Gov. Doug Ducey announced he is rescinding his previous executive order limiting occupancy capacity for restaurants, gyms, theaters, water parks, bowling alleys and bars with dine-in service in a new executive order signed and released Friday.
PHOENIX – After leaving the Army two decades ago, Miachelle DePiano faced new challenges on the civilian battlefield: a hyper-competitive job market.
PHOENIX – Picture a baseball game at Chase Field. Or a basketball game at Suns Arena. As more fans begin returning to sporting events after the COVID-19 pandemic, they are welcomed by the benefits of live competition, from ballpark hot dogs to the energy of a packed stadium.
Spring is in the air, which I know does not mean a lot of change with our weather but, hopefully, with your daily activities. As our days get longer, we will be spending more time outside, taking early-morning and late-evening walks, runs and bike rides. We will see more flowers and gardens …
Marana residents will soon be enjoying new park amenities after the Marana Town Council unanimously voted to adopt the town’s Parks and Recreation 10-Year Master Plan in early February.
The Oro Valley Town Council has postponed a public hearing to potentially take action on annexing the Westward Look Resort and approving the proposed Planned Area Development on the resort’s property, which was scheduled to be discussed at the March 3 council meeting.
The Oro Valley Town Council postponed a public hearing on annexing the Westward Look Resort and approving the proposed Planned Area Development on the resort’s property, which was scheduled to be discussed at the March 3 council meeting.
PHOENIX – Krystle Mann, a stay-at-home mother to three sons, makes and sells cornbread and jam to pay for new baseball gear and help cover club fees – approximately $1,500 per year.
WASHINGTON – Health advocates welcomed the reopening of enrollment for Affordable Care Act coverage, saying the opportunity for more people to get or renew their health insurance could be “really good for Arizona.”
Craft beer fans in the Old Pueblo certainly have noticed their local bottle shop is now sporting larger selections of 4-packs and 6-packs from a variety of local and national breweries these days. Independently owned beer and wine shops like Tucson Hop Shop, Arizona Beer House and Tap & …
Three of Pima County’s commercial real estate leaders see great opportunities in the new year for companies looking to reassess their office or retail space needs while commercial property owners may want to consider selling as out-of-state buyers are lining up.
It's easy to sense something has changed at Borderlands Brewing Company when walking through their doors these days. It's not that the brewing equipment moved to a new facility a few years back and created more space in their taproom or that they've added a barbershop to the floor plan. It's…
Though few businesses have made it through COVD completely unscathed, music and performing arts continually rank as the industries most affected by the pandemic. Music venues like the Rialto Theatre and 191 Toole have remained closed for in-person concerts for nearly a year now. Luckily for …
It is a pleasure to introduce myself to the residents of the Town of Oro Valley. I’ve been working as the director of Community and Economic Development Department since Jan. 4, 2021, but I can honestly tell you that time has passed quickly as I jumped feet first into my new role.
This year has been a struggle for Arizona's craft brewers. Not only have they witnessed their wholesale profits drop as bars and restaurants shut down and then reopen to low capacity, but they're also watching retail profits stall due to a national aluminum can shortage.
In a 4-3 vote, the Oro Valley Town Council denied a second effort to rezone the Kai-Capri area from commercial to residential, despite updated plans to limit housing density and community support for the project during their Tuesday, Feb. 2 meeting.
Correction: The original headline on this story was incorrect. Organizers still want to allow customers to tip service workers, in addition to an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The new year brings a number of new (and old) transportation projects to the region, including the continued widening of Broadway Boulevard between Country Club Road and downtown, long-planned improvements to Sabino Canyon Road and much-needed repairs to Oracle Road.
Both of Marana’s marijuana dispensaries have announced plans to expand to selling recreational cannabis soon, with one dispensary setting a firm date to begin adult-use sales.
Almost exactly a year ago, Pima County opened its Emergency Operations Center to provide planning and coordination of rapid response and mitigation efforts in case a deadly virus that had started in Asia a few months previous came to Tucson through international visitors to the annual Tucso…
Canadian designer and manufacturer ElectraMeccanica is opening a display in the main courtyard of La Encantada mall to show off their unique (and very European) vehicle, the SOLO. While not a complete store, the new location allows for shoppers to check out the vehicles and place reservation…
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s order that the Justice Department stop contracting with private prisons could eventually affect thousands of inmates – but not the roughly 3,000 immigrants being held in private facilities in Arizona.
In a matter of days, Pima County is on track to pass the paradoxical intersection of administering 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines after surpassing 100,000 coronavirus cases today.
As the spread of COVID-19 forced social distancing policies and widespread business closures, many have lost their jobs since the virus reached Arizona in January 2020.
An Oro Valley church’s plan to rezone their property to construct a sports complex and other facilities has many neighborhood residents concerned over the potential new development.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona recently moved its thrift store to a new, temporary location at Park Place Mall. The new store serves as more of a boutique than their previous location, but continues to fund the Humane Society’s goal of helping Tucson’s homeless cats and dogs.
As Pima County continues to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations at five different distribution sites, it needs a lot more vaccine to adequately immunize the population.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden made good on a campaign promise within hours of his swearing-in this week, ordering a pause in construction of the border wall and a plan for how to redirect wall funding.
The Marana Town Council unanimously approved a new economic relief program aimed at helping local small businesses adversely impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
The Arizona Department of Health Services gave the go-ahead last week for recreational cannabis sales to begin, letting dispensary owners know adult-use recreational sales can move forward as soon as licenses are approved and dispensaries are set up to handle both aspects of the market.
With more than 8,000 new cases reported today, the total number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases surpassed 708,000 as of Friday, Jan 22, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Pima County’s mandatory 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew has been temporarily halted after a group of Tucson bars were granted a preliminary injunction barring the county from enforcing the curfew.
PHOENIX – May Tiwamangkala remembers mornings at Perryville Prison west of Phoenix, when the Wildland Fire Crew members began chanting and stomping their feet on concrete to let the rest of the prison know it was 5 a.m.
LOS ANGELES – Like music venues around the world, the Paramount ballroom has been forced to endure months of limited work, reduced revenue and a forced transition to the digital world – no easy task for the venerable Boyle Heights venue, which is nearly 100 years old and has a legacy of supp…
PHOENIX – The pandemic has affected different people in different ways, causing financial stress due to job loss, sliding grades, relationship pressures and worries that vulnerable loved ones could contract COVID-19.
Next week, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will discuss renewing County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry’s contract and whether or not they will grant him the $13,000 raise he’s asked for.
In a 4-3 vote, the Oro Valley Town Council rejected a proposed rezoning of the Kai-Capri area from commercial use to multi-family residential use during their council meeting on Jan. 6.
In July, the Town of Marana Water Department (Marana Water) relocated its administrative operations from the Marana Operations Center on Ina Road to its new home in downtown Marana—on the second floor of the Marana Municipal Complex (MMC) at 11555 W. Civic Center Drive. With the move, all of…
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his 2021 State of the State address Monday afternoon with a message of maintaining resilience against COVID-19, returning students to classrooms and advocating for lower income taxes.
With nearly 9,000 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 627,000 as of Monday, Jan 11, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans will begin for new and certain existing borrowers later this month.
Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department is bringing back their monthly household hazardous waste collection events for the first time since COVID hit, providing an opportunity for residents to drop off their hazardous waste, electronic waste and paper documents for shredding a…
WASHINGTON – Arizona has 304,180 infants and toddlers who need child care but only 234,270 slots to accommodate them, with poor and rural families most likely to be left out, a recent study said.
As the second round of Economic Stimulus Payments begins hitting bank accounts and mailboxes nationwide during the first week of 2021, many Americans will have to wait until they file their 2020 tax return to claim their cash.
PAONIA, Colorado – A.J. Carrillo farms 18 acres near Hotchkiss, Colorado, in the high desert of the Western Slope about an hour southeast of Grand Junction. When he irrigates his peach orchard, water gushes from big white plastic pipes at the top of the plot and takes half a day to trickle d…
WASHINGTON – For two months since the election, President Donald Trump has challenged the election of President-elect Joe Biden, but there is no question that in some parts of Washington it will soon be time for Trump to go.