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City of Tucson announces leader of Housing First effort

The Housing First model tries to get people experiencing homelessness into housing before it attends to their other needs.

Tucson city council tells employees to get vaccinated by December or face firing

Pima County will required COVID-19 vaccinations for employees who interact with medically vulnerable people.

Magnus hearing scheduled for Oct. 19

The Tucson Police Chief is nominated to be the next Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

Biden signs proclamation marking Indigenous Peoples Day in 2021

The proclamation is similar to one Gov. Doug Ducey signed in 2020, marking October 11 of that year as Indigenous Peoples Day.

House subcommittee hears bill featuring Old Pascua

The bill, introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva, would take the tribally owned lands and put them into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe — making way for a third Pascua Yaqui casino.

University of Arizona, Pascua Yaqui Tribe commit to partnering in Yaqui education

A new intergovernmental agreement covers many aspirational goals, like the formation of an independent K-12 school system for the tribe.

State judge strikes down law banning schools from requiring students to wear masks

Legislature violated constitution by rolling mask law and other policies into the state budget, a judge ruled Monday.

200K Arizona drivers getting refunds over public safety fee

The refunds involve a controversial public safety fee that was part of vehicle registration costs approved three years ago and later rescinded.

Tucson Fire Department receives $5 million from FEMA

The department said it plans to use the money to update equipment and hire more EMTs and firefighters

Arizona sees boost in revenue from tribal casinos

The tribal gaming compact helped increase the numbers.

Brnovich sues Biden over vaccine mandate

The Arizona Attorney General says the mandate is unconstitutional.

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

The Attorney General says the requirement violates state bans on vaccine mandates.

Kelly says better plan needed for Afghanistan withdrawal

The Arizona senator said things moved more quickly than expected.

Navajo Nation requiring workers to get a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

The mandate says employees from a variety of departements be fully vaccinated by late September.

Border by numbers: all Border Patrol sectors aren't equal

Data show who crosses the border depends on location.

Legal settlement is a win for Pascua Yaqui voting rights.

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