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Tucson approves city Labor Standards Unit, despite advocates' concerns

The city of Tucson is moving ahead with their plans to create a Labor Standards Unit under the control of their Business Services Department. Advocates for Prop. 206, the $15 minimum wage ballot initiative, have said the policy requires a department to enfroce labor law and that this new unit may not cut it. ... Read more»

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Tucson to end COVID mask mandate, return soon to in-person City Council meetings

Tucson city leaders are planning to end the COVID mask mandate for city buildings on March 14 and take steps to bring back in-person meetings. The discussion of easing COVID mitigation policies follows moves made by Pima County a few days earlier. ... Read more»

Career conservationist Kevin Dahl takes office as Tucson's new Ward 3 councilman

Environmental activist Kevin Dahl was sworn into office Monday, representing Ward 3 on the Tucson City Council. The Democrat hopes to confront big problems like climate change and affordable housing by acting locally his ward's Northwest Side neighborhoods. ... Read more»

Pay bump for mayor & City Council fails as last Tucson ballots are tallied

While the results of Tucson's City Council election held up from the early numbers reported last week, and an initiative to raise the minimum wage easily passed, a proposition that would increase the salaries of the mayor and City Council fell short, after it was passing in the first count.... Read more»

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Never mind the GOP, Tucson's new alternative may be on the Left

Someone has got to hold our Democratic incumbents accountable and it’s probably time to stop the expecting the heat to come from the Right. It may have to come from the Left; at least around Tucson.... Read more»2

Tucson minimum wage increase wins 2-1, Democrats dominate Council elections

Democrats easily ran the table in Tuesday's Tucson City Council elections, and an initiative to boost the minimum wage for workers in the city easily passed. A measure to increase the salaries of Tucson's mayor and councilmembers was narrowly winning, by just more than 100 votes.... Read more»

Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds

Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years. ... Read more»

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Decision 2021: The more things change, the more Tucson wants warm milk

The results of the primary election seem more like a warm glass of milk and a “Friends” marathon than the sort of turbulent circus the last couple of elections have been. Tucson voters just want quiet.... Read more»

Kozachik keeps Ward 6 Dem nod, Dahl choice in Ward 3 Tucson Council primary

Incumbent Tucson Councilman Steve Kozachik fended off two challengers in Tucson's Ward 6 Council primary, with Kevin Dahl prevailing as the choice of Democrats for the open seat in Ward 3.... Read more»

Tucson voters have until Tuesday evening to hand in primary ballots

Tucson residents in Wards 3,5 and 6 will have until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3 to hand in ballots in the City Council primary election. If you still have yours, don't mail it back — drop it off in person to ensure that it's counted.... Read more»

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Candidatos con una pista: La Primaria Demócrata de Tucson ofrece experiencia

La lista de candidatos postulando para la nominación democrata en el carrera del ayuntamiento esta llena con experiencia. Las candidatos son inteligentes, apasionados y listos con sus ideas de que es bueno para Tucson. ... Read more»

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Candidates with a clue: Tucson's Democratic primary slate is chock full of experience

Good news for Tucson voters about the city primary election: Y’all have real choices. Each of the Democrats vying for office come in knowing the difference between a general fund and an enterprise fund. And the challenges they want to address are real.... Read more»2

Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Tucson city primary election

Midnight on Tuesday, July 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Tucson primary election — double-check your registration online even if you're already signed up.... Read more»

Tucson elections to go ahead in 2021, Az Supreme Court rules

The Arizona State Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Tucson will have an election after all this year, shutting down a challenge that would have forced the city to move to even-year elections under a state law.... Read more»

Biden firm on uranium-mining ban around ‘jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

In August, Biden called the Grand Canyon an “irreplaceable jewel” and blasted the Trump administration’s uranium mining plan, saying he would focus instead on developing clean energy. ... Read more»

Preliminary OK for Little Colorado dam proposals worries plan’s critics

Federal regulators have given a Phoenix company the green light to study a hydropower project for the Little Colorado River, what opponents fear is a first step toward “destroying incredibly rare, beautiful, sacred resources.”... Read more»

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