A Real shocker

A Real shocker

Tucson electric power is seeking a rate hike this year, which the utility says is necessary as part of a shift toward cleaner energy.

Moving Targets

This is not your typical “Where were you when the shooting happened” article. Rather, we’re asking, “What’s been done to stop gun violence nationally, and in Arizona, since the shooting happened?”

Pocketbook Politics

On Wednesday, Jan. 1, Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $12 an hour. This increase is the continuing result of Prop 206 passed in November 2016, which increased the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2018 and $11 per hour at the beginning of 2019.

The Skinny

Here’s how the 2020 election is shaping up for Pima County Supervisors.

Construction Zones

As a new year dawns, a number of long-awaited road construction projects are on the horizon. The City of Tucson will be widening Broadway Boulevard east of downtown and starting work on the long-planned Downtown Links project designed to connect the Barraza-Aviation Highway to I-10. The state of Arizona will be repaving Oracle Road from Oro Valley down to River Road. And jurisdictions across the metro area will be focusing on repaving and rebuilding many streets.

Negative Reaction

Federal and state officials have denied Pima County Supervisors’ request to use Operation Stonegarden grant funding towards reimbursement costs related to humanitarian aid, according to a Dec. 26 memo from County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

Positive Perspective

Tucson’s economic forecast looks strong moving into 2020, and as far as economists are concerned, another recession is not likely in the years to come.

Status Update

Aunt Rita’s Foundation, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, recently launched an HIV testing campaign offering vouchers for free HIV tests at 116 new locations in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.

Space Chase

On Thursday, Dec. 12, NASA announced that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to collect samples from the “Nightingale” crater site on the asteroid Bennu.

Northside showdown

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller announced last Monday, Dec. 2, she would not seek reelection to the District 1 seat she has held since 2012.

Breaking the Ice

The Roadrunners’ early season success has been sparked by an offense that includes sharp-shooting Lane Pederson, who leads the team with 13 goals in 21 games.

Impeachment Update

Democrat Raul Grijalva has represented Southern Arizona in Congress since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002. He recently appeared on the community radio KXCI program Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel to talk about impeachment, immigration and other issues.

Bartender in Jeopardy

Eric Smith’s lifelong dream came true in front of a studio audience in Culver City earlier this month.

Dancing to a New Tune

Lola Torch has almost 15 years of experience in the cabaret, owns a burlesque fitness workshop downtown, trains a growing number of newcomers at her own burlesque production, the Tucson Libertine League (TLL), and recently launched a lingerie brand named “Hi Tiger!”

Eastbound and Down

The Department of Homeland Security said it will bus asylum seekers from Tucson to El Paso, Texas, where they will be sent back to Mexico to await a decision on their claims under the Trump administration’s Migration Protection Protocols.

A century in the making

For their centennial celebration, Hotel Congress is looking backward as well as looking forward, but they’re not the only ones doing so.

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    • Here's the ongoing issue with public utilities (or any service company): If we use less…

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    • Sorry, half the electricity in the US.

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