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Sunnyside Unified School District will be led by Jose Gastelum, the former chief student services officer, who'll replace Steve Holmes as the top administrator for the district of 14,000 students. Read more»

As the Sunnyside School District Governing Board president, an outspoken community activist in the fight for equity, and somebody who has a long history of mentoring at-risk youth, I have some concerns about the FDA's proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. Read more»

Steve Holmes, superintendent of the Sunnyside School District, will become a deputy county administrator. The move comes as Pima County Administrator Jan Lesher reorganizes leadership and prepares for more retirements. 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»

Sahuarita is sitting on a mountain of cash heading into the new fiscal year.

The political world loves "rainy day funds," but Sahaurita's excess cash is borderline insane. Meanwhile, a Tucson Unified School District's audit committee woes are the fault of a community that doesn't want to step up. Read more»

Pima County is revisiting COVID-19 public health policies, including vaccine requirements and sick leave for government workers, as the number of weekly cases of new infections among area residents continues to decline. Read more»

The Sahuarita Town Council's plan to condemn the FICO pecan farm's water system may be scuttled by compromising with another prospective owner.

Sahuarita Town Council members will discuss how to head off a legal battle and look at a draft deal with Global Water Co., which swooped in to buy the system the town was preparing to take over. Plus, what's on tap for other local government meetings this week. Read more»

Prop 207 legalized marijuana in Arizona and called for social equity in licensing sales. Mayor Regina Romero isn't happy with how equity is playing out.

The Tucson City Council will vote on whether to waive impact fees to coax more affordabie housing as home inventory plummets, after they mull social equity incentives for marijuana businesses. Read more»

The Pima Early Education Program Scholarships — or PEEPS — have struggled to reach low-income families midway through the program's first year as the COVID pandemic and teacher shortages keep the county from filling pre-K classrooms. Read more»

Jerome Powell's time on Wall Street – and now as Fed chairman – has seen multiple scandals. We can't afford to give another term to someone who tips the scales for the wealthy in a system he is supposed to balance. President Biden cannot renominate him. — Sunnyside boardmember Consuelo Hernandez Read more»

Joan Katz.

Former Sunnyside Unified School District Parents as Teachers Program coordinator Joan Katz was arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on October 8, 2021, stemming from a September 2021, grand jury indictment on felony fraud charges. Read more»

Even though the United States has the best broadband in the world at the best value, 19 million Americans still don't have access to broadband — which is clearly an essential service in 2021. Read more»

A group of education bills are currently working their way through the Arizona Legislature, including a mandate that teachers post lesson plans and backup assignments for every teaching day in advance of the school year. Read more»

Sahuarita police have declined to release the name of the teenager arrested after an online threat led to the closure of nine Sahuarita schools Oct.1, saying they want to protect his identity because of negative comments on social media. Read more»

Snow the polar bear died at age 17 at the Reid Park Zoo, in 2012.

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. Read more»

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