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National Air Quality Awareness Week

April 29-May 4 is National Air Quality Awareness Week, and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality’s (PDEQ) Clean Air Program is encouraging everyone to think about the air and take actions to improve air quality during the dedicated week. Individuals willing to make a change in their transportation habits can take PDEQ’s pledge to drive less for a chance to win prizes, including a $100 gift card.

Tucson Local First Arizona Roadshow Starts Wednesday

The new Local First Arizona Roadshow is a monthly series in Tucson celebrating strong local economies one neighborhood at a time. The Roadshow is the first of its kind and launches on Wednesday, May 1. Dedicated Gluten-Free Bakery and Coffee Shop and Unscrewed Theater are partners in the event.

There will be an opportunity to make business connections and enjoy many activities for the entire family, including live music, food trucks, cake, a bouncy castle, and more. Wednesday's event runs 4-7 p.m. at 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.

Speedway Blvd and Camino Seco Traffic Signal Rewire

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the traffic signals at the Speedway Boulevard and Camino Seco intersection will not be in operation as crews replace underground conduit and wiring.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is anticipated to be complete by 4 p.m. the same day. This schedule could change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Police officers will direct travel through the intersection until the work is complete. The traveling public can expect delays when driving in this work area. Please obey all traffic control signs and watch for construction personnel in the area.

Paul's Note - April 26th, 2019

We are quickly catching up with 2020, which means that it’s time for another census for all of us living in the United States. The census is in article one of the Constitution, so it was important to the founders of our country.

The framers of the constitution put it near the beginning because having an accurate count is critical to ensuring that there is equitable representation in congress and in our state legislatures. It has also become important in many other ways as well.

Opportunities for Tucson Families to Assist Asylum Seekers

With the growing number of immigrant families being released in the Tucson area, community service providers are in need of volunteers and donations to support the asylum seekers continuing on their journey.

To volunteer in any capacity, please send an email to For more information on available opportunities and needed donations, please read the volunteer/donation information sheet (PDF).

Tucson Audubon Society Hosts Wednesday Field Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Every Wednesday, the Tucson Audubon Society hosts free field trips at Sweetwater Wetlands, 2511 W. Sweetwater Drive. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to see the variety of species that frequent the facility. Field trips begin at 6 a.m.

Bring binoculars and a camera to view the exciting species in the area. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and proper clothing for outdoors.


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