Phoenix and Tucson are ordering bars, gyms and other indoor facilities to close immediately and restaurants to offer to-go service only in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

Tucson Voters To Cast Ballots On Sanctuary City Measure

Nov 4, 2019

Tucson is widely credited as the birthplace of the 1980s Sanctuary Movement, an effort by churches to help refugees from Central America and shield them from deportation. Now, voters in Tucson are preparing to vote Tuesday on “Sanctuary City” status in the Old Pueblo.

Two Somalia refugees living in Arizona were charged with providing support to a terror group after federal agents say they were planning to travel from Tucson to Egypt to join the Islamic State.

Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families.


A jaguar in an Arizona zoo has been euthanized due to age-related health issues.

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson euthanized the female jaguar Friday. Zoo officials say the 23-year-old named Simone suffered from kidney disease and pancreas issues common to cats her size and age.

Officials say Simone lived almost all of her life at Reid Park Zoo, arriving at the facility when she was 7 months old. Simone's sister lived at the zoo until her death in 2017.