Volunteers to gather abandoned carts

Volunteers will pick up abandoned shopping carts from streets and washes in the southwest-side Midvale Park Neighborhood from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías' office said in a news release: "The cleanup is the beginning of a larger discussion about how Pima County and the city of Tucson will mitigate cart blight, encourage retailers to track their property more effectively, and educate consumers about their cart use."

The volunteer effort is co-hosted by Service Employees International Union Local 48 and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99.


Gasoline prices dip for 2nd straight week

Gasoline prices around Arizona are lower for the second consecutive week.

Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for regular gasoline was $3.71.

That's a decrease of nearly 3 cents from last week and almost 19 cents lower than this time last year.

Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $3.49 a gallon, also down 3 cents from last week, while Scottsdale has the highest at $3.85.

This week's national average is $3.69 per gallon, down by almost a penny since last week.

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