If you feel a tad underpaid in your current job, you may want to consider dropping off an application at the city of Tucson or Pima County.
The Giving Tree, a problem-plagued Tucson charity for the homeless, is shutting down.
More and more mid- to high-income parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children.
Republican Jesse Kelly went from a squeaker loss in 2010 to near-blowout defeat in 2012 - not because of a big shift in voter response to his campaign, but because of lots and lots of little ones.
Rio Nuevo board member Alberto Moore charged Tuesday that there was a conspiracy by the Senate president to throw several recent Rio Nuevo board members off the panel, so past financial misdeeds could be covered up and Rio Nuevo could again begin spending freely.
If enough people are vaccinated, an isolated case of infectious disease will not morph into a full-blown outbreak.
One in three Arizona schools last year had kindergarten classes with vaccination rates so low children were left vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks such as measles, mumps or pertussis, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.
Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham will have to personally pay back taxpayers more than $11,000 because he improperly awarded contracts for campaign staff and can't produce some receipts from last year's campaign.
Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall's violent crime unit took 61 people to trial on murder charges in the last five years, and just over half were convicted of what they were charged with.
Tucson Water users have steadily lowered their water use in the past several decades, dropping the average water use in the city by more than one-third.
The city and Rio Nuevo are close to a deal that would have both entities put $1 million each into the dilapidated Tucson Convention Center.
When students in the UA’s Honors College each were asked to pay $500 a year starting in fall 2010, administrators said the need was urgent. The fee was a reaction to state budget cuts, they said, and was needed to prevent the Honors College from being downsized.
Honors students handed over $…
In order not to raise bus fares next year, the City Council wants its staff to increase the number of fare-paying riders projected for Sun Tran next year, and reduce the projected losses from claims and lawsuits.
Downtown businesses will have to wait another two weeks for a new tool to help redevelop downtown -a central business district that will allow for their taxes to be abated.
Downtown businesses will have to wait another two weeks for a new tool to help redevelop downtown —a central business district that will allow for their taxes to be abated.
Tucson taxpayers soon could surrender the sales, hotel and bed taxes generated at Humberto Lopez's deteriorating downtown hotel.
Faced with a public increasingly frustrated by potholes and deteriorating roads, Tucson is for the first time looking at a bond issue to repair roads.
Three City Council members announced their opposition to raising bus fares at an abbreviated session on the topic Tuesday.
Regular Sun Tran fares could rise 17 percent - and low-income fares could soar 70 percent - under a proposal to help offset $3 million in added costs for the city transit system.
The Rio Nuevo board released an audit Tuesday questioning $4.6 million worth of spending on the Depot Plaza Garage, which was built underneath the new Martin Luther King Jr. housing project near East Congress Street.
In addition to figuring out how to engineer, build and operate a
$200 million new modern streetcar through the heart of town, Tucson
faces an additional challenge: how to prevent accidents with cars
Midtown was the hardest-hit area for residential and business
burglaries in 2011 in Tucson, an Arizona Daily Star analysis of
Police Department crime data shows.
Teenagers sentenced to probation for adult crimes in Pima County
are more than twice as likely than older offenders to get into
trouble again and wind up in prison.
The largest cheer at last night's State of the Union address may
well have been the roar that greeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
as she entered the House chamber, on the eve of her last day in
Republican Jesse Kelly, who lost to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
by 4,000 votes in his 2010 bid for Congress, registered with the
Federal Election Commission Tuesday to run for the seat Giffords is
Jesse Kelly, who lost to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords by only
4,000 votes in his 2010 bid for Congress, filed paperwork with the
Federal Election Commission today to run for the seat Giffords is
One year. Four elections. Two separate congressional
districts. That's the daunting road facing candidates who jump into
the fray to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who
will resign this week.
Before any streets are ripped up or any tracks are laid, Tucson
has committed $84 million to preconstruction costs for the modern
streetcar that will connect the University of Arizona to
The new Rio Nuevo board has spent barely a dime on downtown building projects but is closing in on $1 million spent on lawyers in its first 18 months of existence.
Tucson's housing market has fallen so hard so fast that more
than one in three homes sold last year went for less than
The financially troubled west-side developer Gadsden Co. has
failed to promptly pay a contractor $200,000 for work done in April
and allegedly is in default of a contract with a Chicago-based
company building a senior housing project west of Interstate 10
A local developer is demanding the city rip out a
mint-condition, new streetlight downtown because it isn't exactly
like those around it.
Tucson police are investigating whether city street maintenance
workers have, for years, been improperly using city equipment and
resources for personal gain.
The number of vacant homes and rentals has exploded 52 percent
in Pima County in the past 10 years, thwarting a housing market
recovery and driving even some middle- and upper-income
neighborhoods into decline.
Tucson ended a joint effort with Rio Nuevo to create a plan to
fix up the Tucson Convention Center Wednesday in the wake of a $47
million claim against the city.
Groups of more than five unrelated people could be prevented
from living together in lower-density city residential areas under
a new determination made by the Tucson zoning administrator last
Rio Nuevo's board filed a $47 million claim against the city
Friday in an effort to recover money it spent to acquire and
improve land downtown.
Interim City Manager Richard Miranda shook up the Manager's
Office Thursday, demoting Assistant City Manager Sean McBride,
naming two new assistant city managers and making a number of other
Interim City Manager Richard Miranda shook up the manager’s
office Thursday, demoting Assistant City Manager Sean McBride and
adding two new assistant city managers.
A suspicious-looking vehicle prompted authorities to shut down
the middle of downtown Wednesday for about six hours and evacuate
several buildings, including the federal bankruptcy court.
Tucson police have reopened Congress Street downtown after
officers determined a suspicious vehicle in the area did not
present an explosive hazard, police said.
Tucson could soon offer cash rebates to residents who install
home rainwater-harvesting systems.
The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit for
$675,000 by a University of Arizona law student who suffered a
brain injury after being struck at an intersection just north of
Tucson and Rio Nuevo inched closer Tuesday toward working
together to improve the aging Tucson Convention Center, but both
entities disparaged each other along the way.
The City Council agreed Tuesday to rewrite the rules for the
weekly public call to the audience despite contending there's
nothing wrong with their current policies that attempt to restrict
what people can say.
Tucson's bickering government siblings, the Tucson City Council
and the Rio Nuevo Board, have a new issue to quarrel over: the
Tucson Convention Center.
Mayor Bob Walkup announced last week he is imposing new
restrictions on what speakers can say at Tucson City Council
meetings - restrictions that allow him to shut down criticism of
the council and city staff - in the name of civility.
Tucson canceled a controversial proposal to develop land at
Interstate 19 and West Irvington Road Tuesday in the face of a $112
million claim filed by an adjacent property owner.
Tucson will start immediately on its national search for a new
city manager, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday.
Tucson might consider hanging a "Help Wanted" sign on City