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Pima County politics, plus the TUSD Governing Board, are about to lurch hard to the Left in 2021.

Holy Ocasio did voters in Pima County deliver a southpaw’s blow. And in 2021, our new progressive elected leaders take office and begin to govern and God only knows what happens then. Read more» 1

Cullen during a Dec. 4 meeting.

There is an "outbreak" of COVID-19 within the Pima County Health Department, with Director Theresa Cullen and other staffers testing positive for the virus, officials said Wednesday. Last week, they brushed off questions about infected county staff, even as dozens were contracting coronavirus. Read more»

Es una mascarilla quirúrgica. No es un instrumento de tortura estatal o control gubernamental. Negarse a usar uno no es un golpe a la libertad. (Morgan en una protesta contra las máscaras en junio).

Las mismas personas que luchan contra los pantalones de yoga y piensan que los adolescentes deberían sentirse avergonzados por mostrar accidentalmente un tirante de sujetador de repente declaran que las fosas nasales expuestas son un derecho otorgado por Dios. Aparentemente, la "decencia" no se extiende a salvar vidas; sólo para sensibilidades puritanas. Read more»

It's a surgical mask. It's not an instrument of state torture or government control. Refusing to wear one isn't a blow for freedom. (Morgan at a June anti-mask protest.)

The same people who fight wars on yoga pants are suddenly declaring facial nudity a God-given right. Freedom is real and many of the rest of us would like to enjoy it before it's just another word for nothing left to lose. Read more» 1

Stuntman Caleb Evans performs for Old Tucson's 80th anniversary last year.

Old Tucson, the tourist attraction and Western film studio, will close indefinitely, as operator Old Tucson Studios is walking away and leaving the facility in the hands of Pima County. Read more»

Pascua Yaqui tribal officials are raising a new argument in their two-year fight to reinstate an early voting site on the reservation, saying the COVID-19 pandemic makes it essential. The county recorder disagrees, and now the tribe is trying to enlist the support of county supervisors.

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»

Many were taken by surprise by Matt Heinz's primary election victory over incumbent Ramón Valadez in Pima County's Supervisor District Two. Here's where he got those votes: Read more» 1

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a progressive stalwart, with Democratic county recorder candidate Gabriella Cazares-Kelly. Progressives scored wins in key primaries and are poised to move the county Left.

The progressive base is taking over Democratic party politics and looks to be taking Pima County with it. Read more» 3

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2. Read more»

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks about the latest coronavirus data at a June 25 news conference in Phoenix.

A day after he imposed new restrictions to curb the steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey was still coming under fire Friday for not doing enough. Read more»

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Friday to require wearing face masks in public everywhere in Pima County — an order that supersedes town and city regulations — to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read more»

Some help is on the way to cope with the coronavirus as Gov. Doug Ducey allows local governments to impose mask restrictions but more is needed.

Just a day after Arizona's morning report of coronavirus cases doubled over 24 hours, Gov. Doug Ducey reversed himself and will now allow local leaders to require people to wear masks to stem the spread of the illness. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that he will allow local governments to mandate wearing face coverings in public to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, faced with a chorus from Arizona's city and county officials and spiking coronavirus numbers. Read more»

A worker at the Fort Belvoir, Va., Community Hospital, which shifted operations to handle more COVID-19 cases.

Two Pima County supervisors signed a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey declaring that he must allow counties and cities to mandate face masks be worn in public to stem the spike in coronavirus cases in Arizona. Read more»

County Administrator Huckelberry at a committee meeting earlier this month.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a final version of regulations aimed at restaurants reopening but not without a warning from one member who said they are ignoring "the 500-pound gorilla in the room." Read more»

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