Fleas in two Arizona counties test positive for plague

Fleas in two Arizona counties test positive for plague

From Truth Revolt Navajo County public health officials announced late last week that fleas collected near the town of Taylor, Arizona, have tested positive for the bacteria that causes the Bubonic plague, Breitbart reports. This startling announcement came only one week after Coconino County officials also discovered plague-infested fleas in the area. Officials in both counties have […]

Celebrate the City of Tucson’s 242nd Birthday

Celebrate the City of Tucson’s 242nd Birthday

By SoAzNewsX A free event to celebrate Tucson’s long and rich history, focusing on the community’s and region’s food heritage, will be held at the Presidio Museum, on the corner of Church and Washington Streets downtown on Monday, Aug. 21. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. It is presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Tucson […]

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Before Arizona could be recognized as a leader in blockchain technology legislation there was one major challenge – helping lawmakers “get your head around” exactly what the technology is. “It was very difficult, you know, trying to explain to people,” said Arizona State Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler. […]

Tucson City Council votes to approve westside landfill clean up & infrastructure improvements

Tucson City Council votes to approve westside landfill clean up & infrastructure improvements

By SoAzNewsX The Tucson City Council voted to commit approximately $9 million worth of landfill remediation and infrastructure improvements to the west end of downtown. The package includes neighborhood upgrades and a partnership with Rio Nuevo to facilitate Caterpillar site improvements and invest in surrounding roadways. The funding allocated will clean up and remediate 300,000 […]

Despite more judges, immigration courts backlog grows to record high

Despite more judges, immigration courts backlog grows to record high

By Megan Janetsky / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Immigration court cases waiting to be heard hit an all-time high of 607,755 in June – 10,031 of them in Arizona – despite the hiring of more judges and a Trump administration directive to expedite cases.Immigration lawyers and advocates said they expect the backlog, which began in the […]

Tucson City Court offers extended hours every Tuesday

Tucson City Court offers extended hours every Tuesday

By SoAzNewsX Tucson City Court will offer extended hours every Tuesday.  The Court will be extending its hours of operation every Tuesday for the customer service center and Walk-in Warrant Court to 6:30 PM. The last customer service and Walk-in Warrant Court service numbers will be issued at 6:30 PM and staff will serve everyone issued a number, according to […]

American Public Works Association recognizes Tucson transportation employee and project

American Public Works Association recognizes Tucson transportation employee and project

By SoAzNewsX The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded the 2017 Outstanding Public Works Employee award to Fred Felix, Engineering Administrator for the City of Tucson Department of Transportation. Mr. Felix has worked for the City of Tucson for 21 years, and as Engineering Administrator since 2012. He has provided the knowledge and […]

ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

ICYMI: Pima County Supervisors create sales tax exploratory committee

By SoAzNewsX The Pima County Board of Supervisors this month voted 5-0 to create a special advisory committee to research the advantages or disadvantages of adopting a county sales tax. Pima County is the only county in Arizona that doesn’t have a sales tax supporting its budget. As a result, the majority of county operations […]