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Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg visits Tucson to talk $25M for new 22nd St. bridge

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Tucson on Thursday to announce the 22nd Street bridge over Aviation Parkway and the Union Pacific Railroad will be replaced using $25 million from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.... Read more»

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Pima County finishes counting Aug. 2 primary votes

Pima County finished counting ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries, which saw new vote centers, crowded Republican races and a few surprises at the local level. The results still must be canvassed by the Board of Supervisors and Arizona secretary of state. ... Read more»

Nuevo documental celebrará 'milagros' de mariachis y folklórico de Tucson

Las comunidades de mariachi y folclórico de Tucson brillarán en un nuevo documental titulado “The Mariachi Miracle.” Aunque aún no está listo, habrá una proyección del corte preliminar de la obra de amor de Daniel Buckley en el Fox Theatre el domingo. ... Read more»

Texas company asks judge to block Biden ghost gun regulations

A Texas firearms parts dealer asked a federal judge to block a Biden administration rule targeting "ghost guns" it claims will shutter its business - a rule also being challenged by Arizona and other GOP states on behalf of a North Dakota gun shop.... Read more»

A look at Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

The man many believe was behind some of the Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona - but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, putting them on the November ballot.... Read more»

Tucson shut 2 recycling centers last month, unclear if more will follow

The city of Tucson only has five remaining neighborhood recycling centers, after closing two last month that had been plagued by illegal dumping. ... Read more»

TUSD considers $250 bonuses for employees who get coming 2nd COVID boosters

The TUSD Governing Board reviewed whether to spend $2.2 million in dwindling pandemic relief funds to encourage staffers to get their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said he expects the CDC to allow the additional booster shots for more adults. ... Read more»

Catfish from Patagonia Lake have elevated mercury levels, Az officials warn

Anglers should limit their consumption of catfish from Patagonia Lake because of elevated mercury levels. State officials said adults shouldn't eat more than 2.5 ounces per week of fish from the Southern Arizona lake, while children shouldn't eat more than 2 ounces per month ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Brnovich's mocking Cyber Ninjas letter punctuates his doom in Az Senate race

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich's letter to the state Legislature concerning dead voters looks now like a concession speech ending a failed U.S. Senate race in a party he's no longer crazy enough to lead.... Read more»

'Time-honored' O’odham harvesting knowledge altered by climate change

Baidaj - the saguaro fruit - harvesting is a time of celebration and marks the O’odham New Year right before monsoon downpours sweep through the Southwest - but they are growing increasingly concerned about earlier blooms and ripening of the flower.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Az AG Brnovich's threats to investment firm BlackRock a sign of GOP threats to come

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding private equity firm BlackRock "come clean" about its "leftist politics." Because apparently while Republican money is speech, funds invested with an eye to the long term are an anti-trust violation. ... Read more»

Biden administration ending 'Remain in Mexico' policy on asylum-seekers

Homeland Security officials said Monday they will wind down a Trump-era program, known as "Remain in Mexico," which requires asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their applications for protection wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

Tucson moves to ban discrimination against renters based on income sources

Tucson's Housing Department is asking the public to read a draft ordinance and give feedback on a planned ban on refusing to rent or sell housing to anyone based on their source of income — such as housing vouchers or Social Security.... Read more»

Pima Supes vote 3-2 to challenge Arizona ban on local gun controls

Pima County supervisors voted 3-2 to prepare to sue the state of Arizona to lift a ban on local firearms regulations, calling gun violence a "public health crisis."... Read more»

Arizona Senate 'audit' leaders Doug Logan & Ben Cotton are facing Michigan criminal probe

Michigan AG Dana Nessel has petitioned to name a special prosecutor to investigate Doug Logan, Ben Cotton and others who falsely believed the election was stolen from Donald Trump and then set out to gather evidence by gaining access to ballot tabulators. ... Read more»

Fewer people are moving as interest rates, rents rise

Most people move during the spring and summer months, but many would-be movers stayed put this May and June amid higher interest rates and rising rents, and exurbs saw more people move in as other areas experienced an outflow.... Read more»

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