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  • Desert Angel
  • Desert Angel

    Every week, Joel Smith travels hours to fill water tanks in the Southern Arizona desert to help keep migrants alive
      On three separate days of the week, Smith takes up to 12-hour trips to check on the quality of the water and refill the tanks. "I love the desert," he says. "This is my land and I don't want anyone to die here."
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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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  • Costume Ball
  • Costume Ball

    MegaMania offers kids of all ages a place to dress up, make friends and have a whole bunch of fun
      Get ready, MegaManiacs.
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  • From Service to Homeless
  • From Service to Homeless

    A veteran’s homeless project has helped Tucson vets get better care, but figuring out a system that fits everyone can be a challenge
      "I'm prepared to go back on the streets. I'll have to find a place to store my stuff ... memories. There isn't anything like that out there for homeless people."
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  • Kinky Machine
  • Kinky Machine

    The rise, life and women of photographer Eric Kroll
      This is Eric Kroll, internationally feted photographer long specializing in fetish work.
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  • Never Mind Donald Trump!
  • Never Mind Donald Trump!

    Here are the races you should be paying attention to.
      Here's the deal: Some of these local races have a whole lot more impact on your life than the president does.
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  • Hot in Hermosillo
  • Hot in Hermosillo

    Spend some time with Tucson’s Sonoran sister, filling up on coyotas, bacanora and a unique and revolutionary heritage
      Spend some time with Tucson’s Sonoran sister, filling up on coyotas, bacanora and a unique and revolutionary heritage
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  • Out Of This World
  • Out Of This World

    An excerpt from Under Desert Skies, a new book exploring how the UA Lunar and Planetary Lab blazed trails in space exploration
      The UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab has been involved in the NASA's space program for more than half a century, but sometimes it seems as if it's one of Tucson's best-kept secrets
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  • Stop the Presses!
  • Stop the Presses!

    What the heck is happening with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller and a bogus news site?
      There have been many strange moments in the first term of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller.
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  • Welcome to Summer
  • Welcome to Summer

    Things to do to survive and keep cool
      Time to bust out your sun dresses.
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  • Bad Apple?
  • Bad Apple?

    Supporters say Prop 123 offers the best shot at better education funding, but critics complain that it’s rotten to the core
      A remarkable political ad hit the airwaves last week: Gov. Doug Ducey sitting next to his former Democratic rival, Fred DuVal, as they both urged voters to support Arizona's schools by voting for Prop 123.
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  • For Pima's Sake
  • For Pima's Sake

    Pima Community College has been making improvements, but there's more to do—and many ideas about how to do it
      Today, Pima is a few years into reforming itself after a period of neglect. Change never comes easy or, it would seem, without differing perspectives on what kind of change is needed.
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  • The People’s Weed
  • The People’s Weed

    Why can’t advocates of legal weed get along with each other?
      In an ideal weed-topia, all marijuana advocates work together to accomplish the ultimate dream: abolishing prohibition. But because the world is an imperfect place, several groups in Arizona have split up into at least half a dozen initiatives with similar but different demands
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  • Day at the Track
  • Day at the Track

    The future of the 73-year-old Rillito Racetrack remains in question even though it attracts thousands
      There’s a roar of desperation and delight as a tight pack of neck-and-neck quarter horses race to storm the wire first at the 73-year-old Rillito Racetrack.
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  • 10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature
  • 10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

    Just another year at the pleasure palace for special interests
      Things are going pretty much as you'd expect at the Arizona Legislature: Public schools are under assault, Planned Parenthood funding is in jeopardy, dark-money campaign groups are getting more protection, low-income Arizonans are facing the loss of benefits that help them put food on the table, special interests are having their way and so on and so on.
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  • Poetry of Resistance
  • Poetry of Resistance

    An excerpt from the book edited by Odilia Galván Rodríguez and the late Chicano poet Francisco X. Alarcón
      The first time the Tucson Weekly talked with Chicano poet and teacher Francisco Alarcón he was on fire—a poet-warrior inspired by what took place on April 20, 2010, when nine Latino students chained themselves to the Arizona State Capitol’s main doors in protest of SB 1070, the state’s racial-profiling “papers please” law.
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  • Security 360°
  • Security 360°

    Mapping Security in Ambos Nogales
      Security 360, produced by students of the UA School of Journalism, hones in on one specific community of the borderlands, Ambos Nogales, to better understand the impacts of increasing and sustained militarization.
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  • South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems
  • South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

    The City of South Tucson is promoting homeownership, but needs affordable housing options to make it happen
      As South Tucson struggles at every level, establishing a foundation for dignified living conditions is key to see the city improve economically.
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  • Loaded Legislation
  • Loaded Legislation

    Congresswoman Martha McSally says her legislation will strengthen background checks, but Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly say it will make it easier for the dangerously mentally ill to get guns
      When President Barack Obama laid out a series of steps to expand background checks, increase mental-health funding and take other steps to reduce gun violence last month, Southern Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally was among those critical of his proposals.
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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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