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People skipping out on probation can avoid arrest with new Pima County program

The Pima County Superior Court will forgive probationers who avoid court-mandated meetings with probation officers that can result in felony arrest warrants. The "Clear My Warrant" program will help low-level offenders get back on track with their probation. ... Read more»

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Arizona government

Tucson legislators boycott 'liberal' Star editorial board

Tucson-area state legislators Sen. Melvin and Reps. Antenori, Gowan and Stevens don't seem to be fans of the Star. They sent the paper a letter saying "The bias of the Arizona Daily Star editorial board makes a fair and balanced discussion impossible. As a result, we will no longer participate with the Star's editorial board."... Read more»6

Traffic

Radar vans offer mobile portrait service to speeders

Tucson's two photo radar vans are will be taking portraits of speeders at the following times and locations on Friday... Read more»1

SeeClickFix

Mobile app will keep your drive pothole free

A new iphone app - SeeClickFix+ - may help smooth your morning commute. The launch of a local hazard tracker will speed pothole repair, says the city.... Read more»2

Public access

Access Tucson to close doors for 4 weeks

Access Tucson will shut its doors for four weeks - Feb. 10 to March 9 - following a 60 percent cut in city funding.... Read more»1

Education

St. Gregory student wins national academic award

St. Gregory senior Amanda Liu has won a national college scholarship for her academic achievements.... Read more»

Press release

Beware storm damage contractor scams

Arizonans should beware scam artists who offer to repair storm damage, warns Attorney General Terry Goddard.... Read more»

Arizona government

Name change for state's No. 2 post?

The secretary of state has ascended to the governor’s office four times in recent decades. Twice that’s meant a change of party. The current officeholder, Ken Bennett, proposes renaming the office to lieutenant governor.... Read more»

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Arts council awarded $200k for grassroots arts & culture

The Kresge Foundation announced that Tucson will be among cities to receive a $200,000 grant over the next 2 years for a new community arts project. The grant will be administered by the Tucson Pima Arts Council.... Read more»

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers may open center on Flowing Wells

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is doing a test run for a drop-off center in the parking lot of the recently closed YES Thrift Shop at 4650 N. Flowing Wells Road.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

Polygamy

Bills would close incest law loophole

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors.... Read more»

Arizona politics

Arpaio's job approval falling

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job."... Read more»

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Tohono O’odham feel squeezed by gangs, Border Patrol

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price.... Read more»

Interfaith Community Services

Northwest Side food bank to open Saturdays

Interfaith Community Services announced that it will open its food bank on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

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