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A guard of honor prepares to transport the body of slain Constable Deborah Martinez from the scene on Thursday evening.

Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez and three other people were killed as she was serving an eviction order at an apartment on Tucson's North Side on Thursday, officials and her husband confirmed. 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»

County Attorney Laura Conover speaks to the Board of Supervisors in April.

After announcing earlier this year that she planned to file a motion to vacate the conviction of Louis Taylor in the deadly 1970 Pioneer Hotel Fire, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover said Wednesday that she has found "no new evidence of innocence" and will not do so. Read more»

This Belgian Malnois is an Royal Australian Air Force working dog with some serious teeth, but not PCSD's Messi.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors struggled through an agenda item Tuesday, fighting through fits of laughter as they decided whether to send a nippy Sheriff's Department dog to Yuma. Read more»

Pima County Elections Director Constance Hargrove talking to reporters on Thursday about election security and vote centers ahead of Tuesday's primary vote.

The Pima County Elections Department wants voters know elections are safe and secure this year and the county is committed to transparency, officials told reporters just ahead of the August 2 primary. 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»

More Pima County families can enroll their children in free pre-K after the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to expand income eligibility levels for the Pima Early Education Program Scholarships, planning to spend $13.6 million through 2024 on covering more students. Read more»

Pima Early Education Program Scholarships, a free pre-K program that has enrolled more than 700 kids in its first year, is still in need of a long-term funding source to replace the COVID relief that will support it for the next two years. Read more»

An aerial photo of Rosemont's new effort to dump tailings and other rock waste into dry streams along the west-side of the Santa Rita Mountains.

In a win for environmental groups and three Native American tribes,, a federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that halted the long-controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson. Read more»

Pima County on Tuesday approved a list of 129 vote centers, which will allow voters to cast a ballot no matter where they live in the county. The system replaces a precinct-only setup, and will be in place for the August primaries and November general election. Read more» 1

The Tucson City Council will get a first look at a proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget, with a huge surplus.

Tucson's $158 million "fund balance" creates opportunities for the City Council to spend on transportation and public safety priorities. Plus, more in our quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week. Read more»

Pima County Administrator Jan Lesher during Tuesday's meeting.

Jan Lesher, the new Pima County administrator, will be paid $260,000 per year, significantly less than her predecessor, Chuck Huckelberry — who is being paid out $1.1 million more in retirement than documents revealed previously. Read more»

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