Tucson

Hundreds rally in Tucson in support of Oak Flat

Over 200 people gathered to show their support for Oak Flat, the Standing Rock encampment and the Tohono O'odham Nation Thursday night in downtown Tucson. Oak Flat, located four miles east of Superior, Arizona in the Tonto National Forest, is a desert riparian area of land that attracts bikers, hikers, bird watchers and campers. Read more

ADP bringing 250 jobs to Tucson

The Arizona Board of Regents voted on Jan. 20 to oppose SB 1061, a bill proposing to cap tuition and fee increases at two percent per year at the public universities. Read more

City Council looks to decrease distracted driving with proposed ordinance

The Tucson City Council discussed a proposed new ordinance regarding new penalties for distracted driving during its Tuesday night meeting. Under this proposed ordinance, distracted driving, including using mobile handheld devices, would be considered a secondary offense. A secondary offense means a driver would have to be pulled over for an offense such as speeding first, and then be additionally charged with distracted driving. Read more

Q&A: Get to know Mark Napier, the new sheriff in town

Napier, who has 28 years of experience in law enforcement, has worked at the UA for the last seven years as associate director of operations at Parking and Transportation Services and also as an online criminal justice teacher for Boston University.  Read more