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Races for Pima County recorder and Santa Cruz County sheriff

Sep 18, 2020 Longtime public servants are leaving the roles, leaving those races wide open.

Race underway for Corporation Commission, Arizona's 'fourth branch of government'

Sep 11, 2020 The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, pipelines and securities, has three open seats this fall.

The risks of severe heat

Sep 4, 2020 The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Revisiting the danger to pedestrians in Tucson

Aug 28, 2020 The city, like others, has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking, though the trends may be shifting amid the pandemic.

Getting out the vote ahead of the November election

Aug 21, 2020 Arizona is a battleground state this year, and multiple groups are working to register as many voters as possible.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Aug 14, 2020 Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

Looking back at SB 1070 a decade later

Aug 7, 2020 Though the infamous “show me your papers” law was partially struck down, it has left a legacy in Arizona.

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Jul 31, 2020 Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.

Back to school, one step at a time

Jul 24, 2020 Teachers, school administrators and elected officials weigh how to safely return to school.

Tucson hospitals balance full patient loads, COVID-19 stress

Jul 17, 2020 As hospitals inch closer to reaching full capacity, doctors and nurses continue to ask the public to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge

Jul 10, 2020 Many community members are asking more questions as instances of police misconduct are revealed.

Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'

Jul 3, 2020 The death of a man in TPD custody amid nationwide protests over racially based police violence has led to more conversations about what policing should look like.

Wildfires burn across Arizona

Jun 26, 2020 We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.

How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020 As cases rise dramatically in the state, public health experts look to expand virus detection.

Protests force community to reconsider the role of police

Jun 12, 2020 As protests continue nationwide, citizens and police officers in Tucson look at what changes are still needed.

How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

Jun 5, 2020 Schools, summer camps and child care centers are tasked with finding a safe way to engage kids during the pandemic.

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