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Tucson Pride's signature event features live entertainment, more than 100 exhibitors, the ever-popular IBT's Drag Depot, a dance tent, fun for the kids, and more at the south soccer fields 11 and 12 at Kino Sports Complex. The 2014 Grand Marshall for Tucson's "Pride on Parade" and Pride event "Pride in the Desert" is Tucson's own Daniel Hernandez Jr. He was a congressional intern for the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona's Eighth Congressional District, and while on the job assisting Congresswoman Giffords with a constituent event in Tucson on January 8, 2011, he took actions for which he is widely credited with saving the life of the Congresswoman after a gunman shot her and 18 other people.
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”
Elementary students with Rattlesnake Ridge had the opportunity to partner with Northwest Fire District as part of the department's Mini Muster's program, which helps celebrate Fire Prevention Month. Students were educated on basic fire drills, such as operating a real fire hose and wearing full fire gear. The department also spoke on the importance of taking measures to prevent fires.
The Oro Valley Police Department would like to invite the public to its annual National Night Out. Since 1983, this special crime prevention event has been held by communities across the United States focusing on safety. There will be exhibits and demonstrations along with music, prizes and food. Parents and children will learn about safety in regards to water, internet, poison, drugs and much more. Golder Ranch Fire District and others will also be at the event. The event is being held at the Target Shopping Center at 10555 N. Oracle Road from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
Your mailboxes have been flooded, you can’t watch the latest “Modern Family” without seeing political ads, and your phone is probably blowing up with calls asking who you’re voting for.
As the November General Election draws nearer, the field has narrowed in Legislative District 11 after House Rep. Steve Smith, now running for a state Senate seat in the same district, defeated Republican Scott Bartle, and Mark Finchem and Vince Leach topped Jo Grant in collecting two open House seats.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Three candidates are running for the two seats available this fall on the Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board.
Voters will have the chance to decide in November whether to approve a $22.34 million bond that would be used to fund a new Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) facility.
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Call it luck, call it fate, call it whatever you want, but when Coyote Trail educator Sue Richey was honored for 40-years of service in the Marana Unified School District last week and number of different things had to happen to get her to that point.
On Saturday morning over 30 employees from Coca Cola and their families volunteered at DeGrazia Elementary School to help paint a pair of modular classrooms.
Candidates for the U.S. House seat in Arizona’s First Congressional District are debating in Northwest Tucson on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the theater at Mountain View High School at Thornydale and Linda Vista.
He’s back. The subject that has brought me back off the shelf is the curious endorsements of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. As we talked about for the last five years, an active chamber has to act as a counterbalance to the special interests that run roughshod over the local political scene. Tucson’s prevailing imbalance has helped us get to the position of being the sixth poorest city in America. The more troubling aspect of the Chamber’s endorsements is the unwillingness of the board chairman and board to come out and explain some of their decisions. Don’t tell us about your process, tell us about your reasoning.
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
Road repair continues to be a hot topic in Pima County, and now, a Sept. 26 memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry looks to clear up what he says are common misconceptions on how the county uses its Department of Transportation (DOT) funding.
(BPT) - Math, science, English and history – every day, children learn these important lessons in school. But every day at lunch, they walk into their school cafeterias to learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices. It’s like going to a restaurant without the grown-ups, and with K-12 schools serving up to 31 million students every day, it’s one of the largest restaurants in the country.
The Picture Rocks community will again be celebrating Halloween with Trunk O’Treats at the Community Center on All Hallows Eve, Friday, Oct. 31. Neighbors dress up their cars and trucks and provide treats to hundreds of costumed children, with help from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, Picture Rocks Senior Club, Citizens for Picture Rocks and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.
The history of Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and continued the following day destroying everything in its path. In 27 hours, this tragic conflagration killed more than 250 people, it left 100,000 homeless, and it destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed the week in October in which the 8th day falls.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association has ruled against the Mountain View High School football program after a special session of the AIA executive board. Mountain View was deemed to have committed two violations stemming from the enrollment of three former Tucson High players.