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Ramada in Gene C. Reid Park rose garden

Operating hours for Tucson park centers will return to their pre-pandemic schedules on Monday due to spring drop in COVID cases. Read more»

Tucson is vying for a fifth win in the national "Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation" put on annually by the Wyland Foundation, an ocean and marine life conservation nonprofit. Read more»

A line of customers on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Tucson, in January 2021.

The city of Tucson and Pima County have launched public outreach campaigns as they prepare changes in zoning codes to allow the opening of dispensaries that sell only recreational marijuana. Read more»

The city of Tucson is asking residents what they want to see in the Norte-Sur corridor, a plan that will guide transit and affordable housing near a 15-mile stretch of road between the Tucson Mall and International Airport. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva spoke with the press alongside several local government leaders who supported his Environmental Justice for All bill, whicht they say will help Tucson's communities of color impacted by pollution.

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. Read more»

Sheriff Chris Nanos at the Jan. 8 memorial

The 11 members of the new Civilian Advisory Review Board of the Pima County Sheriff's Department were named Tuesday. The group will provide input on criminal justice reform, public relations and deputy training. Read more»

Coronavirus long haul can affect even those who were infected but never showed symptoms. Tucson Medical Center and the Health Department on Wednesday will hold a public discussion about the condition.

Tucson Medical Center and the Pima County Health Department will host a virtual public discussion panel on the signs, symptoms and treatment options for anyone that may be experiencing COVID-19 "long-haul" symptoms. Read more»

Pima County has started approving contracts with school districts that will fund their free preschool program for low-income families, called PEEPS, with federal COVID relief from the 2021 American Rescue Plan. The switch is expected to bring and keep more teachers and open more classrooms. Read more»

Clinica Amistad, a nonprofit healthcare provider for low-income patients in Tucson, will get a part of $6.8 million in federal earmarks going to Southern Arizona, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva announced Thursday. Read more»

Pima County and the city of Tucson expect to hand out $41 million in rental assistance by September, even as Tucson plans to bow out of the program this summer as its funding runs out. Read more»

A jury found that the city of Tucson and two police officers were not negligent in the 2018 fatal shooting of 53-year-old Joel Andrade, whose family sued, claiming more should have been done prevent the death of the South Side father and husband. Read more»

Anna Rosenberry

The city of Tucson hired Anna Rosenberry as the new chief finance officer and assistant city manager. Rosenberry started March 21 and comes from Montana, where she had more than two decades of experience in local government finance. Read more»

The family of a man shot and killed by Tucson police in 2018 is suing the city for negligence, saying the incident that led to his death should have been handled like a mental health crisis rather than like a "hostage situation." Read more»

City Hall

The Tucson City Council announced that the council meeting on Tuesday will be virtual, which was a sudden switch from what was to be the first in-person council meeting in two years. Read more»

Chiricahua National Monument is closer to becoming a national park, a more prestigious designation that could bring jobs and tourists to Southeastern Arizona, after the Senate approved a measure without dissent. Read more»

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