Stories tagged: "Tucson"


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After the Flames: Santa Catalina Mountains Rebounding From Bighorn Fire a Year Ago

The fire began after lightning struck the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. It lasted for 48 days and burned nearly 120,000 acres, making it one of the biggest fires in Arizona history.

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Biden to Nominate Tucson Police Chief to Lead US Border Agency

Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus has been with the department since 2016. His appointment must first get U.S. Senate confirmation. President Joe Biden intends to nominate Tucson police Chief Chris Magnus to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, according to a Monday report from The New York Times. Magnus served in the Lansing,...

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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.