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Five restaurants highlighted in Sonoran Restaurant Week close to UA

The third annual Sonoran Restaurant Week began Sept. 10 and continues through Sept. 19, sponsored by Visit Tucson and produced by Storyteller PR and Events. The restaurants have created special menus with multiple courses set at a fixed price of $25 or $35. Five of the closest restaurants to the University of Arizona campus are opening their doors for a new food experience for many to enjoy.  Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/16)
1,145 25 2.2%
Total (8/2)
19,921 377 1.9%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 16, 2021

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

Visit Tucson gives incoming families a guide to the city

 This year, people visiting the University of Arizona for Family Weekend will have one place to look for hotels and places to check out if they go to the event's website. That place is Visit Tucson. Visit Tucson is a website and company that partners with the metro chambers to promote Tucson tourism.  Read more

UA cyclists worry about dangers on road

After a cyclist died early September in Madera Canyon, some cyclists at the University of Arizona are feeling the weight on their shoulders. Some blame the carelessness of motorists, while others blame the infrastructure on campus and throughout Tucson.  Read more

A look at illegal street racing: Going from the streets to the track

According to Tucson Police Department records, the majority of street racing related cases in Tucson have been linked only to speeding. Most have been reasonably above the speed limit but some cases saw drivers exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more.  In the past five years there have only been a handful of D.U.I. cases. Only 30 people in the last five years were guilty of being under the influence of alcohol, others under the influence of marijuana.  Of those 30 people, 12 were guilty of DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or more, 8 of DUI impaired to the slightest degree, 6 of possessing, selling, transporting or using marijuana, three of possessing, selling, or manufacturing drug paraphernalia, and one minor guilty of driving after drinking.   Read more