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Snowpack in trouble across the West and around the globe, researchers say | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
Total snowpack in Colorado River Basin mountain ranges declined by 41 percent from 1982 to 2016, study finds.
Water from air: UA students' generator project to help poor communities in Peru | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
Team working with telecommunications company to install the generators in rural areas.
Latest request to remove Tucson's Pancho Villa statue rejected by arts council | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
Conservative group, Judicial Watch, asked for downtown landmark to be removed on behalf of several residents.
Giving is important to most Pima County residents during the holidays, poll finds | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
More than 80 percent of poll respondents said they give to nonprofits during the holidays.
One seriously injured after unattended food causes fire in Tucson home | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
One person was seriously injured attempting to extinguish a fire caused by food left unattended on the stove Saturday afternoon, officials said.
Tucson police ID man killed in serious vehicle crash on Rita Road | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
Tucson police detectives identified the man killed in a two-vehicle crash on the city's east side Friday night, officials said.
Rothschild won’t seek third term as Tucson's mayor | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
Saying he’s accomplished what he set out to do, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has decided not to seek a third term.
Steller column: Judges question hiring of Pima court official linked to indicted ex-judge | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
J.P. Keith Bee and court administrator Lisa Royal were in business together, appeared to have a conflict of interest, some judges said.
Where are Arizona's new residents living? Look to the far suburbs | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 16, 2018
The biggest bumps in population were in places like Queen Creek, Buckeye, Florence and Sahuarita, new figures show.
Tucson Metro Chamber: 122 years down, plenty more to go | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 15, 2018
It’s been an exciting year for the Tucson Metro Chamber. Hiring the first female CEO and electing only the fourth female Chairperson in 122 years, the Chamber Board of Directors has clearly set forth a progressive path to meet the…
Real estate market booming in Southern Arizona | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 15, 2018
The residential real estate market in Southern Arizona continues to churn unimpeded, according to research collected by Bright Future Real Estate Research.
Tech Talk: Printing Bones and Makerspaces | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 15, 2018
With a major research university right in our back yard, a strong military presence and innovative companies spread throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a…
Vantage West appoints Teresa Nowak as new business relationship manager III | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 15, 2018
Vantage West Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Teresa Nowak as its new business relationship manager III. In her new role, Nowak will help foster collaborative relationships with local businesses and communities on behalf of the credit union.
Golder Ranch Fire District board member David Dahl passes away | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 15, 2018
The Golder Ranch Fire District is mourning the loss of their beloved fire district board member, David Dahl, who passed the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 14 from existing health issues. He was in hospice care at his home in SaddleBrooke.…
Serious vehicle crash closes Rita Road on Tucson's east side | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 15, 2018
Tucson police traffic detectives are investigating a serious-injury vehicle collision on Rita Road Friday night, officials said.
Ducey's re-election campaign reveals true source of $500,000 donation | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 15, 2018
Money, campaign reports now states, came from billionaire auto dealer, not newly formed company.
Federal official threatens takeover of key Colorado River decisions from states | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 15, 2018
Warning is meant to prod Arizona and California into quickly approving drought contingency plans to deal with declining river flows.
Steller's Notebook: Advocates hope to bowl a 300, save Tucson's Golden Pin Lanes | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 15, 2018
The struggle goes on over a bowling center Pima County bought and plans to convert into a service center
Upgrade at Tucson Water treatment plant to remove more PFAS pollutants | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 15, 2018
The chemical compounds in water have become a subject of local and national concern this year.
Sundt Foundation donates nearly $20,000 to nine local charities | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 14, 2018
The Sundt Foundation awarded $18,500 in grants to nine Tucson-area nonprofits during its fourth-quarter disbursements, the company announced.
Eller reports positive outlook for Southern Arizona economy | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 14, 2018
Falling unemployment, rising federal spending and a strong labor report bode well for the economy of Southern Arizona. That’s the sentiment of longtime economist at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business, George W. Hammond.
Catalina Foothills routs Canyon del Oro, 71-39 | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 14, 2018
The Catalina Foothills boys basketball team took out a week’s worth of frustration Thursday evening.
2018 Great Cover Up benefits KXCI | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 14, 2018
Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, charity music event The Great Cover Up is supporting local music in more ways than one. Besides offering a three-night extravaganza where dozens of local bands cover international acts, this year’s proceeds also benefit community radio…
Arrest made in connection to Goodwill illicit photographer | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 14, 2018
On Nov. 21, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s help locating a man who was seen taking surreptitious photographs of an adult woman at a Goodwill store located on the north side of Tucson at 2990 W.…
Marana Cares Mobile announces winter break schedule | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 14, 2018
Marana Unified School District recently announced its Marana Cares Mobile service during winter break: Monday through Friday (except Christmas and New Year’s Day) Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31 and January 2, 3, 4, at select locations.
Pac-12 College Football Bowl Projections: Arizona State knocks off Fresno State, Rose Bowl upset? | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 14, 2018
Welcome to the most wonderful part of the college football season, by which I mean the half-hearted consortium of exhibition games known as bowls. This year's selection of exhibitions for the so-called 'Conference of Champions,' better known as the Pac-12 leaves much to the imagination,...
21 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: Dec. 14-16 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 14, 2018
Happy Hour Hobble at Caps & Corks. Caps & Corks is celebrating their final "Happy Hour Hobble" of the year. What does this mean?…
TUSD Rejects Freedom Center's High School Course | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 14, 2018
In the end, it wasn’t even close. When the time came for the TUSD Board to discuss the Freedom Center-created textbook for the high school course, Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship, not a single board member had a kind word to say about it.…
Police Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 14, 2018
A woman pulled over for questionable driving seemed to have answers for everything. North La Canada Drive Nov. 4, 9:15 p.m.…
Produce remains a key sector in the Arizona trade market | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 13, 2018
Although it’s receiving some tough competition nowadays from border ports in Texas, Arizona’s port of entry in Nogales has held nearly a century-old lock on being the major arrival point for a variety of fresh produce from Mexico into the…
Will tax reform play a role in the future of charitable giving? | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 13, 2018
The recent tax reform package had implications across the economy, but some fear the legislation may have a negative impact on charitable giving to nonprofits.
A Prosperous Arizona-Mexico Relationship | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | December 13, 2018
Arizona’s ties to Mexico run deep—this connection is part of our history, and increasingly a part of our future. Arizona has long enjoyed a special relationship with Mexico and our sister state across the border, Sonora. We are more than…
Ironwood Ridge girls basketball falls to Sahuaro, 51-46 | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | December 13, 2018
Despite a well contested game, Tuesday’s clash between Ironwood Ridge and Sahuaro hinged on a series of late game miscues.
Tucson weather: Expect cooler temperatures today | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 13, 2018
Today will be a bit cooler than yesterday. Tomorrow, it'll warm up going into the weekend.
Rep. Martha McSally gives farewell speech to US House | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 13, 2018
Rep. Martha McSally has given her final speech to the U.S. House of Representatives as she prepares to leave office early next year.
Arizona Supreme Court denies challenge to voter initiative law | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | December 13, 2018
Law requires all initiatives must be in "strict compliance'' with every election law before it can go before voters.
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Dec. 13 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-long Spectacular. Get your holiday spirit in high gear at the Loft Cinema with a sing-along series including clips from movies, T.V. shows and music videos.…
Laughing Stock: Brewing Ha-Ha | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
Tucson’s longest-running alternative stand-up comedy show celebrates its third anniversary this month. On Dec. 17, from 8 to 10 p.m., Brew Ha-Ha marks three years of third-Monday showcases at Borderlands Brewery.…
Tucson Salvage Documentary Wins Best Documentary Short at Culver City Film Fest | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
Congratulations to Maggie and Brian Smith for their win at the 2018 Culver City Film Festival! Their entry, a documentary on five stories from Brian’s award-winning Tucson Weekly column “Tucson Salvage” won the grand prize for Best Documentary Short.…
Traveling Witness | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
Jesse Sensibar finds his peace while driving down interstates in complete silence. Jesse Sensibar finds his peace while driving down interstates in complete silence. He calls it "windshield time."…
Notes of Confidence | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
If you are a Broadway musical geek—and really, who among us isn’t?—you already know that Meredith Willson’s The Music Man opened in New York this month 61 years ago. If you are a Broadway musical geek—and really, who among us isn't?—you already know ...
Music for Music’s Sake | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
As The Great Cover Up celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the charity rock ’n’ roll celebration is supporting local music in more ways than one. As The Great Cover Up celebrates its 20-year anniversary, the charity rock 'n' roll celebration is supporting local...
Tucson Salvage | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The Salvation Army red kettles and bell ringers are familiar holiday reality. In Tucson this year, there are about 120 storefronts sporting SA kettles between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. A guy with long fingers and wiry legs rolls up on a tattered woman's bike...
The Lucky Shirt | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The burgundy 2007 Ford four-wheel drive truck was traveling west from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Kingman, Arizona when the driver lost control near Winona and rolled the truck. The burgundy 2007 Ford four-wheel drive truck was traveling west from Albuquerque, New ...
Art From the Dark Side | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
One of the first things you see—and hear—when you go into MOCA’s Blessed Be show is a giant black box from which human screams are emanating. One of the first things you see—and hear—when you go into MOCA's Blessed Be show is a giant black box from which...
All in the Family | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma is a moving look at a nanny’s sacrifices Four years after his Oscar-winning Gravity, director Alfonso Cuaron returns with a decidedly different film in Roma. Working on a much smaller—but no less effective—scale, Roma is a moving trib...
Shop Local! | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The holiday season is upon us and there are many important reasons to make locally-owned businesses the top priority for holiday spending. The holiday season is upon us and there are many important reasons to make locally-owned businesses the top priority for holi...
Incarcerated State | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The American Friends Service Committee provided greeting cards pre-addressed to prisoners who have reached out to them in the past for resources. On a Sunday evening, La Cocina stayed open later than usual. As Tucson band Loveland played covers of Christmas songs ...
Devastating Blaze | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
Tucson Fire Department received a call at about 2:15 p.m. from a resident who reported that their apartment was full of smoke and something was on fire. Oliver Ray opened Café Aqui in 2010. He said back then there weren't many coffee roasters in town, especially ...
Wet and Rugged OSIRIS-REx | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | December 13, 2018
The asteroid Bennu contains traces of water and is far more rugged than originally predicted, according to the first new scientific data retrieved from the OSIRIS-REx space mission. The asteroid Bennu contains traces of water and is far more rugged than originally...