More Pima County Stories

The Buzz: Helping those who would otherwise be homeless

We highlight two efforts aimed at getting people off the streets in southern Arizona

County might sell hospital

Banner open to buying former Kino Community Hospital.

March was Tucson Airport’s highest travel month since 2008

TIA saw nearly 400,000 passengers last month.

Sheriff’s Department accused of violating religious freedoms of Israel-Hamas protestors

Four of the 26 people arrested at the Nov. 2023 protest say their actions are protected under religious freedom laws.

City Prosecutor’s Office reports progress in expunging marijuana offenses

A new internship with the University of Arizona College of Law is helping move expungement filings faster.

The Buzz: Historic Markers Around the State

We wrap up a series of stories from around the state by telling three historic stories.

Pima County evictions fell over 40% in March

But experts say the positive trends are still leaving some renters behind.

Pima County receives nearly $22 million for asylum seekers

Pima County is receiving nearly $22 million in federal funding to continue services to asylum seekers, who come to Tucson and smaller border communities after being released by Border Patrol.

The Buzz: Invasive plants and wildfire danger

Arizona's increasing risk of wildfire and encroaching invasive plants are putting native plants in peril.

Pima County expects upcoming migrant funding to last through August

Pima County expects to receive at least 12 million dollars in federal funding from the recent Homeland Security appropriations bill to continue services to asylum seekers through August, after coming dangerously close to having to turn people away.

Supervisors hesitant on new jail commission

Board members said the county has limited jurisdiction when it comes to criminal justice reform.

Lesher: Past criminal justice reform efforts will shape new jail commission

The Pima County Administrator told the Board of Supervisors over the weekend that she is assembling a team of county staff to review justice reform efforts from at least the last seven years.

The Buzz: A longtime City Council member steps down

Steve Kozachik has been a known quantity on the council for more than a decade. He now leaves for a job that mirrors his past career.

Pima County to continue migrant services

County will avoid street releases at the end of the week, anticipating federal funding from the $650 million, in the border security funding bill, for shelter and services to asylum seekers.

Pima Community College increases tuition, effective this fall

The college says its tuition increase is meant to better support its programs and give pay raises to its employees.

Housing assistance program will face federal budget cuts

City officials said cuts would most likely be “small.”

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