1 resident not allowed to see Miller's furniture

A man who was escorted from Ally Miller's office last month after he demanded to see her office furniture will not be allowed to return.

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State transportation construction plans open for public comment

State transportation construction plans open for public comment

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period for its 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction program.

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County's summer jobs program for youths taking applications

The Pima County One-Stop Career Center Summer Youth Programs are accepting applications.

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St. Mary's Road to be reduced to one lane in each direction on Monday

Work crews will reduce St. Mary's Road between the westbound Interstate 10 frontage road and North Church Avenue to one lane in each direction Monday in order to finish street lighting work and landscape installation.

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Pima County One-Stop accepting applications for youth work program

The Pima County One-Stop Career Center Summer Youth Programs are accepting applications.

March 07, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Pima County opens massive tent for overcrowded animal center

Pima County opens massive tent for overcrowded animal center

The Pima County Animal Care Center took a step toward easing overcrowding  by opening a massive, semipermanent tent for some of its animals.

March 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Public can discuss passenger rail at Pima County Fair, Marana festival

The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold two outreach events in the Tucson area to solicit public input for the agency's Passenger Rail Corridor Study.

March 07, 2014 5:32 pmLoading…

ADOT opens public comment period for five-year transportation plan

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened the public comment period for its 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction program.

March 07, 2014 5:03 pmLoading…

ADOT to close I-10 entrance ramp at Palo Verde for guardrail repair

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close the westbound entrance ramp at southbound Palo Verde Road on Monday to repair a guardrail.

March 07, 2014 4:29 pmLoading…
Excess traffic/inadequate roads spur road plans near Vail schools

Excess traffic/inadequate roads spur road plans near Vail schools

At least twice a day, Colossal Cave Road transforms from a mostly calm, two-lane suburban road to a congested, traffic-clogged obstacle course of school zones, potholes and impatient drivers, bisected by two sets of railroad tracks.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Miller asks Horne to investigate road-funds shift by Pima board

Miller asks Horne to investigate road-funds shift by Pima board

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller has asked Arizona Attorney General’s Office to investigate whether the Board of Supervisors retaliated against her when they voted to shift road improvement money from her district.

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Senate vote set on giving ASDB leeway in hiring superintendents

The state Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill giving the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind more flexibility in hiring superintendents.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

12 elementary art and music positions cut in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Unified School District eliminated almost half of its elementary school art and music teacher positions this week in its latest round of budget cuts.

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New job for Sunnyside board member's daughter raises questions

The daughter of Sunnyside Unified School District board member Louie Gonzales was transferred to the district’s Human Resources Department more than a week ago, despite questions about her qualifications and motives for her hiring.

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Dueling outlet centers planned for northwest Tucson

Dueling outlet centers planned for northwest Tucson

Two property developers have their sights set on building competing 100-store outlet centers on Tucson’s northwest side, just a few short freeway miles from each other.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rep. Grijalva asks US if Huppenthal’s calls violated student privacy

Congressman Raúl Grijalva wants the U.S. Department of Education to investigate a series of recorded calls in which the state school superintendent promoted a voucherlike program for private schools.

February 18, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Vail program helps spread school success

David Woodall’s introduction to Beyond Textbooks didn’t come during a meeting of school district officials, but in between breaths as he was preparing for a marathon.

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Settlement reached with former ASDB superintendent

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s governing board has approved a settlement with Superintendent Robert Hill.

February 14, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Sunnyside revamps early learning center to cut costs

Ocotillo Early Learning Center will eliminate its infant and toddler programs and reduce preschool classes for low-income students next school year.

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Mesquite Elementary to host information session for Chinese immersion program

Mesquite Elementary School will host an information session for its Mandarin Chinese immersion program.

February 11, 2014 3:19 pmLoading…

County rejects Sunnyside request for traditional recall election

The Pima County School Superintendent’s Office has rejected a request from the Sunnyside Unified School District to hold the district’s recall election at polling locations instead of by mail.

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Challenger students seek funds to compete in constitutional challenge

Challenger students seek funds to compete in constitutional challenge

While most students begin their day with math, English and history, Challenger Middle School’s mock congressional team discusses constitutional rights and democracy.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Green Fields to host star party, food truck roundup

Green Fields Country Day School will host its second annual Star Party and Food Truck Roundup on Feb. 28 at the school, 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra.

February 05, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

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