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A roadside memorial near the corner of Broadway Blvd and Old Spanish Trail.

A $1.5 million grant from a new roadway safety program will fund a Pima County plan to reduce traffic deaths by planning quick, data-driven responses with the city of Tucson and other jurisdictions in the metro region. Read more»

A design for American Battery Factory's planned headquarters and 'gigafactory' in Tucson.

The city of Tucson will reimburse $4 million in tax revenue to American Battery Factory and $300,000 to Sion Power if both companies create dozens of manufacturing jobs with the new factories they'll building during the next five years. Read more»

Protestors, including members of People's Defense Initiative, hold signs against gentrification and rising rent costs during a Tucson City Council meeting on July 12, 2022.

Tucson-based homeless advocacy groupsh have asked a federal judge to block Tucson police from park "sweeps," when officers forcibly remove people sleeping in parks or camps in washes, citing concerns about possible plans before the yearly Gem and Mineral Show. Read more»

A look at the roadwork projects in the draft RTA plan would suggest Tucson is doing OK in the fight for projects.

Tucson looks like it's coming out OK in a draft RTA Next plan, with 24 of 37 projects slated for the region's urban core. Plus, Pima County dives into initial appearances and Buffalo Soldiers, and more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in Downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

The city of Tucson will close the pre-application period for public housing and Section 8 voucher waitlists Monday night, giving people a final weekend to submit applications. Read more»

Pima Animal Care Center will stay closed to the public through Monday as officials work to stem the contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. Two dogs were euthanized because of the infection, and several more have contracted it. Read more»

Pima Animal Care Center will be closed to the public through Friday as officials work to stem the contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. The shelter has experienced overcrowding nearly continuously for the past several years. Read more»

The Pima Animal Care Center is only taking in animals on an emergency basis after a dog tested positive for highly contagious respiratory disease strep zoo. The shelter has experienced overcrowding nearly continuously for the past several years. Read more»

Protesters outside the Pima County Jail in February 2022.

A 26-year-old Tucson man, Yunan Tutu, being held at the Pima County Jail pending restoration to "competency" to stand trial, was found dead Tuesday by a doctor after guards reported he was not eating. Sources told the Sentinel that Tutu had been "eating feces for a couple of months." Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors appointed Daniel Rowland to fill the position of constable of Justice Precinct 1 after struggling to find candidates as officials seek to make changes in the constables' office. Read more»

It's a long, dry haul to secure Tucson's water future and rates are set to increase to foot the bill.

Water, trash, space and a big old "I told you so" headline this week's agendas of the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Supervisor Adelita Grijalva at a March 2022 meeting of the county board.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to choose its officers next week, and Sup. Adelita Grijalva looks set to be the first to count to three, taking up the gavel from Chair Sharon Bronson. Read more»

Hudbay Minerals Inc. has begun preparations for a massive copper mining operation in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson.

As bulldozers and heavy equipment accelerate the pace of destruction on properties owned by Hudbay Minerals in the Santa Rita Mountains, environmental groups, local tribes and agricultural interests in the region continue the fight to halt mining operations there. Read more»

Wade McLean, a former superintendent of the Marana Unified School District, has been appointed to fill the Pima Community College board seat left vacant when Cat Ripley resigned in November. Read more»

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in Downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

People can apply for a spot on two city of Tucson housing waiting lists online or in person starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. Applicants will be selected with a lottery once the application window closes on Jan. 24. Read more»

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