PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranks Arizona No. 1 in the United States for aerospace manufacturing. The study's methodology measured the weighted average of taxes, operating costs (industry and overall wage rates, business climate, and energy costs), industry size (existing suppliers and supply/growth of workforce, including available aerospace technicians, engineers, and mechanics), and educational attainment.
In the wake of recent shootings in the United States, the Tucson Police Department (TPD) is offering training for residents who want to learn how to respond in an active shooter situation. The next class will be held Aug. 9 at the Hardesty Multi-Service Center at 1100 S. Alvernon Way, but it's already full.
Learn your rights and responsibilities for Transaction Privilege (Sales) Taxation by attending the Tax and License Workshop sponsored by the City of Tucson Finance Department. The contracting workshop will be held this Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Questions will be answered, and written materials will be available. Samples of sales tax records, worksheets, and monthly returns will be explained. You should bring a calculator and a pencil to the free workshop.
Reid Park Zoo is home to more than 200 animals. Some are predators, and some are prey. That determines how they act and how they're cared for at the Zoo. Predators have adaptations that make them excellent hunters, while prey animals are always ready to flee.
Learn more about the differences between predator and prey animals in a past edition of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12.
Starting Sunday, kids 17 and younger can swim for free at 17 of the city's 18 pools. The free admission will be in place until the end of the summer season on Aug. 3.
A fee still will be charged at the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center pool. Fees there are $2 for adults (18 and over) and $1 for youth.
Tucson Parks and Recreation KIDCO and leisure class registration opens tomorrow for city residents and July 19 for non-city residents.
The fall Activity Guide is available online and at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including administration offices, recreation centers, pools, and many local libraries. The Activity Guide contains information on leisure classes, KIDCO, aquatics, sports programs, registration, and the Discount Program.
With paving complete, road crews will begin raising manhole and water valve covers at the intersections of Alvernon Way and Ft. Lowell Road and Speedway Boulevard and Main Street. The work will be performed tomorrow and Sunday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Barricades will remain in place with travel restrictions at both intersections until approximately 5 a.m. Monday to allow the concrete to cure.
A recent survey from the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) department found that approximately 90 percent of Tucsonans regularly set out their blue barrels for recycling, but 20 percent of the material put in barrels is not recyclable. Contamination - especially food, yard waste, and dirty diapers - can ruin a complete truckload of recyclables.
Enjoy hands-on, educational activities at Children’s Museum Tucson through its science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) program. Events take place every Sunday through Sept. 4 at the museum, 200 S. 6th Ave., with an all-day reduced admission price of $3 per person.