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Downtown Tucson Partnership Announces Another Round of Bonus Gift Cards

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is stepping up again to infuse cash into the downtown community through the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program.

The success of the first three rounds of gift cards led HSL Properties to provide another $10,000 required to fund an additional 1,000 gift cards with bonuses. This will result in an extra $35,000 invested directly into downtown businesses, bringing the total to $140,000 in a matter of weeks.

Meerkat Pups Born at Reid Park Zoo

Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo is welcoming five meerkat pups, the first-ever of the species born at the 24-acre zoological gardens. In the early morning on April 9, animal care professionals on rounds discovered three adult meerkats huddled protectively over a pile of tiny moving legs.

To maintain a low-stress environment, the Zoo’s animal care team is having minimal contact with the meerkats. The pups are being kept in a quiet, cozy, and secluded place away from the habitat and won’t go outside until they are about 12 weeks old.

Fourth Avenue Launches Bonus Gift Card Program

The Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition (HFAC) and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) are teaming together to offer a gift card program to help merchants in the area during these trying times.

The website stores went online at 6 a.m. today, April 20, to offer gift cards with an added $10 bonus when you spend $25. The gift cards are for specific merchants on Fourth Avenue. Some of those merchants already have sold out, but there are plenty of others left for purchase.

Paul's Note - April 17th, 2020

They tell me that a US Marine never really retires, but they have been known to retire from other occupations.

Judge Michael Pollard served as a Marine in Vietnam and never forgot to keep serving, particularly when it came to serving his fellow veterans. Pollard took the lead in creating many of the city’s specialty courts. Our city’s specialty courts have both reduced recidivism and kept people from being incarcerated.

Report: Arizona Hospital Ventilators and Beds Adequate for Coronavirus Surge

New data suggests Arizona hospitals appear to have enough beds and ventilators to handle an anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients, according to a report in today's Arizona Daily Star. The information comes from the Arizona Department of Health Services and a medical researcher with the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health.


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