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$23M awarded to TIA for runway safety work

A $23 million federal grant will help Tucson International Airport with major renovations, with the runway safety project receiving the largest amount from the first round of a $3.2 billion national program.... Read more»

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Pima County revisits COVID policies as virus become endemic

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»

Air Force extends comment period on plan for faster, lower flights over Az training grounds

Southern Arizona residents will have more time to comment on the U.S. Air Force's plan to break the sound barrier at lower altitudes, and fly more training missions at night over 10 military aerial training ranges, after officials decided to extend the comment period to June 3. ... Read more»

Tucson asking Oracle & South 6th residents about Norte-Sur corridor plans

The city of Tucson is asking residents what they want to see in the Norte-Sur corridor, a plan that will guide transit and affordable housing near a 15-mile stretch of road between the Tucson Mall and International Airport. ... Read more»

Air Force shoots for lower supersonic flights, more night training across Southern Arizona

The Air Force is seeking to break the sound barrier as low as 5,000 feet and fly more training missions at night over 10 aerial ranges that stretch across large parts of Southern Arizona and western New Mexico. ... Read more»

$30M federal grant for new TIA runway, safety projects

A new runway at Tucson International Airport will be partly paid for with $31 million from the recent federal infrastructure package, along with other safety improvement.... Read more»

Tucson airport holiday travel nears pre-pandemic levels

As Tucson air travel returns to prepandemic levels, passengers with plans to fly from Tucson International Airport are asked to allow extra time for safety measures. ... Read more»

Pack your patience: Holiday travel could reach pre-pandemic levels

Thanksgiving is historically the busiest time of the year for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, airport officials expect that to be the case again next week. ... Read more»

Pima County asks Tucson Water to limit chemicals in water pumped to Santa Cruz

Pima County has asked Tucson Water to treat new discharges into the Santa Cruz River for PFAS, a chemical linked to cancer risks, after the city utility announced plans to pump millions of gallons of water from the Tucson Airport Remediation Project.... Read more»

$18.5M federal grant to fund Tucson airport runway work, safety improvements

An $18.5 million federal grant will go towards the next phase in a longterm Tucson International Airport project to expand and upgrade parts of its airfield so that it meets current federal safety standards, officials announced Thursday. ... Read more»

Ducey sends $2M to Tucson to restart water plant shut by military pollution

The state of Arizona will provide $2 million to help Tucson Water restart a treatment plant shut down because of severe groundwater contamination near the Tucson International Airport from PFAS firefighting foam used by the military.... Read more»

New Tucson airport CBP site already booked until April for 'Trusted Traveler' signups

CBP opened a new facility at Tucson's airport to host enrollment in programs like Global Entry and SENTRI. But those Trusted Traveler interview slots are already filled up until April, officials said.... Read more»

State of the city

Romero: Tucson is 'resilient, prepared to return stronger than ever'

"I am proud to report that the state of the city is resilient, and prepared to return stronger than ever." — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in her "State of the City" address Wednesday.... Read more»

Pence to campaign in Tucson on Friday

Vice President Mike Pence will make a campaign stop in Tucson on Friday, speaking at the airport as the Trump reelection effort continues to work to bolster support in what could be a key state in the presidential race.... Read more»

Hit by COVID-19 infection, Trump cancels campaign stop in Tucson

President Donald Trump, who has tested positive for COVID-19, has called off a planned Monday campaign stop in Tucson, and also cancelled other political trips.... Read more»

Trump to campaign in Tucson next week

President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Arizona on Monday, speaking at an evening rally at Tucson International Airport.... Read more»2

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