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5 things to know for Thursday

Jordan Coughenour

5 things to know for Thursday

CREATED May. 2, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - 9 On Your Side presents a daily digital curation of headlines that our news team recommends you follow to stay in-the-know with current events.

1. UA STABBING MANHUNT SUSPECT NAMED
 
University of Arizona Police have identified a suspect in the morning stabbing of a man on campus.

Sgt. Filbert Barrera, Public Information Officer with UAPD tells KGUN9 that 63-year-old Jose De Jesus Cuevas-Hernandez is believed to be the man who stabbed another man early Wednesday morning.

 Read the full story here.

2. 3 TEENS ARRESTED IN BOMBINGS
 
Three teenagers are under arrest in Boston this morning. Federal officials say that they were in text-contact with one of the bombing suspects after the marathon attack, and helped him dispose and hide evidence.
   

3. STREETCAR DELAYS
 
Tucson is looking to make money off the perpetual delays on its new streetcar.  The city council is looking to fine $250 per day, per vehicle until the streetcar arrives. After 90 days, that number jumps to $1,200 a day. It's $1,800 per day for a delay longer than 240 days.

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4. PROPERTY TAX HIKE

The County Administrator is proposing a tax rate increase of about five percent. But County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says a five percent rate hike does not mean your tax bill will go up five percent. He says because values are dropping, even with a hike in the tax rate, the average house assessed at 145 thousand dollars would see a 14 dollar drop in taxes.

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5. GOLD CURRENCY

A bill headed to the governor's desk, if signed, would allow Arizonans to use gold and silver like cash.

 

Supporters, mostly Republicans, say they worry the value of the dollar could soon tank, and they want to give consumers another option.
 
Those against it say it's nothing more than a preposterous political ploy.
 
Read the full story here.

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