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Pima supervisors to hold special meeting on migrant shelter at juvie center

At a special meeting next Monday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will review and potentially approve converting a vacant portion of the juvenile detention center into a shelter for asylum-seekers released by the federal government.... Read more»

County migrant shelter 'back on track' after Elias again supports project

Plans to turn an unused section of the Pima juvenile detention center into a shelter for released migrants are back on, 24 hours after heated debate led officials to order a halt to work.... Read more»

County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center

Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center into a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of released migrants have prompted debate, with activists calling the move a "non-starter," and supporters assailing "second-guessing that undermines the work."... Read more»7

The way we were

Arthur Pack: Successful businessman was also conservation pioneer

For most Pima County residents these days, the name Arthur Pack is usually mentioned in the context of golf because of the noteworthy Lee Trevino designed course at a park named after him on the Marana-Oro Valley frontier. Arthur Pack was prominent a businessman and philanthropist whose impact on conservation policy is still felt locally. His influence extends well beyond Pima County as well.... Read more»

Pima County to lease juvenile center for stop-over for asylum-seekers

Asylum seekers freshly released from federal custody may have a new place for respite as Pima County is set to turn over an unused section of the juvenile detention center to Catholic Community Services.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Legislature & Ducey's cartoonish scheme to hike TUSD taxes tossed over cliff by judge

Told ya so: Demonstrating the acme of futility, the Legislature discovered again that it has no Wonder Twin powers to make the Arizona Constitution disappear. Slamming bills into law without public comment doesn't help.... Read more»

Victim, suspect argued on phone seconds before fatal I-19 shooting

A California man accused of shooting a Tucson woman to death in Green Valley on Saturday night was arguing on the phone with her seconds before the incident, authorities said.... Read more»

Beethoven & books: Tucson Symphony and Pima Library to host discussions

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will host a series of free discussions at three Pima County public libraries this fall, in efforts to reach out to a broader audience of Tucsonans.... Read more»

Tucson woman dies following I-19 shooting Saturday in Green Valley

A 29-year-old man and his 3-year-old daughter survived Saturday's shooting on Interstate 19 in Green Valley, but a 25-year-old woman from Tucson was pronounced dead at Banner University Medical Center.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Handicapping the Tucson mayor's race & the myth of 'woke'

The race to replace Mayor Jonathan Rothschild leads to discussions about race and gender when voter outreach and turnout — and the necessary cash and hard work — will be what's truly pivotal. ... Read more»

Volunteers needed for Tucson Mountain Park trail building and restoration

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation [cq] is calling for volunteers to assist in building 2.5 miles of trails at the Painted Hills Trails Park [cq] and help with Enchanted Hills Trail Park’s [cq] ongoing restoration efforts, according to Marcia Zamorano, [cq]a Pima County communication specialist. [cq]... Read more»

Free microchips could help firework-frightened pets get back home

Pima Animal Care Center will be holding a free drive-through pet microchipping clinic June 16 to July 3, leading up to the July 4 fireworks that frighten many animals into fleeing their homes.... Read more»

Elias defends Clean Water Act in U.S. Senate hearing

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias told federal lawmakers that a plan to limit the so-called Waters of the United States rule would end up eliminating clean-water protections for “rivers like the Santa Cruz, the Salt, the Gila.”... Read more»

El Chisme

Pima Supes wannabe Chew spits out unconstitutional 'hate crime' meme

Another day, another stream of selfie memes and bizarre, incoherent political proposals from Felicia Chew, who wants to be a Pima County supervisor. Plus, laying to rest rumors of illegality in the JP8 constable appointment, and more hot local gossip.... Read more»

Despite rhetoric, border counties’ violent crime about average for U.S.

An analysis of four years of violent crime data for the border counties as a whole showed they were usually slightly above the national average, following no obvious trend.... Read more»

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