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Pima County supervisors vote to end COVID-19 emergency declaration

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to end the emergency proclamation established last March in the early days of COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»3

$6.5M grant to fund Pima County work to increase health care equity

Pima County will use a $6.5 million CDC grant to target and solve disparities in access to COVID-19 testing, and use data to increase health-care equity over the next two years.... Read more»

Departamento de Salud usará subvención de $6.5 millones para crear equidad de salud en el condado

El Departamento de Salud de Condado Pima recibe una subvención para crear la equidad de salud en el condado y la directora del departamenta, Theresa Cullen, dice que van usar lo para augmentar su personal y enfoque basado en datos. ... Read more»

Ducey OKs bill allowing Arizona businesses to opt out of mask mandates

Unwilling to let counties and cities maintain mandates for face coverings, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that allows businesses to ignore local regulations. Immediately after signing the bill, he said the single-sentence bill "may have unintended consequences" and said state legislators were committed to fixing a "technical oversight." ... Read more»

AG: Pima County ban on political contributions unconstitutional

Pima County's prohibition on its employees contributing money to candidates for county office violates both the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.... Read more»

Pima Supes mandate COVID-19 face masks county-wide

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Friday to require wearing face masks in public everywhere in Pima County — an order that supersedes town and city regulations — to slow the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»

Pima County shifts to allow continued 'work from home' after Supes, staff pressure

Pima County employees are concerned by a move to end coronavirus telecommuting, but County Administrator Huckelberry retreated a bit from his firm stance under pressure from the Board of Supervisors and workers.... Read more»

Pima County OKs Stonegarden border funding on 3-2 vote

After hours of public comment and debate, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 for Operation Stonegarden, accepting — with conditions — $1.8 million in federal grants for border-enforcement patrols by the Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Huckelberry: County plans to seek Stonegarden funding to care for asylum-seekers

Two weeks before the Board of Supervisors considers a controversial border enforcement grant, a top official said Pima County intends to apply for additional funding under the Homeland Security-led grant to cover care and transport for asylum-seekers who have been released here by U.S. immigration officials. ... Read more»

Monsanto pulls Pima property-tax proposal, preserves trade-zone plan

Dodging a potential thorn in the side of a federal Foreign Trade Zone application for a planned Marana greenhouse, controversial agi-biz giant Monsanto has withdrawn a proposal to pay Pima County less in property taxes while backing the FTZ bid.... Read more»

Pima County schedules 5 public meetings on Monsanto

Pima County is having five meetings this month to allow more citizen feedback and let Monsanto respond to complaints about its controversial plans for a greenhouse near Marana. ... Read more»3

2017 could bring a lot of talk about increasing sales taxes

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts.... Read more»1

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4