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Constable Deborah Martinez

A public funeral service for Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez will be held Thursday, Sep. 1, at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

Volunteer David Walker pulls buffelgrass out by its roots in Sentinel Peak Park. Efforts to remove the invasive species will get a $100,000 boost in funding.

A one-year $100,000 project will help remove invasive buffelgrass from Tumamoc Hill and "A" Mountain, but millions of dollars in long-term funding are still needed to eradicate the fire-prone weed from near Tucson, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said Wednesday. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote on how to address the affordability crisis in the Tucson-area rental market.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote on a five-part plan to tackle the affordable housing crunch in the Tucson area. It's a step but tens of thousands of affordable units are needed. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Pima County finished counting ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries, which saw new vote centers, crowded Republican races and a few surprises at the local level. The results still must be canvassed by the Board of Supervisors and Arizona secretary of state. Read more»

This Belgian Malnois is an Royal Australian Air Force working dog with some serious teeth, but not PCSD's Messi.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors struggled through an agenda item Tuesday, fighting through fits of laughter as they decided whether to send a nippy Sheriff's Department dog to Yuma. Read more»

Engel on Tuesday night, waiting for election results.

Democrat Kirsten Engel and Republican Juan Ciscomani won easily in their CD 6 congressional primaries Tuesday night, as vote counts trickled in. With a number of votes left to tally, especially in Maricopa County, many other races across the state could shift. Read more»

Vote centers were open until 7 p.m. in Tuesday's primary election in Arizona.

Election results in Tuesday's Arizona primary vote, with key contested races in Southern Arizona. Read more»

129 vote centers will be open in Pima County for Tuesday's primary election. While about 80-90 percent of voters are expected to have returned early ballots, voters who have not can go in person to any site to cast their votes, or drop off an early ballot.

A staffer for the Pima County Elections Department has been "corrected" after wrongly training temporary election workers that voters can choose which ballot they vote during Tuesday's primary election. Read more»

Mark Napier speaks with supporters at a 2016 election night party for Pima County Republicans.

After 42 years in public service, former Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier will retire from the county in August as part of a shakeup within the Pima County Administrator's Office. Read more»

Tucson protesters march against the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in late June.

Pima County will advocate for safe and legal abortion and access to reproductive health care after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to declare such services a “basic right” for women and families in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more»

Pima County residents should stay safe and wear masks indoors in public for the July 4 weekend, the Health Department warned, as COVID cases and hospitalizations remain "high" in Maricopa and Pinal counties and "medium" closer to Tucson. Read more»

Water will be one of the supplies available at Pima County's newly opened heat respite center on Ajo Way.

Pima County opened a new heat respite center Monday, adding to the nearly three dozen local facilities providing a cool place for those who need to escape the triple-digit heat. Read more»

Thousands of voter registration cards got mailed out with quickly outdated information. Supervisor Steve Christy wants answers. Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cazares-Kelly said it was on purpose.

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy will dress down County Recorder Gabriella Cazares-Kelly because it's a free shot for the Republican to raise an "elections integrity" issue. Cue the Democrat's sigh and eyeroll. Read more»

Sunnyside Unified School District will be led by Jose Gastelum, the former chief student services officer, who'll replace Steve Holmes as the top administrator for the district of 14,000 students. Read more»

This isn't the image of Marana anymore. It's more than dirt roads with ranches flung about them. It's probably time for the town to be able to budget accordingly.

Marana may have outgrown its constitutional spending limit as it is no longer just some scattered houses in the desert, while Tucson police argue their salaries are no longer competitive. Voters and arbitrators will have the final say. Read more»

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