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July 31, 2015

Mayor Rothschild congratulates Tucson Fire Department on receiving an $8.6 million SAFER grant

TUCSON, AZ—July 31, 2015 Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was advised that the Tucson Fire Department had been awarded an $8.6 million SAFER grant during a meeting with FEMA grants officials as part of his trip to Washington, DC this week. This highly-competitive grant will allow TFD to hire 54 firefighters and will help maintain the […]

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July 28, 2015

Tucson bumped from list of cities with worst roads

Arizona Daily Star “The city’s additional focus on roads over the past few years has shown results, Tucson Bond Oversight Commission chairman Ramon Gaanderse says.” Read more…

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July 24, 2015

SunLink Streetcar anniversary

Free rides Saturday, 7/25, to celebrate the streetcar’s one-year anniversary

In describing the streetcar’s success, Mayor Rothschild emphasized that it’s not just ridership, but also economic development and other benefits—cleaner air, greener infrastructure, a renewed downtown and less traffic—that make the streetcar important to Tucson.

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June 24, 2015

Excavation of a new downtown hotel unearths pieces of Tucson’s past

Tucson News Now “The artifacts will be displayed in the lobby of the Tucson’s new AC Hotel by Marriott when it opens in late 2016 or early 2017.” Read more…

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June 22, 2015

New opportunities to live downtown could be coming to Tucson

News 4 Tucson “‘We have a long way to go before we’re the next Portland or Austin, but we are moving so quickly in that direction that you can feel it. It’s out there.’—Michael Keith” Read more…

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June 11, 2015

Union Pacific plans to invest $46 million in its Arizona rail infrastructure

Union Pacific “Union Pacific plans to invest about $46 million in 2015 to improve Arizona’s transportation infrastructure.” Read more…

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June 1, 2015

New downtown Tucson hotel closer to reality

Arizona Daily Star “The eight-story AC Hotel by Marriott will have 137 rooms and is valued at $32 million, commercial permit reports show.” Read more…

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May 21, 2015

Comcast to hire 1,100 at new Tucson call center

Arizona Daily Star “Comcast Cable plans to add more than 1,100 jobs in Tucson this year at a new customer support center with a payroll of $35 million a year.” Read more…

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May 20, 2015

Wells Fargo gives $100k for PCC scholarships

Arizona Daily Star “Pima Community College could double the number of GED tests it administers next school year thanks for a $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo.” Read more…

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May 17, 2015

Blighted buildings plus tax incentives draw developers downtown

Arizona Daily Star “With the help of a city tax incentive program, the resurrection of downtown is continuing to pick up steam. On Tuesday a trio of developers will ask the Tucson City Council to support tax breaks that will help them restore several downtown buildings that are outdated, blighted or both.” Read more…

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