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Tucson

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (1/19)
777 14 %
Total (8/4)
127,198 3,646 %
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated January 19, 2021

Tucson declared a climate emergency: What happens next?

As University of Arizona junior and climate activist, Kyle Kline, chanted among several hundred concerned Tucsonans at a September 2019 climate strike, his hope was that city officials would solidify their commitments to climate action.  “The main asks for the strike were the climate emergency declaration and the climate action plans,” Kline said.  During the following year, Kline dedicated his time away from classes to gathering signatures, planning another climate strike and advocating alongside environmental organizations with the hopes of proving to city administration that this is what members of the community want.  Read more

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