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Attend City of Tucson Tax Workshop Tomorrow

Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The retail workshop will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained.

Happy Birthday Sun Link

The Sun Link Tucson streetcar officially celebrated its second anniversary yesterday. The streetcar system has served more than 2 million passengers since it began service. Connecting five districts in the heart of Tucson, the streetcar system has been widely embraced by locals, students, and visitor to the region. It has also become an important component in revitalization of downtown.

Free Popcorn and Movies at Kids Fest

The Loft Cinema's annual Kids Fest is underway and features a free, family-friendly film every morning this week. Staff from the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program will be at all of the screenings distributing free bike helmets. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for pre-show games, live performances, giveaways, popcorn, and surprises. The Loft Cinema is a nonprofit organization and the popular Kids Fest is presented by Trail Dust Town.

Oracle Road and Prince Road Bus Pullouts

Work crews are completing the second of three bus pullouts at the Oracle Road and Prince Road intersection with a concrete pour scheduled for 4 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. To accommodate the work, the eastbound curb lane on Prince Road west of Oracle Road will be closed to travel, as well as the southbound curb lane on Oracle Road, both north and south of Prince Road.

The travel lane closures are scheduled to be in place until approximately 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Traffic Switch - Stone Avenue, Drachman to First Street

Crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin working in the southbound travel lanes on Stone Avenue between Drachman Street and First Street. To accommodate the work beginning on the west side of Stone Avenue, crews will shift all vehicular travel to northbound (east side Stone Avenue) travel lanes.

Tucson Fire Department to Install Smoke Detectors

The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) will partner with volunteers from Intuit Software to conduct a smoke alarm install event tomorrow morning at Country Club mobile home park, 5600 S. Country Club Road. TFD staff will team up with Intuit employees to canvass the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms wherever they are needed.

During each visit, the install team will educate and assist residents with fire prevention and escape planning.

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