The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona received a donation of 500,000 diapers this month. The donations will be disbursed to families in need of assistance. Last year, the diaper bank gave one million diapers to over 13,000 families. For more of the story, click here.
A 20-year plan is coming to pass with the construction of a new bridge on Houghton Road. The plan is to build a new bridge next to the current structure. Traffic will remain on one bridge until both are completed. The final project will result in two-three lane bridges, one for northbound traffic and the other for southbound. For the full story, click here.
El Rio Health Center has partnered with Tucson Medical Center to provide health and fitness services. Current services have received positive feedback from the community. The new program will be held at Health on Broadway and will be free to everyone. For more information, click here.
New Convention Hotel
A Scottsdale investment company pitched plans to build a new convention hotel in Tucson. If the plans are approved, new construction will be built on the east side of the Tucson Convention Center where a parking lot currently is. The hotel will be 125 room and plans to cost $125 a night. For more information on the hotel, click here.