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Mayor Romero delivering her 'State of the City' speech on Thursday evening.

"Working together, we will achieve the just, equitable future we envision, where every single Tucsonan can live their best lives in our beautiful, thriving, resilient city." — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero Read more»

Our Disability Pride Day is scheduled to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of People With a Disability on Dec. 3, which was first proclaimed in 1992. It was started to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. — Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

City Manager Mike Ortega talking about a rental assistance program in August 2021.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will make $300,000 a year with his base salary after the City Council voted last Tuesday at a regular meeting to give the seven-year top administator a raise and renew his contract for another two years. Read more»

Hi Corbett Field at Reid Park

Reid Park's ballfields have been an "equalizer" between poor kids from the wrong side of the tracks and those from rich families for at least 65 years. They shouldn't be ripped out for a "Hammock Grove." — Tucson teacher Andy Morales Read more»

The Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after former Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for his work to improve parks and trails in Tucson.

Jonathan Rothschild, a former Tucson mayor, said he's "honored" that the Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after him, saying it's "kind" to be remembered that way. In his last years as mayor, Rothschild pushed for voter-approved upgrades to parks and trails. Read more»

When the community recycling center at Mansfield Park closed last month, the glass recycling center was also moved. The glass recycling location is now seeing illegal dumping, as seen above, which a city employee photographed Monday.

The city of Tucson only has five remaining neighborhood recycling centers, after closing two last month that had been plagued by illegal dumping. Read more»

A protester at the 'No Gentrification' rally holds up a 'stop evictions' sign in front of Tucson City Hall.

Protesters at a "No Gentrification" rally gathered at Tucson City Hall on Tuesday night to urge elected officials to do more to control housing and rent prices. Organizers for the rally plan to take their demands to Pima County officials and "escalate" their efforts. Read more»

We will be closing the over-taxed Ward 2 recycling center over the next two months. The others around town may be closing as well. Read more»

An ADOT crew puts up a sign on US 93 in 2014.

Building I-11 through Avra Valley would mean more costly suburban sprawl far away from where existing jobs and services are, along with environmental disruption, disturbing a wildlife corridor and the rural lifestyle of residents, and potential contamination of Tucson's water supply. Read more»

A line of customers on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Tucson, in January 2021.

The city of Tucson and Pima County have launched public outreach campaigns as they prepare changes in zoning codes to allow the opening of dispensaries that sell only recreational marijuana. Read more»

We have many disused old motels here in Tucson, so we have an opportunity to buy more properties like the Wildcat Inn. If we’ve got a million and a half dollars to spend, I’d much rather buy one of those that spend it on a temporary solution such as a sanctioned camping area. Read more»

City Hall

The Tucson City Council will return to in-person meetings on April 5 as the number of new local COVID cases drops. Pima County, TUSD and the UA are also rolling back COVID policies such as mask mandates. Read more»

City Hall

Tucson city leaders are planning to end the COVID mask mandate for city buildings on March 14 and take steps to bring back in-person meetings. The discussion of easing COVID mitigation policies follows moves made by Pima County a few days earlier. Read more»

A bill in the Arizona Senate that would drastically limit a city’s ability to create affordable housing alarmed the Tucson City Council during their meeting on Wednesday. Read more»

Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham donated 10 copies of the graphic novel "Maus," about surviving the Holocaust, to TUSD in response to a Tennessee school banning the book. Cunningham, who knew survivors, said he hopes local students find the book inspiring. Read more»

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