Voters mostly said “no” at the ballot box

Voters mostly said “no” at the ballot box

By SoAzNewsX It was election day yesterday in Tucson and across many communities in southern Arizona. In Tucson, voters re-elected two incumbent council members, Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres, and added another Democrat to the City Council, Paul Durham. Tucson voters also turned back ballot proposals that would have given the mayor and council a […]

ICYMI: Tucson named worst city in which to live in Arizona

ICYMI: Tucson named worst city in which to live in Arizona

By SoAzNewsX There are 91 incorporated cities and towns in the entire state of Arizona, but only one has been named the worst in the state to live in: Tucson. The city of Tucson was named the worst city in Arizona to live in, according to MSN.com. The southern Arizona city was ranked the worst to […]

Rep. Finchem applauds AZ Supreme Court decision overruling Tucson gun law

Rep. Finchem applauds AZ Supreme Court decision overruling Tucson gun law

From Sonoran Alliance Representative Mark Finchem (R-11) today expressed appreciation for the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision that Tucson’s controversial practice of destroying seized firearms is a violation of state law. Between 2013 and 2016 the Tucson Police Department destroyed 4,820 guns, some of which were turned in by residents and others seized from crime investigations. “It is a good […]

Tucson honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Tucson honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

By SoAzNewsX Tucson is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 11th time. Tucson was one of 31 cities honored in 2007, the inaugural year. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow, and develop important life […]

Celebrating the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food”

Celebrating the “Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food”

SoAzNewsX Tucson’s Mayor and City Council will vote tomorrow, Aug. 9, on an ordinance declaring that Tucson has “The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food” in the United States. A celebration will be held at 12:30 p.m., prior to the Study Session in Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda St. It’s part of capitalizing on Tucson’s designation […]

Tucson is 2016’s 2nd best city for driving – really?

Tucson is 2016’s 2nd best city for driving – really?

From WalletHub We have to wonder about the WalletHub study because Tucson is a horrible place for motorists. Thankfully, the red light cameras and speed cameras are gone. Our roads are in dire need of repair throughout the city and traffic planners have repeatedly  failed to plan for future growth.  Tucson is also home to some of the worst drivers […]

1881 – Tucson, Arizona Territory – first legal hanging in Pima County

1881 – Tucson, Arizona Territory – first legal hanging in Pima County

By SoAzNewsX July 14 1860- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Owen Wister, the author of “The Virginian”, is born. 1861- Fort Bliss, Texas- Texan troops occupy the fort. 1862- New Mexico Territory (present day Arizona) Cochise and Mangas Coloradas lead an attack on a wagon train belonging to the California Column. Sixty braves are killed as the attackers […]

Tucson amends gun ordinance on shows at the Convention Center

Tucson amends gun ordinance on shows at the Convention Center

  By SoAzNewsX The Tucson City Council was unanimous in its vote this week to amend the city’s gun ordinance that covers the Tucson Convention Center and gun shows there. Back in 2013, the city passed an ordinance that requires gun sales on city property will be subject to background checks. The Convention Center is […]

Agreements reached for animal care services provided by PACC

Agreements reached for animal care services provided by PACC

By SoAzNewsX Pima County will continue to provide animal care and enforcement services to the cities of Tucson and South Tucson, and the towns of Oro Valley, Marana and Sahuarita according to their renewed intergovernmental agreements. The agreements will provide cost recovery to Pima County for the animal care services that Pima Animal Care Center […]

1871 – British Columbia admitted to Canada

1871 – British Columbia admitted to Canada

By SoAzNewsX May 16 1870- Colorado Territory- ten workers on the Kansas Pacific Railroad are reported killed by Indians. 1871 – British Columbia — A British order-in-council admitted British Columbia as a province of Canada. The order was effective on July 20. Vancouver Island had been annexed to the colony of British Columbia in 1866 […]

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