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The Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after former Mayor Jonathan Rothschild for his work to improve parks and trails in Tucson.

Jonathan Rothschild, a former Tucson mayor, said he's "honored" that the Alamo Wash Greenway will be renamed after him, saying it's "kind" to be remembered that way. In his last years as mayor, Rothschild pushed for voter-approved upgrades to parks and trails. Read more»

Ryan Remington

Flanked by his attorneys, former Tucson Police officer Ryan Remington pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the Nov. 2021 killing of Richard Lee Richards, during a hearing Thursday afternoon. Read more»

The Tucson Million Trees initiative, led by Mayor Regina Romero, intends to plant one million trees by 2030 to increase the city’s tree canopy and help mitigate the effects of climate change.

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $1.5 billion for the Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program - funding that could potentially help Tucson purchase saplings, hire labor and expand its youth program as part of the city's Million Trees initiative. Read more»

Arizona Wildcats soccer team before a match against San Diego State last week

The University of Arizona women’s soccer team will be traveling to Lincoln for a match against the University of Nebraska; Mayor Regina Romero honored FC Tucson Women with a short ceremony before the Council meeting Tuesday night. Read more»

Ryan Remington

Ryan Remington, a former Tucson police officer, has been indicted for manslaughter in the Nov. 2021 killing of Richard Lee Richards, a man in a wheelchair who died after being shot in the back nine times when confronted over a shoplifting incident. 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 judge in Tucson will decide whether to lift a 1971 injunction that protects abortion rights in Arizona, after Attorney General Mark Brnovich moved to resurrect a ban from the state's territorial days. Read more»

The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday it will no longer consider closing down Tucson's Cherrybell mail sorting station, after the plant was listed for closure for the past decade. Read more»

The Central Arizona Project crosses a barren stretch of desert just north of Bouse, Ariz., after water from the Colorado River is diverted from Lake Havasu.

In June, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton told the U.S. Senate that states using the Colorado River Basin for their water supply have 60 days to create an emergency plan to cut their water usage by 2 to 4 million acre-feet. Read more»

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg speaks in Tucson in front of the 22nd Street bridge, which will be rebuilt with $25 million federal grant. Mayor Romero and U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly also attended the announcement Thursday.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Tucson on Thursday to announce the 22nd Street bridge over Aviation Parkway and the Union Pacific Railroad will be replaced using $25 million from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Read more»

A protester at the 'No Gentrification' rally holds up a 'stop evictions' sign in front of Tucson City Hall.

Protesters at a "No Gentrification" rally gathered at Tucson City Hall on Tuesday night to urge elected officials to do more to control housing and rent prices. Organizers for the rally plan to take their demands to Pima County officials and "escalate" their efforts. Read more»

The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to end a moratorium on evicting residents from city-owned housing. About 190 tenants owe more than $135,000 in back rent to the city, but much of that shortfall should be covered by rental assistance funds. Read more»

Sharen Danny, a former citizen of Indonesia, was one of 25 people—hailing from 20 different countries—who took their oath of citizenship as part of a naturalization ceremony at Saguaro National Park West on July 4, 2022.

Twenty-five people from 20 different countries were sworn in as new United States citizens on Monday, July 4. They took their oaths as they gathered with their loved ones at Saguaro National Park for a naturalization ceremony. Read more»

Mayor Regina Romero delivering her 2021 'State of the City' speech.

The National League of Cities included the most recent "State of the City" address by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in an annual review of speeches by 60 American mayors from October 2021 to April 2022. Read more»

Hundreds protest for abortion rights in early May after a draft decision of the Supreme Court blocking abortion rights in the U.S. was leaked.

While many Arizona Republicans were celebrating Friday's Supreme Court decision, Arizona Democrats and abortion activists were quick to condemn the ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more»

Tucson has created a 24/7 telephone line for those facing homelessness, to provide information about available assistance programs, such as shelters, food banks, and more. Read more»

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