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Arizona GOP lawmakers send Ducey bills banning gender surgery, girls’ sports for trans kids

Arizona Republicans pushed through legislative proposals that restrict transgender children’s access to girls sports and gender-affirming surgeries - sending both bills to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk for his signature or veto.... Read more»

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Pima County setting up redistricting committee after Census shows uneven growth

Representatives for the Pima County Redistricting Advisory Committee will be appointed in January and hold five public hearings on redrawing the district boundaries for the Board of Supervisors and the PCC Governing Board. ... 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»

Does controversial partnership between Barstool Sports, Arizona Bowl suggest attempt at image change?

The surprise announcement of a partnership between the Tucson-based Arizona Bowl and Barstool Sports sheds light on the divisiveness triggered by the media company, but also its increasing attempts to change its image. ... Read more»

Catalina Foothills, Amphi both mandate K-12 COVID masks

Both Amphitheater and Catalina Foothills school districts will require COVID masks for students, staff, teachers, and visitors after a judge said Monday that the Arizona law blocking such mandates in schools is not yet in effect. ... Read more»

Pima supervisors again scuttle K-12 mask mandate, will pay $300 bonus to vaxxed county staffers

Pima County employees who get their COVID shots will be paid a $300 bonus, and the Board of Supervisors agreed to provide local schools with assistance, but punted a plan to charge higher insurance rates for unvaccinated employees, along with a vaccine mandate for county health-care workers. ... Read more»

AG: Pima County ban on political contributions unconstitutional

Pima County's prohibition on its employees contributing money to candidates for county office violates both the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.... Read more»

Judge denies Pascua Yaqui Tribe's request to reinstate early voting site

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will not get the early voting location it has been asking for since 2018, after a federal judge flatly denied the request he said would overburden an elections office “already stretched to its breaking point.”... Read more»

From showdown to stalemate, Pascua Yaqui voting site feud continues

What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui tribe, the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the county’s recorder has now turned into a stalemate. ... Read more»

Tribe renews voting site push, sets up showdown with Pima recorder

At least two Pima County supervisors will “press forward” to get an early voting site reinstated on the Pascua-Yaqui reservation, setting up a showdown with the county recorder who rejected the request again this week.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supes Chairman Valdadez outlines 2013 agenda

An interview with Ramon Valadez, chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Then, we talk with aging expert Beth Ernst, life enrichment manager at Splendido, plus Mia Hansen, U.S. coordinator of the National Danish Performance Team.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors' chair questions stadium idea

Today on Buckmaster — Pima County Supervisors' Chair Ramon Valadez, Democrat Dave Joseph, who is running for state representative in District 11, and legal contributor Don Loose.... Read more»

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Lawyer chosen to replace Patterson

Tucson lawyer Nicholas Fontana was chosen Monday by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to replace former state Rep. Daniel Patterson, who resigned earlier this month.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors poised to pick new lawmaker

Today on Buckmaster - Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Thomas Lindell about St. Philips In the Hills transition to solar, and consumer affairs contributor Tom Collier.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Ground broken on new FC Tucson home

After the Board of Supervisors voted for modifications to Kino to accommodate soccer, work has started on making it ready for FC Tucson's first home match.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supes must choose independent for Patterson's seat

Today on Buckmaster - An analysis of Daniel Patterson's resignation with Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star and state Rep. Ted Vogt, then Chase Bank's Patricia Feeney and education contributor Robert Hendricks.... Read more»

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