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56 Pima County staffers lose jobs for refusing to follow COVID shot mandate

Pima County has fired 56 staffers who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — with just 16 regular full-time employees losing their jobs out of the 2,000 staffers covered by a policy requiring shots for those working with vulnerable people.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Resistance to Pima County's COVID shot policy melts, because mandates work

Imagine if Pima County (or the whole country) were vaccinated at 97.6 percent — the final vaccination rate of 2,100 county workers covered by a vaccine mandate. We are stuck imagining it, no matter the clear evidence that mandates work.... Read more»

51 Pima County workers face firing for not complying with COVID vax policy

Pima County will soon terminate 51 employees who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — hundreds fewer than an earlier count of those who were not complying with a mandate. During a contentious meeting, Supervisors Christy and Heinz butted heads over COVID data, with Heinz, a doctor, declaring that "unvaccinated members of this community are actually killing people."... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes to meet with unvaxed staff facing firing; Oro Valley mulls lighter parking rules

The Pima County Supervisors will hold their last meeting before unvaccinated employees are set to be fired. A citizen-inspired agenda item in Oro Valley hits the sweet spot of fewer regulations and more environmental protections.... Read more»1

100+ Pima County gov't workers could be fired for not getting COVID shots by Dec. 31

Up to 200 Pima County employees could be terminated because they have refused to get their vaccinations against COVID-19, flouting a policy for those who work with vulnerable people. But 87% have complied, and more could turn in evidence they've gotten their shots.... Read more»

Pima County Attorney to stop prosecuting simple drug cases, citing COVID

With COVID-19 cases again spiking, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover announced Tuesday that she'll no longer be prosecuting many drug cases, to avoid potential exposures in the county jail. Cases that involve other felonies will still be brought, she said.... Read more»

Sheriff Nanos: Move to fire Pima jail guards who refuse COVID vaccine not a 'bluff'

With more than 200 staffers at the Pima County Jail about to lose their jobs because they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, Sheriff Chris Nanos cautioned them Monday, saying the move is not a "bluff" and "with every decision come consequences."... Read more»

386 Pima County workers will get firing notices for not getting COVID-19 shots

386 unvaccinated Pima County employees who work with "vulnerable populations" will be terminated from their current positions because they have not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, following a vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.... Read more»

Pima County moves to fire 450 workers who haven't gotten COVID shots

Nearly 450 Pima County employees who work with "vulnerable populations" and have not complied with a mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19 could be served notices that they're being fired in the next few weeks.... Read more»

Pima County sheriff's deputies on look-out for Thanksgiving DUI offenders

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will step up enforcement of Arizona's drunk-driving laws this weekend.... Read more»

Pima County sheriff's deputy dies from gunshot wound

A Pima County sheriff's deputy, found shot in the head earlier this week, has died from his wounds, authorities said. Sheriff Chris Nanos announced the deputy's death in a short statement released Saturday, adding there is "no active threat" to the community.... Read more»

Pima sheriff's deputy in critical condition after being found with gunshot wound on South Side

A Pima County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after being found with a wound to the head Thursday near a church on Tucson's South Side. Sheriff Chris Nanos said there was no "threat to the community" and there were no suspects in the incident. ... Read more»

Missing Picture Rocks man located safe, Sheriff's Dep't says

A man described as a "missing vulnerable adult" has been "safely located and is being returned home," authorities said Thursday afternoon.... Read more»

Pima County taps former F-16 pilot Lake-Wright as new constable

Pima County has appointed William Lake-Wright, a former F-16 pilot and paramedic, to serve as the constable for the eastern part of the county, filling a seat left vacant. Some county leaders want to reform or even eliminate the elected Constables Office.... Read more»

Pima requiring gov't staff to get COVID shots if they work with 'vulnerable' populations

After weeks of wrangling, the Pima County Board of Supervisors agreed to require some government employees — those who work with "vulnerable" populations — to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, an effort by Supervisor Christy to censure Supervisor Heinz fell flat. ... Read more»

Pima County Sheriff's deputies to get body-worn cameras

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies will be equipped with body-worn cameras after the county Board of Supervisors approved a 10-year contract worth $26.5 million for the devices, along with a program to buy new Tasers. ... Read more»

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