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Tucson Police to Host Women in Law Enforcement Open House

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will host a Women in Law Enforcement Open House on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Interested applicants can get information about a career in law enforcement, the application process, and the basic academy training that provides certification as an Arizona Peace Officer.

City of Tucson Recruiting Innovation Technologist

The City’s Office of Innovation and Strategy is accepting applications for an innovation technologist to help consult, advise, and coordinate special program efforts with a focus on lean practices and elimination of waste. This position reports to the City Manager’s Office and works in coordination and consultation with the Information Technology department to identify and explore new and emerging technologies through research, pilots, and prototyping.

Reid Park Zoo Lights Up This Spring

Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center to bring more than 40 colorful, customized lantern displays to Southern Arizona this spring.

The Asian Lantern Festival, Feb. 2-March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.

Senior Olympic Festival Opens This Week

Senior Olympic Festival Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Tucson Parks and Recreation this Friday, Jan. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Udall Park Amphitheater, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Events will include live performances, information booths, giveaways, a parade of athletes, and a lighting of the torch. Food will be available for purchase. The first 100 people will receive a 2019 Senior Olympic souvenir pin.

City Hiring Public Information Officer for Transportation Department

The City is recruiting a public information officer for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT). The officer will serve as the spokesperson and media liaison; write and edit news releases, memorandums, and newsletters; organize and attend public meetings; manage the City’s transportation website and social media platforms; and assist with internal and external communications as needed.

Download App to Track Streetcar

If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar app, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting.

The app was developed using open data provided by Sun Link. The free tracker is available for iOS and Android.

Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Southeast Tucson at New Hospital

Northwest Healthcare announced yesterday, Jan. 7, that it plans to build a 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services on 18.5 acres at the southwest corner of Old Spanish Trail and Houghton Road. Pending approval from the Mayor and Tucson City Council, the 183,000 square-foot facility and related physician offices/services will add 595 health care jobs in a high-growth area of Tucson.

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