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Sentenced to 6 mos. for tax fraud, ex-judge Keith Bee is 'indigent' but still owns $3 million in luxury homes

Keith Bee, a former Pima justice of the peace, was sentenced Wednesday to six months for filing a false tax return. Described as "indigent," Bee still has $3 million in luxury homes in his name, and statements made by his attorney indicate he may not have been legally eligible to serve on the bench.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Don't sweat the gripes of Pima County Democrats in LD 17 redistricting fight

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. ... Read more»1

Ducey among governors targeted in new ad campaign for 'anti-science' COVID policies

A political action committee that aims to elect candidates with backgrounds in science and engineering is spending $10 million against Republican governors and gubernatorial candidates in six states who back “anti-science” COVID-19 policies, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. ... Read more»

Familias de pioneros mexicanos logran salvar acceso al panteón histórico en Vail

Las families del Cementerio Bravo Leon logran salvar acceso a su panteón histórico en Vail después que la Junta de Supervisores del Condado Pima votó para pavimentar la pista solitaria a donde enterraron a sus seres queridos y parientes. ... Read more»

Families of Mexican pioneers hail move to protect access to historic Vail cemetery

The last access road to Bravo Leon Cemetery in Vail, the burial place of Mexican pioneers and generations of their descendants, will remain open to the public and be improved, after Pima County supervisors voted to maintain it.... Read more»1

Parents face dilemma in states that ban school mask mandates

Arizona is one of the latest states to consider a permanent ban on mask mandates in public K-12 schools, charter schools and colleges and universities, despite guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising schools to continue requiring masks. ... Read more»

Vail Resorts' plans to cancel cloud seeding threatens water levels on Colorado River

Money problems have forced Vail Resorts to pull this winter’s funding for its cloud seeding program — the longest-running in the state at 44 years — potentially reducing the amount of water flowing down the Colorado River this spring. ... Read more»

New stripes for eastbound I-10/SR 83 ramp will delay traffic Monday

Motorists exiting eastbound Interstate 10 onto State Route 83 in Vail should expect lane shifts and possible delays on Monday, Jan. 7.... Read more»

Update: TUSD, Amphi & others call off Thurs. classes as Leg stalls school budget vote

Several Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Thursday, including TUSD and Amphi, as the Arizona Legislature delayed voting on an education funding plan.#RedForEd organizers had called for classes to resume if the budget was approved.... Read more»

Update: TUSD & Marana closed Weds., #RedForEd leaders say teachers back in classrooms Thurs.

Some Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Wednesday, including TUSD and Marana, while others will reopen later this week. Organizers of the #RedForEd push to increase Arizona education funding called for teachers to return to classrooms Thursday.... Read more»

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Update: Tucson school walkouts extending to Tuesday, most districts cancel classes

Most major Tucson-area schools will remain closed Tuesday, and Sunnyside will close all week, following #RedForEd classroom closures since last Thursday. Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Flowing Wells schools will also remain closed until further notice, as teachers press Arizona state officials to increase funding for education.... Read more»

All major Tucson-area school districts cancel classes for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Catalina Foothills, Marana and Amphi are joining with other districts and charters, and will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Several districts also announced they will close Friday.... Read more»

TUSD, Amphi, Marana, Sunnyside: Most Tucson-area districts to close for #RedForEd teacher walkout

TUSD, Sunnyside Flowing Wells and Amphi announced Tuesday that those districts will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Marana, Catalina Foothills, Vail and Sahuarita school districts have also said they will close for the strike by educators.... Read more»

Sheriff: 'Suspicious circumstances' in June disappearance of Vail teen

Homicide detectives are investigating the disappearance of a 17-year-old Tucson-area boy who was reported missing by his family in June. Newly obtained information suggests "suspicious circumstances" related to the absence of Lincoln Stevens, authorities said.... Read more»

Sheriff: Stepfather of runaway Vail boy arrested on abuse charges

The stepfather of a Vail boy who ran away from home Tuesday has been arrested on child abuse charges after the 10-year-old was interviewed when he was found safe by authorities. The 53-year-old man was arrested on four counts of child abuse after detectives with the Sheriff's Department searched his home.... Read more»

Sheriff: Missing 10-year-old Vail boy found

A Southeast Side boy has been found Tuesday night after going missing from his home earlier in the day. The 10-year-old had last been seen around 9 a.m. when his mother left him alone to do yard work.... Read more»

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