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Members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will consider incorporating a proposal from a Latino political group that would create eight predominantly Hispanic districts into its legislative map. Read more» 1

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.

On their long-awaited first day of mapmaking, the five members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed a raft of changes that would be dramatic departures from the current congressional and legislative districts. Read more»

A 2014 fireworks display over Downtown Tucson.

Tucson and some surrounding areas will be holding fireworks celebrations for the Fourth of July weekend, despite the high fire danger and blazes from fireworks on A Mountain in previous years. Read more»

Pima County is still shy of meeting its 2010 self-response rate. Time is running out. If you miss the Census deadline, our region loses money, plain and simple. Read more»

Memorial Day traditions, like 'flag-in' ceremonies in this 2015 file photo from Arlington National Cemetery, were still observed at veterans’ cemeteries this year, but with socially distanced gravesite visits and, in Arizona, with online observances.

In a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state’s three military cemeteries. Read more»

Board Chairman Richard Elías issues a different sort of proclamation — of TucsonSentinel.com Day, to mark the 10th birthday of this publication — in January.

Bars and gyms and other gathering places, including dine-in restaurants, will remain closed in unincorporated Pima County until April 10 after the Board of Supervisors OKed the extension at a special meeting Thursday. Read more»

Board Chairman Richard Elías issues a different sort of proclamation — of TucsonSentinel.com Day, to mark the 10th birthday of this publication — in January.

Bars and gyms and other gathering places, including dine-in restaurants, will remain closed in unincorporated Pima County until April 10 if the Board of Supervisors OKs the extension at a special meeting Thursday. Read more»

Marana authorities declared a coronavirus state of emergency Thursday, ordering all bars and gathering places to close and allowing only limited restaurant service, a move that greatly expanded an earlier declaration that called for voluntary limits. Read more»

Marana Mayor Ed Honea declared a "state of emergency" over coronavirus Tuesday, but stopped short of ordering any specific limits on gathering places such as bars and restaurants. Read more»

All town-sponsored public events in Marana are being canceled or delayed for at least the next month, officials said Thursday afternoon, citing ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Read more»

Workers made their demands known at the start of their strike against Asarco by projecting them on to the side of company facility in Hayden. That was Oct. 13, and workers are still on strike three months later, with the two sides apparently not closer to a settlement.

Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain “strong” as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight. Read more»

Striking workers pose for a picture on a picket line outside an Asarco facility in Hayden. Workers have been out since Oct. 12, but union officials said contract negotiations are set to resume Nov. 14.

Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after nearly 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at sites in Arizona and Texas. Read more»

Striking local members of the United Steelworkers make their demands known – by projecting them on to the side of an Asarco facility in Hayden after going on strke against the company’s facilities in Arizona and Texas.

Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day. Read more»

A group of men wait after they were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol with help from a helicopter crew with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

A helicopter crew with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office helped Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 18 people from Central America and Mexico on Thursday morning Read more»

Interstate 10 near Pinal Air Park Road northwest of Marana is scheduled to be reduced to a single lane in each direction Tuesday night to facilitate a bridge project. Read more»

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