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Tucson healthcare worker: Congress can't sit idle during 'relentless' COVID outbreak

Seeing it firsthand, it's clear to me that COVID-19 has exposed what years of political grandstanding, underfunding and partisan choices have done to our health care system: we were unprepared.... Read more»

As protests grow, big labor sides with police unions

The latest in the historically fraught relationship among police, labor and the civil rights movement.... Read more»

Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

Even as top Democrats denounce Charles and David Koch's political "dark money" organizations, party operatives have built a secretive nonprofit network of their own — albeit a much smaller one. A dozen donors account for 60 percent of a Democratic nonprofit’s receipts — most of the $12.7 million the group raised during its last fiscal year.... Read more»3

PCC police chief steps down; interim replacement picked

In the wake of the sudden resignation of Pima Community College's chief of police, the school appointed a temporary head of the force Friday afternoon. ... Read more»1

GOP lawmaker targets public employee unions

Only one in 20 Arizonans is a member of a union, but that hasn’t stopped several Republican state lawmakers from pushing bills aimed at restricting organized labor. Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Peoria wants to rein in unions representing public employees such as police officers, firefighters and teachers — groups he says take advantage of taxpayers.... Read more»

Tommy Obermaier

Longtime TCC arena head on 'imposed leave'

Tommy Obermaier, a Tucson Convention Center staffer who's run the city's arena for years, has been placed on "imposed leave," a city spokesman confirmed Thursday.... Read more»2