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Tucson council backs plan to give some police officers 15% pay boost

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Arizona Daily Star “Specifically, the council has reduced the projected number of police officers it plans to hire in fiscal year 2019 from 120 to 110. The city will turn the roughly $650,000 set aside for training those 10 officers into raises for experienced officers.” Read more…

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Compassionate book club launches in Tucson

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Sacred Space is working with the Mayor’s Office and other partners to host book clubs at various locations, with readings centered on themes of compassion, kindness, and understanding. The first book is Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong, available at the Pima County Public Library and at local bookstores. Find a book club near you […]

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Program helps new Tucson homeowners roll repairs into mortgage

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Arizona Daily Star “Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was spreading the word Tuesday about federal programs that will help homebuyers renovate their new homes or increase energy efficiency by adding those costs to their monthly mortgage payments, rather than having to cover the costs upfront.” Read more…

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Making affordable housing truly affordable

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Tucson News Now “Under the program, the buyer is allowed to roll the cost of the improvements into the mortgage at a cost of about $5 for each thousand dollars of improvements.” Read more…

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