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St. Elizabeth's assisting with KidsCare signups

KidsCare, low-cost children's health insurance, is available in Arizona again after enrollment was frozen in 2010. St. Elizabeth's Health Center is offering free enrollment assistance to families interested in the program. Those who apply this month could get coverage as early as September 1. ... Read more»0

Pima County seeks workers for primary and general election polls

Pima County is currently seeking registered voters to work at the polls for the primary election on Aug. 30 and the general election on Nov. 8.The Elections Department will hire about 2,000 workers total in the County. ... Read more»0

Tucson MVDs open earlier to reduce long waits

The Arizona Department of Transportation has started to open its three Tucson Motor Vehicle Division offices half an hour early in an effort to reduce long wait times. ... Read more»0

KXCI to offer window on live radio at new Hotel Congress studio

Tucson community radio station KXCI plans to open a new broadcast studio inside Hotel Congress. Scheduled to open in the fall, the studio will give passersby the chance to see DJs conducting interviews and catch a glimpse of special shows by touring and local musicians.... Read more»0

New citizens celebrate Independence Day at Saguaro National Park

For most, Independence Day is a time to gather with friends, grill hot dogs and watch fireworks blast through the sky. Monday at the Saguaro National Park, 20 new citizens celebrated not with firecrackers, but with hands proudly raised and an oath of allegiance to the United States.... Read more»1

Free adoptions for 'Clear the Shelter' event this holiday weekend

During the Fourth of July, the Pima County Animal Care Center takes in an increased number of pets. From July 1 - 3, they will offer free adoptions to clear the shelter. ... Read more»0

Pima submits latest accreditation report to HLC

Pima Community College submitted a 2016 Notice Report to the Higher Learning Commission on June 29. The report is a required response to the college’s current standing of “on notice,” a continued risk of becoming non-compliant with the HLC’s criteria.... Read more»0

VW owners eligible for up to $10k from emissions settlement

Arizonans who own "clean diesel" Volkswagen or Audi cars may now be eligible to receive $5,100 to $10,000 in compensation from a settlement over the company's deliberate cheating on emissions standards. About 10,000 Arizona cars could be covered by the program.... Read more»0

Monsoons and mariachi at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The El Día de San Juan Fiesta will take place this Friday, June 24 at the Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. From 5 to 10 p.m. the market will be transformed with live music, tasty aguas frescas drinks and vibrant examples of Mexican culture.... Read more»0

Pima College is seeking public input on lastest report to accreditors

Pima Community College is seeking public commentary on a draft of the latest report to it's accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.... Read more»0

Public meetings to take input on proposed Interstate 11

The Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Wednesday evening in Tucson to discuss proposed plans for Interstate 11. The meeting will be the second of three held in Southern Arizona to gather input on a recommended corridor that runs between Nogales and Wickenburg, north of Phoenix.... Read more»1