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Pima County Library Offers Learning Labs

Pima County's Woods Memorial Library offers drop-in technology and job help at learning labs held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. People who drop in can receive one-on-one assistance on many topics, including using the internet and the library's digital resources, GED exam preparation, resume writing, homework help, and more.

The Woods Memorial Library is located at 3455 N. 1st Ave. For more information, call (520) 594-5445.

City Recruiting Legal Municipal Interns

The City of Tucson is hiring legal municipal interns to provide administrative assistance, legal research, and writing support to attorneys in the Public Defender's Office. Interns also assist with misdemeanor offenses in Tucson City Court.

A cover letter, a resume detailing current participation in a Juris Doctor program, and a copy of current transcripts must be submitted to be considered. Scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities.

Sweetwater Wetlands Controlled Burn on March 4

As part of a joint project to enhance Tucson Water’s Mosquito Abatement Program at the Sweetwater Wetlands and to provide a firefighting exercise for Tucson Fire, the two City departments have scheduled this year’s controlled burn for Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The alternate date is Wednesday, March 11.

Media is invited to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to communicate any requests prior to the safety briefing at 8 a.m. Officials will be available between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. for interviews.

Paul's Note - February 28, 2020

Although there are no confirmed cases in Pima County, I’ve gotten questions about coronavirus. There are two things that I as a policy maker can do wrong: over-react and under-react. I don’t want to do either, but I do want to let you know what your local government has been doing to prepare.

Coronavirus is also known as 2019 novel coronavirus or SARS CoV-2 and was first detected in China’s Hubei province in December. As many of you have heard, it has spread to other countries, including the United States.

Broadway to Close East of Euclid Avenue on Sunday

Broadway Boulevard will be closed from Euclid Avenue to Santa Rita Avenue on Sunday, March 1, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., while crews remove two overhead sign structures in the area. North and south traffic through Broadway at Tyndall, Park, and Fremont avenues will not be permitted.

Motorists and bicyclists traveling eastbound and westbound can use 10th Street as a detour. Officers will be in the area to help direct traffic around the closure.

Annual Peace Fair Tomorrow

Tucson's 38th annual Peace Fair will be held tomorrow, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Armory Park, 222 S. 5th Ave. The event is free and open to everyone.

This year’s fair will have an immigrant-welcoming theme and will feature live music, entertainment, children’s activities, raffle prizes, food trucks, and vendors. It's Arizona's largest gathering of peace, justice, and environmental groups.

For more information, call (520) 468-5805.

Purchase Recycled Paint to Benefit Beacon Group

Beacon Group has 5-gallon colored, recycled, latex paint for $15 available for public purchase. White paint is $35 for 5 gallons. Paint may be purchased at Beacon Paint Center, 2700 N. Stone Ave., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Used paint is collected through the City of Tucson’s Household Hazardous Waste Program. Beacon Group workers remix and recycle the paint, which is EPA-compliant and environmentally friendly. Proceeds from sales directly benefit Beacon Group programs.

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