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Tucson Weekly endorses attorney Paul Durham for Ward 3 Council seat

The Tucson Weekly issued their endorsement today in the contested Democratic primary for the Ward 3 Council seat.  Councilwoman Karin Uhlich is stepping down after 3 terms.  The Weekly endorsed retired attorney Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff.

Paul Durham

Read their endorsement here: https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/paul-durham-for-city-council/Content?oid=11123258.

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Sun Tran & Sun Link launching new 3 Day Transit Pass

3-DAY TRANSIT PASS PILOT PROGRAM LAUNCHES AUGUST 15

New 3-Day Pass provides unlimited rides on Sun Tran and Sun Link  (press release)

 TUCSON, Ariz. – “Sun Tran, Sun Link, and City of Tucson Department of Transportation will launch a 3-Day Pass pilot program, available August 15 through February 2018.  The new 3-Day Pass will provide unlimited rides on Sun Link, Sun Tran and select Sun Shuttle routes for 72 consecutive hours after first activated on transit vehicles.

Tucson residents can take advantage of the 3-Day Pass on Sun Link and Sun Tran bus routes to travel more frequently and to more destinations.  The 3-Day Pass offers an alternative to the current 1-Day and 30-Day pass options and will be available to the general public through February 15, 2018.

The 3-Day Pass provides a convenient transit option for visitors to explore Tucson’s entertainment districts along the Sun Link streetcar route.  Jane McCollum, General Manager of Main Gate Square, says, “The 3-Day Pass will be great for tourists and conference goers, as well as locals who might enjoy a staycation in the greater downtown core.”

The pass will be tested for a six month period and will be evaluated to determine if the pilot program or similar program will be integrated into the public transportation fare structure on a long-term basis.

The 3-Day Pass costs $10 ($11 total when loaded on the GoTucson Transit app or $12 total when including the cost of a newSunGO Card) and can be purchased online, by phone, on the GoTucson Transit app, at SunGO Sales Outlets, Ticket Vending Machines at the City of Tucson’s three transit centers, Sun Tran Special Services Office, or Sun Tran Administrative Office.

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International World Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Join Us to Celebrate International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples & 20th Anniversary of the Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras!


Indigenous Community POTLUCK.

August 11, 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Indigenous Alliance without Borders, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson (note error on flyer above, not E. 27th St.)

Schedule:
“$5.00 Donation with raffle ticket / no one will be turned away.
5:30 – Blessing of the Event – Honorable Jerry Carlyle, Vice Chairman – San Xavier District of the Tohono O’Odham Nation
Welcoming – Alianza Indigna R. Matus, Pascua Yaqui Executive Director, Alianza Indigena Sin Frontera

UN History of the International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples – Tupac Eniquez – Tonatierra, Phoenix

Trump pulling out of the Paris Peace Accord and how it will affect Indigenous Peoples – Many Pino, Acoma Pueblo & Professor of Sociology at Scottsdale Community College

Indigenous Cultural & Human Rights – Andrea C. Valencia, Pascua Yaqui & Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council, San Francisco

Indigenous Culture . Rosemary Tona Aguirre – Community Coordinator, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronter

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Rainbow Crosswalk Dedication on 4th Avenue

“RAINBOWS ARE COMING TO TUCSON!!!  Tues. AUGUST 8th, at 10 to 11 a.m.

SAAF, Historic Fourth Avenue, Speedy Striping, and the City of Tucson have joined together to paint all 4 crosswalks at 4th Avenue & 6th Street rainbow! This is the first rainbow crosswalks project in Arizona. The rainbow crosswalks celebrate inclusivity and diversity in Tucson and shows the world that Tucson, Fourth Avenue, and the City of Tucson are proud to stand with, and celebrate, the LGBTQ community.

Please join us on August 8 at 10am as we dedicate the Rainbow Crosswalks to the community.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/332219370557158/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%22106%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Preview below of 1st rainbow painted crosswalk, courtesy of Monique Vallery, Events Director at Historic 4th Avenue,  from FB.  Check out all four crosswalks tomorrow at the dedication.

 

 

Arizona Daily Star endorses businessman Tom Tronsdal for Ward 3 Council seat

The Arizona Daily Star has endorsed Canyon Fence businessman (and attorney) Tom Tronsdal in the Ward 3 Democratic primary.

Tom Tronsdal

Here’s the Star article:

http://tucson.com/opinion/local/star-opinion-why-we-like-tom-tronsdal-best-for-city/article_e3cf7db7-e7b6-5195-b6f5-c8623ade43ad.html

Tom is a political newcomer, and his campaign website is:

https://www.facebook.com/tomtronsdal/. He faces opposition from Felicia Chew, a teacher at Mansfeld Middle School and  retired attorney Paul Durham, former Chief of Staff for Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff.

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Equity Forum to meet Ward 3 Democratic Council candidates

Info from LSA:
“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, YWCA of Southern Arizona, Living Streets Alliance, the Southwest Fair Housing Council, and L.U.P.E.Tucson (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) invite you to meet the Ward 3 Democratic primary candidates on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Donna R. Liggins Center,2160 N. 6th Avenue, for the first-ever candidate forum to focus specifically on equity.

All the primary candidates are confirmed to attend: Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal. (There is no primary on the Republican ticket, as there is no candidate running.)

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