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Downtown Tucson gets boost for TV and film projects

Sep 13, 2021 The Rio Nuevo District board said it wants to encourage more major TV and film production downtown.

University of Arizona offering take home COVID-19 tests

Sep 13, 2021 More than half of campus is vaccinated against COVID-19.

Statewide emergency rental assistance lags while Pima County outperforms most of the country

Sep 13, 2021 A D.C. nonprofit found the state of Arizona has distributed less than 10% of its federal funds, while Pima County is closing in on 80%.

Audit: Arizona database flaws may put public safety at risk

Sep 12, 2021 State auditors are casting a critical eye at the Arizona database used for conducting background checks.

Arizona again reports over 3,000 additional COVID-19 cases

Sep 11, 2021 The additional 3,355 cases and 36 deaths increased the state’s pandemic totals to nearly 1,046,000 cases and nearly 19,200.

ICE detention center response to COVID-19 a look at future pandemic handling

Sep 11, 2021 The Office of Inspector General found ICE detention centers weren’t following guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Documentary exploring death and disappearances along South Texas border comes to Tucson

Sep 10, 2021 'Missing in Brooks County' follows families looking for loved ones who went missing trying to cross Texas' rugged borderland

The intersection of mental health and crime

Sep 10, 2021 A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.

Ducey: Arizona must push back against Biden vaccine mandate

Sep 9, 2021 Ducey has encouraged people to get vaccinated but has worked aggressively to block mandates of all kinds.

Company to close pecan harvesting plant in southern Arizona

Sep 9, 2021 Farmers Investment Co. said processing pecans at the Sahuarita plant wasn't sustainable due to tariffs, low-cost competition from Mexican processors and financial impacts of COVID-19.

Sports betting to start in Arizona in time for NFL season

Sep 9, 2021 Betting will be allowed starting Thursday online and at locations in the Phoenix area.

State Rep. Roberts abruptly announces resignation

Sep 8, 2021 The Republican from Maricopa filed to run for reelection just two weeks ago.

State Sen. Engel resigns from Legislature to focus on congressional race

Sep 8, 2021 Engel is one of a handful of Democrats running in the primary for the Second Congressional District.

Mexico’s supreme court rules penalizing abortion is unconstitutional

Sep 8, 2021 In Mexico, only four of 32 states have broadly legalized abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Brnovich says City of Tucson can’t require COVID-19 vaccines

Sep 7, 2021 The Attorney General says the requirement violates state bans on vaccine mandates.

Pima County will raise health insurance costs for unvaccinated employees

Sep 7, 2021 County employees who have not gotten their shots will see a health insurance discount slashed and a new surcharge.

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