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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»

Dr. Jill Gibson, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Arizona, stands outside the organization’s Tempe clinic during a press conference to announce the resumption of abortion services across the state on Oct. 27, 2022. Gibson, who is an OBGYN, said abortion should be a decision made between patients and their doctors, not subject to the whims of polticians.

Planned Parenthood of Arizona is resuming abortion care services after a months-long pause amid uncertainty over whether doctors could face criminal charges for performing the procedure - but the resumption of services may be temporary, as the 1864 ban is still a looming threat. Read more»

Officials from Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado convened at the White House for a forum on the impact Biden administration programs are having on Western states. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said that infusions of federal funding under recently passed bills have allowed her city to do projects it would not have been able to afford otherwise.

Arizona local, tribal and labor leaders were at the White House Friday to hear administration officials highlight the billions in recent federal funding - Arizona is set to get $1.9 billion in 2022 - that is coming to states for everything from roads to water to broadband. Read more»

Juneteenth, which commemorates the announcement of the end of slavery reaching Texas in 1865, became a holiday in Tucson after the City Council voted last Tuesday to give a paid day off to city employees on June 19. Read more»

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

A "source of income" discrimination ban, passed by a unanimous Tucson City Council, will require landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers and other government assistance as rising rents limit affordable housing options for low-income tenants. Read more»

Hon. Kellie Johnson presides over a hearing in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Ariz. on August 19, 2022. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is seeking to lift 1972 injunction blocking enforcement of old abortion ban.

A Pima County judge has ruled that a Civil War-era ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona can be enforced in the wake of the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade, lifting an injunction that kept the law from being enforced for nearly 50 years. Read more»

City Manager Mike Ortega talking about a rental assistance program in August 2021.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will make $300,000 a year with his base salary after the City Council voted last Tuesday at a regular meeting to give the seven-year top administator a raise and renew his contract for another two years. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero testified that water quality was just one of the city’s goals for the federal infrastructure funding, which also includes transit, bridge repair and climate resilience.

Mayor Regina Romero told a Senate panel funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be "critical" to Tucson’s ability in addressing PFAS cleanup, and cited a project to widen Interstate 10 and Amtrak service as other priorities. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero was one of the headliners at the three-day conference,  sharing ideas on how to increase voter registration, education and turnout.

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero joined a a bipartisan group of U.S. mayors at the National Nonpartisan Conversation on Voting Rights and laid out a goal of making voting in America as easy as getting a glass of water. Read more»

Former TPD Officer Ryan Remington

A civil rights suit was filed Monday by the family of a 61-year-old man fatally shot in the back by a Tucson police officer last November. Read more»

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