Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor, died Thursday at the age of 94. Mofford, a Democrat revered by members of both parties, served as governor from 1988 to 1991. She was the elected secretary of state when she took over after Republican Gov. Evan Mecham was impeached and removed from office by the Legislature. "Rose Mofford was a class act and devoted public servant who loved Arizona," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "My wish for the future: we produce a lot more just like her."
City Councilmember Paul Cunningham and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona are teaming up for a vaccination clinic for dogs on Saturday, Sept. 17. The clinic will take place from 8-10 a.m. at the Ward 2 Council Office at 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. At this free community event, dogs will receive a rabies vaccine. Distemper/Parvo vaccinations will be available for $12. This is a dog-only vaccination event, and dogs must be three months or older to receive a rabies vaccine. The first 150 dogs will be served, and owners should be prepared to wait in line with their dogs.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild this summer launched his Help for Homebuyers homeownership initiative and announced the new Pathway to Purchase Down Payment Assistance Program.The program provides a 30-year fixed rate mortgage for eligible borrowers, plus a down payment assistance (DPA) second mortgage of 10 percent of the purchase price, up to $20,000. The DPA second mortgage is a five-year forgivable lien against the property at zero percent interest with no required monthly payments.
Prior to tomorrow's home game against Hawaii at 7:45 p.m., University of Arizona football fans can experience the dining, entertainment, and retail opportunities at Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown Tucson, and the Mercado District, and then board the Sun Link streetcar to the UA from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile route. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Cherry Avenue stop.
Helping Tucson's homeless could be as simple as dropping some coins into a parking meter. The Mayor and Tucson City Council next week will consider a plan to install 20 parking meters downtown, near Main Gate Square, along 4th Avenue, and at some west side locations. The meters, which would be donated by the IPS Group, producer of Tucson's newer parking meters, would look just like regular parking meters, but would be painted a bright color to make them stand out from other meters.
The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will be closing several of its athletic fields through the fall for turf maintenance and enhancements. The closures are necessary to give crews the opportunity to conduct annual maintenance on the fields by aerating, fertilizing, reseeding, and giving the turf time to heal and grow in preparation for spring sports activities.
Two officers from the Tucson Police Department (TPD) had a change of pace yesterday morning, delivering a baby. Just before 2:30 a.m., Operations Division West Ofc. Joshua Parrish and Ofc. Troy Lansdale were patrolling in the area of the northbound I-10 Frontage Road and West Speedway Boulevard when a vehicle pulled alongside of them. The driver of the vehicle asked the officers for help.
Go behind the scenes to see the fun ways Reid Park Zoo keeps its animals cool in the heat. Watch the latest edition of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12.
If you're considering buying a home and want to learn more about the process, the free Homebuyer Expo is a good place to start. Get information on how you can qualify for up to $20,000 in down payment assistance, and learn how to improve your credit score. Lenders and housing professionals will be in attendance to answer your questions.