Tucson is 2015’s 5th best warm city for winter holiday travel

Tucson is 2015’s 5th best warm city for winter holiday travel

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner It’s something that many Tucsonans have already known: This is the place to be when winter arrives, especially when it’s a million degrees below zero and there’s a thousand feet of snow covering the driveway. Well, maybe a bit of a stretch, but Tucson has historically been known as a […]

Sahuarita Farms plan unanimously approved by town council

Sahuarita Farms plan unanimously approved by town council

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Sahuarita Town Council has unanimously approved the Sahuarita Farms Specific Plan and Development Agreement. The approval comes more than 4-years after FICO initially submitted the plan and after dozens of public meetings, hearings and open houses. The Sahuarita Farms plan will guide the development of FICO’s farmland as […]

McSally recognizes Veterans of Distinction at award ceremony

McSally recognizes Veterans of Distinction at award ceremony

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Rep. Martha McSally yesterday recognized Southern Arizona veterans at an award ceremony and announced that Tucson resident Daniel Standage was the winner of the 2015 Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. Standage was recognized for his efforts to establish the University of Arizona Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) […]

New Navy carriers $6 billion over budget says McCain

New Navy carriers $6 billion over budget says McCain

Staff Report / Southern Arizonan News-Examiner U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a new report in the “America’s Most Wasted: Indefensible” series in which he details troubling cost-growth of the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program. Plagued by problems with immature technology, concurrent development and production, and […]

Tucson firefighters chili cook-off Saturday

Tucson firefighters chili cook-off Saturday

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The Tucson Fire Fighters Local 479 chili cook-off benefits the Tucson Firefighters Adopt-A-Family Program, which assists needy families and children with clothing, food, basic necessities and toys throughout the holiday season. Every year we serve over 750 gallons (which is over 24,000 servings) of chili and attract more than […]

Tucson broadcaster inducted into Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Tucson broadcaster inducted into Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson broadcaster Bill Buckmaster was officially inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame today during a ceremony. Buckmaster has been involved in broadcasting for 50 years. Before moving to radio, he was the host of “Arizona Illustrated” broadcast on the Public Television channel in Tucson. He had […]

Rillito Regional Park dedication set for Oct. 24

Rillito Regional Park dedication set for Oct. 24

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Supervisor Sharon Bronson, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, will join youth sports enthusiasts and staff from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) in dedicating new fields at Rillito Regional Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Located at 4502 N. First Ave., the […]

The ‘war on women’ Cunningham style

The ‘war on women’ Cunningham style

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The local political action group Revitalize Tucson is coming down hard on incumbent Democrat Ward 3 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. In their latest news release, Revitalize Tucson takes Cunningham to task for the Democrat position of the so-called “war on women.” “Excuses never solutions” is the mantra from […]

McSally to honor local veterans at “Veterans of Distinction” awards event

McSally to honor local veterans at “Veterans of Distinction” awards event

  Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Rep. Martha McSally Tuesday will hold an event honoring the nominees and winner of the first ever Southern Arizona Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. In August, Rep. McSally’s office began accepting nominations for the award, which recognizes veterans in the Second District who continue to exemplify the principles […]

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