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Tucson

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

Coronavirus and gentrification on Fourth Avenue

The financial difficulties spurred by the coronavirus outbreak could hasten changes to University of Arizona student hotspot Fourth Avenue. Small businesses, the driving force behind Historic Fourth Avenue, face challenges ranging from closures to construction projects like the new 13 story residential development from Opus Development. Read more

University of Arizona alumna Tamara Statman crowned Miss Tucson

“If you’re passionate about something, you’ll find time for it,” said Tamara “T” Statman, the current Miss Tucson Del Sol and previous four-year letter winner for the University of Arizona softball team. When she graduated from the UA in May 2019, T wanted to find something new to be involved in and found competing in pageants to be an exciting new endeavor. Read more

Tucson will not become sanctuary city after Prop 205 fails to pass

Tucson voters rejected Proposition 205, meaning Tucson will not become a sanctuary city.  The proposition, which was officially titled Tucson Families Free and Together Ordinance, stated, “It is the policy of the city that the city be a sanctuary and safe refuge for all persons, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, immigration status, ability to speak English, mode of dress, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, economic status, and familial or marital status.” Read more

Bar brawls: The bars around campus with the most fights

Most University of Arizona students are aware of the vibrant bar scene near campus and most have probably seen or heard of a bar fight or two. According to 911 call and case records from the Tucson Police Department from 2017 and 2019, of thirty bars located near the University and the downtown area, most of the violent incidents listed in the records were fights and assaults.   Read more