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Local governments continue to discuss how to get through coronavirus as Omicron variant booms.

Pima County supervisors just had their coronavirus update. The Tucson City Council and Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board will get theirs on Jan. 11. What direction they give their staffs are up to them. Read more»

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission debates legislative districts on its final day of deliberations at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix on Dec. 22, 2021.

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final congressional and legislative maps that the state will use until 2032, ending their work with an acrimonious split vote on the legislative map and accusations of violations of the state constitution. Read more» 1

A cactus ferruginous pygmy owl

More than 15 years after developers successfully sued to lift federal protections for the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl, which lives in the Tucson area, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has moved to again preserve the diminutive desert owl. Read more»

The Arizona Redistricting Commission met Oct. 28, 2021, to approve draft maps.

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission reached potential compromises to a handful of competitive legislative districts, though Tucson congressional boundaries are still perhaps the most contentious issue in the AIRC’s recent debates over the congressional map. Read more»

A proposed legislative district sprawling across Pima County is proving the brightest flashpoint in the redistricting process.

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. Read more» 1

Proposed new Southern Arizona congressional districts could decide the region's representation for the next decade.

Republicans would fare well in the state’s next congressional map under a series of changes members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed at Thursday's commission meeting after several hours of tense debate. Read more»

The Arizona Redistricting Commission met Oct. 28, 2021, to approve draft maps.

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission returned to action Monday and took the first steps in crafting the boundaries of what will become the final congressional and legislative districts the state will use for the next decade. Read more»

Local governments are set to tackle casitas, text books; and water-wheeling this week.

The Tucson Agenda: The Sentinel's roundup of upcoming local government meetings shows the City Council, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Marana Town Council and Amphitheater Public Schools are covering issues you should know about. Read more»

Legislative leaders presented a list of grievances over Latino districts, competitiveness and a GOP lawmaker’s attempt to influence his Tucson-area legislative district, as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle got an opportunity to address the state’s remapping panel in person. Read more»

The legislative map of the Tucson area was perhaps the biggest flashpoint of disagreement among the commissioners last month.

After weeks of hearings on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s draft maps of its proposed legislative and congressional districts, members of the public have no shortage of gripes about how the lines are drawn or suggestions on how to make them better. Read more»

The Arizona Redistricting Commission met Oct. 28, 2021, to approve draft maps.

Four of Arizona’s congressional districts would be competitive, with two as legitimate toss-up seats, under a new draft map adopted Thursday by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. Republicans would have three safe seats and Democrats would have two. Read more»

Members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission met Oct. 4, 2021, in the Phoenix city council chambers to discuss initial changes to the grid maps approved the previous month. L to R: Shereen Lerner, Derrick Watchman, Erika Neuberg, David Mehl, Douglas York.

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will have three potential legislative maps to consider on Thursday after Democratic Commissioner Shereen Lerner suggested changes she’d like to see to proposed legislative districts in southern Arizona. Read more»

Sun Shuttle service improvements in Marana may include round trips to Marana Regional Airport and ,perhaps, Picture Rocks. Other public ideas are welcome.

Changes are coming to the Sun Shuttle's 410 line serving Marana and the public is invited to discuss improvements at a series of public meetings. Read more»

Members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hear public testimony during a hearing at the Mesa Convention Center on Aug. 9, 2021.

A dispute over legislative districts in the Tucson area kept the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission from approving new maps before the weekend. Read more»

Redistricting commissioners split along partisan lines over how to draw Arizona’s new legislative districts but reached a compromise on a tentative congressional map that could create three competitive seats in the Tucson and Phoenix areas. Read more»

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