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Tucson's city website crashes for 36 hours, 'suspicious activity' probed

The city of Tucson's website went offline Tuesday afternoon and was not restored until Thursday morning, cutting access to online services such as water bill payments. City officials said "suspicious activity" may be related to the crash.... Read more»

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»

$15 minimum wage advocates raise red flag over Tucson's plans for Labor Standards office

Tucson officials are making a mistake, an advocate of higher wages said, by rolling a new Labor Standards office into the city's Business Services Department. The city is preparing for a gradual increase in the minimum wage after Tucson voters approved the measure last fall.... Read more»

39 Tucson city workers being fired for not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has started the process of firing 11 permanent employees who failed to get their COVID-19 shots before a Dec. 1 deadline. Another 28 temporary workers will also no longer eligible to be on the city payroll. But officials said almost 100 percent of staffers were in compliance with the mandate.... Read more»

86 Tucson city staffers could lose jobs after not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has a new plan to tackle its staffing shortage, which is expected to worsen with the projected termination of 86 employees who failed to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by a Dec. 1 deadline. ... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Tucson, school elections

Despite what you may have been told, the deadline to register to vote in next month's general election in Tucson, Oro Valley and several school districts is midnight on Tuesday. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Tucson City Court to stay open later on Tuesdays

It won't exactly be night court, but you'll be able to catch a cast of characters trying to get straight with the law (or at least get a parking ticket problem fixed) at City Court on Tuesdays. Customer service and the Walk-in Warrant Court will stay open until 6:30 p.m. beginning this week.... Read more»

Free rabies vaccines at Cunningham's office Saturday

A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs will be held at the Ward 2 Council office on the East Side on Saturday, with the Humane Society offering to treat up to 150 pets. Low-cost distemper/parvo shots will also be available.... Read more»

Three locals tapped as finalists for Tucson Water post

Three Tucsonans have been named as the finalists to become the director of the city's water utility — two longtime residents and one newcomer. ... Read more»

Missing proposition pamphlets put city elections in question

With the city of Tucson missing state-mandated deadlines to mail publicity pamphlets about propositions on the ballot, whether the outcome of the charter-change and red-light camera questions at the polls will be legally binding may be in question. Officials pointed a finger at the outside vendor for the late mailing.... Read more»1

Campaign signs should already be gone

With Wednesday's deadline to pull up stakes on campaign signs having passed, there shouldn't be any more election messages attracting your attention as you drive across town. City and county workers will remove left-over signs if they're reported.... Read more»

City vague on details of streetcar ridership

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new streetcar system. While disclosing that the streetcar had an average of 3,900 riding daily, city officials were reluctant to discuss how many of those riders were paying members of the general public. The figures released are based on counting every time someone steps on or off a streetcar, including drivers, Sun Link staff and police.... Read more»4

Humming along: Streetcar ridership besting projections

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. With an average of more than 3,900 riding daily, the system's early ridership is more than the projection of 3,600. Officials said they expect ridership to increase as UA students return.... Read more»4

Streetcar ridership on track: 13k over 4 days

In the first four days of paid ridership, nearly 13,000 Tucsonans jumped aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. Last weekend, some 60,000 took advantage of three days of free rides on the four-mile route. Officials said the fares were just less than projections, but cautioned that ridership should be judged over time.... Read more»14