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Pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay into St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson.

Friends and family paid their final respects to Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez at her funeral, held a week after she was shot and killed along with three others while serving an eviction. Martinez was given a Catholic mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

Arizona's Constable Ethics, Standards and Training Board decided Friday to launch an investigation into accusations against Deborah Martinez that include forging signatures for her nominating petitions and lying about living in her precinct. Read more»

Pima County officials are looking into claims that Constable Deborah Martinez forged signatures on her election nominating petitions and lied about where she was living, saying "there is a reason to believe felony offenses may have occurred." Read more»

Constable Deborah Martinez

The new Pima County constable for Precinct 8 in Midtown, where "rebel eviction enforcer" Kristen Randall served until resigning in January, is calling on her coworkers to work together to help constables "do right by the people." Read more»

Soon, this sign might mean you can just pull up and cast a ballot, even if the polling place is far from home. Voting centers are already used in most Arizona counties — including the red ones.

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

Constable Kirsten Randall announced her resignation Monday.

Pima County Constable Kristen Randall, known for her efforts to help people being evicted during the COVID pandemic and dubbed the "rebel eviction-enforcer," announced Monday that she's resigning. Read more» 1

William Lake-Wright is the new constable for Pima County's Justice Precinct 5 in the eastern part of the county. Lake-Wright is a former F-16 pilot, paramedic and business owner.

Pima County has appointed William Lake-Wright, a former F-16 pilot and paramedic, to serve as the constable for the eastern part of the county, filling a seat left vacant. Some county leaders want to reform or even eliminate the elected Constables Office. Read more»

An eviction notice taped to a window at an apartment complex in midtown Tucson.

In a 6-3 order, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's order extending a federal halt on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing that the CDC exceeded its authority by blocking the enforcement of evictions orders. Read more»

Constable Kristen Randall serving an eviction notice at a midtown apartment just days before the moratorium ended.

With the end of a national block on evictions Saturday, Pima County officials have created a new program to help renters facing eviction, offering legal aid along with rent and utility assistance. Read more»

Constable Kristen Randall stands beside a landlord's truck with paperwork for an eviction shielding her eyes as they get ready to change the locks on a vacant unit after they evicted the tenant. She said she only wears her badge when she's doing evictions, mostly so neighbors have an idea of what's going on.

Pima County Constable Kristen Randall works to keep residents in their homes as an end to the eviction moratorium looms. Read more»

Pima County Constable Kristen Randall, who enforces eviction orders, has worked during the pandemic to find assistance for renters and landlords before she must serve court paperwork ordering tenants from their homes.

The federal moratorium on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which expired over the weekend, was reinstated Tuesday by the CDC in areas with "high" or "substantial" continued spread of coronavirus — including Pima County. Read more»

Con la moratoria federal de desalojo extendido por otro mes, los funcionarios del Condado Pima tienen mas tiempo para conectar los inquilos con recursos para evitar desalojo. Read more»

With a federal block on evictions extended another 30 days, Pima County and Tucson officials have more time to connect residents and landlords to resources, including financial assistance. Read more»

Pima health officials Francisco Garcia and Theresa Cullen at a Dec. 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Tucson-area residents must stay at home as much as possible to halt the dangerous spike on COVID-19 cases, including skipping holiday gatherings with family, Pima County health and hospital officials said. Read more»

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»

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