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The Tucson agenda

Catalina Foothills set to ask voters to re-up budget override

Catalina Foothills-area voters are likely going to be in a position to decide whether to continue a 13 percent increase in school funding above the state expenditure limit. ... 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»

The Tucson agenda

The want of money: Tanque Verde, Catalina Foothills school districts to discuss bonds, overrides

The Tanque Verde and Catalina school district governing boards will vote on a pair of November ballot questions aiming to raise more money.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima County Supes to discuss how Huckelberry's 'double dip' happened on their watch

Pima County Supervisors Matt Heinz and Steve Christy — hardly a buddy movie in the making — both have questions about how the county's former top executive was able to retire with no one knowing.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Water harvesting & RTA top Tucson Council business; school districts in 'time out' with tardy meeting plans

The Tucson City Council will look at possible revisions to the Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance, plus whether to take part in a renewed RTA and a "livable wage" also up for votes. Local school districts haven't yet turned in their meeting homework.... Read more»

Tucson minimum wage increase wins 2-1, Democrats dominate Council elections

Democrats easily ran the table in Tuesday's Tucson City Council elections, and an initiative to boost the minimum wage for workers in the city easily passed. A measure to increase the salaries of Tucson's mayor and councilmembers was narrowly winning, by just more than 100 votes.... Read more»

Election Day in Tucson, Vail: Council seats, minimum wage, school budget before voters

Voters who've held onto their ballots in the all-mail-in Tucson city and Vail School District elections have a few locations they can hand them over in person on Tuesday. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.... Read more»

Where to drop your ballots for Tucson city, Vail schools elections

Voters who've held onto their ballots in the all-mail-in Tucson city and Vail School District elections have a few locations they can hand them over in person on Monday and Tuesday. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Election Day, to be counted.... Read more»

Pima County readying COVID-19 shots for kids ages 5-11

As the promise of COVID-19 shots for kids aged 5-11 cleared another hurdle this week, Pima County officials are preparing to start vaccinations by next week, which will eventually inoculate 88,000 children here. ... Read more»

Weds. deadline to mail back Tucson, Vail ballots

Tucson voters wanting to mail back their ballots in the ongoing election should do so Wednesday, if they haven't yet. Ballots can be dropped off in person through Election Day, next Tuesday. Vail School District voters also have a mail-in election taking place.... Read more»

Tucson voters have Friday deadline to ask for mail-in ballots in Council, props election

Tucson voters who want to have a ballot sent to their homes for the ongoing vote-by-mail election for City Council seats and two propositions must request one by Friday. Vail School District voters also have a mail-in election taking place.... Read more»

Votantes en la ciudad de Tucson, el distrito escolar de Vail recibirán 2 boletas por correo

Los votantes que viven en la ciudad de Tucson y tambien en el Distrito Escolar de Vail van a recibir dos boletas por dos elecciones seperadas para enviar por correo, y no es error... Read more»

Voters who live in both city of Tucson & Vail school district will get 2 ballots via mail

Voters in the part of Tucson that's also in the Vail school district will be mailed two ballots this month because there are two separate elections occurring at the same time. "If a voter receives two different ballots addressed to them, there is no need to worry – it just means they get to vote in both elections!" the County Recorder's Office said.... Read more»

Protesting masks and racism education, the 'patriots' take on Arizona’s school boards

Arizona school board meetings have been seeing an unprecedented number of disruptions by far-right, angry and yelling crowds furious that students were required to wear facemasks in schools, many organized by outside groups led by Steven Tyler Daniels, a self-identified conservative “patriot” activist who is trying to launch a new fringe-right political party.... Read more»

Superintendents: State budget cuts threaten technical, trade education

Superintendents from Pima County's school districts and local business leaders urged voters Thursday to tell state legislators that proposed budget cuts would "eviscerate" technical training programs. ... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, Tucson Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson, Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, and Washington D.C. commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

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