TUSD SUPERINTENDENT PEDICONE ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION - Tucson Unified School District Superintendent John Pedicone has announced his resignation, effective June 30. Story + resignation letter on AZStarnet.
AZ HOUSE ADVANCES BILL ALLOWING CITIES TO POST PUBLIC NOTICES ONLINE – A bill allowing local governments to post public notices on their own websites instead of having to publish them in newspaper advanced from the Arizona House to the Senate on Monday. Current state law requires notices to run for four consecutive days in a daily newspaper or two consecutive weeks in a weekly publication. Story in the Tucson Sentinel.
MIDVALE RESIDENTS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS – Members of the Midvale Park Neighborhood Association say something must be done about the problem of abandoned shopping carts. Joe Miller, president of the association, says they’re a hazard to wildlife, to cars, and to the neighborhood’s overall quality of life. “It’s hard to sell the house next door when four shopping carts are in the front yard," he said. From KVOA.
MOCA HOSTING FREE AFTERNOON “TEEN LOUNGE” FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS – The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will be hosting what they call “Next Teen Lounge” this afternoon. High school students with a valid ID are welcome to go to the museum for free to hang out, draw, watch art videos or get help with their homework. From today's Star.
UNION MEMBERSHIP IN ARIZONA AT A QUARTER-CENTURY LOW – New figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show just 125,000 Arizonans belonged to a union last year. This represents 5.1% of the state’s workforce, the lowest it has been since the 1980s. Arizona union membership was at 8.8% in 2008. From today's Star.
REMINDER: FREE HEALTH FAIR AT EL RIO THIS SATURDAY - A free Health and Safety Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Rio Neighborhood Center. The focus will be on providing free health services and health information to members of the Tucson community by offering screenings for asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hearing, vision, and body fat. There will be goody bags and raffle prizes. Over 50 exhibitors will also provide health information. Spanish translators will be available. Read the news release from Parks & Rec here.