Popular Mexican Restaurant Hit With 11 Health Code Violations
One of the most popular Mexican food chains here in Tucson isn’t exempt from partaking in its annual health inspections. And, unfortunately, it did not perform well, with a total of 11 core and priority violations. The health inspector still gave the restaurant a “Satisfactory” grade, which is unusual for the large sum of identified problems. Even so, before you head out to dinner, it’s a good idea to know what the violations are and if these issues were corrected at the time of the inspection.
Tucson city leaders suggest moving asylum-seekers to Phoenix or military base as funding runs out
Tucson city leaders suggested thousands of people seeking asylum, who could get dropped off on Tucson streets, should be sent to Phoenix where there is more capacity for shelter, transportation and other services.
Pima County’s asylum-seeking program may end as federal funding expires
Pima County has a long history of offering sanctuary to migrants and providing aid to families seeking asylum from all over the world. But as federal funding dwindles, these programs are at risk.
New report shows how UA tried to ease financial risks and controversies of Ashford purchase
A new report from the Arizona Board of Regents shows officials knew buying an online college was financially and ethically risky for the University of Arizona, but they rushed ahead with the purchase anyway.
Pima County supervisors suggest jailing fewer people, adding community stakeholders to solve crisis
Ten community members stood before the Pima County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday to thank county officials for not supporting proposals to build a new jail. Tiera Rainey, the Executive Director of the Tucson Bail Fund, who has been against building a new jail, expressed her support to County Administrator Jan Lesher for “slowing this reactionary process down and looking to incorporate more community stakeholders” into discussions about the future of the Pima County jail.
In Tucson visit, Biden advisor highlights environment, infrastructure investments
La Mar Park, adjacent to Interstate 19 in the Rose Neighborhood, serves as a small clue into the green infrastructure the city of Tucson has planned with the help of federal aid. The bare land will soon become a city park with rainwater harvesting and improved shade.
University of Arizona searchable salary database for 2023-2024
The University of Arizona is one of the largest employers in Southern Arizona and its workers — faculty and staff — are state employees, which means salaries are a matter of public interest and public record.
The vote breakdown on proposed bill to weaken Arizona university shared governance
Recent votes in the Arizona Legislature targeting the power of faculty governance at public universities have been strongly partisan. Republican lawmakers have proposed several bills fortifying the authority of the Arizona Board of Regents and university presidents while attempting to weaken the longstanding shared governance role of faculty at the three state universities — the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.
Popular Hawaiian BBQ Restaurant Now Open
Whether you’re a sucker for Spam or you salivate thinking of the food you gorged on during your last Hawaiian vacation, it’s always great when a new Hawaiian restaurant opens up. These restaurants are often few and far between, and for whatever reason, many struggle to stay afloat. Whatever the reason might be, the latest addition to the Tucson culinary scene has opened up shop, as the chain has finally arrived to the Old Pueblo.
Massive atmospheric river targets California, leaves Arizona relatively dry by comparison
According to the Arizona Weatherman, the upper-level Omega block is breaking down by this Saturday. Still, the models now agree that the bulk of rain and snow will impact Central to Northern California and move north of Arizona over the next week. However, Northern Arizona will get some impacts from the rain and snow mix during the week. In contrast, Southern Arizona will not get much rain over the next week.
Proposed Arizona bill would stifle faculty governance at UA, ASU and NAU
A GOP-sponsored bill that strips language in a current statute to weaken the governing power of faculty representatives at Arizona’s public universities moved out of the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday with 10 state lawmakers voting in favor and five against the proposal.
Popular Taco Restaurant Opening New Location
You can never have too much of a good thing. This is especially the case when dealing with tacos. When you’ve found a good taco restaurant here in Tucson it tends to draw you back in. Sure, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other spots to order a taco around town, but everyone has their favorite. For one popular local taco shop, there’s nothing but good news, as it has officially announced a third location here in the Old Pueblo as it continues to expand and bring its own taco offering to the rest of the community.
Delta Dental of Arizona, University of Arizona Announce Creation of Oral Health Medical Initiative
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix and Delta Dental of Arizona are partnering to create the Oral Health In Medicine Initiative (OHMI). The partnership – made through a $850,000 investment by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation – will increase oral health education for all medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and is expected to launch in the 2024-2025 academic year, which commences in July.
Curb cuts, bus-stop buttons, neighbors: A winter brainstorm on Tucson’s extreme heat
“In a disaster, it’s the people next door that keep you alive,” Rosemary Bolza said, wearing a U.S. Public Health Service T-shirt and sitting among Southern Arizonans ready for a discussion that would put the needs of their desert neighbors first in the extreme heat this summer.
Omega block resurgence: Arizona prepares for warmer, drier conditions before the return of storms
According to the Arizona Weatherman, the Omega Block pattern is set to return over the Pacific Ocean. This pattern will usher in warmer, drier conditions for Arizona this week before more weather systems move through the state. It will cause a rise in temperatures, particularly in Southern Arizona, and halt the weather systems moving through the state. However, more weather systems are expected to move into the state by the end of the week and into the next.
Texas Border Success Spurs Migration Surge in California and Arizona
Over the past few years, Texas has seen many migrants cross its border. Since then, Governor Greg Abbott started Operation Lone Star to help protect the border as illegal immigrants and fentanyl cross the land with Mexico.
Texas is cracking down on its border and now California and Arizona are seeing a big jump in migrant
In recent years, the Texas border has been a focal point in the national conversation about immigration and border security. Governor Greg Abbott's initiation of Operation Lone Star marked a significant step towards tightening border controls, aiming to curb illegal immigration and the flow of fentanyl across the vast Texas-Mexico boundary. This initiative, characterized by increased surveillance and the deployment of physical barriers, has started to show its effects, albeit with unexpected outcomes for neighboring states.
Southeast Arizona to get a mix of snow, rain, and gusty winds on Saturday
The Arizona Weatherman forecasts a mix of snow and rain for Southeastern Arizona on Saturday, 10 Feb 2024. The weather will also bring gusty winds. The type of precipitation you can expect largely depends on your elevation and the timing of the weather event. The snow level is predicted to be around 4,400 feet. This means that if you're located above this elevation, you're likely to see snow, while those below can expect rain.
Board of Regents sends financial plan to Gov. Hobbs, meeting first deadline for greater transparency
Actions already taken by University of Arizona officials to correct financial problems include identifying 13 UA leadership positions for elimination or reclassification and deferring capital projects, according to an Arizona Board of Regents report on Friday addressed to Gov. Katie Hobbs.