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Q&A: Pima Recorder Cazares-Kelly on county's new voting system

Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly made history as the first Native American to hold a countywide seat in Pima County with her 2020 win. Now she’s helping to usher in a new era for local elections.... Read more»

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Add the area code: 10-digit phone numbers required in Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona residents not yet in the habit of adding a 520 when making local phone calls have just 10 days to make the change. Starting Oct. 24, 10-digit dialing will be required, to allow for system changes for the new 988 suicide hotline.... Read more»

Pima County reviews $2 million tab to house asylum-seekers with COVID

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will vote on a $2 million contract to house asylum-seekers with COVID-19 at a Tucson hotel. ... Read more»

Former Pima judge Keith Bee pleads guilty in tax fraud case

Former Pima County Justice of the Peace Keith Bee has pleaded guilty to one felony count of filing a false income tax return and must pay $343,000 in restitution and faces up to 10 months in prison.... Read more»

Here's why Southern Arizona is moving to 10-digit dialing

On April 24, you’ll need to start a new habit: Dial 10 digits when making a local phone call in the 520 area code. It will be mandatory in October. Here’s what you need to know.... Read more»

Huckelberry asks new Pima Supes for 4-year contract extension, raise

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, whose contract expires Tuesday, is asking for four more years and a raise.... Read more»3

Indicted ex-judge Keith Bee could have trial pushed to September

A Pima County justice of the peace indicted in 2018 on three counts of filing false tax returns might not face trial until at least September. ... Read more»

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Pima court admin Lisa Royal resigns after judges vote 'no confidence'

Lisa Royal, who pleaded guilty to a DUI earlier this year, has resigned as the chief administrator of Pima County's Justice Court after judges voted last month that they had "no confidence" in her.... Read more»

Pima County OKs revised restaurant regs; State AG probing COVID-19 plan

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a final version of regulations aimed at restaurants reopening but not without a warning from one member who said they are ignoring "the 500-pound gorilla in the room."... Read more»

Pima County issues regs for restaurants reopening after CV-19 shutdowns

Pima County has adopted temporary measures for the reopening of restaurants, gyms, pools, spas and venues. The county vote established 15 mandatory health guidelines and two recommendations for restaurants, including allowing outdoor expansions.... Read more»

Green Valley eviction cases can no longer be filed in Tucson court

Starting March 1, Green Valley residents facing eviction will no longer have to travel to Tucson to plead their cases, after Justice of the Peace Ray Carroll argued for a change in filing procedures.... Read more»

Former Rep. Jim Kolbe says he left Republican Party 18 months ago

Jim Kolbe, a Republican who represented Southern Arizona in Congress for 22 years, confirmed Friday that he left the GOP — in 2018.... Read more»1

Pima court admin arrested on DUI charge handed deputy credit card instead of license

Pima court administrator Lisa Royal was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a breath test indicated she had a blood alcohol level of 0.115; she couldn't complete field sobriety tests; and handed a sheriff's deputy a credit card instead of her driver's license.... Read more»

Pima court administrator Lisa Royal arrested on suspicion of DUI on New Year's

Lisa Royal, the administrator of Pima County's Justice Court system and a former justice of the peace, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in the early-morning hours of Jan. 1.... Read more»

GPS trackers see Pima County employees driving fewer — and safe — miles

Pima County has seen returns in safety and savings since it began installing GPS systems in county vehicles in 2011. Now, it's expanding the program to the entire fleet.... Read more»

Food banks helping striking Asarco mine workers; resource fair set for Friday

The Asarco mine strike is entering its second week today and with no end in sight, supporters are doing what they can to support the impacted families, including holding resource fairs. ... Read more»

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