“We have to add human to humanity,” Local organizer speaks on Daunte Wright’s shooting

Some Tucson community members are feeling hopeless in light of Daunte Wright’s killing at the hands of police over the weekend.

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona

Kino drive-thru vaccination site to permanently close May 14

CDC says high STD rates continued into 2020, after 2019 all-time high

Survey on Reid Park Zoo expansion closes Tuesday

UPDATE: Northbound I-19 reopened; one person killed by loose tire

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UPDATE: Authorities identify suspect in officer-involved shooting near Rillito River Park

Border Patrol to build migrant detention facility in Tucson area

  Auto part theft is on the rise in Southern Arizona

Casino del Sol Golf Classic begins April 15

Pima County changes hours for COVID vaccine registration assistance line

  Arizona sees no J&J adverse reactions; several states pause operations

Tucson man dies, woman found after going missing in Death Valley National Park

Alexander Lofgren and Emily Henkel, of Tucson, went missing in Death Valley earlier this week.

UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly hitting woman in walker, speeding away

William Joseph Tobia is facing charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Tucson on Monday, April 5.

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson announces ‘Youth of the Year’ award winners

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson has been celebrating youth leaders every year through its annual awards.

U of A opens 8,900 vaccine appointments Friday

People age 16 and older are eligible for vaccination at the U of A site, including other state-run PODS.

  AZ Heart & Sol: Tucson nurse holds off on retirement to help others during COVID

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant now open for applications

  Where are the FEMA vaccination sites?

Dinosaur drive-thru exhibit debuts in Tucson April 9

Gov. Ducey signs bill to protect Arizona drivers who cannot pay outstanding fees

Pools and splash pads set to open in Tucson April 19

Tucson-area residents should get used to using area codes when making local calls

Starting Oct. 24, southern Arizona residents will have to include the 520 area code when making local calls.

  City votes to raise water rates in unincorporated areas

The council will likely approve a “notice of intent” to move forward. That means there will be town halls and a public hearing before the city makes in final vote on June 8, 2021.

Country Club to close north of Broadway April 9-12

On Friday, April 9 at about 7 p.m., Country Club north of Broadway will be closed to travel until about 6 a.m. on Monday, April 12.

Onsite registration assistance available for walk-up vaccinations at TCC

Walk-up COVID-19 registration is available in Pima County.

Arizona to receive more than $11M in affordable housing funds

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will allocate more than $689 million for affordable housing across the country.

Friends of PACC among more than 1,000 non-profits registered for Arizona Gives Day

Friends of PACC is one of more than 1,000 non-profits registered for Arizona Gives Day, which is Tuesday, April 6.

  Pima County STEPs program gives low-level drug offenders second chance

They hope addressing the root of the problem will prevent a person from committing future crimes.

  Impact from pandemic proving ‘long term’ as gem and mineral shows kick off

Impact from pandemic proving “long term” as Tucson Gem and Mineral Show kicks off

  Wildcat fever heats up after UA beats UConn in Final Four

Temperatures may be heating up in Tucson but the Wildcat fever is even hotter on campus after Friday night’s win against UConn. It is the first time the U of A women’s basketball team made it to the NCAA Final Four, and they won as the underdog team with a final score of 69 to 59.

The Tucson gem show is back next week, starts April 5

The Tucson Gem Show is back next week starting Monday

Sahuarita Walmart to temporarily close, reopens Monday

Walmart corporate staff say this temporary closure will allow third-party cleaning crews to thoroughly sanitize and cleanse the building, and allow associates to restock shelves and prepare the store for when it reopens Monday.

  New motel could bring more business to Summerhaven community

The new Mount Lemmon Hotel is open and welcoming its first guests.

Pima County opens vaccination registration to everyone 16 years old and up

Starting Monday, April 5, anyone in Pima County 16 years old and up will be able to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.

CBS NEWS: Record number of unaccompanied minors taken into custody on southern border

According to CBS News, a record number of unaccompanied children were taken into custody on the southern border in March.

  Arizona’s Heart & Sol: Community supports police officer, nursing student couple after their baby’s cancer diagnosis

A GoFundMe page is set up for Haley’s fight against cancer. Thank you to our sponsor Casino Del Sol for helping us recognize those in the community who are going above and beyond.

  Updates to the City of Tucson’s Community Safety Pilot Program

Romero said the death of Floyd and then closer to home, the in-custody death of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez, prompted her idea for the Community Safety Pilot Program.

Gov. Ducey eases restrictions on elective surgeries and long-term care facilities

Today, Arizona Gov. Ducey rescinded three executive orders made last year that restricted visitations at long-term care facilities and halted non-essential surgeries in the state.

TMC, TPD and partners to host car seat giveaway event April 24

In order to receive a free car seat, parents will need to attend a one-hour class at the Westside Police Service Center at 1310 W. Miracle Mile Rd.

AZ Gov. Ducey signs Matthew’s Law to protect family pets

HB 2507, also known as “Matthew’s Law”, was signed in honor of Matthew Meisner who lost his life last year.

Tucson VA opens COVID-19 vaccination to all veterans, their spouses and caregivers

The VA in Tucson says all veterans are welcome, regardless of their enrollment status in the VA healthcare enrollment system.

Medical technology company building $65 million state-of-the-art facility in Tucson

Medical technology company building $65 million state-of-the-art facility in Tucson

Santa Cruz County opens vaccine elegibility to adults 18 and over April 5

The links for scheduling vaccine appointments will be available though the Santa Cruz County website and the Mariposa Community Healthcare Center website.

  Alejandro Chavez honors legacy of his grandfather César Chávez

Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers Association and won several victories including raising farm workers pay in the 1970s.

  Little free garden stands are sprouting up in Tucson

The Facebook page, Little Free Garden Stands of AZ has nearly six-thousand members. The group helps to coordinate free plant stand exchanges across the state, including right here in southern Arizona.

TUSD says prom ceremonies will be held outdoors this year

TUSD is encouraging that all students attending prom ceremonies receive at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, at least two weeks prior to the event. However, this is not mandatory.

  #Haleystrong: Tucson rallies behind 6-month-old as she begins cancer treatment

Despite being in intense physical pain, she shows strength.

  Pima County to defy Governor Ducey’s order on mask mandate

Ten straight weeks of declines have been followed by an uptick in the number of cases and deaths.

  Beloved Tucson thrift store reopens

A local thrift shop that’s been around since the 50′s is back open today after closing because of COVID-19. Volunteers and customers told us just how much today meant to them.

Marana rescinds expansion of restaurant seating

Rescindment of this amendment also reinstates all temporarily suspended sign regulations in the town of Marana, which were in effect due to Mayor Ed Honea’s Proclamation of Local Emergency.

UPDATE: Pima County to enforce mask mandate despite executive order

Under the resolution, people in Pima County over the age of 5 must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth unless they have a qualifying exemption or are able to maintain physical distance.

  Diocese of Tucson responds to allegations of misconduct

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests joined a lawsuit against the Diocese of Tucson, Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. John’s Seminary in California over abuse allegations.

University of Arizona transitions to Stage 3 of in-person learning on Monday

University officials say this will allow for in-person learning for classes of up to 100 students.

AZDHS: More than 2M Arizonans have received at least one COVID vaccine dose

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey urges those who are yet to be vaccinated, to do so as soon as possible

Tucson Parks & Rec to begin phased reopening of senior activity centers

Seniors will not need to be vaccinated, however, masks, wellness checks and physical distancing will still be required.

  University of Arizona scientists propose lunar ark as a global insurance policy

Creating genetic back-ups to preserve biodiversity is not a new concept.

  With a COVID-19 loss, a woman hopes to give more to community

She is giving most of her mom’s things away. It’s part of a larger, nationwide “buy nothing” movement. Her mom’s old treasures can be someone else’s—for free.

  Local bar will still enforce masks and social distancing rules despite executive order

Although restrictions have been eased up, for many business owners in downtown Tucson, the governor’s decision to ease up protocols is a step backwards.

  La Indita moving location after more than 40 years serving Tucson

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money for the family, the money will be used for any expenses to help relocate buildings.

  State reverses decision, Pima County gets FEMA site

Following a week of back and forth after the state first refused to support the site, Governor Doug Ducey said on Wednesday that he would reconsider the state’s decision, which led to today’s announcement.

  Gyms weigh options after Gov. Ducey’s order

With Governor Ducey’s new order allowing businesses to ease up on restrictions, some are ready to make changes, but others are deciding to keep mask wearing in place. Local gyms are doing what they think is best for their customers.

  AZ Department of Corrections vaccinating inmates at state complexes and private prisons

The department has received 3,940 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services and has administered 3,337 total vaccines to date.

Pima County encourages businesses to continue COVID mitigation efforts

The health department also encourages those celebrating passover over the Easter weekend to be thoughtful when it comes to large gatherings.

No tuition, fee increase expected for most students at UArizona, ASU or NAU

A majority of Arizona residents attending undergrad programs at the state’s three public universities won’t see a tuition increase.

  U.K. COVID-19 variant found on University of Arizona campus

A University of Arizona lab study has confirmed the presence of the U.K. COVID variant on campus. It’s more infectious and could be more severe if someone is infected by it. The research lab discovered traces of the variant through a saline water gargling sample study.

  Arizona’s Heart & Sol: South Tucson woman starts organization to fight hunger

This week we meet a South Tucson woman who stepped up at the beginning of the pandemic to help families in need, and hasn’t stopped since.

  State silent on FEMA vaccination site for Pima County

After Gov. Ducey rejected the offer, the county board in a rare unanimous vote, passed a resolution asking the governor to reconsider.

Desert Financial, Fiesta Bowl give Random Acts of Kindness to organizations across Tucson

Given the current restrictions, the annual Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade will return in late December 2021.

Nursing home owner accused of beating patient to death in Arizona

Valer Catuna, 52, has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse.

AZ State Fair will temporarily relocate to Chandler this year

The area is larger than the size of the State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, allowing for appropriate social distancing and other public health mitigation measures.

  Tucson ‘Home Sharing’ allows seniors to live together, share expenses

Concept of 'boommates' used in some states as way for older people to stay in a home.

  Pima County says it will try to bypass state on FEMA vaccine assistance

The board voted to pass a resolution which suggests the county will try to contract directly with FEMA for the doses and two federal sites.

Pima County will seek a contract to transport asylum seekers

The vote was 4-1 in an emergency board meeting on March 24.

  BUD’S BLOG: Here’s what it’s like to get the COVID-19 vaccine

KOLD's Bud Foster is documenting his vaccination experience from his first shot to the last.

Arizona State Fair potentially moving to Wild Horse Pass in Chandler

Tentative dates for the 2021 State Fair are Oct. 7 through Oct. 31.

ADOT calls to public for original safety messages for signs

Original messages can be submitted at azdot.gov/SignContest through March 31.

Governor Ducey to visit University of Arizona vaccine site Wednesday

While there, the governor will receive his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which will be administered by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ.

Ducey signs HB 2116, provides civil action against human and sex trafficking perpetrators

A person who engages in the trafficking of another person or a person who benefits from participating in a venture that traffics another person is liable to the person trafficked for damages that arise during the trafficking period.

  New Amazon sorting facility will bring more jobs to Tucson

Amazon does not have a date for when this facility will be completed though. Officials say it would be sometime later this year.