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Pima County Constable Bill Lake makes his case for the need for deputy constables in front of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors had no qualified applicants to become constable of Justice Precinct 1 on Tuesday, but decided to put off hiring deputy constables to help with the office's workload. Read more»

Pima County election workers processing early ballots, Nov. 4, 2022.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to certify the canvass of 2022 election results reported by officials. Opposition to approving the canvass came from Steve Christy, the lone Republican on the board. Read more»

A plan by Supervisor Matt Heinz to put RTA ED Farhad Moghimi through an "audit" of his performance failed to gain support from any other members of the Board of Supervisors. Heinz has made other attempts to rally opposition against the transportation agency director. Read more»

The Pima County Historic Courthouse

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to change COVID policies for county employees, such requiring proof of vaccination for anyone to be hired, promoted or transferred, as a new Arizona law sets in banning such requirements at the local level. Read more»

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott at a March 2022 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott, who represents the Northwest Side, Oro Valley and Marana, will hold a series of town halls over the next two months, beginning next Wednesday. Read more»

The first year of publicly funded free preschool in Pima County was “successful,” with almost 900 children from low-income families enrolled at more than 100 high-quality pre-K locations, officials said. The PEEPS program is keeping its goals modest this year, as schools are still having trouble recruiting teachers. Read more»

Rebecca DuPree turns in her ballot during a Pima County mock election in June.

An interim report on the August primary election found few problems, but Pima County supervisors clashed Tuesday over "woes" and indicated they want more answers about possible fixes before November. Republicans have continued to question election systems in the wake of Donald Trump's loss in 2020. Read more»

Pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay into St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson.

Friends and family paid their final respects to Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez at her funeral, held a week after she was shot and killed along with three others while serving an eviction. Martinez was given a Catholic mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has asked that the bylaws of the Housing Commission be updated to put more focus on building low-cost housing. Read more»

Rebecca DuPree turns in her ballot during a Pima County mock election in June.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to certify the results of the August 2 primaries, but they also asked the Elections Department and Recorder to provide a report addressing complaints from voters. Read more»

A member of the public speaking against the gun control resolution proposed by Supervisor Scott, sitting at the dais, at last Tuesday's County Board meeting.

Pima County supervisors voted 3-2 to prepare to sue the state of Arizona to lift a ban on local firearms regulations, calling gun violence a "public health crisis." Read more»

Recreational marijuana sellers will face a lengthy process to set up shop in unincorporated Pima County after the Board of Supervisors voted last week to update zoning codes for dispensaries. Read more»

Pima County supervisors will decide on a proposed change to zoning rules to allow for marijuana dispensaries. The question is: Will the board allow public hearings/

Hard zoning or a conditional use permit? The Pima County supervisors must decide whether neighbors get a say in the location of new marijuana dispensaries. Marana is eying new impact fees and the public is invited to be heard. Read more»

Leticia Ramos thinks about how she wants to fill out her pretend ballot for Pima County's mock election on Friday.

Unable to find enough local Republicans to staff election boards for the August primary, Pima County has lifted a requirement that temporary election workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more»

Tucson protesters march against the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in late June.

Pima County will advocate for safe and legal abortion and access to reproductive health care after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to declare such services a “basic right” for women and families in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Read more»

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