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Pima County to open 15 early voting drop-off sites for 2022 primary & general elections

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to open 15 sites for early voters to drop off ballots for this year's primary and general elections. ... Read more»

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9th Circuit upholds 'landmark' ruling blocking Rosemont copper mine

In a win for environmental groups and three Native American tribes,, a federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that halted the long-controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson.... Read more»

Pima County finalizes 129 vote centers for August primary, November election

Pima County on Tuesday approved a list of 129 vote centers, which will allow voters to cast a ballot no matter where they live in the county. The system replaces a precinct-only setup, and will be in place for the August primaries and November general election. ... Read more»1

New regional team to investigate police shootings, in-custody deaths in Tucson, Pima County

Police shootings, deaths of people in custody and other "critical incidents" involving local law enforcement officers will be investigated by a new multi-agency team, Tucson and Pima County officials announced.... Read more»

Pima County Supes adopt Native land acknowledgement for board meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will open meetings with an acknowledgement of the "ancestral homelands" of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe, after a 4-1 vote Tuesday. ... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes to take 3rd swing at land acknowledgment; Marana town manager gets new contract

Pima County supervisors are expected to approve starting each meeting by acknowledging the people who called our valley home before European settlement. Plus more local government action in the Tucson agenda.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Familiar-sounding compromise saves RTA... for now

A giant chill pill and a retired general's compromise plan has, for the moment, saved the Regional Transportation Authority as it moves toward a new 20-year plan for a special tax for roads throughout Pima County.... Read more»1

Pima County Supes consider adding Native land acknowledgement to meetings

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday adopting a land acknowledgement to be read before each meeting that would mention the history of Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui people in our area.... Read more»

Arizona's indigenous communities see COVID increase at slower rate due to higher vaccination rates

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country and reach near-record levels in Arizona, many of the state’s tribal nations are also seeing an increase in new cases - but numbers coming from Indigenous communities in Arizona are nowhere near what the state is reporting.... Read more»

Door-to-door campaign helps Guadalupe, Ariz., turn tide against COVID

A mix of stigma, misinformation and bad accounting let COVID-19 run rampant through this small Arizona town in 2020 - but the community stepped back from that brink by building partnerships and fostering trust to track cases and increase vaccinations. ... Read more»

Yaqui Chairman Yucupicio inducted into Tejano Hall of Fame for decades of musicianship

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame is honoring Peter Yucupicio, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, for his decades of playing bajo sexto with his family's band, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

El presidente Yaqui, Yucupicio, entra el Salón de la Fama de Tejano por décadas de maestría musical

El Salón de la Fama de las Raíces Tejanas está honrando a Peter Yucupicio, presidente de la Tribu Pascua Yaqui, por sus décadas de tocar bajo sexto con la banda de su familia, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

House passes bill to expand Pascua Yaqui tribal lands near Grant & I-10

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is closer to gaining control of Old Pascua, site of tribe’s first settlement in Tucson, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill awarding to the tribe the Northwest Side area of several city blocks, which includes the site of a planned casino. ... Read more»

Biden first U.S. president to proclaim Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday marks, as is tradition, Columbus Day across the country. But it also, for the first time ever, is Indigenous Peoples Day, following President Joe Biden's national proclamation.... Read more»

Presidente mexicano AMLO pide disculpas a Pascua Yaqui, otras tribus por crímenes históricos

El presidente mexicano AMLO pidió disculpas a Pascua Yaqui y otras tribus por crímenes históricos en una reunión un Sonora ... Read more»

Mexican president AMLO issues apology to Pascua Yaqui, other tribes for historical crimes

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obredor issued an apology for "crimes of the state" committed against Native tribes, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, in a meeting last week. North of the border, President Biden became the first U.S. leader to proclaim Indigenous Peoples' Day.... Read more»

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