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Tucson city offices are closed for the Thanksgiving and Thursday trash and recycling collection will be moved back a day.

Government offices — like the city of Tucson's — will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Read more»

Thanksgiving air traffic to Tucson International Airport is returning to pre-pandemic levels but travelers are asked to allow for extra time for safety and security protocols.

As Tucson air travel returns to prepandemic levels, passengers with plans to fly from Tucson International Airport are asked to allow extra time for safety measures. Read more»

'Our passenger number has been steadily going up since the start of the pandemic,' says Greg Roybal, Phoenix Sky Harbor public information officer. 'We’re expecting plenty of travelers on Thanksgiving, and hopefully that means plenty of traffic for Christmas time, too.'

Thanksgiving is historically the busiest time of the year for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, airport officials expect that to be the case again next week. Read more»

City trash services will be delayed a day in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day holiday means trash collection in Tucson will be delayed by a day and city offices will be closed. Read more»

The holiday commemorates the day in 1865 that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and ensured that enslaved people there would be freed.

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the end of slavery in the U.S. Read more»

Donna Cheung, who chairs the civil rights committee for the Japanese American Citizens League in Arizona, says the naming of Fred T. Korematsu Day in Arizona is especially significant now. She was among advocates and protesters who rallied against hate mongers in Arizona and elsewhere.

Nearly eight decades after the United States forced Japanese Americans into prison camps during World War II, Arizona designated Jan. 30 as Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution to recognize the efforts of a man who turned his pain into a lifetime of activism for equity and inclusion. Read more»

Arizona tourist sites were flooded over the Memorial Day weekend with visitors, leading health officials to fear that they will spread the coronavirus and there will be a spike in COVID-19 cases in a few weeks.

Memorial Day weekend crowds that one official said were “off the charts” at Arizona vacation spots have health experts worried that tourist behavior could lead to an increase of COVID-19 of cases. Read more»

A woman carrying a University of Arizona umbrella heads to class as snow falls around the UA campus on February 22, 2019.

Another cold and wet week is setting up across Arizona, which, unfortunately, will affect the Thanksgiving holiday. The approaching storm looks to be the biggest to take aim at the state so far this winter season, making for messy holiday travel. Read more»

Sure, America is divided, but income inequality and an economy favoring the rich may be issues families can agree on over holiday dinner — if we can get over our tribal divides. Read more»

Pouring cooking grease and oil down the drain can clog your pipes. Instead, bring it to Pima County's drop-off locations — it'll be converted to biodiesel fuel. Read more»

U.S. Marines with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion place concertina wire at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California on Nov. 11, as part of the deployment of thousands of active-duty troops to support border security efforts.

National security experts and former military officials called on the administration to bring active-duty troops home from the border for Thanksgiving and end what they called a “needless” and politically motivated deployment. Read more»

Transit service for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, will be as follows: Read more»

During the Fourth of July, the Pima County Animal Care Center takes in an increased number of pets. From July 1 - 3, they will offer free adoptions to clear the shelter. Read more»

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I wish all Arizonans a bountiful and safe holiday. Read more»