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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in Downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

The city of Tucson will close the pre-application period for public housing and Section 8 voucher waitlists Monday night, giving people a final weekend to submit applications. Read more»

Pima Animal Care Center will stay closed to the public through Monday as officials work to stem the contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. Two dogs were euthanized because of the infection, and several more have contracted it. Read more»

Pima Animal Care Center will be closed to the public through Friday as officials work to stem the contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. The shelter has experienced overcrowding nearly continuously for the past several years. Read more»

The 2011 MLK Day march in Tucson.

Tucson's Martin Luther King, Jr. day will kick off with a march on the South Side and a celebration at Reid Park, but residents should remember city services will close for the holiday. Read more»

The Pima Animal Care Center is only taking in animals on an emergency basis after a dog tested positive for highly contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. The shelter has experienced overcrowding nearly continuously for the past several years. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors appointed Daniel Rowland to fill the position of constable of Justice Precinct 1 after struggling to find candidates as officials seek to make changes in the constables' office. Read more»

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in Downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

People can apply for a spot on two city of Tucson housing waiting lists online or in person starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. Applicants will be selected with a lottery once the application window closes on Jan. 24. Read more»

A view of the Tucson City Hall in 2022.

The IDEA beat in 2022 reported on Southern Arizona, Pima County and Tucson during a time of shocking violence in the community, the end to COVID-19 measures and funding and an important midterm election. Read more»

Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs has picked Dr. Theresa Cullen, Pima County health director, to lead the state Department of Health Services. Cullen has spent 35 years working in public health and took the helm in Pima County in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more»

The $1.7 trillion spending package that Congress passed last week as part of the annual budget includes million-dollar investments for a wide range of projects by Pima County, Tucson, Pima Community College and others. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday that he has allocated $25 million in federal funds to the Department of Environmental Quality to partner them with Tucson Water in efforts to treat PFAS near the Tucson International Airport. Read more»

Leo, bottom right, has been adopted, but many other dogs at PACC face being put down because of overcrowding.

The Pima Animal Care Center is asking people to adopt any of the 19 dogs still on a list of those facing being put down, as the shelter is facing critical overcrowding and the spread of a deadly respiratory disease for dogs. Read more»

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of beginning plans to fund childcare services for their public safety employees, including cops, firefighters and dispatchers, as a way to recruit and retain long-term workers . Read more»

The Tucson City Council unanimously voted in favor extending fare-free Sun Tran rides for another six months, but is also looking for investments from the UA, TUSD and other local partners to help cover the long-term costs. Read more»

Rosanne Inzunza, front left, and her boyfriend, Shawn Lopez, sit in front of Frances Guzman, back left, as she wipe tears away in the Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting room. Families of inmates who died in the jail were at a meeting Tuesday to talk about their frustrations with the lack of attention paid to deaths behind bars.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a 7.5% raise and as much as $10,000 in retention bonuses for corrections officers. Family members of inmates who have died in custody told the board there needs to be more oversight of the jail. Read more»

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