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The Oracle Choice Neighborhood south of West Miracle Mile

The city of Tucson was awarded $2.1M in Low-income Housing Tax Credits to bring in private developers for a 63-unit affordable housing project on Oracle Road and Miracle Mile, the mayor announced Friday. Read more»

Steve Holmes, superintendent of the Sunnyside School District, will become a deputy county administrator. The move comes as Pima County Administrator Jan Lesher reorganizes leadership and prepares for more retirements. Read more»

The Pima Animal Care Center is piloting a program that will pay up to $150 in gift cards to fosters will to take in dogs and work with a professional trainer. PACC hopes the program will help long-stay dogs find homes and clear space in the packed shelter. Read more»

The city of Tucson's website went offline Tuesday afternoon and was not restored until Thursday morning, cutting access to online services such as water bill payments. City officials said "suspicious activity" may be related to the crash. Read more»

Un brumoso centro de Tucson el miércoles 1 de junio de 2022.

Las nieveles de contaminación del aire en Tucson alcanzaron niveles dañinos, provocando una adviso del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental de que los residentes deben evitar la actividad física intensa al aire libre. Read more»

A hazy Downtown Tucson on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area is at harmful levels for the second time this week, and residents should limit outdoor activities, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality officials said. Read more»

Pima Early Education Program Scholarships, a free pre-K program that has enrolled more than 700 kids in its first year, is still in need of a long-term funding source to replace the COVID relief that will support it for the next two years. Read more»

Reginald Bolding, left, and Adrian Fontes on stage during Satuday's debate for the Democratic nomination for Secretary for State.

Reginald Bolding and Adrian Fontes, Democratic primary candidates for Arizona secretary of state, contrasted their plans and qualifications Saturday, making their cases for who's best suited to beat a Republican opponent in the November election. Read more»

Dr. Theresa Cullen at FEMA site in May 2021

Pima County is seeing an uptick in COVID cases though hospitalizations remain low, Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen said Friday. She also discussed the county's plans in case of a monkeypox outbreak, and the distribution of free gun locks in the coming weeks. Read more»

Single mothers in Tucson can earn a technical education certificate from Pima Community College under a grant program offered by the YWCA and Women's Foundation. The program also offers a stipend and scholarships for preschool kids. Read more»

Candidates for the Arizona Legislature will make their cases during a series of primary debates hosted by the Clean Elections Commission. The online events, organized by district, will run from June through early July. Read more»

Pima Community College plans to increase property taxes and has bumped up tuition rates as the school tries to make up for lost revenue due to a low state support and declining enrollment. The college hopes to use increased revenues to raise staff wages and continue free services for students. Read more»

Tucson is looking into backstopping loans to low-income residents who want to install solar energy in their homes. It would likely be a small program but lead to larger support, one local solar business leader said. Read more»

The light-colored exposed 'bathtub ring' of formerly submerged shoreline in Lake Mead was already evident in this 2020 photo of the Hoover Dam and diminishing reservoir behind it.

Tucson is offering to give up part of its Colorado River allotment to try to maintain water levels in Lake Mead, an important reservoir for Arizona and other Southwestern states that has been imperiled by drought. Read more»

Pima County voters will receive new voter registration cards over the next several days. More than 650,000 cards were sent out Wednesday, with each registered voter in the county mailed an updated document. Read more»

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