TUSD said it will keep mask mandate in place after state ban goes into effect Sept. 29.
For Star subscribers: Over 100 live arts events are scheduled for the rest of the year. Here's your guide to what's happening around Tucson this fall.
As of Sept. 16, there were 20 ICU beds available across the county, according to data from the Pima County Health Department. This number was up from the week prior when there were 10 ICU beds available on Sept. 10.
For Star subscribers: The surge of COVID patients in urban hospitals is creating an Arizona crisis that one Bisbee physician blames for a recent patient death. The inability to transfer patients who need higher-level care also has led the Green Valley hospital to file a complaint with the state.
For Star subscribers: If you grew up in the 1980s, here are a few ways to recapture the magic of your youth in the Old Pueblo.
Students say sexual harassment at schools is major issue.
Historian William L. Bird Jr. follows the saguaro's rise to global icon in this recently published book.
COVID-19 cases among those 11 and younger not yet eligible for the vaccine increased by 340 cases last week, according to the county's chief medical officer.
An annual toy drive for children in need helps mother cope with the loss of her infant son.
For Star subscribers: Here's how a Tucson restaurateur landed a spot on a Forbes list highlighting women making a difference in society and culture.
For Star subscribers: Facing a surge of patients, COVID and otherwise, Arizona's largest hospital chain is providing care in hallways, waiting rooms and ambulances during peak demand times, and making "day-by-day decisions'' on admitting patients for elective surgeries.
For Star subscribers: Amid modern hotels popping up around Tucson, these spots have some history behind them and have only gotten better with age.
For Star subscribers: Starting Monday, more than 40,000 students will be moving through campus lecture halls, dormitories and neighborhood bars in a capacity not seen since the pandemic sent everyone home in March 2020.
For Star subscribers: An increase in people adopting pets during the pandemic and a shortage of veterinarians has created the perfect storm.
As COVID-19 cases increase in Tucson and in schools, Pima County is planning on giving out about 20,000 third-dose shots a day, starting Sept. 20.
The desert is thriving thanks to monsoon rains. Here are some spots where you can enjoy the greenery while getting your steps in.
“I guess I feel blessed,” Reyes “Rey” Rocha, the store manager of the Fry’s at the northwest corner of Grant Road and First Avenue. “You know, I got the shot, I did something simple and got rewarded. I mean, how much more blessed can I be than that? You know?”
Kendrick Pittman was a lonely, incarcerated teen 17 years ago when a retired Army colonel started visiting him at a juvenile correction facility in Tucson.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Pima County children ages 16 and younger has been growing since July 1.
Anthony Joey Parra, who lost his sight by age 1, placed second in the Varsity Category.
Tucson Unified School District approved the mask rule one day before classes begin. The district is now the third Arizona school district going against a state law that bans mask mandates at public schools.
For Star subscribers: Some local experts predict more families will become homeless. Others are optimistic that money being handed out to help pay rent, utilities and legal bills will prevent a crisis.
One son arrived in Tucson from Iraq, and another is scheduled to get here soon, after President Biden raised the cap on refugees allowed to enter the U.S.
Three people among the victims in last Sunday's attack - Jennifer Fells, Cory Saunders and Jacob Dindinger - shared one trait: a deep caring for others.
As COVID-19 cases again rise in Arizona, hospitalizations are starting to follow. The highly contagious delta variant has likely established dominance.
Tucson shooting suspect, age 35, is accused of killing two people and wounding several others, including a firefighter and two EMTs.
Tucson Fire Chief Chuck Ryan reached out to employees Sunday night to make them aware of the day's tragic events and to let them know support was available for anyone who needed it.
Police continue to investigate a series of gun attacks Sunday afternoon that started with a house fire and ended in a gunfight between the suspected attacker and a police officer.
The man believed to be the attacker was critically wounded in a shootout with a Tucson police officer.
Melissa Ponder took her first freediving class in 2018 and entered the competition circuit in 2019. She also holds three national records, in addition to her recently acquired world record.
The war on weeds: Experts now consider buffelgrass an existential threat to Tucson's desert ecosystem on par with extended drought and climate change.
Janos Wilder is a prominent James Beard Award-winning Tucson chef and was the owner of the now-closed Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, while his son Ben Wilder is the director of Tucson's iconic Tumamoc Hill.
The University of Arizona said it's not currently planning to sell the Campus Agricultural Center property it acquired in 1909.
While it is extremely rare, it's a statistical certainty that some of the nearly 540,000 people fully vaccinated in Pima County will get COVID-19, and that a tiny fraction of them could die from the disease.
Tucson City Council changed the name of the Los Reales Landfill to the "Los Reales Sustainability Campus," initiating the process of achieving zero waste at the facility.
The federal government has once again put the skids on a planned 28,000-home development in Benson, Villages at Vigneto.
An influx of pets brought on by the summer heat, hoarding cases and cat breeding is causing the Pima Animal Care Center to be near capacity almost daily.
The Delta variant is unlikely to overwhelm Arizona's hospitals with COVID-19 patients, experts say, but there might be outbreaks among pockets of unvaccinated people here.
The longtime Tucson burger maven is bringing a taste of Tucson and Sonora to Thunder Bacon Burger Co.
Señor Julian Barceló is the heart of the garden at Davis Elementary. After his 22-year-old son died suddenly, the community has come together to keep the garden alive.