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The Daily Star to print editions in Phoenix starting May 21

Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 20:15:22-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Starting in May, the Arizona Daily Star newspaper in Tucson will print its editions at the Arizona Republic's plant in Phoenix.

Star President and Publisher John D'Orlando says the move announced Thursday is based on the economics of maintaining multi-million-dollar printing presses in Tucson and Phoenix that both run for shorter stretches each day as news readership shifts from print to online.

The change will eliminate about 60 jobs in the Star's Tucson printing and packaging operations.

Jobs in other areas including news won't be affected and will stay in Tucson.

Beginning with the May 21 edition, the Star will be printed nightly in Phoenix and driven to the Star's distribution centers in the Tucson area.

From there, drivers will deliver the paper to doorsteps and stores throughout southern Arizona.