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Pima County plans transport for asylum-seekers from remote Border Patrol stations

As Pima County continues to host asylum-seekers after their release from Border Patrol stations in Southern Arizona — including t35 people over the weekend in Ajo — Administrator Chuck Huckelberry proposed a contract to drive migrants outlying areas to shelters in Tucson.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A stronger & safer Romero: Mayor survives recall effort that was born to fail

Local Republicans have prioritized Trumpist national doctrine over the nuts and bolts of movement building and that will lead to consistent futility in Tucson's deep blue sea of voters. ... Read more»

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No brown M&Ms: Zoo flap says Tucson needs to take voting more seriously

I’m a bit of a homer in the whole World War Zoo thing. But more than that, I’m a homer for democracy. Some voters weren't paying close attention in 2017 when the Reid Park Zoo won approval to tax a bit and spend it to spruce things up and expand. Now social media is ablaze with outcries.... Read more»2

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Kozachik: UA's COVID vaccination site is 'skimming doses' in a net negative for Tucson region

Working directly with the Arizona Department of Health Services and bypassing Pima County health officials, the UA plans to open a state vaccine Point of Distribution on the UA mall. This will be detrimental to the county's efforts to get vaccines into the arms of the most vulnerable in our community.... Read more»1

'Crisis' looms at Pima migrant shelter; Feds are 'ill-prepared' to help county with COVID issues

Pima County may be facing another shelter crisis for migrants, and officials are pushing for federal funding to help deal with COVID-19 issues. According to a letter from Arizona's senators, the Border Patrol's capacity in Arizona is already strained.... Read more»

Tucson imposes nightly COVID-19 curfew as infections skyrocket

As more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Arizona, the Tucson City Council voted to impose a nightly curfew to slow the outbreak. The 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew begins Friday night, and includes a slew of exceptions.... Read more»

Romero pushes mandatory COVID-19 curfew in Tucson

Tucson is poised to declare a mandatory nightly curfew as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, with Mayor Romero calling a special meeting of the City Council for Tuesday.... Read more»

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Pima County gave Biden his Az win; Tucson the hidden key to state's political future

Local Republicans gave up when they couldn't win in Tucson without right-wing ideological purity. Walking away cost Donald Trump the 11 electoral votes from Arizona.... Read more»

Flags, tears mark 627 dead from COVID-19 in Pima County

At a Sunday evening event, Tucsonans led by City Councilman Steve Kozachik mourned the loss of 627 people in Pima County from COVID-19, part of a national day of mourning to mark the more than 200,000 people who have died from the disease. ... Read more»

UA sticks to mostly virtual classes as COVID-19 outbreak continues

University of Arizona courses will remain mainly online as the coronvirus outbreak continues to hit the school — including an exposure for college President Robert Robbins.... Read more»

UA tells students to 'shelter in place' as campus COVID-19 cluster grows

"Blatant disregard for public health" has University of Arizona officials telling students to "shelter in place" for 14 days to slow the growth of a COVID-19 cluster — which is especially apparent in student housing towers.... Read more»

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Kozachik: Fool's errand to rely on 'hope' to end UA coronavirus outbreak

A voluntary shelter in place works when those being asked to shelter are willing participants. Ending the COVID-19 outbreak on the UA campus requires more than more than adult finger-wagging, "hope" or "begging." — Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

Outside autopsy finds Ingram-Lopez died of 'suffocation' while detained by Tucson police

An autopsy done on the behalf of the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez said he died from "suffocation" when he was pinned down by three Tucson police officers during an incident in April, challenging the conclusions of the government investigation. ... Read more»

Ingram-Lopez family wants Magnus to stay, city manager rejects TPD chief's resignation

Police Chief Chris Magnus should not resign, said the family of Carlos Ingram-Lopez, who died while being restrained by police in April. Tucson's city manager turned down the offer, made as controversy swirls after the revelation of the death.... Read more»2

Details revealed about Ingram-Lopez death in police custody; TPD chief offers to resign

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation Wednesday at a news conference in which details were finally released about the April death of 27-year-old Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez while being restrained by police.... Read more»

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