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    Neocons' plans for global domination top the annual list of stories ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.
      Neocons' plans for global domination top the annual list of stories ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media.
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  • Border Love
  • Border Love

    In Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders, journalist Linda Valdez tells a love story about her husband, how he crossed the border and how she learned difficult truths about immigration
      In 1988, Linda Valdez met Sixto Valdez in Mexico and fell in love. Her second book, Crossing the Line: A Marriage Across Borders, is a story about their love and how the immigration system failed them, forcing Sixto, like thousands of others, to cross the border illegally.
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  • Soul Strip
  • Soul Strip

    Tucson’s burlesque scene proves it’s more about soul than skin
      One by one, bodies cram into Fourth Avenue's favorite dive bar, the Surly Wench, and wait, beer (or fireball shot) in hand, for the ladies to take the stage.
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  • Yesterday's Blues
  • Yesterday's Blues

    Even as Mayor Bob Walkup looks to the future, he's haunted by problems from the past.
      Even as Mayor Bob Walkup looks to the future, he's haunted by problems from the past.
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  • Confessions of an eBay opium addict
  • Confessions of an eBay opium addict

    Looking for drugs on the cheap, a writer found poppy pods available on the Web. He also found himself hooked.
      Looking for drugs on the cheap, a writer found poppy pods available on the Web. He also found himself hooked.
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  • Figure $kating
  • Figure $kating

    Janet and Matt promise better education and health care... but the state's finances remain on thin ice.
      Janet and Matt promise better education and health care... but the state's finances remain on thin ice.
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  • The Grand Prix: An Excerpt From Spent Saints
  • The Grand Prix: An Excerpt From Spent Saints

    An excerpt from Tucson Weekly columnist Brian Smith’s new collection of short stories
      His foot clipped into the pedal and the pedal was connected to the crank and his leg pushed down and perspiration stung razor burns on the tops of his shins.
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  • Hey, Big Box Man!
  • Hey, Big Box Man!

    Don't You Hear Your Neighbors When They Call?
      El Con's plans to bring in a giant Wal-Mart has neighbors worried-and the City Council is in the middle of the fight.
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  • A Pedicone Education
  • A Pedicone Education

    The new TUSD superintendent speaks on transparency, accountability and the controversial ethnic-studies program
  • Dagger of the Mind
  • Dagger of the Mind

    People with both addiction and mental health disorders must cut through the bureaucracy of treatment before their troubles hack away their sanity.
      People with both addiction and mental health disorders must cut through the bureaucracy of treatment before their troubles hack away their sanity.
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  • Threw Away the Key
  • Threw Away the Key

    Carl Maynard, 74, has spent three decades in prison for a crime that should have resulted in a much shorter sentence. And he'll die in prison unless Gov. Janet Napolitano signs a reprieve--something she's never done.
      Carl Maynard, 74, has spent three decades in prison for a crime that should have resulted in a much shorter sentence. And he'll die in prison unless Gov. Janet Napolitano signs a reprieve--something she's never done.
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  • Hollywood Confidential
  • Hollywood Confidential

    Here come the summer movies! Run for your cineplex!
      Here come the summer movies! Run for your cineplex!
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  • Equal Access
  • Equal Access

    Local providers and a Tucson LGBT activist are working together to make health care trans friendly and caring
      It's Monday afternoon and Kurtzman's already seen a 16-year-old in the slow process of transitioning to male. The other day she and one of El Rio's senior clinical pharmacists had a one-hour consultation with a trans teen interested in cross-gender hormones.
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  • Eat This, Tucson
  • Eat This, Tucson

    Passionate food and drink creatives bring deliciousness to this special food region
      Although some may say it's old news Tucson was recognized as an UNESCO-designated City of Gastronomy, others say food and drink in this desert town should always be celebrated along with its food-loving entrepreneurs.
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