Economic Development officials gather to talk regional cooperation in Pima County

Economic Development officials gather to talk regional cooperation in Pima County

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Representatives from the region’s economic development organizations met in Pima County last Friday to lay the groundwork for increased cooperation and information sharing among the region’s jurisdictions and economic development agencies. Pima County Strategic Planning Director John Moffatt invited the officials to Pima County for the economic development round table […]

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

Tucson ranks 3rd worst in Terms of large city growth

By Harry Alexander / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Tucson has made another list that doesn’t show off the city’s best side. This one is from the financial website WalletHub and it details how well a city of Tucson’s size is growing or not growing in socioeconomic terms. WalletHub measured 515 cities across America across 10 key […]

Survey shows Tucsonans not exactly pleased with city government

Survey shows Tucsonans not exactly pleased with city government

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Survey results are in about the November Tucson City Council elections. Three Democrat incumbents are running against three Republicans. The survey was done by the Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government. It asked a series of questions of highly likely Democrat, Republican, and Independent voters. The interviews were conducted on September 21st, 2015 by […]

Bipartisan Jobs for Veterans Act clears House

Bipartisan Jobs for Veterans Act clears House

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Border Jobs for Veterans Act, companion legislation to their bill that the Senate unanimously passed earlier this month, and which was introduced by U.S. Representative […]

Arizona 2014 crime report statistics out but Tucson not included

Arizona 2014 crime report statistics out but Tucson not included

Staff Report/ Southern Arizona News-Examiner The crime report statistics for Arizona are now available for 2014 from the FBI. It’s the publication where statistics are compiled by local departments and sent to the Arizona Department of Public Safety and then on to the FBI. But, the Tucson statistics will not included in the annual report. […]

Arizona 3rd worst state for teachers

Arizona 3rd worst state for teachers

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Coming up on Oct. 5 is International World Teachers Day and in recognition of the key role that educators play in our children’s lives, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Teachers. Arizona did not fare well. In order to […]

McCain says Obama/Putin meeting at UN unnecessary

McCain says Obama/Putin meeting at UN unnecessary

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called today’s meeting between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York City a “misguided” decision as well as “unnecessary.” McCain said in a statement from his office that the meeting played “right into Putin’s […]

Tucson parks earn national accreditation

Tucson parks earn national accreditation

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation was recentlyt recognized for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management by achieving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department originally was accredited by CAPRA in October 2010, […]

Tucson City Council flunks Symbolism 1A

Tucson City Council flunks Symbolism 1A

Bus shelter advertising gun show at Pima County Fairgrounds. Location of the bus shelter is 1st Ave and Grant Road. Photo by Harry Alexander. By Emil Franzi / Southern Arizona News-Examiner You may have noticed the number of local Tucson City bus benches advertising the next gun show. You may also recall that this city […]

4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge visiting Tucson

4th Circuit Court of Appeals judge visiting Tucson

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner Senior Judge Andre Davis of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will visit Tucson on September 28-29 in conjunction with the $150,000 Safety & Justice Challenge grant awarded to Pima County in May by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He will be speaking on “Racial and […]

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