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Catherine Ripley speaking at a PCC Veterans Day event last week.

Citing a need to care for her elderly mother, Catherine Ripley is resigning from her seat on the Pima Community College Governing Board. 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»

Pima Community College will require all 2,500 school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4, to comply with a Biden administration policy that all federal contractors to have vaccinated employees. Read more»

Students of Pima Community College who collected debt during the pandemic will get a clean slate as the school announced they plan to use federal COVID relief funds to clear about $2.7 million in debt.

Pima Community College is using federal money to clear $2.7 million in debts owed by about 4,500 students that was incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, the college announced Monday. Read more»

Part of Broadway's 'Sunshine Mile' includes the Hirsh's Shoes building, center.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong. Read more» 2

The former Hirsch's Shoes building, in the middle of the stretch of mid-century modern buildings known as Tucson's 'Sunshine Mile.'

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. Read more»

A vintage photograph of a squaw dress shows the dress’s accordion skirt span and crinkly pleats.

In the 1950s, Tucson was a major fashion industry player, all thanks to one garment: the squaw dress. Its influences can still be seen today, proving that despite an offensive name and changing styles, the dress's impact never truly faded. Read more»

A former state lawmaker and local historical preservation activist has been appointed to fill the seat on the Pima College Board left empty when David Longoria abruptly resigned in October. Demion Clinco will serve out the remainder of a term that runs through December 2016. Read more»

Four Pima County residents have asked to be appointed to fill the seat on the Pima College Board left empty when David Longoria abruptly resigned last month. Georgia Brousseau is a former PCC Board member and retired TUSD principal, Demion Clinco is a former state legislator, Miguel Cuevas a ex-member of the TUSD Board, and Rene Teyechea is a teacher at Desert View High School. Read more»

Story time at Valley of the Moon, during the 'Beyond' events marking the first anniversary of the Jan. 8 shootings.

The city of Tucson's zoning enforcement officer resigned this week, citing "political interference" from the City Council. Here are a few cases in which City Hall switched-up the determinations made by Linus Kafka. Read more» 2

The Legislative District 2 debate, originally scheduled for Monday night, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, officials from the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission said. Read more»


Demion Clinco was appointed to the state House of Representatives by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant when former. Rep. Andrea Dalessandro resigned on being appointed to the Senate to fill another vacant seat. Read more» 1

Pima County Democrats nominated three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives at a meeting Saturday. The Board of Supervisors will pick from among Anabelle Nuñez, Demion Clinco and Miguel Cuevas in a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Read more»

Working to fill the latest open seat in a legislative game of musical chairs, Pima County Democrats will meet Saturday to pick three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. Read more»

An exterior shot of a 1949 Airstream at The Shady Dell in Bisbee. It is an example of one of nine trailers guests are able to choose from to rent.

They’re a piece of Americana, making their debut in the 1930s, the streamline design of vintage travel trailers holds a special place in southern Arizona. Read more»

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