I’m urging Tucsonans to vote yes on Propositions 401 and 402 in this year’s city election. Here’s why.
Poverty and education are linked. Education is a way out of poverty, but being poor makes that path more difficult to take.
Our city has accomplished a lot in the last 18 months, working to get Tucson on the right track.
For the third in my four-part series on poverty in Tucson I'd like to talk about jobs - specifically, summer jobs for youth.
Just as our slow climb out of the recession has gotten Tucson's unemployment rate down to 6.9 percent, certain members of Congress are ready, and apparently willing, to jeopardize that recovery by embracing the sequester.
Since the recent shootings in Connecticut, cities across the nation have resumed community conversations about the causes and measures that may be taken to prevent these sorts of senseless acts. Tucson is uniquely positioned to engage in such a conversation, especially during the month of Ja…
For all of us, the glow of this holiday season has been darkened by the unthinkable tragedy of last Friday's mass shooting.
The Census Bureau recently identified Tucson as the sixth-poorest large metropolitan area in the United States.
If there's one area of bipartisan agreement among Tucsonans this election, it's this: We need to fix our roads.
Circling the 10th floor of City Hall, where my office is located, is an exterior walkway. Sometimes I take visitors there to show them Tucson. Other times I go there alone to get my thoughts in order. My balcony walks give me a new perspective on our city.
Today, the number of U.S. jobs that require education beyond high school has doubled from the 1970s. To bring employers to our state, and keep them here, an educated work force is essential.