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Local journalism in Tucson has taken a big hit recently with major staff cuts to Southern Arizona's longest-running publication.
As the corporate-owned dailies continue to slash reporting positions, it means fewer experienced journalists are left to keep an eye on our local communities and elected officials. And that leaves Tucsonans less informed about issues they want and need to understand.
We love Tucson! Tucsonans are civically engaged, community-oriented, thoughtful folks. They deserve a media landscape that reflects that.
And we think we can help.
We're the Tucson Agenda, a separate, sister publication of the Arizona Agenda.TheTucson Agenda is run by Caitlin Schmidt and Curt Prendergast, two veteran reporters who have spent our careers covering our community, Tucson. We're old friends who spent nearly a decade working together and bouncing ideas off each other at the Arizona Daily Star.
The Tucson Agenda focuses on the bread and butter of local news: local government decisions, politics and government-adjacent issues and organizations.
The decisions made by local elected officials have a major impact on our day-to-day lives. We keep a watchful eye on our cities and counties to ensure you know how — and why — those decisions are made.
We think you deserve an informative and entertaining way to stay in the know about what’s happening in your community.
We give readers the tools and information to make Tucson a smarter, stronger community. And we make it fun and interesting because that’s how being involved in civic life should be.
The Tucson Agenda also highlights great reporting that Southern Arizonans need to see from our friends at other news outlets. There’s no reason to spend half your day doom-scrolling and slogging through the social media rubbish to find the news you want and need. There’s too much news and too few reporters to cover it all. Let’s work together to boost each other up!
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