Rio Nuevo bringing new development to Tucson after years of mismanagement

After a checkered past, Rio Nuevo, a special taxing district in Tucson, is achieving success and increasing economic development and output in the community. Rio Nuevo was formed following a 1999 ballot initiative to create a Tax Increment Financing district in Tucson. The district receives a portion of the transaction privilege taxes or sales tax collected within its district. Read more

VeloVets provides cycling opportunities for all

Veterans from the Tucson community are improving their lives through VeloVets, a non-profit, all-inclusive cycling organization.  It started over four years ago when director and former UA professor Giuliana Donnelly asked her friends for help on an idea she had. Read more

Hundreds rally in Tucson in support of Oak Flat

Over 200 people gathered to show their support for Oak Flat, the Standing Rock encampment and the Tohono O'odham Nation Thursday night in downtown Tucson. Oak Flat, located four miles east of Superior, Arizona in the Tonto National Forest, is a desert riparian area of land that attracts bikers, hikers, bird watchers and campers. Read more

ADP bringing 250 jobs to Tucson

The Arizona Board of Regents voted on Jan. 20 to oppose SB 1061, a bill proposing to cap tuition and fee increases at two percent per year at the public universities. Read more

City Council looks to decrease distracted driving with proposed ordinance

The Tucson City Council discussed a proposed new ordinance regarding new penalties for distracted driving during its Tuesday night meeting. Under this proposed ordinance, distracted driving, including using mobile handheld devices, would be considered a secondary offense. A secondary offense means a driver would have to be pulled over for an offense such as speeding first, and then be additionally charged with distracted driving. Read more

Q&A: Get to know Mark Napier, the new sheriff in town

Napier, who has 28 years of experience in law enforcement, has worked at the UA for the last seven years as associate director of operations at Parking and Transportation Services and also as an online criminal justice teacher for Boston University.  Read more