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A map of an infill zone where growth will be encouraged to build up, so Tucson doesn't sprawl outward.

Homelessness, economic development, infill and maybe censorship are on tap for this week's meetings of local elected officials. Read more»

The Tucson City Council is reviewing its water harvesting ordinance because enforcing it has proved problematic.

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework. Read more»

Local governments continue to discuss how to get through coronavirus as Omicron variant booms.

Pima County supervisors just had their coronavirus update. The Tucson City Council and Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board will get theirs on Jan. 11. What direction they give their staffs are up to them. Read more»

Local governments are set to tackle casitas, text books; and water-wheeling this week.

The Tucson Agenda: The Sentinel's roundup of upcoming local government meetings shows the City Council, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Marana Town Council and Amphitheater Public Schools are covering issues you should know about. Read more»

Joe Pagac's 4,000 square-foot bicycle mural on the side of Epic Rides at Stone Avenue and 6th Street.

Tucson artist Joe Pagac, known for a series of murals throughout Tucson, will begin work on a 200-foot mural at Amphitheater Middle School on Nov. 6 as part of the district's "Growing Healthy Futures Fair," which will include a COVID shot clinic. Read more»

Both Amphitheater and Catalina Foothills school districts will require COVID masks for students, staff, teachers, and visitors after a judge said Monday that the Arizona law blocking such mandates in schools is not yet in effect. Read more»

"I believe the beginning of in classroom instruction should be delayed until the start of the second academic quarter. I do not come to this conclusion lightly." — Amphi Governing Board member Matt Kopec Read more»

With Tucson-area schools closed until at least March 30, some area school districts are preparing to offer "grab and go" meals for children beginning next week: Amphi, Flowing Wells & Catalina Foothills, as well as TUSD and Sunnyside. Read more»

Tanish Doshi, an Oro Valley sixth-grader, with his mom, Urvashi, said he easily makes friends with other spellers at the bee because the real rival “is the dictionary.”

Oro Valley sixth-grader Tanish Doshi among those who challenge spelling gods at national spelling bee. He fought the good fight but got taken down by an olive. Read more»

Not a meme (or quote) taken from any of Felicia Chew's pages — official mandatory 'Disclaimer Statement'

Another day, another stream of selfie memes and bizarre, incoherent political proposals from Felicia Chew, who wants to be a Pima County supervisor. Plus, laying to rest rumors of illegality in the JP8 constable appointment, and more hot local gossip. Read more»

Kirkpatrick at the latest Democratic debate.

Actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson: Kirkpatrick drops a dick joke, Kovacs racks up tickets, Chew's puzzling stances & Arizona Dems have no idea what the southern part of our state looks like. Read more»

A demonstration by teachers stretched across intersections for nearly 12 miles across Tucson on Wednesday night, as educators prepared to walk out of classes to press for increases in state funding.

Several Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Thursday, including TUSD and Amphi, as the Arizona Legislature delayed voting on an education funding plan.#RedForEd organizers had called for classes to resume if the budget was approved. Read more»

A demonstration by teachers stretched across intersections for nearly 12 miles across Tucson on Wednesday night, as educators prepared to walk out of classes to press for increases in state funding.

Some Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Wednesday, including TUSD and Marana, while others will reopen later this week. Organizers of the #RedForEd push to increase Arizona education funding called for teachers to return to classrooms Thursday. Read more»

A demonstration by teachers stretched across intersections for nearly 12 miles across Tucson on Wednesday night, as educators prepared to walk out of classes to press for increases in state funding.

Most major Tucson-area schools will remain closed Tuesday, and Sunnyside will close all week, following #RedForEd classroom closures since last Thursday. Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Flowing Wells schools will also remain closed until further notice, as teachers press Arizona state officials to increase funding for education. Read more»

TUSD, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Catalina Foothills, Marana and Amphi are joining with other districts and charters, and will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Several districts also announced they will close Friday. Read more»

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