Someone illegally entered a man's work van only to steal some rather random, relatively inexpensive stuff—but even more nonsensically, the thief left a single chicken egg behind.
A man driving through a T.J. Maxx parking lot had a scuffle with strange man who damaged his vehicle.
Epictetus! Epictetus! You were a Greek slave,
Three candidates are seeking two House seats in next week's Democratic primary in Legislative District 10.
We commandeered a big, stupid Budget rental truck from Detroit, Michigan to Tucson, Arizona with all my stuff, slicing a 2,000-mile path straight through this big, beautiful, ugly, joyful, fading country.
Just as alcoholics make up the vast minority of alcohol users, those who pose the dangers raised by the ARDP are the vast minority of marijuana users.
If you're one of those students who live in a fancy high-rise and drive an Audi RS4, then this listicle is not for you.
This week, with the help of our UA interns, we get down to reality: the students are back. Some of us grumble at their return, but it's great for the city.
hile many joke about college students only eating Top Ramen because they're always broke, food insecurity is an actual problem facing students.
The sky, not falling, is melting in-to-out, sliding molten glass about each structure, each crevice.
Let's face it: If you're a college student occasionally you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Here are some tips to help keep you out of trouble.
Perhaps in anticipation of the dry-scalp-inducing winter—even in the middle of monsoon season—two men tried to shoplift about $50 worth of Head and Shoulders shampoo (plus some Purell) by concealing the bottles in the clothing they wore.
There is little means of escape, it often seems, from the pressure cooker that is our frightening global context, fed by increasingly violent wars and human suffering, fueled by the bubbling intolerance and fear that can only come when people split further apart on the spectrum of thought and opinion.
A rural Tucson woman showed great kindness to an acquaintance, giving him a place to stay and letting him borrow valuable things—only to be led on a "wild horse chase" after she loaned him her horse and he apparently stole it (among other things).
Voters will face a nuanced decision when they head to the polls on Aug. 30 to choose two Democrats to advance to the general election for Legislative District 9 in the Arizona House of Representatives.
Kirkpatrick continues her effort to link McCain to Trump, while McCain links Kirkpatrick to Hillary.
It's no secret media, like a lot of industries, has endured its share of major changes due to transitions in the technological landscape. Many folks who run large media conglomerates are getting paid handsomely to devise strategies that best implement ways to maximize a shrinking bottom line.
It's the middle of August, which means that, here in Tucson, it's the sweaty armpit of the entire year's calendar.
Prop 205, which would decriminalize the use of marijuana for adults over 21, is a complex proposal.
Working in a newsroom can be grumpy business.
He's Mighty like a River.
A man and his live-in female partner woke up early one morning to find their vehicle covered in savory breakfast foods.
When you're never around a little kid and then you suddenly are around a super-intuitive one, it's like they're from asteroid B-612.
A man hastily pooh-poohed his constitutional rights while being detained for threatening to beat up the entire population of a bar.
Other than when the rains come fast filling our washes, we don't have too many bodies of water to call our own, but Lizzie Mead works hard to allow the desert mermaids of Tucson a time to bask in the late summer sun.
Hammouda is soft spoken, answering in English so quick and quiet that it is difficult to make out over the din of evening passersby and the screech of a halting streetcar.
For nearly a century officials have touted the dangers of marijuana. Many of us can dip into the memory banks to find attempts of officers visiting our classrooms to enlighten us on how drugs would ruin our lives.
"I think the simplest definition is loving more than one person, but it's so much more than that."
We spend half the year working on Best of Tucson. Your part is done, now it's on us. Thanks for the votes.
With a subtle breeze/Heat embraces
Democrat Victoria Steele has worked as a mental-health counselor, journalist and former state lawmaker. She is now seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-CD2) in November.
Ben's Bells and the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association unveiled the ninth and newest Locks of Love sculpture on Fourth Avenue last week.
A woman randomly took her personal problems out on an unfortunate female convenience-store clerk—screaming, throwing things and even pulling out the clerk's hair.
A man used a Walmart restroom as his own personal tomato-and-clam-flavored beer bar.
Children's Clinics is ensuring that kids they serve (and children in the community with complex health needs) get the opportunity to just be a kid.
A reader writes in to say although the shopping center development itself is welcome, the special sign approval is just one more example of the dual standard that the southside has faced for decades.
Lee Enterprises, not-yet-erstwhile owners of the Arizona Daily Star, recently trimmed the workforce at the Tucson daily by about 20 employees. As major balloon payments on the company's bankruptcy debt loom, Lee has already relieved itself of some of its holdings, including real estate sales put into place to bring in cash for locations that once housed these archaic things called newspapers.
What is so freakin' hard about saying "Oops, sorry, I messed up?"
As any republican with truly conservative beliefs will tell you, government intervention leads to negative consequences. In the case of prohibition, it leads to black markets that, without the option of regulation, create more harmful scenarios than their potentially legal analogues.
Have you ever heard of a group called the Residents?
Am I tired of suffering from voter's remorse? You bet. Do I think I just might suffer again if Clinton is elected? Probably. But throwing a vote in any other direction won't help.
What was once their own/Heard now is only his groan
Sheriff's deputies took one more local "seafood pusher" off the streets after they caught a guy in a southwest-side Walmart with numerous bags of frozen shrimp shoved down his pants.
Two local apartment-complex residents were relieved of a noisy neighbor when he was finally jailed after screaming and banging around in the predawn hours (and treating the cops beyond rudely).
Democrat Matt Heinz is an emergency room physician and former state lawmaker who is seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.
Dorreen Martinez is one of those who can't help but remind you of little wonders that bring a certain joy to city nights.
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."
From marijuana strains to blows on big pharma
Nikko Kimzin, a graduate from the UA School of Theatre, Film and Television, is working hard to see minority performers and artists take the stage in new and important ways.
Opponents of a ballot initiative that seeks to ask voters to legalize recreational marijuana for adults filed a lawsuit on July 11 to keep the measure off the November ballot, citing that the would-be law misleads voters in its petition summaries concerning how many of Arizona's laws it would affect.
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.
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.
Little yellow flowers/From the mighty palo verd
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.
A man with a figurative toilet mouth got arrested for trying to fight his nephew over a literal clogged toilet.
A crew of vandals effectively started the "demolition" process of a home being renovated, starting with a part of the property the homeowner was still using.
McCain and Kirkpatrick both raise $1.8 million in second quarter and McSally continues dominating the money race in Congressional District 2
Given the continued swoon of print journalism and numerous rounds of previous layoffs at the Arizona Daily Star, it's hard to imagine the local daily had 15-20 people to release, but that's what happened Friday.
Tom doesn’t think the recreational marijuana initiative stands a chance with voters
"We only get 88 notes on the piano," he continues. "Humans can hear like 1400 notes in this range. It's evil! It takes all the nuance out of music."
Parents will get the chance to pick up some much-needed supplies for the kids at the Just Between Friends Back-to-School event.
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.
This fall, Andrea Edmundson and Victor Quiros are opening a creative reuse arts center called Upcycle Tucson.
Now we live in a world where everyone has to face the reality that's existed for different communities for decades.
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.
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.
An extraordinarily trusting Tucson woman put a lot of time, effort and money into trying to purchase a puppy through eBay, only to apparently become the victim of a ridiculously long-running, intricate and disturbing scam.
It was another wack week with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump continuing to divide a party he is supposed to be leading.
In a first for the UA, graduate students Ian Ellasante and Mel Ferrara have been named Point Scholars for their work in scholarship and advocacy for the LGBTQ community and beyond.
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.
Suson Catlin has been letters to the Governor's Office hoping someone out there will help get her 27-year-old son, Kyle, out of prison—where he's been since mid-January
Sometimes, there's just no avoiding it.