Expected delay hotel vote; Sidewalk repair; O-negative shortage; Horsehoe fire upate

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The Tucson City Council should delay a vote on a construction time-line for the proposed hotel at the Tucson Convention Center. Most council members reportedly want to wait until they meet to co-ordinate plans with the Rio Nuevo board. Mayor Bob Walkup scrubbed a meeting between the two groups two weeks ago.


The City of Tucson is moving ahead with repairing buckled sidewalks along Pima street. We first told you about the problem on Friday. City crews put up barricades over the weekend after we brought it to the attention of the Tucson Transportation Department. Blue stake markers are in place ahead of plans to cut out the damaged sections, and re-frame the sidewalks next Monday.

The project is expected to take several weeks to complete. The city is also repairing sidewalks along 5th street.


Monday was world blood donor day. However, the chairs were empty at the red cross.

Local red cross officials say the blood bank is critically low on type O-negative blood. O-negative is the universal donor blood type and is used for trauma patients.


The Horseshoe Fire has now reached the 2,900 acre mark. We're told it's moving in a northeasterly direction, but is no more a threat than it was last week. It started two and a half weeks ago and is burning five miles south of the town of portal. It's still 25% contained. Firefighters thought they would have it under control this week. They now expect to have it under control by July.