Pima Officials want to modernize county election system

Voting centers and tablets could replace precincts and voter printouts

Arizona sues Biden to keep school anti-mask rules

The federal government demanded the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools if they don’t have mask requirements or close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Republicans on state Senate panel OK guns on college campuses

Colleges and universities opposed the bill.

Arizona Senate committee approves ban on transgender girls in school sports

Bill is part of a wave of similar legislation introduced in state capitols around the country.

Grijalva announces 2nd COVID-19 infection

The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday he has minor symptoms.
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Facing vacancies, police departments seek to hire officers

Recruiters are looking for qualified applicants.

Two Southern Arizona leaders on the year ahead

This week, The Buzz speaks with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway.

Could we — should we — build a desalination plant?

Even with money in the budget and the ocean so close, water could still be far away.

As the Colorado River shrinks, can new technology save water on farms? The answer is complicated

Agriculture uses about 80% of the water in the Colorado River basin.
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