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Campbell Avenue - Glenn Street to Grant Road Fog Seal




On Saturday, January 16, 2016, crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division will begin fog sealing Campbell Avenue between Glenn Street and Grant Road. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. During the work, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained.

City Council Approves New Retirement Incentive

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan by City Manager Michael Ortega to offer a health insurance incentive for City of Tucson employees eligible to retire. The latest plan offers a varying one-time payout (based on number of dependents) to those who permanently opt out of City-provided insurance. Those who take advantage of the offer can spend the taxable money on insurance premiums for other plans they choose.

Download App to Track Streetcar

If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.

Sun Tran "Stuff the Bus" to benefit Community Food Bank

Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News and HSL Properties are partnering again this year to sponsor a “Stuff-the-Bus” food drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. A Sun Tran bus will be located at River Oaks Apartments at 7730 East Broadway (Broadway and Pantano) on Friday, January 15, 2016. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Study: Tucson Allows Stressed Parents to Find Work/Life Balance

Tucson is among the top four cities where parents have the opportunity to balance their work and personal lives, according to a new study from MarketWatch.

Factors taken into consideration included affordable housing in good school districts, low unemployment rates, weather, arts and culture, entertainment, parks, childcare costs, and more.

Tucson Jazz Festival Begins This Week

The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival begins this week, kicking off nearly two weeks of jazz at Downtown Tucson venues and surrounding areas, through Jan. 24.

This year's festival opens Thursday at the Fox Tucson Theatre with NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Jimmy Heath performing his arrangements with the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band.

Other events include the free Downtown Jazz Fiesta on Martin Luther King Day, New Orleans-style jazz, piano jazz, and more.


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