Stories tagged: "Tucson"


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These Arizona Cities Just Increased Their Minimum Wage

A person needs an annual income of $40,960 to afford a one-bedroom apartment in the Flagstaff-area. Even with the new increase, minimum wage workers there will only make $31,200.  The start of the new year brought more than just motivation to tackle resolutions. For some, it brought in a higher paycheck.  While the federal minimum...

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‘Tucson Never Stops Fighting’: 10 Years Later, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly and Other Arizonans Reflect on Fatal Shooting

In 2011, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot during an event in southern Arizona, just outside of Tucson.

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Tucson Enacts Nightly Curfew in Hopes of Cutting Down COVID-19 Spread

Residents not performing "essential activities" are required to refrain from leaving their residence from 10 p.m until 5 a.m. until Dec. 22.

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Rapid COVID Testing Coming to Arizona Airports as Snowbirds and Holidays Arrive

Three statewide airports will soon have testing sites on the premises and increase COVID safety messaging for inbound passengers.

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This Tucson Educator Is Excited to Dump DeVos

For Esperanza Freitchen, replacing Betsy DeVos with an educator at the Department of Education is the cherry on top of a Biden presidency.

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Arizona’s Three Largest Cities Slip in Energy Efficiency

Officials in Mesa, Phoenix, and Tucson say their cities have made significant progress in energy efficiency over the past year.

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Kamala Harris’ Virtual Event in Tucson Focuses on Economic Recovery

Kamala Harris spoke virtually to a group of Latino business owners in Tucson on Saturday, including the owners of beloved Mexican restaurant Los Jarritos.