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A Maricopa County judge struck down a ban on public schools imposing face mask mandates and a host of other policy changes that lawmakers inserted into the state budget, and with them, may have forced a fundamental change in the way the legislature does business when it passes its annual bud…

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One year has passed since the City of Tucson Mayor and Council adoption of the Climate Emergency Declaration. On Thursday, Sept. 9, Mayor Regina Romero was joined by leaders from YWCA Southern Arizona, Local First Arizona, Tucson Clean & Beautiful, and Tucson Million Trees for a virtual …

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Hiring a diverse team is essential to foster creativity and innovation, even more important is to reflect the communities that you serve. Cox celebrates the diversity in our company in many ways such as our employee-driven diversity councils, highlighting the impact many Latino employees and…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…

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Aside from the obvious threats of COVID, the world faced several side effects from sheltering at home and social distancing, such as the loneliness from isolation. However, technology provided several work-arounds to the isolation, and has resulted in a permanent shift in the healthcare indu…

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Citing environmental impacts and effects to Tucson’s existing I-10 businesses, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose the route of a possible new interstate highway west of Tucson that would pass through Avra Valley.

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One needn’t read a Bureau of Labor Statistics report to know this past year and a half has wreaked havoc on several industries. But the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce still managed to highlight several successes at their annual meeting, celebrating local businesses, nonprofits and community …

Gov. Doug Ducey has selected longtime Tucson resident and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona to serve as a public health advisor and to lead a “statewide effort to boost vaccine and public health awareness in Arizona.” Carmona also holds a position in the University of Arizona’s…

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Living in the desert, water is often a top concern for towns and businesses alike. But efficiency in the water industry is about much more than limiting water usage. A local business affiliated with the University of Arizona Center for Innovation recently won at what is dubbed the world’s la…

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The Tucson Metro Chamber Board, Committee Chairs and the staff’s executive team recently crafted the core focus areas of the Chamber’s next three– to five-year strategic plan. Being 125 years old, the Chamber must continue to evolve, elevate and innovate to remain effective and relevant. The…

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The methods that businesses use to promote their products and services have drastically changed throughout the years thanks to technology. The pandemic highlighted the importance of businesses having an online presence for times when in-person gatherings aren’t feasible. Consider some of the…

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science, medical and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting re…

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On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the new Sahuarita Library at 670 W. Sahuarita Road opened its doors. The 17,000-square-foot location features reading patios, a gaming room, a large meeting room and a children’s room. The library also has an outdoor performance space funded by The Pima Library Foundatio…

A strong majority of Arizona voters — but only a small fraction of Republicans — support face mask mandates and vaccine requirements in schools and government buildings to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to a new poll commissioned by organizations representing school boards and publ…