Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee sets public outreach schedule

Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee sets public outreach schedule

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee has scheduled seven public meetings around the county in December and January to give the public a chance to provide feedback on whether the Board of Supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax. State law allows county boards of supervisors to enact up to a half-cent-per-dollar […]

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

Citizenship requests hit new high in state, nation, more growth likely

By Andrew Nicola / Cronkite News Naturalization applications in Arizona jumped 48 percent over the past three years, to more than 19,000 last year, a number that advocates expect will continue to rise as immigrants look for reassurance in the current political climate. The Arizona numbers reflect a national increase of 35 percent over the […]

The Christmas tree shortage of 2017 traces back to recession in 2007

The Christmas tree shortage of 2017 traces back to recession in 2007

By Alyssa Williams / Cronkite News Arizona’s current Christmas tree shortage began 10 years ago when the recession hit. “I’m expecting that we’ll run out of trees early this year,” said Mel Cooper, owner of Arizona Valley View Christmas Tree Lots. Christmas tree production was at a peak in the winter of 2007, which was […]

Pima supervisors to take up road repair plan at December meeting

Pima supervisors to take up road repair plan at December meeting

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Transportation Advisory Committee recommended a two-year road repair plan for the Board of Supervisors to consider at its meeting in December. The list of neighborhood roads selected for repair at the Committee’s November 28 meeting covered the unincorporated areas of Pima County.  The Committee previously recommended road repairs for the […]

Arizona’s Raul Grijalva accused of drunken shenanigans; another secret ‘hush fund’ revealed

Arizona’s Raul Grijalva accused of drunken shenanigans; another secret ‘hush fund’ revealed

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill. While the Office of […]

Mexicans use U.S. business/tourist visas to smuggle drugs through border

Mexicans use U.S. business/tourist visas to smuggle drugs through border

From Judicial Watch For those who believe the southern border is plenty secure, federal agents in one Texas sector seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana, 90 pounds of cocaine and 17 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in just one week. In separate incidents the same Border Patrol sector arrested three international gangsters—including members of the Mexican […]

Lawsuit filed to overturn approval of Arizona copper mine

Lawsuit filed to overturn approval of Arizona copper mine

By SoAzNewsX Four conservation groups filed suit in federal court this week to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a controversial open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, says the massive Rosemont Mine would violate nearly a dozen state and federal laws, threaten critical water resources and […]

Coronado National Forest offers opportunity for Sabino Canyon shuttle system

Coronado National Forest offers opportunity for Sabino Canyon shuttle system

By SoAzNewsX The Coronado National Forest Supervisor has signed the decision for the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Shuttle System Environmental Assessment. The decision to select Alternative #2, issuance of a special use permit for operation and maintenance of a shuttle system consistent with the design features specified in the Final Decision Notice and Finding of […]

Border Patrol Agents arrest man for smuggling meth, fentanyl

Border Patrol Agents arrest man for smuggling meth, fentanyl

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado found more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine and multiple fentanyl pills in a Nissan sedan following a canine’s alert last Wednesday. Agents referred the driver, an 18-year-old man from Nogales, Arizona, for a secondary inspection of the vehicle […]

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