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Court again busts Goldwater's balloon, rules in favor of Pima County deal with World View

Pima County has won again in court in what may be the last gasp of the Goldwater Institute's pursuit to end the 2016 deal that helped high-altitude balloon firm World View set up shop here.... Read more»

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Lawmakers' complaint may scuttle Pima County's COVID-19 rules

The crowd that hates and fears the jackboot of government again seeks to stomp around to make sure all communities in Arizona live as they instruct — no matter how many people it kills. ... Read more»

Arizona AG: Local police can enforce COVID-19 emergency orders

Local police and sheriffs in Arizona can enforce emergency orders issued during the coronavirus outbreak, AG Mark Brnovich said, including making arrests under state law.... Read more»

Commentary

Orgullo Tucsonense: Remembering Richard Elías

Richard’s death was a particular gut-punch to me because he wasn’t just a local politician, he was a friend. I also feel a sense of loss for our community because he the sort of leadership he gave Tucson and Southern Arizona was not the kind we usually expect from our elected officials.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Richard Elías: ¡Presente!

It doesn't matter who's calling the roll — Richard Elías is going to represent.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Richard Elías brought the heart until it gave out

Richard Elías was a politico who made the job fit him, rather than the other way around. He had an inner sense of mischief, and the political courage to stand up to his friends if he thought it was the right thing to do. ... Read more»1

Richard Elías, longtime Pima County supervisor, dead at 61

Richard Elías, a fixture on the Pima County Board of Supervisors for nearly two decades, died Saturday morning at home in bed. The Democrat was "a poet warrior" and "a brother," political colleagues said.... Read more»

'Stay at home' advisory: Tucson mayor orders 'non-essential' biz to close due to CV-19

Businesses that are not on the state list of 'essential services' must close in Tucson due to the continuing spread of coronavirus, Mayor Regina Romero ordered, further advising residents to remain at home and that nail salons and barber shops should shut down.... Read more»3

Pima County extends bar closure, other CV-19 restrictions until April 10

Bars and gyms and other gathering places, including dine-in restaurants, will remain closed in unincorporated Pima County until April 10 after the Board of Supervisors OKed the extension at a special meeting Thursday.... Read more»

Pima County set to extend bar closure, other CV-19 restrictions until April 10

Bars and gyms and other gathering places, including dine-in restaurants, will remain closed in unincorporated Pima County until April 10 if the Board of Supervisors OKs the extension at a special meeting Thursday.... Read more»

Pima County closes bars, stops dine-in food over COVID-19

Pima County will shutter bars, gyms and other gathering places, and end dine-in service at restaurants to limit the spread of coronavirus after an emergency vote of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.... Read more»

Pima County poised to shutter bars, stop dine-in food over COVID-19

Pima County will vote at a Thursday emergency meeting, deciding whether to shutter bars, gyms and other gathering places, and ending dine-in service at restaurants to limit the spread of coronavirus.... Read more»

Az coronavirus cases up to 20 as more are tested

Twenty Arizonans have now tested postive for COVID-19 as the pandemic continues Tuesday and the number of people being tested in the state increases.... Read more»

Coronavirus cases jump in Az as more are tested

The number of known cases of coronavirus increased by 50% overnight in Arizona, as more tests are being run after weeks of limited access even as the COVID-19 pandemic grew.... Read more»

After 'wasted time,' coronavirus testing poised to increase in Arizona

New guidelines, private labs coming online, and access to more test kits should soon ramp up the number of patients who Arizona health authorities can diagnose for the COVID-19 virus, officials said.... Read more»

Arizona declares public health emergency over coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a "public health emergency" declaration by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, allowing the state to request federal funds and deal with medical price-gouging.... Read more»

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