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Twenty-story county building is losing its bricks

Contractors will inspect and repair the 50-year-old tower.

TUSD moves closer toward approving new sex education curriculum

The district's sex ed policies have not been updated since 2006.

County puts off vote to raise tobacco age to 21

The delay caused the city to postpone its vote, and council members say they may try to pass an ordinance on their own.

Food bank teaches nutrition and effective food shopping

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona trains families to save money and eat nutritiously.

Ozone goes over EPA standard in Pima County for first time this year

The county has breached the federal levels 22 times since 2013. Maricopa County has exceeded the standard 20 times this year.

How a group plans to transform detention center into space for asylum seekers

Catholic Community Services will offer services out of a portion of the county's Juvenile Justice Complex.

Journalists roundtable: Shelter for asylum seekers moving

Plus, growing opposition to the proposed Interstate 11 corridor.

TUSD takes steps to update its sex ed curriculum

The proposed update will have a more evidence- and research-based focus.

Catholic Community Services secures new space for immigrant shelter at juvenile detention center

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the lease Monday.

Ajo looks to stand out as destination for artists, recreationists

The former mining community also wants to attract more Puerto PeƱasco-bound traffic.

Group hopes juvenile detention center can be welcoming space for migrants

The Board of Supervisors will vote next week on whether to approve the empty center as temporary migrant housing.

Pima County looks local to fund high-quality universal preschool

Success will take time, education officials say, likely beginning with a pilot program.

A firsthand look at how the Pima County Sheriff's Department seizes drugs off the streets

Lorraine Rivera rides with the department's Border Interdiction Unit.

A town faces ghosts from its past in "Bisbee '17"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking for a new shelter arrangement for asylum seekers in Tucson; and Aurelie Sheehan talks about her new short story collection "Once Into the Night".

Green Party gets back on the Tucson ballot

The party's leader blames a clerical error for the decision to disqualify the party.

Santa Cruz River project means coordination between water infrastructure managers

New water released into the Santa Cruz River means the city and county are working together on issues like flooding and wastewater.

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