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Reminder: 'A' Mountain Fireworks Celebration Postponed

The City of Tucson is postponing this year’s annual “A” Mountain Fireworks celebration that was scheduled for July 4. The decision was made due to the risk of increased community spread of COVID-19 and the extreme fire danger in the region as evidenced by the ongoing battle with the Bighorn Fire.

A news release will be issued and announcements made via the City’s website and social media platforms when the event is rescheduled.

Tucson Police Must Now Notify Public Immediately of an In-Custody Death

The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday, June 30, approved a policy that requires at least some details to be released immediately when a person dies in custody of the Tucson Police Department (TPD). The move comes after the details of the death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez weren't released publicly for more than two months after the 27-year-old died from "sudden cardiac arrest in the setting of acute cocaine intoxication and physical restraint" while in TPD custody on April 21.

Ducey Reinstitutes Closures of Certain Businesses Amid Coronavirus

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey yesterday, June 29, issued an executive order that closes bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing until at least July 27. The order went into effect at 8 o'clock last night to help stem the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Arizona.

The order also delays the start of the next school year until at least Aug. 17. Ducey also banned gatherings of more than 50 people, but churches and political rallies are exempt.

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