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Tucson City Council: dispensaries, fare-free transit, childcare and redistricting

Mayor and council rounded out the year in their final city council meeting of 2022.

60,000 trees planted since start of Tucson Million Trees program

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero announced the program in 2020 and hopes to reach the goal by 2030.

Traffic deaths rising in Tucson, pedestrians at highest risk

The number of pedestrian fatalities have almost doubled from 2021.

Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair brings business owners from across the country

The event highlights artisanal crafts and handmade goods.

New Homeless Encampment Reporting Tool helps connect resources, lowers police response

The system launched on Oct. 27 and has received 1,582 reports.

Redistricting Advisory Committee approves three maps to be sent to Tucson city council

The new ward boundaries will be in effect for the 2023 municipal election.

The Buzz: Sunshine Mile project complete after years of work

Renovation to downtown's eastern gateway has been a topic since the 1990s.

Pima Supervisors take "baby steps" on homelessness

Drug paraphernalia and human waste among the problems.

Fox Theatre/Rio Nuevo deal helps pave the way for expansion

The revitalization district is selling the property for $100 and offering matching funds for the project.

Film Fest Tucson presents a weekend of cinematic treasures.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legendary auteur John Waters brings his show "End of the World" to the Fox Theatre.

A grassroots Tucson baker wins a national award for excellence.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Renowned author Tom Miller reads from "Where Was I? A Travel Writer's Memoir"; Adiba Nelson shares truth about her first day on the job as a new mother; and remembering cowboy poet & philosopher Baxter Black.

Tucson public transit to remain free

Teamsters claimed without fares, vehicles become refuge for the homeless.

"We Are Prone To Accidents Close to Home..." The songs of Oceanography.

Also on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT: How UA recipients of the Mellon Foundation's "Fronteridades" grant are exploring the border experience; and author Jodie Hollander talks about leading a free series of "Poetry in the Parks" workshops.

Arizona Spotlight for February 10th, 2022

On Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Regina N. Bradley on the greater influence of Southern hip hop; members of Tucson's Jewish Community react to the Tennessee banning of the graphic novel "Maus: A Survivor's Tale"; and explore the dream history of Downtown Tucson.

Thousands of people return to Southern Arizona for gem shows

The Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is attracting national and international crowds.

El Tour de Tucson Returns

The popular event is Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 after the pandemic forced a cancellation last year.

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