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Pima County opens free COVID-19 testing site at Kino Event Center

The Pima County Health Department will begin free COVID-19 PCR testing Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Kino Event Center for anyone who has symptoms or thinks they have been exposed to the virus.... Read more»0

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Omicron puts kibosh on annual Tucson homeless survey

A surge in coronavirus cases has forced a coalition of social service organizations to cancel an annual count of homeless people living in Tucson. ... Read more»0

Disabled residents, surviving spouses can get help lowering property tax bills

The Pima County Assessor's Office staff will be going out into the community to assist eligible widows, widowers, and disabled residents with their exemption applications for their primary residence. ... Read more»0

Over-burdened Pima Animal Care Center needs fosters for pets, waives adoption fees

The Pima Animal Care Center, overcrowded and under-staffed due to COVID-19 cases, is asking members of the public to either adopt or commit to fostering a pet for two weeks to help empty the shelter.... Read more»0

Pima County partners with Mesa firm to recycle tires

Pima County residents recycle nearly 1 million tires each year, through a partnership with Pima County and Mesa company Crumb Rubber Manufacturers. Tires are collected at at 5301 W. Ina Road. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. ... Read more»0

What's open, what's closed in Tucson on MLK Day

The Martin Luther King Holiday is commemorated on the third Monday of January and that falls on Jan. 17 this year, with standard-issue closures around Tucson area.... Read more»0

From the editor

We're hiring: Sentinel's new Cultural Expression & Community Values reporting position open

A new fulltime reporter will be covering Cultural Expression and Community Values in Southern Arizona this year, with support from's readers and the national Report for America program.... Read more»0

Pima County libraries accepting donations for Afghan refugees

The Pima County Public Library's "Welcome to America" team is partnering with the groupsTucson Afghan Community and the International Rescue Committee to collect items for Afghan refugees making Tucson their new home. ... Read more»0

Pima Animal Control to hold 2 free medical clinics in Ajo

Pima Animal Care Center will hold two free medical clinics in Ajo for limited but vital procedures pets need but can be a financial hardship to owners.... Read more»0

Flags at half-staff Fri & Sat to honor Az officer dead from COVID & former Sen. Harry Reid

Flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday to mark the death of a Casa Grande police officer from COVID-19, and for the funeral of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.... Read more»0

Minimum wage increase take effect in Arizona, Tucsonans wait until April for extra bump

The minimum wage in Arizona has jumped to $12.80 per hour — a 65-cent increase over 2021, to more than $26,000 per year for those working 40 hours per week. An additional pay bump OKed by Tucson voters won't take effect until spring. ... Read more»0

Survivors of Jan. 8 to gather in memory of Tucson massacre at memorial event Saturday

Survivors, relatives of those who were killed, and board members of Tucson’s Jan. 8th Memorial Foundation will attend a remembrance on Saturday of the 2011 shooting that shook America.... Read more»0

New federal data shows UA ranked 35th in research funding

The University of Arizona conducted more than $761 million in research during Fiscal Year 2020, ranking in the top 4 percent of all colleges and universities.... Read more»0

What's open, what's not on New Year's holiday

New Year's Eve isn't typically a holiday but with the New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, many offices have Friday off as the holiday. ... Read more»0

Sex trafficking drama set for Tucson premiere at Roadhouse Cinemas

The Tucson premiere of "WAKE UP" is meant to open eyes and stir nerves bringing the filmmakers, local leaders and community together to fight child sex trafficking.... Read more»0

Tucson is ready to gather Christmas trees at recycling drop off sites

The TreeCycle program is gathering trees at nine locations throughout Tucson and Oro Valley from Dec. 26 to Jan. 17.... Read more»0

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