HUNDREDS GATHER TO HONOR FALLEN FIRE INVESTIGATOR - A Color Guard led a procession of public safety officers and others this morning in honor of Tucson Fire Investigator Tom Quesnel, who died from leukemia earlier this month. Doctors determined the cancer to be work-related. Quesnel began his career with Tucson Fire in 1989 and became a Fire Cause Investigator in 1994. The walking procession began at Tucson Police Department Headquarters (270 S. Stone) and ended with a memorial service at Fire Central downtown (300 S. Fire Central Pl.). View the Tucson Fire Department's Facebook page.
TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (TUSD) APPROVES POLICY TO PROTECT TRANSGENDER STUDENTS, STAFF, AND OTHERS - The TUSD Governing Board last night revised its non-discrimination policy. The policy previously prohibited discrimination based on disability, race, color, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin. The revision added "gender identity or expression" to the list. The policy change was prompted by a situation within the district, although details were not discussed publicly. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
WILDCATS HOPE TO ADVANCE TO ELITE EIGHT TONIGHT - The Arizona Wildcats take on the San Diego State Aztecs tonight in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Anaheim. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:17 on TBS. The winner will play Saturday against the winner of tonight's Baylor - Wisconsin game.
SURVEY DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN - Tuesday (April 1) is the deadline to weigh in on the Pima Association of Government's (PAG) 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. The survey is the beginning of a nearly two-year effort to update the PAG region's long-range transportation plan. The PAG region encompasses all of Pima County and includes the Cities of Tucson and South Tucson; the Towns of Marana, Oro Valley, and Sahuarita; unincorporated Pima County; the Pascua Yaqui Tribe; and the Tohono O'odham Nation. PAG is in the process of prioritizing more than $17 billion in transportation spending over the next 30 years.
CATCH UP ON THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE REID PARK ZOO - Reid Park Zoo is bursting with pride after introducing its four new lion cubs to the public. It has been a busy several weeks at the Zoo for the pride and staff. Watch Tucson 12's Zoo News for a summary of the journey, and re-live the excitement of the cubs' birth and first outing in front of the public.