Blood and Education

Blood and Education

Enrique Santiz begins to cry when he thinks about the last days of school with his students—all between 10 and 11 years old. He wonders about their future.

Editor's Note

Mari says she'll see you soon, Tucson. Here's hoping it'll be a bit cooler and rain-soaked as she makes the drive in.

Eyes on the Streets

Manny sits slumped by a brick wall, eyes half closed, hand outreached and grasping, begging passersby for a cigarette. His brow is furrowed into a grimace, clothes rumpled.

Second-Hand Supplies

Parents will get the chance to pick up some much-needed supplies for the kids at the Just Between Friends Back-to-School event.

Lend a Hand

Succeeding in school takes more than attending classes and a willingness to study; having the proper tools and supplies is essential for any student, from kindergarten to doctoral studies.

Civil Action

Members of Tucson's black community met with high-ranking officials within the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff's department to discuss their relationship following the deaths of five Dallas police officers the day before.

Pocketbook Politics

The campaign for a ballot initiative to increase Arizona's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 submitted more than 217,000 signatures to state officials on Thursday, July 7.

Sign of the Times

Over the last decade, Tucson's long-neglected south side has seen major retail development, including the Bridges project on a patch of land surrounded by I-10, South Park Avenue, South Kino Parkway and 36th Street.

Assessing the Assessor

Pima County Assessor Bill Staples is so confident about his work in office for the past 12 years that he says he isn't asking for monetary contributions or currently seeking endorsements for his re-election campaign as he faces a challenger in the August Democratic primary.

Outer Limits

As Pima County’s World view moves closer to entering the space tourism biz, there are regulatory issues to be sorted out.

Unhealthy Status

It's been four years since undocumented youth were given some legal recognition in the country.

Bye-Bye Birdie

A local birding hotspot along the Rillito River between Alvernon Way and Swan Road has recently been destroyed, causing some members of the local Tucson birding community to express concern

Caterpillar Concerns

Some residents of the historic west side neighborhood Menlo Park are worried about gentrification, hikes in property taxes and rental rates and environmental degradation, as well as questions of the benefit of supporting a project that won't generate sales-tax revenues.

Not Just Skating By

Back in 2006, the first junior roller derby league in the U.S was started here in Tucson. Ten years later, the sport is celebrating its inaugural year in the Junior Olympics, with two local Tucson skaters on the Team.

Toilet Politics

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Dena, the mother of a 6-year-old transgender girl, felt like she could finally breathe. She no longer had to fear the possibility of her daughter being forced to use the boys’ bathroom at school.

Out of the Way

Pedestrians are now banned from standing for too long on 32 medians, mostly in northwest Tucson and other unincorporated areas of Pima County, after the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance last week that labels lingering "for purposes other than waiting for the signal to change to cross safely" trespassing.

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