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Tucson 12 Wins National Awards (Video)

Tucson 12 won three awards last week, as the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) honored the winners of the 31st Annual Government Programming Awards in Austin, Texas. The City's television station won a Second Place award for "Zoo News – Underdogs" and Third Place award for "Video Journalism – Lety Bazurto-Mathews." Tucson 12 also garnered an Honorable Mention for “The Evolution of the Sun Link Streetcar." You can watch the winning videos below.     

Celebrate Modernism Week

Several events are scheduled over the next week or so to recognize Modernism Week in Tucson. The event, which actually spans nine days, includes home tours, art galleries, lectures, a mid-century marketplace, vintage trailers, Eckbo landscape tours, a bus tour of mid-century architecture in Nogales, and more.

Silverbell Road Paving

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, crews from Hunter Contracting, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin paving the east side of Silverbell Road, north of Burlwood Way. Crews will work 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There will be intermittent delays at side streets along the east side of Silverbell Road as paving operations move north. The paving work is scheduled to be complete by Friday, September 30, 2016. Motorists and area residents should expect the following:

Tucson Police Recruiting Businesses to Be Safe Places for LGBT

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is starting a new program called Safe Place, where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community can go if they've been the victim of a hate crime or fear they might become one. TPD is looking for businesses to sign up and agree to let people stay inside until police arrive. The department is working with the group Tucson Pride, launching the program this weekend during the group’s annual gay pride events.

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