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Episode 167: Reviewing 2017

A look at the stories we covered in 2017, and what stories will continue to resonate in 2018.

Pima County Wins World View Lease Challenge in Court

An appeals court rules the county's deal with the space balloon company complies with state law.

Memo: Pima County Can Task RTA With Road Repairs

Proposal by Supervisor Christy hinges on the legality of handing such work off to another agency.

Pima County Approves Two-Year Road Repair Plan

Plan prioritizes residential roads in need of repair over those that must be rebuilt.

Border Arrests Down 24 Percent According To Yearly Report

Customs and Border Protection see increase in child arrests at the border in past year.

Manufacturing, Federal Spending Expected to Push Tucson Economy in 2018

Annual forecast predicts growth rate of at least the national average, with growth in many prominent Tucson sectors.

Decades-Long Dispute Over Arizona Tribe's Water Rights May Soon Be Resolved

Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a bill to allocate Colorado River water to the tribe and pay for construction of delivery infrastructure.

Raytheon Tucson Receives 'Superior' Rating In Security Audit

Facility has maintained rating for six consecutive years.

ADOT Begins Work on System to Detect Dust Storms on I-10

System would warn travelers about low visibility conditions along 10-mile stretch of interstate.

'Beer Down': City Council Approves Liquor License for McKale Center

The license for the home of Arizona basketball still needs the go-ahead from the Arizona Department of Liquor.

Tucson City Council Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuits

City attorney given authorization to explore options and gather data for potential counsel.

Arizona Supreme Court Censures Pima County Justice of the Peace

Paula Aboud stole assessment and answer key, claimed actions were a practical joke.

Arizona Lawmaker Looks to End Confidentiality Agreements in Cases of Sexual Misconduct

Lawmakers will discuss the proposal when the Legislature reconvenes in January.

Tucson Helping Kids Get Calls From Santa Claus

Last day for parents to request a call from St. Nick is Nov. 30.

Novel Topic, Campaign Announcement Slow NAFTA Talks, Expert Says

Round 5 of negotiations wraps up, leaving skepticism the deal will conclude in 2018.

$48K to Settle Accusations Against Rep. Grijalva

The Southern Arizona Democrat was reportedly accused of creating a hostile work environment.

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