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Tucson Councilwoman Santa Cruz on budget vote, police reform

Santa Cruz was the sole objector when the City Council voted to pass the budget.

New police budget, Summerhaven closed, mask materials

Plus, understanding how the expiration of federal dollars for unemployment will impact Arizonans.

Back to school, one step at a time

Teachers, school administrators and elected officials weigh how to safely return to school.

'A worst-case scenario': Leaks, dust, water pumping and drought plague Quitobaquito

Border-hugging spring and its pond are sacred to Hia C-ed O'odham and the Tohono O'odham communities

Daily news roundup: Back-to-school plans, Arizona COVID-19 deaths pass 3,000

Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 23.

Tumamoc Hill may close if more walkers don't wear masks

At least 60% of people exercising need to cover their faces if the popular walking spot is to stay open.

Arizona school year still on track, with promises of 'benchmarks' for classroom return

Gov. Doug Ducey extended the closure of bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks.

Monsoon helps quench Bighorn Fire

Scarred landscape will present a flooding hazard for months.

Some Sonoran beaches set to reopen by this weekend

Despite pushback from state health authorities, some places like San Carlos plan to reopen beaches with some restrictions.

House passes defense spending bill banning new uranium mines around Grand Canyon

The Senate version of the bill does not include the ban on new uranium mines.

University of Arizona officially announces in-person classes

Officials said that could change if COVID-19 spikes.

UA expands antibody test

Participants can also opt in to yearlong immunity study.

Critics: Trump order to discount undocumented migrants in census will fail

Opponents immediately vowed to sue, saying the move was unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Epidemiologist: The goal for COVID-19 testing is speed and access, not absolute numbers

Delays to Arizonans getting test results make it hard to conduct effective contact tracing.

Weekly Arizona unemployment numbers set another record

First-time and continuing claims maintain their climb in Arizona.

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