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14 states, including Arizona, were penalized on their report cards this year for giving regulatory preference to adult-use cannabis operations.

A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers. Read more»

Confusion in the lower courts could mean the Supreme Court will have to take up this issue again to clarify how its new test should be applied.

Gun regulations preventing domestic abusers from possessing firearms were shot down on Thursday at the Fifth Circuit not because modern society deems them unnecessary but because the founding generation did. Read more»

From left, hospitality leaders Eliza McCoy, Rose Walz, Mark VanBeest and Jay Caiafa speak during a panel on hospitality safety at the It’s a Penalty conference in Phoenix Jan. 25, 2023. McCoy is vice president of prevention and awareness programs for the American Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation; Walz is director of human resources at Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort; VanBeest is vice president of external affairs & brand services, G6 Hospitality; and Caiafa is chief operating officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Up to 150,000 people are expected in Arizona for Super Bowl LVII, and It’s a Penalty brought together well-known names in sports, hospitality and tourism to shine a light on abuse, human trafficking and exploitation ahead of the big game. Read more»

Many municipal chicken laws allow residents to keep four to eight hens, often prohibiting roosters due to noise concerns.

Prompted in part by the high price of supermarket eggs, city councils from Arizona to Florida to Oklahoma have approved ordinances allowing people to welcome hens into their yards - but aspiring chicken owners who are motivated solely by egg prices are in for a reality check. Read more»

Even though this is the second-largest increase in the history of the CCDBG program, it is nowhere near the level of funding states received to keep the child care industry afloat during the pandemic.

A federal program critical to helping low-income families pay for child care received a $1.9 billion increase late last year - but if states simply use the funds to provide more families with vouchers or subsidies, there might not be enough providers to serve them. Read more»

Separating a nursing home operation and its building into two corporations - often with the same owners - is a common practice around the country.

Nearly 9,000 for-profit nursing homes outsource crucial services such as nursing staff, management, medical supplies and even building ownership to affiliated corporations, known as “related parties,” that their owners own, invest in, or control - while patient care declined. Read more»

The Pima Community College men’s track & field team competed at the CAC Indoor Invitational on Saturday at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. Read more»

Freshman Trinity Bethea broke the Pima school record in the 400 meters (58.88) while sophomore Jackie Trice earned an Indoor and Outdoor national qualifier in the Long Jump (5.63 meters, 18-feet, 5.75-inches) and an Indoor qualifier in the Pentathlon (2667 points). Sophomore Candice Pocase earned her national qualifier in the Pole Vault (3.00 meters, 9-10).

The Pima Community College women’s track & field team competed at the CAC Indoor Invitational on Saturday at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Ariz. Read more»

Freshman Benji Cazares (Tucson Magnet HS) finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double while Anthony Imhoff got the win (2-0) after pitching six innings giving up one run (one earned) on three hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in Pima's 7-5 win over New Mexico Junior College. The Aztecs will play South Mountain Community College in the Zinger Classic championship round on Sunday at Sloan Park. First pitch is at 12:30 p.m.

The Pima Community College baseball team (7-0) picked up another win on Saturday in the second day of the Zinger Classic in Mesa. Read more»

Sophomore Matehya Aberle (Holbrook HS) scored a team-high 13 points but the No. 12 ranked Aztecs (Division II) got outmatched at No. 23 Cochise College (Division I) 75-60 snapping their 7-game winning streak. The Aztecs are now 18-5 overall and 11-4 in ACCAC conference play.

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (18-5, 11-4 in ACCAC) had its seven-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at Cochise College (20-3, 13-2). Read more»

Sophomore Cesar Saenz (Sabino HS) scored a team-high 22 points but the No. 14 ranked Aztecs men's basketball team (Division II) fell to No. 16 Cochise College (Division I) 73-71. The Aztecs are now 18-5 overall and 10-5 in ACCAC conference play.

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (18-5, 10-5) swallowed a tough pill on Saturday in their attempt to hand Cochise College (21-2, 15-0) its first ACCAC conference loss of the season. Read more»

As we enter Black History Month, we have an opportunity to spotlight Black history which is American history, and reaffirm our commitment to Black joy, Black futures, and ensure a thriving Black community here in Tucson. Read more»

Freshman Mina Chacon (Tucson Magnet HS) went 4 for 6 with three runs scored while sophomore Elise Munoz was 4 for 8 with an RBI and two runs scored as Aztecs Softball split their games on Friday to close out the Great Western Shootout beating Utah State University-Eastern 12-8 but dropping the second game to the College of Southern Nevada 9-6. Jasmine Majonica (right) went 2 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored in the first game. The Aztecs are 3-6 overall.

The Pima Community College softball team (3-6) closed out play in the Great Western Shootout on Friday at the Pacific Avenue Athletics Complex in Yuma. Read more»

The Aztecs baseball team opened the Zinger Classic in Mesa with wins over No. 11 ranked Salt Lake Community College and the College of Southern Nevada. Sophomore Jaeden Swanberg pitched five innings giving up one run (one earned) on three hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks against the Bruins. Sophomore Gage Mestas went 5 for 8 with an RBI, four runs, four steals and two walks on the day. The Aztecs improved to 6-0 on the season.

The Pima Community College baseball team (6-0) opened play in the Zinger Classic on Friday at Sloan Park in Mesa. Read more»

A Tucson man was sentenced to probation for lying to federal officials about buying a part for an AR-15 later used to ambush and kill Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez and two others at a North Side apartment complex last August. Read more»

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