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Our Opinion: Work on project – but watch cash

Some members of the Legislature, angered by slow progress of Rio Nuevo, are threatening to cancel the agreement that funds it.

It would be a serious mistake that would decimate the Tucson economy while also bringing financial harm to the state.

Rio Nuevo has had problems – but killing it is not the way to fix it. Instead, lawmakers should impose strict accountability rules on Rio Nuevo spending – something the city should have done on its own.

Any such rules should also make Rio Nuevo funding far more transparent so ordinary citizens of Tucson can look for themselves and see where money has been spent.

Rio Nuevo should continue receiving funds, but with a solid eye on the bottom line.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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