Pima County has a new initiative to fill empty slots at several large vaccination sites here. Health officials are examining whether there's been a drop in interest for the vaccine, or just a wider range of places people can get immunized.
With a new top prosecutor, chief deputy and criminal bureau chief, the Pima County Attorney's Office has already made major changes in the first few months of Laura Conover's administration.
But Arizona's hotel and resort industry remains in financial doldrums, with its employment levels nearly 36% below where they were a year ago.
One Tucson neighborhood has a complaint unlike any other: Putting up the poles could disturb the bones of those buried beneath its streets and homes.
For the past five years, Homestretch has provided housing to more than 70 female athletes. The "Stretchies" pursue careers in endurance sports, including cycling, triathlon, swimming or running.
While COVID-19 case counts are down from their winter highs in a big way, a higher percentage of people with COVID-19 in Pima County have recently reported attending an event, restaurant or bar.
The facility designed to house up to 500 people will be located between the airport and Interstate 10. It could be completed by the end of April.
About 20,000 people in Pima County, and about 20% of people in the U.S., have a disability. Many are more vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID-19 as a result.
Arizona's top health official said Friday she supports the idea of "vaccine passports'' but does not want people to be required to show them to enter certain businesses.
Not only has rainfall dropped over 45 years, the number of days between storms has risen, particularly in the Southwest, said a study whose authors included three University of Arizona researchers.
Although Pima County is continuing its mask mandate in defiance of Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order, some local businesses are making masks optional.
A new study found that the south side is metro Tucson's hottest area — and also has fewer resources to mitigate the heat because its incomes are lower.
As weekly COVID-19 cases increase in Arizona after many weeks of improvements, health experts are concerned, but still optimistic that we will beat the virus with the vaccine.
As officials plan for summer school catch up courses after a year of remote learning, some are finding that stimulus funds won't cover the bill.
The wall construction, coming from the west, stops at a point that would give the jaguar room to cross the border — an important point, University of Arizona researcher says.
There are far more saguaros in Saguaro National Park than people in Pima County, according to the latest cactus census.
When Arizona announced Monday that everyone 16 and older could now get a COVID vaccine appointment, many were distraught that their 1C category had been skipped and they would now have to vy with all comers.
While the vaccination rollout accelerates in Arizona, the state is up against new virus mutations that federal agencies have categorized as "variants of concern."
Dr. Cara Christ, head of the state health department, announced Friday the state will allow Pima County to work independently with FEMA to create a federally operated vaccination center.
Arizona's top health official: Hospitals now have space, most at-risk people are vaccinated, so pandemic restrictions are gone and it's up to residents to assess their risk and protect selves.
Tucson had its share of local online personalities reaching new levels of imagination, self-discovery and popularity during a tumultuous year.
In an idea inspired by the biblical story of Noah's Ark, a University of Arizona researcher and his students want to store a back-up copy of Earth's biodiversity in underground caverns on the moon.
Even if 50 to 75 percent of our CAP supply is cut, Tucson Water can supply its customers without over-pumping the aquifer, officials say. But there's a red flag — climate change.
Pima County mobile health clinics are vaccinating more people of color, but the effect isn't yet visible in countywide data that still shows minorities underrepresented in COVID-19 vaccinations.
In a year like no other, Tucson restaurants got creative and figured out ways to survive and, in some cases, thrive.
COVID-19 forced theaters and orchestras to perform on the virtual stage, where audiences far removed from Tucson discovered them.
The pandemic crashed down on our community one year ago this week. Take a look back at where we started and see where we are now through the eyes of Tucsonans.
Property owners are overstretched, residents struggling to find housing as federal eviction moratorium nears its end
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“It’s wonderful to be involved in your community, and to connect with people who feel the same,” says Dana Smith, a retired nurse practitioner.
How one Vail middle school teacher manages with the new normal of braving a pandemic everyday to simultaneously teach in-person and remote students.
The No Border Wall coalition is trying to be "practical" and focused on 59 miles of wall in Arizona that are the highest priority for wildlife migration and cultural preservation.
Mom and baby javelina: Wait until you see the little cutie
White residents in Pima County have received the lion’s share of vaccine doses — a trend that is apparent statewide, preliminary data from the Arizona Department of Health Services indicates.
Cases are falling and hospital occupancy is improving in Arizona, but another wave of cases is still a possibility.
Dr. Cara Christ said she hopes to get another 50,000 to 60,000 doses as early as this coming week now that an advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
As the effort to vaccinate Tucson educators progresses, Pima County pulls back on telling schools whether to offer in-person or remote learning.
A survey of 600 Arizona households found a 28% increase in food insecurity compared to the year before the pandemic.
Researchers are tracking the movements of nine urban bobcats at the western edge of Tucson to learn more about the city's wildest neighbors.
Pima County will receive 17,100 vaccines next week in addition to approximately 16,300 vaccines that were delayed this week due to weather.