- As COVID cases increase again in Arizona, Gov. Ducey urges vaccinationsby Paul Ingram on July 23, 2021 at 10:35 pm
Highlighting the rise in COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey urged people to get vaccinated against the disease — but says the state will not listen to the 'lockdown lobby.'
- ‘By The Bucket’ Spaghetti Takeout to open its first Tucson locationby Matt Sterner on July 23, 2021 at 10:05 pm
Have you ever had dreams of slurping spaghetti noodles out of a bucket? Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of something new to take along with you while on the run or during a peaceful picnic up on Mount Lemmon. Either way, you can soon cross it off your bucket list. By The Bucket, a spaghetti takeout The post ‘By The Bucket’ Spaghetti Takeout to open its first Tucson location appeared first on Tucson Foodie.
- UPDATE: Storms, flooding wreak havoc across Pima Countyby Mike Truelsen on July 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm
Several roads, trailheads, recreation areas and portions of the Chuck Huckelberry Loop are closed because of flooding, according to the Pima County Transportation Department. Recent storms have produced flash-flood warnings from the National Weather Service.…
- Kimberly Ortiz appointed as newest Pima County judgeby Dylan Smith on July 23, 2021 at 9:11 pm
Kimberly Ortiz will take the bench in Pima County Superior Court, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, filling a seat left vacant by the retirement of Judge Paul E. Tang.
- As Tucson BP agents see large migrant groups in July, Pima County prepares for moreby Paul Ingram on July 23, 2021 at 8:46 pm
Border Patrol agents encountered more than 660 people traveling in large groups in the desert southwest of Tucson in July, while the migrant shelter supported by Pima County is preparing to serve a dramatic increase in people in the coming weeks.
- Fact-checking President Biden’s CNN town hallby Lori Robertson on July 23, 2021 at 8:44 pm
In a prime-time town hall aired on CNN, President Joe Biden overstated some facts about the coronavirus vaccines, and misled on other jobs, car prices and government trust facts.
- The Daily Saguaro, Friday, 7/23/21by Carl Hanni on July 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm
- Stone-Manning nomination set to advance to U.S. Senate after emotions run high at committee voteby Jacob Fischler on July 23, 2021 at 7:27 pm
In a contentious meeting that distilled a weeks-long fight, the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee deadlocked 10-10 along party lines Thursday on approving Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination as head of the Bureau of Land Management.
- ‘Nuestro equipo’: Az Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase Hispanic fansby Catie Cheshire on July 23, 2021 at 7:11 pm
Featuring “Serpientes” across the chest, a snake curled around a red sun and the Arizona flag, the new Sonoran-sand-colored Diamondbacks Nike City Connect jerseys pay homage to the Hispanic community in Arizona.
- Tucson’s Abdi Abdirahman, 44, outraces Father Time en route to 5th Olympicsby Taiwo Adeshigbin on July 23, 2021 at 6:57 pm
At 44, Tucson resident Abdihakim ‘Abdi’ Abdirahman has defied all odds to become the oldest U.S. runner ever to make an Olympic team, competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo thanks to minor tweaks to his training regimen and a honed awareness of his body’s needs.
- Court: Ex Rep. cannot sue over expulsion from Arizona House in harassment caseby Brooke Newman on July 23, 2021 at 6:33 pm
A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter’s challenge of his 2018 expulsion from the Legislature for violating its policies against sexual harassment and creating a hostile workplace.
- ASU partnership provides free hearing services to low-income Arizonansby Mikenzie Hammel on July 23, 2021 at 6:16 pm
The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is partnering with ASU’s Speech and Hearing Clinic to provide a year’s worth of hearing care to patients who are 21 or older and make less than $17,130 individually or less than $23,169 in a two-person household.
- Astronaut cosplay: The earthly impacts of space tourism on the borderby René Kladzyk on July 23, 2021 at 5:07 pm
The recent trend by billionaires - like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson - blasting into space have meaningful economic, environmental and cultural impacts on the borderland communities where the spaceports hoping to cater to commercial space travel are located.
- Pres. Biden gives victims of crime a boostby Brandi Buchman on July 23, 2021 at 4:07 pm
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a measure that replenishes funding for victims of crime in the United States so they can start fresh, receive mental health counseling and potentially gain a new lease on life for themselves or their family in the face of trauma.
- CDC tackles COVID booster shots for immunocompromisedby Nina Pullano on July 23, 2021 at 3:50 pm
The push for a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine for patients with certain immune conditions is not moving fast enough for some vaccine advisors, and other countries have already gone ahead with third-dose recommendations.
- Poll shows Arizonans aren’t concerned about COVID-19, despite rising casesby Rithwik Kalale/Cronkite News on July 23, 2021 at 1:45 pm
PHOENIX – Although the percentage of those unwilling to take a COVID-19 vaccine has remained unchanged since May, Arizonans are showing less concern about the risks, according to a new survey by OH Predictive Insights.…
- Claytoonz: Flinging With Kevinby Clay Jones on July 23, 2021 at 8:00 am
- $15 minimum wage to go before Tucson votersby Dylan Smith on July 23, 2021 at 4:41 am
An initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Tucson to $15 over the next four years will be on the November ballot, after city officials announced Thursday that there were enough valid signatures on petitions to support the measure.
- Harvest Fest 2021: Drink wine, eat & stomp grapes at Sonoita Vineyardsby Matt Sterner on July 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm
This event oughta be a smash. Sonoita Vineyards is once again hosting its annual Harvest Fest and Grape Stomp from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. The oldest commercial vineyard and winery that’s nestled in Southern Arizona is celebrating with other local wineries, a meadery, and plenty of grape stompin’ to make your The post Harvest Fest 2021: Drink wine, eat & stomp grapes at Sonoita Vineyards appeared first on Tucson Foodie.
- Photos: Vigil honors victims of Sunday's deadly shooting & fireby Paul Ingram on July 22, 2021 at 10:26 pm
As a monsoon storm slowly blew in, dozens of Tucsonans tried to keep their candles lit against the wind to honor the victims of Sunday's shooting rampage that ultimately left three dead and four others wounded.
- El ozono provoca el segundo aviso de calidad del aire en una semana para Tucsonby Bennito L. Kelty on July 22, 2021 at 9:51 pm
Los niveles de ozono a nivel del suelo subieron hasta nivel dañino el jueves, provocando un aviso por del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental de evitar la actividad intensa al aire libre por la segunda vez en una semana.
- Pima baseball's Daniel Durazo signs to play at Az Christianby Raymond Suarez on July 22, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Pima Community College baseball player Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS) committed to continue his collegiate career as he signed his letter of intent to a four-year university.
- Ozone prompts 2nd air-quality warning in a week for Tucsonby Bennito L. Kelty on July 22, 2021 at 9:22 pm
Air pollution in the Tucson metro area hit harmful levels on Wednesday, prompting an advisory that residents should avoid intense physical outdoor activity because of high ozone levels.
- Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attemptsby Alyssa Marksz on July 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm
The number of migrants stopped at Southern border for the month of June increased to the highest level in 20 years, but official say those border "encounters" are inflated because they don't represent the number of unique individuals trying to cross but the how many encounters Customs and Border Protection reported.
- Mapping tool lets people show communities of interest to Arizona IRCby Jeremy Duda on July 22, 2021 at 8:41 pm
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has created a tool - available on its website - that allows people to map out their communities of interest, part of a survey to provide public input on what people would like to see from the redistricting process.