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Tucson cop fired after review of fatal shooting of man in wheelchair

A Tucson police officer who fatally shot a man in a wheelchair in the back in November has been fired after an internal review. Ryan Remington still faces a criminal investigation in the death of Richard Lee Richards.... Read more»

Survivors of Jan. 8 to gather in memory of Tucson massacre at memorial event Saturday

Survivors, relatives of those who were killed, and board members of Tucson’s Jan. 8th Memorial Foundation will attend a remembrance on Saturday of the 2011 shooting that shook America.... Read more»

Tucson to require film safety guidelines after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set

The city of Tucson is considering a film-set safety ordinance after the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin in late October on the Santa Fe, N.M., set of the Western movie “Rust.” ... Read more»

Democrats notch big wins in Arizona redistricting as final maps take shape

Democrats got a pair of big wins Friday in determining the direction of the state’s next legislative and congressional districts when the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted to adopt their maps.... Read more»1

Pima County sues over Tucson Water rate shifts

Pima County filed a suit against Tucson's city water utility Friday, alleging that an increase in rates for some customers who live outside the city limits can't be implemented as Tucson officials plan.... Read more»

Republicans hold the edge as Arizona redistricting nears completion

Democrats at the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission notched a rare win as the independent chairwoman sided with them on a starting point for the congressional map, only to see the GOP make gains when the new districts were unveiled.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission plans for milestone vote between Republican, Dem proposals

Final maps are still a little ways off, but the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hit a major turning point at its next meeting when it will decide whether to move forward with either the Democratic or Republican proposals as its only template.... Read more»1

Pima prosecutor probes fatal shooting of man in wheelchair by Tucson cop

Pima County prosecutors will begin reviewing the fatal shooting of a man in a motorized wheelchair by a Tucson police officer two weeks ago, County Attorney Laura Conover said Friday. The officer faces potential criminal charges and is being fired by TPD.... Read more»2

Deputy Chief Kasmar tapped to lead Tucson police as Magnus leaves for CBP post

Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar will lead the Tucson Police Department, replacing Chief Chris Magnus — who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

Career conservationist Kevin Dahl takes office as Tucson's new Ward 3 councilman

Environmental activist Kevin Dahl was sworn into office Monday, representing Ward 3 on the Tucson City Council. The Democrat hopes to confront big problems like climate change and affordable housing by acting locally his ward's Northwest Side neighborhoods. ... Read more»

Estado de la ciudad

Romero: Trabajar juntos para vivir en Tucson resiliente y próspero

"Trabajando juntos, lograremos el futuro justo y equitativo que imaginamos, donde cada uno Tucsonensepuede vivir sus mejores vidas en nuestra ciudad resiliente y próspera." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

State of the city

Romero: Work together to live in thriving, resilient Tucson

"Working together, we will achieve the just, equitable future we envision, where every single Tucsonan can live their best lives in our thriving, resilient city." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

39 Tucson city workers being fired for not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has started the process of firing 11 permanent employees who failed to get their COVID-19 shots before a Dec. 1 deadline. Another 28 temporary workers will also no longer eligible to be on the city payroll. But officials said almost 100 percent of staffers were in compliance with the mandate.... Read more»

$15 Pima County minimum wage 'not possible' without BoS support, proponents say

A push for a $15 minimum wage law in Pima County is unlikely to gather steam, as the organizers of a successful initiative in the city of Tucson say the barriers to putting a county-wide measure on the ballot are just too steep.... Read more»

Tucson cop fired after shooting man in wheelchair 9 times in the back

A Tucson police officer has been fired after he shot a man in a wheelchair at least nine times in the back Monday evening, killing him as the officer responded to a report of a theft of a toolbox. Officer Ryan Remington faces a criminal investigation.... Read more»

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