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2nd Saturdays Downtown Tomorrow

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place tomorrow, Aug. 10. Events during the day include Locomotive Saturday at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, Family Brain Boost and Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson, and Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Evening events include live music at the Mercado San Agustin and other locations. Starting at 6:15 p.m., the Scott Avenue Stage features music from Stripes, Moontrax, and Weekend Lovers. Some events are free, while some require tickets or admission fees.

Pet Connection: Adopt a Dog

Nikki Reck with Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) introduces you to Hooch, one of the goofiest dogs currently at the shelter. Have cats? No problem, this guy gets along with everyone, and he's even housebroken.

Learn more about Hooch in the latest Pet Connection video.

City Seeks Volunteers for Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is looking for volunteers to participate in the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. The role of this committee will be to review transportation projects, ensure our streets are meeting the needs of everyone and help the City engage other members of the public about transportation matters.

Complete Streets Coordinating Council

The City of Tucson is looking for volunteers to participate in the Complete Streets Coordinating Council, a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. The role of this committee will be to review transportation projects, ensure our streets are meeting the needs of everyone and help the City engage other members of the public about transportation matters.

Free Workshop on Water Rebates is Tomorrow Night

Local First Arizona and the Tucson 2030 District will host Business Sustainability Series: Water Rebates 101, a free workshop to show businesses how to reduce water use and save money on monthly water bills. The workshop is Thursday, Aug. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building, 1064 E. Lowell St., Room S210, on the University of Arizona campus.

Paul’s Note: Prevent Youth Addiction, Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Paul’s Note: Prevent Youth Addiction, Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21

By Ward 3 Council Member Paul Durham and Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams

SPECIAL TO THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR

The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writers.

Youth vaping rates are rising exponentially in southern Arizona and across the country. This week, Tucson and Pima County have a chance to do something about it.

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