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Things universally loved: Pima County takes up mask mandates, voting convenience

Grab your musket and tri-cornered hat. Pima County supervisors will vote on extending COVID mask mandates and setting up "voting centers" for upcoming elections. Cue freakout in five, four, three ...... Read more»1

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»

Guest opinion

Pima County justices of the peace: Please continue the eviction pause

"I worry about a dramatic increase in the number of families being evicted, and on the streets, unless the courts take reasonable action. Evicting people right now makes no sense, but 500 families face hearings over the next two weeks."... Read more»

Pima constables hosting eviction-prevention resources Thursday

A "resource fair" Thursday morning will include a number of agencies offering information on rental assistance and other guidance, as about 500 eviction cases are scheduled to be heard next month.... Read more»

Victims of abuse, harrassment can file for protective orders via phone, new website

While courts remain closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, victims of abuse, stalking or harassment can now file for protective orders by phone, Pima County officials announced Friday. ... Read more»

Az governor orders evictions delayed due to CV-19 outbreak

Arizona renters undergoing hardships because of the coronavirus outbreak can't be evicted — at least not immediately, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered Tuesday. The governor ordered evictions be delayed for at least 120 days.... Read more»

Justice Court halting evictions & misdemeanor trials for CV-19 outbreak, but one judge won't go along

All possible criminal and civil cases in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts have been ordered to be delayed for at least a month, including criminal misdemeanors and eviction cases. But one justice of the peace is refusing to go along with the plan.... Read more»

Pima County constables refuse to carry out evictions, citing coronavirus risks

All of the constables of Pima County declared Wednesday that they will no longer serve eviction papers on residents, citing the threat of transmitting coronavirus due to the many households they contact.... Read more»

County courts suspend jury trials, courthouse weddings due to coronavirus

While various courts in Pima County are remaining open, jury trials are being delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Some hearings will only take place via telephone, and anyone feeling ill can request a delay in a court hearing.... 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»

Got (legal) issues? Warrant resolution court set for Thusday

The Pima County justices of the peace plan to provide additional warrant resolution services on Thursday to help people with pending legal issues get a fresh start on the New Year. ... Read more»