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Police ID man shot to death on 4th Avenue

Tucson police have identified Rogelio Zarate as the victim of an early-morning drive-by shooting on 4th Avenue. The 25-year-old was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.... Read more»

Get into the swim at the Return of the Mermaids

4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson will be swimming with costumed creatures and sea-themed activities Saturday for the "Return of the Mermaids" festival.... Read more»1

Free rides to mark birthday of Downtown streetcar

About 1.1 million rides have been taken on Tucson's Sun Link streetcar since it began rolling one year ago, officials said. Saturday, to mark the line's first year of operation, anyone can take a free ride on the route between the University of Arizona and the West Side.... Read more»

MegaMania!! comic conference set to draw crowds Saturday

Do you love anime, manga, and cosplay? MegaMania!!, the Pima County Public Library's fourth annual comics convention, returns Saturday at the Downtown Campus of Pima Community College.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kozachik: Review city laws before writing new homeless rules

Instead of adding yet another ordinance to our tool kit, what we need to do is clarify what's already on the books, change language in those existing ordinances so that it's consistent, and transmit a clear message to the police and the public that we're enforcing. ... Read more»

Edmund Marquez appointed to Rio Nuevo board

The owner of a Tucson insurance agency, Edmund Marquez, was appointed Monday to one of the three empty seats on the Rio Nuevo board. Gov. Doug Ducey named Marquez to fill a seat left vacant when Alberto Moore resigned last November.... Read more»

Swoon for monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

After a brief teasing rain two weeks ago, Tucson's June heat has hit hard. But as the humidity also rises, there's relief in sight. And that means it's time to celebrate the monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta on Wednesday evening.... Read more»

Phone call rates squeeze inmate families, boost Az prison revenues

Shayna Palles says phone calls are one of the few ways she can keep her 2-year-old daughter connected to her father, who is serving a 7.5-year prison term for burglary. But connecting with her husband for the 15 minutes allowed each day has proven to be costly. Because she has a non-local number, the company handling prisoner phone calls charges her $6 for every 15-minute call she accepts.... Read more»1

A walk through Wooden Tooth Records

In the back room of Cafe Passe on 4th Avenue, two local entrepreneurs are setting out to prove that selling music in physical form — LPs, cassettes and CDs — isn't outmoded. Wooden Tooth Records opens Saturday, which is Record Store Day across the country. Here's why Kellan Fortier and Jake Sullivan are bringing back vinyl.... Read more»

Tucson's Garden of Gethsemane park closed by vandalism

A popular local landmark, the Garden of Gethsemane, has been forced to close due to vandalism, authorities said. ... Read more»

Buses to shuttle streetcar riders around 4th Ave Street Fair

As hordes of trinket shoppers descend on 4th Avenue this weekend, riders of the Sun Link streetcar will find their route has a slight detour, as buses will carry passengers around the event, Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Young and homeless in Tucson

Youth in Arizona are more at risk for homelessness than kids in any other state, with 6,000 runaway or homeless youth in Pima County alone. Teen pregnancies, home foreclosures and childhood poverty make Arizona kids susceptible to homelessness, while many other families are living "one paycheck away" from being on the streets.... Read more»1

St. Patrick's parade to march through Downtown on Sunday

Tucson's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is this Sunday. The event will feature live Irish music, dancers and entertainment, as well as games for the kids.... Read more»

MOCA's Russell heading to Florida

The head of Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art, Anne-Marie Russell, is moving to Sarasota, Fla., to head up the Museum of Art there. Her husband, former city manager Mike Hein, is also making the trip across the country.... Read more»

Video: Breaking down the 'State of the City' speech

TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith joined the Daily Star's Becky Pallack and AZPM's Andrea Kelly and Christopher Conover on Metro Week to discuss Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's "State of the City" address Friday.... Read more»

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