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Most city, county, state, and federal governmental offices will be closed Monday, including post offices and courts. Most banks and credit unions will be closed. Read more»

A hazy day in Tucson on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area hit harmful levels on Wednesday, with high concentrations of ground-level ozone, prompting an advisory from Pima County that residents should avoid intense physical outdoor activity. Read more»

A hazardous waste collection event in Tucson several years ago.

Tucson residents can dispose of hazardous waste and have documents shredded this Saturday free of charge during the city's May collection event. Read more»

The presidential order also states the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all U.S. buildings.

Flags across Arizona should be flown at half-staff immediately through sunset Thursday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Allen, Texas, Gov. Katie Hobbs ordered, in coordination with a national proclamation by President Joe Biden. Read more»

Flags across Arizona should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, May 1, to mark Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day, Gov. Katie Hobbs ordered. Read more»

Richard Anthony “Dick” Kurz, 79, of Tucson, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 21, 2023. Read more»

Randi Burnett, a former family lawyer who has served as a court commissioner since 2021, has been appointed as a judge in Pima County Superior Court, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Tuesday. Read more»

New Oro Valley Town Manager Jeff Wilkins

The Oro Valley Town Council has hired former central Ohio solid waste boss Jeff Wilkins to immediately serve as the Tucson suburb's new chief executive. Read more»

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality declared Tuesday a Dust Action Day for the Tucson metropolitan area, warning of harmful levels of air pollution due to high winds Monday night. Read more»

Joel Levine via Wikipedia Chavez, in a cropped and retouched 1974 photo.

All city of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed Friday, March 31, in observance of César Chávez Day. Read more»

Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams in December after appointing Jesus Bustamante to the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board.

Nicole Werner has resigned from the Sahuarita Unified School District Governing Board and Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams is accepting applications to fill the post. Read more»

Arizona workers can expect an increase in the minimum wage beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

The minimum wage in Arizona is set to increase from $12.80 to $13.85 effective Jan. 1, 2023, due voter-approved Proposition 206, which tied annual pay bumps to inflation. Read more»

From column writing to sports photography and Spanish-language reporting, the staff of the Tucson Sentinel was recognized with a number of top awards announced by the Arizona Press Club. Read more»

Today it looks a lot  like Christmas. Next week it will be time to start thinking about how to clean up after the holiday. Tucson's TreeCycle program provides an option.

Christmas trees collected at 10 sites around Tucson will be turned into compost for city parks. Read more»

The 2023 Tucson housing survey will help area community services address homelessness. It needs volunteers for a Jan. 25 count.

The Tucson-Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness is seeking 300 volunteers to fan out around the Tucson area on the morning of Jan. 25 and survey those without a permanent roof over their heads. Read more»

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