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Digging into campaign spending in the 2020 election

Dec 4, 2020 How much difference did record-breaking campaign spending make in Arizona?

Downtown development renews scrutiny of economic incentives and community preservation

Nov 20, 2020 A tax incentive helped revitalize Tucson’s downtown, but some residents say it also threatens to push them out.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Nov 13, 2020 Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Understanding election results in Pima County and Arizona

Nov 6, 2020 Democrats saw encouraging voter trends in a state once considered a Republican stronghold.

Lecture series examines ‘Woman Power’

Oct 30, 2020 The fall talks at the UA touched upon the way women wield power in language, family life and their communities.

Exploring the myth of monolithic voting blocs

Oct 23, 2020 Campaigns often target voting "blocs" based on gender, religion and race, despite these groups being politically diverse.

Tucson Electric Power looks to expand renewables, raise customer rates

Oct 16, 2020 TEP’s plans to raise rates and install a transmission line near historic neighborhoods are not without controversy.

A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures

Oct 9, 2020 Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Pima County Board of Supervisors races could bring changes

Oct 2, 2020 All five seats are up for grabs on the board, which sets major local policy decisions.

Pima County Sheriff candidates face off in AZPM debate

Sep 25, 2020 In the debate, each candidate made their case for why he should be reelected to the role of sheriff.

Races for Pima County recorder and Santa Cruz County sheriff

Sep 18, 2020 Longtime public servants are leaving the roles, leaving those races wide open.

Race underway for Corporation Commission, Arizona's 'fourth branch of government'

Sep 11, 2020 The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, pipelines and securities, has three open seats this fall.

The risks of severe heat

Sep 4, 2020 The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Revisiting the danger to pedestrians in Tucson

Aug 28, 2020 The city, like others, has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking, though the trends may be shifting amid the pandemic.

Getting out the vote ahead of the November election

Aug 21, 2020 Arizona is a battleground state this year, and multiple groups are working to register as many voters as possible.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Aug 14, 2020 Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

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