Medical marijuana patients we talk to never hesitate to tell us about that special dispensary where they get the best deal or have the best edibles.So, MMJ patients, go vote! You've got until the end of March.
You love your pot providers and you love that certain strain that either takes care of the migraines or helps stimulate your appetite while battling a serious illness you refuse to get you down.
This is your chance to unite and tell fellow patients and other Tucsonans where the best MMJ products (and everything else weed related) are in the Old Pueblo.
Welcome to the Tucson Weedly Cannabis Bowl. You have until March 31. Results will be printed in our 2016 420 Cannabis issue on Thursday, April 14. Get smoke, er, cracking.
Unique to the event is the Traditional Tio' de Nadal of Catalonia ("Pooping Log"), a Catalan tradition dating back several centuries. Beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), the family brings a tio' (log) into the house, covers it with a blanket so he will not be cold and feeds it every night until Christmas Day. On Christmas Day the children continuously hit it with a stick while they sing a song so it will poop gifts (usually treats). If the child has been good, they get treats. If they were bad, it poops sardines. Hence the name Caga Tio' (Poop Log). Children (and children at heart) attending Luminaria Night will be able to hit the log to see if they were good or bad this year!Here's the whole release, for the Living History Luminaria Night coming up this Saturday, Dec. 12:
“This page isn’t without its flaws, but the lead visual certainly worked. It’s a unique approach to an annual topic. The skeleton and general ‘wild west’ feel to the illustration make this fall arts preview VERY Arizona, and that helps set it apart.”Freelancer David Mendez's piece on Tucson wrestling legend Reggie Parks came in third for community personality profile
“We had no idea that an obscure graduate of carnival sideshow acts went on to invent the ‘giant, jewel-encrusted belts’ that are now emblematic of wrestling. We were delighted to be educated through David Mendez’s colorful, conversational tale of pioneer grappler Reggie Parks.”
Cost of Living: 96.5I love how that last sentence is suggesting you, the Cheap Date Scavenger, bring someone to Tucson for a date. So, people from other places: If you don't wan't to spend too much during your night out, but your private jet is ready to take you wherever, come to Tucson! We've got tamales and Agua Caliente. Or you could visit to the city that snagged the #1 spot—but you'd have to stomach being in Florida.
Affordable Restaurants: Tucson Tamale Company, Miss Saigon and Zinburger
Free/Cheap Activities: Agua Caliente Park, the Arizona State Museum and Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson, a thriving city in Arizona, is another great place for date night. From fine dining to exploring breathtaking sights, this city offers couples to have an affordable date night that’s memorable and romantic. Whether you’re exploring historical sites to shopping downtown, Tucson is a great place your date will love.
Everybody knows Arizona is a low tax state. Our legislature has been cutting rates for decades, and as a result, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, we're number 35 in overall state taxes; only 15 states have rates lower than ours. Not so if you're poor, however. If you make $27,000 or less, your tax rate is the fifth highest in the nation for your income level.
Why do the poor pay shoulder so much of the burden? The simple answer: low income tax rates.
[H]aving low personal income taxes comes at a cost. In order to pay for state and local government services, Arizona’s sales and excise taxes are 27 percent above the national average. Measured relative to personal income, Arizona has the 8th highest sales and excise tax collections in the entire country. According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), the poorest 20 percent of Arizona households spend 8.3 percent of their income on these taxes, compared to just 1.1 percent of income for the state’s most affluent residents.
The latest piece of street art by Banksy went missing, but it magically reappeared in the most unlikely of places.
During an interview with CCTV, Broad Plain Boys Club Manager Dennis Stinchcombe said he removed Banksy’s “Phone Lovers” from a wall on Clement Street and plans to sell it for hundreds of thousands of pounds to save the club.
“I feel like it was a gift out of the sky,” Stinchcombe says.
The club’s security footage captured Banksy and an accomplice—dressed as workman—installing the vandalism on Sunday morning. Many of the locals aren't happy with Sitnchombe’s decision, but he claims it was a gift from the prolific graffiti artist. This doesn't seem out of character since Banksy has sold his personal work for $60 and less on street corners.
The club is allowing the public to view the art until it's sold.