- CDC: Imported onions contaminated with salmonella sicken people across U.S.by Bennito L. Kelty on October 21, 2021 at 3:54 am
The CDC is warning people to stay away from red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, because of salmonella contamination that has sickened more than 600 people across 37 states.
- CDC: Cebollas importadas contaminadas con salmonela enferman a las personas en EE. UU.by Bennito L. Kelty on October 21, 2021 at 3:54 am
Los CDC advierten a las personas que se mantengan alejadas de las cebollas rojas, blancas y amarillas importadas de Chihuahua, México, debido a la contaminación por salmonela que ha enfermado a más de 600 personas en 37 estados.
- Gov. Ducey demands Tucson rescind COVID shot mandate for gov't employeesby Paul Ingram on October 21, 2021 at 1:09 am
Gov. Ducey demanded that Tucson roll back a new policy requiring city employees to get vaccinated or face losing their jobs. The Republican argued that the city's new policy violates state law, which requires the city to grant accommodation requests. Mayor Romero said he is "playing politics" to "deflect from his utter failure" on COVID-19.
- New Tucson 'Housing First' director quickly dumps pro-Trump tweetsby Bennito L. Kelty on October 20, 2021 at 8:58 pm
The new director of Tucson's Housing First Program, part of Mayor Romero's social service efforts, quickly deleted her Twitter and Facebook accounts the day her hiring was announced, after city officials were asked about her years of pro-Trump and conspiracist posts, including questioning the 2020 election and COVID-19 misinformation.
- Trump’s Ridiculous Voter Fraud Claims Come to Pima County Via Finchem and Shivaby Jake Dean on October 20, 2021 at 8:48 pm
In late September, the Republican-backed “audit” of votes in Maricopa County confirmed—yet again—that Joe Biden had legitimately won the electoral votes of the State of Arizona. To summarize: This was an unprecedented extra review of votes based in conspiracy theories that happened after certification of the results by the (Republican-led) Board of Supervisors, conducted by a company who had never audited an election before and whose founder claimed the election was rigged before conducting the audit—all while costing Maricopa County millions of dollars in the process.…
- Claytoonz: Pledge For Youngkin 2by Clay Jones on October 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm
- Capitol rioters face trial delays caused by court backlog, mass of evidenceby Samantha Hawkins on October 20, 2021 at 7:58 pm
A federal judge acknowledged on Tuesday that there could be constitutional problems with the length of time that Capitol rioters have to wait for their trial, as the mass of discovery from the Jan. 6 insurrection is enormous and growing by the day.
- Arizona redistricting panel mulls a step back in drawing new legislative mapsby Jeremy Duda on October 20, 2021 at 7:14 pm
As it pushes toward a possible vote on final draft maps as early as Thursday, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission made clear that it has a lot of work left to do on proposed legislative districts - and it may be taking a step back in the process.
- Ducey among governors targeted in new ad campaign for 'anti-science' COVID policiesby Jerod MacDonald-Evoy on October 20, 2021 at 6:52 pm
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.
- National Parks nominee pledges to ramp up workforce, improve staff moraleby Jacob Fischler on October 20, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Charles F. Sams III, President Joe Biden’s choice to lead the National Park Service told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday he would work to rebuild the agency’s workforce, which has shrunk even as park attendance hits new records.
- White House unveils plan to vaccinate young kids against COVIDby Alexandra Jones on October 20, 2021 at 6:12 pm
Having secured enough vaccines for all 28 million Americans ages 5 to 11, the White House released its plans Wednesday to make Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible to as many of these children as possible at pediatrician's offices, pharmacies and schools.
- Citizenship applications backlog doubles from 2015 to 2020by Laura Gómez on October 20, 2021 at 6:04 pm
The backlog of applications for eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens more than doubled between 2015 and 2020, according to a report from a Government Accountability Office that portrays U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a strained and inefficient agency.
- Movie Review: The Rescue is a Fascinating Watch, Now Playing at The Loft Cinemaby Bob Grimm on October 20, 2021 at 5:56 pm
- Good Oak Bar & Little Love Burger are now open on Congressby Matt Sterner on October 20, 2021 at 4:42 pm
A downtown bar that’s been familiar to many for years and a new burger joint that can’t wait to break onto the scene are sharing opening dates — a double whammy of good times for Tucsonans. Good Oak Bar is making its return and Little Love Burger is opening its doors in the former Diablo The post Good Oak Bar & Little Love Burger are now open on Congress appeared first on Tucson Foodie.
- Pima County taps former F-16 pilot Lake-Wright as new constableby Bennito L. Kelty on October 20, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Pima County has appointed William Lake-Wright, a former F-16 pilot and paramedic, to serve as the constable for the eastern part of the county, filling a seat left vacant. Some county leaders want to reform or even eliminate the elected Constables Office.
- Low-income voters cast nearly 44% of all Arizona votes in 2020, study findsby Chase Bradley/Cronkite News, Arizona Mirror on October 20, 2021 at 1:45 pm
PHOENIX – Low-income voters accounted for 35% of the 168 million votes cast nationwide in the 2020 presidential election, and in Arizona, that percentage was 44, according to a recent study by the Poor People’s Campaign.…
- Scientists search for cause of mysterious COVID-related inflammation in childrenby Liz Szabo on October 20, 2021 at 1:38 pm
More than 5,200 of the 6.2 million U.S. children diagnosed with COVID have developed MIS-C, a rare but life-threatening complication of COVID-19, and pediatric intensive care units are now struggling to save the latest round of extremely sick children.
- Trump administration used Food Aid Program for political gain, congressional investigators findby Bianca Fortis on October 20, 2021 at 12:43 pm
The $6 billion Farmers to Families Food Box program - created to provide fresh produce to families affected by the pandemic - was mismanaged and used by the Trump administration for political gain, a new congressional report has found.
- 'Driving While Brown' and Arizona’s 'Latino resistance'by James E. Garcia on October 20, 2021 at 12:23 pm
The trouble with recounting the drama surrounding Arizona’s decades-long cultural and political clashes over immigration is there have been so many villains and heroes it’s hard to know where to start - so find two people whose personal experiences virtually tell the story for you.
- Fifth-generation Pinal County farmer struggles to grow crops with less waterby Emma VandenEinde on October 20, 2021 at 11:22 am
Obtaining water has been a constant source of worry for farmers in Pinal County, and with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a Tier 1 shortage on the Colorado River in August, farmers will receive one-third of the water supply that would normally be available.
- Arizona farms turn to petting zoos, corn mazes, concerts and festivals to surviveby Sydney Witte on October 20, 2021 at 11:04 am
From petting zoos and hayrides to corn mazes and concerts, some farms in Arizona and across the U.S. are opening their gates to the public with farm-based entertainment to diversify revenue and stay in business.
- Claytoonz: Pledge For Youngkinby Clay Jones on October 20, 2021 at 8:00 am
- FDA expected to greenlight mix-and-match COVID boostersby Alexandra Jones on October 20, 2021 at 2:49 am
The Food and Drug Administration is planning to let Americans mix and match booster shots as all are relatively effective at boosting immunity regardless of patients’ original vaccinations, the New York Times reported, saying that the agency may make it official later this week.
- GOP senators press TPD Chief Magnus on border in CBP nomination hearingby Genesis Sandoval on October 20, 2021 at 2:33 am
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear.
- Unvaccinated Tucson city employees could be fired after Council mandates COVID shotsby Paul Ingram on October 20, 2021 at 1:49 am
In a 4-3 vote, the Tucson City Council said Tuesday that city employees who are not vaccinated by Dec. 1 will face termination.