Members of Tucson's black community met with high-ranking officials within the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff's department to discuss their relationship following the deaths of five Dallas police officers the day before.
Over the last decade, Tucson's long-neglected south side has seen major retail development, including the Bridges project on a patch of land surrounded by I-10, South Park Avenue, South Kino Parkway and 36th Street.
Pima County Assessor Bill Staples is so confident about his work in office for the past 12 years that he says he isn't asking for monetary contributions or currently seeking endorsements for his re-election campaign as he faces a challenger in the August Democratic primary.
Some residents of the historic west side neighborhood Menlo Park are worried about gentrification, hikes in property taxes and rental rates and environmental degradation, as well as questions of the benefit of supporting a project that won't generate sales-tax revenues.
Back in 2006, the first junior roller derby league in the U.S was started here in Tucson. Ten years later, the sport is celebrating its inaugural year in the Junior Olympics, with two local Tucson skaters on the Team.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that Dena, the mother of a 6-year-old transgender girl, felt like she could finally breathe. She no longer had to fear the possibility of her daughter being forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school.
Pedestrians are now banned from standing for too long on 32 medians, mostly in northwest Tucson and other unincorporated areas of Pima County, after the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance last week that labels lingering "for purposes other than waiting for the signal to change to cross safely" trespassing.