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The Oracle Choice Neighborhood south of West Miracle Mile

The city of Tucson was awarded $2.1M in Low-income Housing Tax Credits to bring in private developers for a 63-unit affordable housing project on Oracle Road and Miracle Mile, the mayor announced Friday. Read more»

Tucson is looking into backstopping loans to low-income residents who want to install solar energy in their homes. It would likely be a small program but lead to larger support, one local solar business leader said. Read more»

The light-colored exposed 'bathtub ring' of formerly submerged shoreline in Lake Mead was already evident in this 2020 photo of the Hoover Dam and diminishing reservoir behind it.

Tucson is offering to give up part of its Colorado River allotment to try to maintain water levels in Lake Mead, an important reservoir for Arizona and other Southwestern states that has been imperiled by drought. Read more»

A Tucson police officer who pinned two women to the ground during a confrontation outside of a Midtown restaurant last November will not face criminal charges, the Pima County Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Read more»

Linda Ronstadt during a ceremony naming the Tucson Music Hall in her honor.

The Tucson Music Hall will now carry the name of famed singer and Tucson native Linda Ronstadt as she was honored by Mayor Regina Romero just before the Tucson International Mariachi Conference Saturday evening. Read more»

Tucson is vying for a fifth win in the national "Mayors' Challenge for Water Conservation" put on annually by the Wyland Foundation, an ocean and marine life conservation nonprofit. Read more»

A line of customers on the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Tucson, in January 2021.

The city of Tucson and Pima County have launched public outreach campaigns as they prepare changes in zoning codes to allow the opening of dispensaries that sell only recreational marijuana. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva spoke with the press alongside several local government leaders who supported his Environmental Justice for All bill, whicht they say will help Tucson's communities of color impacted by pollution.

Local leaders in Southern Arizona came together Wednesday to throw their support behind the Environmental Justice for All Act, a congressional bill that aims to treat pollution in communities of color as a civil rights violation and create local funding for environmental cleanup. Read more»

A passenger on a SunTran bus in 2015.

Masks will no longer be required on SunTran buses or Tucson's SunLink streetcar after a federal judge in Florida ruled the CDC should not have implemented a nationwide mandate for face-coverings as bulwark against the spread of COVID-19. Read more»

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which goes by many names including "The Fair Housing Act."

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero will host a virtual town hall Friday to discuss the successes and challenges of securing fair housing in the city. Read more»

Samuel Credio will lead Tucson's Department of Transportation and Mobility

UA grad Samuel Credio was picked serve as the director of Tucson's Department of Transportation and Mobility following a national selection process. Read more»

Anna Rosenberry

The city of Tucson hired Anna Rosenberry as the new chief finance officer and assistant city manager. Rosenberry started March 21 and comes from Montana, where she had more than two decades of experience in local government finance. Read more»

City Hall

The city of Tucson is moving ahead with their plans to create a Labor Standards Unit under the control of their Business Services Department. Advocates for Prop. 206, the $15 minimum wage ballot initiative, have said the policy requires a department to enfroce labor law and that this new unit may not cut it. Read more»

A design of the housing project at Menlo Park

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to include for-profit developers in impact fee subsidies with the aim of quickly creating more affordable housing. This will reduce costs for projects planned in Menlo Park and Dunbar Spring. Read more»

Laurice Walker

The city of Tucson hired Laurice Walker as the first head of the Office of Equity, ending an almost two-year search to fill the position. Walker worked in racial equity offices in Minneapolis and Plymouth, Minn., over the last five years. Read more»

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