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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»

Paul Durham, a former member of the City Council and known for his integrity and environmental advocacy, died Wednesday in Tucson at 67. Read more»

TEP building in Downtown Tucson

Tucsonans will be able to vote on a new 25-year franchise agreement with Tucson Electric Power that could raise monthly utility rates by .75%. The Tucson City Council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to hold a special election in May for residents to decide on the agreement. 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»

Criminal charges against former Tucson police officer Ryan Remington — who who shot and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair during a confrontation over shoplifting in Nov. 2021 — were dismissed Tuesday after a new grand jury did not indict him. Read more»

Zach Yentzer announced last Wednesday he's running for mayor, challenging Democrat Regina Romero in November.

32-year-old Zack Yentzer said last week he will challenge Regina Romero for Tucson's mayor, focusing on business development, housing costs, and homelessness during the 2023 election. Read more»

The $1.7 trillion spending package that Congress passed last week as part of the annual budget includes million-dollar investments for a wide range of projects by Pima County, Tucson, Pima Community College and others. Read more»

The chapel at the west end of Pascua Cultural Plaza in Tucson.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is getting a portion of land back in Tucson that is culturally significant to the tribe after the U.S. Senate passed the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday that he has allocated $25 million in federal funds to the Department of Environmental Quality to partner them with Tucson Water in efforts to treat PFAS near the Tucson International Airport. Read more»

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of beginning plans to fund childcare services for their public safety employees, including cops, firefighters and dispatchers, as a way to recruit and retain long-term workers . Read more»

The Tucson City Council unanimously voted in favor extending fare-free Sun Tran rides for another six months, but is also looking for investments from the UA, TUSD and other local partners to help cover the long-term costs. Read more»

Jason Salfi, the co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Energy, speaks during a ceremony and tour as part of the company's announcement it will begin creating jet fuel from CO2 as part of a deal with United Airlines.

A few cargo containers and a modest tower bristling with equipment on the campus of the University of Arizona's Tech Park might be the key to solving a major problem in modern life: the overwhelming production of carbon dioxide for transportation, plastics, and thousands of consumer products. Read more»

Pima County has started offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits at all 26 of their public libraries as respiratory infections continue to spike here. Read more»

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»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero listening during a City Council meeting in May 2022.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has selected as a 2023 Rodel fellow, and will join other local and state-level elected officials of both parties from around the U.S. at a series of seminars to talk about ethics, leadership and democracy over the next two years. Read more»

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