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Hospitals and public officials in Tucson and elsewhere in Arizona are working to attract patients like Artee, who was looking for specialized treatment outside of her hometown and had international health coverage to pay for it. Four local hospitals and Visit Tucson created the Tucson Health Association ...

The complaint, filed by Tucson Police Department, offers the first detailed public account of how the victim is believed to have died and how his body ... Eric Reino and Isaiah Franko, both 22, have been booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of murder, robbery and kidnapping in the connection ... worker
Diana Tapia drops off her son Alec, 3, to the day care at Walker Early Learning Center on the campus of Walker Elementary School which is open during the teacher walkout on April 26, 2018 in Tucson, AZ. Tapia said she would take her daughter Anail, 7, left, a Walker Elementary student with her to work. Arizona
David Lujan, treasurer of the coalition and the director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, pointed out that lawmakers had agreed two decades ago to assume the responsibility for new school construction and major repairs. That program, known as Students FIRST -- for Fair and ... education taxes

... a red Pontiac Grand Am, a TPD officer spotted the car, but before police could follow it the vehicle took off and crashed a short time later across from the Auto Zone where Abriola worked and where he was believed to have been assaulted, carjacked and kidnapped. Copyright 2018 Tucson News Now.
Nearly 600 students attend Walter Douglas Elementary School every day, but on Thursday, the first day of Arizona's teacher strike, only 16 lunches and 12 ... As a result of the teacher walkouts, the Flowing Wells School District elementary school -- along with all of the other major Tucson-area ... teachers children soldier
From left, Borton Elementary schoolmates Rubi Mills, 11, Willa Barron, 10, Adelaide Mills, 9 and Camryn Hernandez, 8, holds their signs near Tyndall Avenue as teachers, staff and supporters join with Tucson Unified School District in a Stand-Out near East Broadway Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue ... protest Arizona
Pharmacy student Sigrid Jimenez works with nursing students Richard Douglas, Rebecca Moore and Paloma Ojeda, l-r, work on a computerized mannequin presenting as an unresponsive patient in a simulation lab at the University of Arizona Nursing School in Tucson, AZ on April 10, 2018. The students ... protest Arizona
The Pima County Sheriff's Dept. is asking for the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects who allegedly tried to sell a victim back his/her own stolen television. According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department media release, PCSD deputies responded to a home located in the 1900 block of West ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ – The Tucson Roadrunners, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, announced today in conjunction with the San Jose Barracuda and the American Hockey League the official dates and times for their matchup in the first round of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. protest Arizona
TUCSON - For the first time in over 4 years, parts of Arizona are in exceptional drought conditions. As of late last week, the US Drought Monitor shows over 90% of the state is in severe drought status. Nearly half of Arizona is under extreme drought, including all of Santa Cruz County & portions of Pima and ... protest Arizona
Calling the governor's proposal inadequate, leaders of the #RedForEd movement have scheduled a vote this week to decide whether to strike. In a statement late Sunday, key organizers said the plan by Gov. Doug Ducey to hike salaries of teachers by 19 percent by 2020 does not meet the key goal of ... protest Arizona
PICACHO, AZ (Tucson News Now) - ... According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, troopers were investigating a report that someone was thrown out of a stopped vehicle and abandoned at Milepost 216. Troopers were looking for a white Volkswagen Golf with Arizona license CDS 4416. protest Arizona
Disenchanted with the other Democrats running for governor, Tucson activist Kelly Fryer threw herself in the mix earlier this year. Fryer, 56, said was inspired to run by the energy she felt during last year's Women's March, where she spoke in front of thousands of people who took to the streets for a ... protest Arizona
Ron Shoopman, CEO of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and chair of Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, said there's reason for optimism on the funding front, with several Arizona venture-capital funds emerging in recent years and more interest from out-of-state funds. protest Arizona

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An infant was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Tucson's southwest side Tuesday. Both the infant ... The infant and man were taken to Banner-University Medical Center Tucson by Tucson Fire Department paramedics, said Deputy Cody Gress, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman. The man is in ... protest Arizona
PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) -. The Tucson man accused of killing former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day in a car crash in 2016 has been found guilty of several charges. A jury found Jarrad Barnes guilty on charges of negligent homicide, criminal damage, endangerment, DUI and marijuana ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Valley fever numbers are the rise. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the recorded number of people who have gotten Valley fever through March of this year is more than 1,000 people higher than through March of last year. The biggest increase ... protest Arizona
This little red bird spotted near Tucson has lots of people excited ... Some excited bird-watchers think they spotted an extremely rare little red bird in Pima County earlier this week. ... The sighting is still pending acceptance and verification, but it could be the first time this bird was ever spotted in Arizona. protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. The first Arizona National Guard members bound for the border should arrive at Border Patrol Nogales station by Friday. Major General Michael T. McGuire, Director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, made the announcement Wednesday at a ... protest Arizona
Teachers at Tucson High linked arms this morning and walked into the school as one, joining thousands of teachers in Arizona who continue to demand higher pay. The grassroots group Arizona Educators United is asking the state for a 20 percent pay raise for Arizona teachers and more than $1 billion in ... protest Arizona
Derek Harris, a teacher at Dietz K-8 school on Tucson's east side and lead organizer with Arizona Educators United, rallied outside the school with roughly 20 supporters, live-streaming an update to the movement's 35,000 Facebook followers about the day's walk-ins, and urging them to count the ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Mission Road is back open Tuesday night, after a fatal crash occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. The Pima County Sheriff's Department is reporting the crash involving two vehicles is now fatal. One vehicle had an adult and an infant inside, they were both ejected ... protest Arizona
Hundreds came out Friday to Casino del Sol's Paradiso Lounge for a chance to try out for NBC's “The Voice.” Each entrant was given one minute to impress a panel of judges with an A capella performance of their favorite song. During the five-hour period of tryouts, 243 entrants got a chance to perform. protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. A crash involving a motorcyclist with possibly life threatening injuries has restricted portions of Golf Links Road and Swan Road, according to the Tucson Police Department. According to TPD traffic is not being allowed to exit Davis-Monthan Air Force Base northbound at ... protest Arizona
“We would love to see no water incidents in 2018,” said Tracy Koslowski, with Drexel Heights Fire District, one of our News 4 Tucson Lifesaver community ... Last year, three children in Pima county lost their lives. ... That's why News 4 Tucson is once again teaming up with the YMCA of Southern Arizona. protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. The fox in the March 28 incident at the Chiricahua National Monument was found on Thursday, March 29 and has been euthanized according to a news release from the National Park Service. It was a joint effort by Arizona Game and Fish, the U.S. Department of ... protest Arizona
Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Former Wildcat football coaching great Dick Tomey has partnered with Pima Community College to headline the Southern Arizona Coaches Institute football clinic Saturday, March 31st. The clinic will be held at Pima's West Campus inside their Center for the Arts and, according to ... protest Arizona
According to a story; last week in the trade magazine, Arizona Builder's Exchange, the architect is Columbus, Oh. based "Ford & Associates Architects." That firm has designed Amazon buildings in Brooklyn, N.Y and Winchester, Ky. Pima County public records show the property at the Port of Tucson is ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Traffic is back moving on ... UPDATE: All lanes are open at I-10 at Alvernon Way in Tucson. — Arizona DOT ... may still be slow in the area. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety the crash involved several vehicles and a fatality. protest Arizona
For this week — Holy Week for Christians and the beginning of Passover for the Jewish faith — we thought we'd highlight a few Southern Arizona sites that are both spiritual ... Sources: "Garden of Gethsemane" by the City of Tucson and "Spiritual Oasis" published by the Arizona Daily Star on April 12, 2000. protest Arizona
"We have teachers who are trying to scrape together anything they have right now, teachers who are living at home with parents even though they have a master's degree and 20 years of experience,'' said Noah Karvelis who put together the Facebook site that became the basis for Arizona Educators United ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ – One pilot seeing an unidentified flying object is often not hard to dismiss but two pilots in separate plane becomes a little more difficult. That's what happened on February 24 in the air not far from Tucson as the two planes flew over Arizona and New Mexico. One was a pilot for American ... protest Arizona
I've somehow managed to not talk about the food in Tucson yet — unforgivable, given the sheer volume and quality of its Sonoran-influenced cuisine. Southern Arizona has a style of Mexican food all its own, one distinguishing characteristic being the use of homemade flour tortillas. The flour tortilla, unfairly ... protest Arizona
... as the low freshman in the tournament after tying for second at 6-under par. You can read more about the Wildcats victory over at The Wildcats will next be in action at the Silverado Shootout in Napa, Calif. at the Silverado Golf Course on April 8-10. Copyright 2018 Arizona Athletics. protest Arizona
Pods Tucson: Pods Tucson is providing its storage containers to two Tucson radio stations conducting spring donation drives. 106.3 the Groove and 94.9 MIXfm are encouraging community members to donate gently used clothing and household items to benefit the Salvation Army Rehab Centers of Tucson ... protest Arizona
An estimated 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer's dementia, including 140,000 in Arizona. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia is estimated to reach 7.1 million. In Arizona, the number of individuals with Alzheimer's is predicted to be 200,000. The burden on ... protest Arizona
PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) -. Rural Metro Fire Department named Captain Richard Duarte as its Fire Officer of the Year for 2018. The announcement was made Sunday evening, March 25, in a news release from Battalion Chief John Walka. Captain Duarte was chosen among a large range ... protest Arizona
Meanwhile, plans are also moving along to repurpose the former courthouse as Southern Arizona's Regional Visitor Center. On Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of lease agreements with Visit Tucson and the University of Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum, two future ... protest Arizona
Tucson police have identified the man killed in an act of domestic violence early Sunday morning. Officials say 20-year-old David ... mid-town apartment complex. Tucson police say Turner has been booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping. protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Police have arrested and charged a suspect with murder after they found a man dead inside an apartment complex. 20-year-old David Turner was taken in custody in the parking lot of the complex and was found with a handgun, according to a news release from the ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ -. Taylor McQuillin was one out away from her second one-hit shutout of a top-five team this season, before Sis Bates tied the game with a single in the bottom of the seventh, and Julia DePonte won the game with walkoff homer an inning later, leading top-ranked Washington over No. protest Arizona
All you have to do is look up at Sentinel Peak to understand how intimately the love of the Arizona Wildcats is entwined with civic pride in Tucson. It's an “A” up on that hillside, not a “T.” ... No it doesn't. It's a learned family and cultural value that's in the water in Tucson and much of AZ.” He went on, “Some of ... protest Arizona
Sheehey, with the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, still focuses on water access and regularly inspects water catchments across Arizona. Before the catchments were built, he said, he once found dead sheep within 50 yards of water. In the Waterman Mountains northwest of Tucson, high above old ... protest Arizona
"The bite was about two weeks ago, and the person was treated and is doing well," said Keith Boesen, director of the center which covers all Arizona counties except Maricopa County. Another center keeps track of bites ... Contact reporter Doug Kreutz at or at 573-4192. On Twitter: @ ... protest Arizona
TUCSON, AZ – People are already filling Jacome Plaza. Thousands more are expected. They all want the same thing – what they call common sense gun reforms. That includes universal background checks, banning the sale of bump stocks, keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, and raising the ... protest Arizona
Tucson students and their supporters took to the streets as part of the nation wide rally for gun reform. Authorities estimated eight-thousand people showed up to support the March for Our lives event Saturday. Protestors gathered at Jacome Plaza downtown and marched to the University of Arizona mall for ... protest Arizona


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