So cheers, folks. Take care of yourselves. Thank you.
n the still before the storm
>Congressman Raul Grijalva won an eighth term representing Southern Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives last month.
Dear Mexican: What's up with pochos and their disrespect for their origins?
The last 18 months of politics is screaming out for change. We've witnessed a new low bar having been set for civility and honest debate. And we've seen yet again the impact money is having on our political system. I believe we can do better.
Perhaps local car thieves were intrigued by the strange "decorations" on the hood of a '90s-model car they stole from a local young man.
A panhandler became criminally aggressive when people wouldn't give him money—and then whined about it when he was caught.
>The failure of Prop 205 may have been a sobering realization for some, but others still have high hopes for the future of marijuana in Arizona.
Keeping Sex Fun While Trying to Make a Baby
Got lost in the desert today
A local man's ex-girlfriend came into his house without permission to commit a rather out-of-the-ordinary burglary—the heist of two comforters.
A father found a baggie full of pharmaceuticals mixed in with his child's Halloween-candy collection.
Pima County's economic development plan pays off with Raytheon expansion, Congressional Republicans see an opportunity to privatize Medicare and McSally critical of Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran but declines to say whether U.S. should withdraw from it
Dear Mexican: We have Mexican teenagers here in my apartment building who are chronic troublemakers
What is Scott Stiteler's vision
Donald Trump may not be a bigot, but he damn sure plays one on TV.
This could be the best time to figure out how to salvage this holiday season beyond adding extra bourbon to the eggnog or feeding your grief with Aunt Claudia's Chex party mix and sugar cookies.
While many are still reeling from election night's results, some of that dizzying effect may owe itself to new marijuana laws in eight states. Only one state didn't pass its marijuana ballot measure, and we all already know who it is.
The pendulum swung, Mari tells the kid, but this time it went too far and we have to speak out for our friends.
Borderlands, Atascosa Foothills
Dawn Brandt pushes her fists together so her finger tats spell out "HIT HARD," and a tiny anvil on her left forefinger serves as a space divider between the words.
A tenant in an east-side apartment complex was cussed at and threatened by an elderly woman—possibly a neighbor—who bragged of having a squad of "hoodlums" at her beck and call.
TO MY FELLOW OLD WHITE MEN
A real estate agent found out one of the houses she'd been trying to sell had been burglarized—at least, the property had been burglarized—in a very odd way: a large swath of fake grass had been stolen from the yard.
Winner and losers from last week's election
Dear Mexican: Math problem: If there are 20 Mexicans, 20 Indians, 20 Chinese, 20 Puerto Ricans, 20 Blacks, and one white person on a room, then how many people are there in the room who's identity is used as a benchmark to establish the identities of the rest of the people in the room? (Hint: not a colored person.)
Between 11 and 20 percent of veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom have PTSD, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, the FDA has approved two medicines for PTSD treatment: Zoloft and Paxil. Both have labels warning of increases in suicidal thoughts.
Aftercare is what happens after an encounter, but should be negotiated, talked about, or thought about before the encounter. This is a concept that is discussed in BDSM communities because biochemical, psychic, and emotional states are often in more extreme states within these scenarios, but any sexual encounter has the possibility of attaining those heights, too.
Tom remembers his childhood friend, boxer Bobby Chacon
Should’ve Asked if He Smoked?
“Gimme My Speakers, or the Kid’s T-Shirt Gets It”
The journey of Syrian families, from war to Tucson
Lawsuits against the state question the cost of MMJ patient and caregiver cards
A recap of our last two rounds of endorsements, just in time for election day.
Suicides, tweakers, and a hero cop who escaped death
Earlier this year, Arizonans passed Proposition 123, which increased education funding and resolved a lawsuit against the state for shortchanging schools in recent years. Each district can allocate the money where officials conclude it's needed.
The balance of power in Pima County rests in the race between Democrat Sharon Bronson and Republican Kim DeMarco
A reader writes in to say: I STRONGLY support the legalization of marijuana but I'm voting no on Prop 205
Some thoughts on Pima's governing board from a reader.
Mari says during Sunday's latest Cyclovia route she felt buoyant and happy, but when she got to Alvernon Way riding toward the Tucson Botanical Gardens, in her mind she was queen of the open road ready to help her fellow bicyclists take over Tucson.
An election 'like none other'/protracted and bitter
A man came home one night to find a strange, random female lying in his bed (apparently after helping herself to sweets from his pantry).
A professional personal-care assistant appeared as more of a "cash-taker" than a caretaker after she allegedly stole hundreds of dollars from right under the nose of the sick woman she was paid to help.
Dear Mexican: Why is it that even though we Latinos have similar backgrounds (Indian-Spanish) across America, there is a lack of unity among us here in the USA?
"It becomes a cycle, where unless we do something to break that cycle, these kids aren't going to have the same opportunities as their white counterparts."
Tips for a happy, sexy holiday season.
Justin Lukasewicz, founder of the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival, doesn't have a favorite joke. "I'm not good at telling jokes," he says with a smile. But the idea of making Tucsonans laugh consumes almost half of Lukasewicz's waking hours.
A 37-year-old man living in his mom's trailer threw a criminally disturbing tantrum when he couldn't use his PlayStation because a neighbor had been stealing his family's wifi to watch porn, forcing his mother to disconnect their Internet.
Grab your ballot and let's get going.
Do we fail or pass on Election Day?
The strong, wise woman in white faced the weak, blustering orange man.
When a convenience-store clerk caught a woman trying to steal two cartons of cigarettes, she told him that a man outside had threatened to murder her if she didn't get them—so the clerk let her go, and she was never apprehended.
Secretive big-buck supporters are pushing candidates who want to Trumpify Pima County
Dear Gabacho: Bruh, the Reconquista ain't that advanced—yet
Untold hundreds of millions of people from Baby Boomers on down owe an appreciative nod to Phil Chess for the part that he and his brother Leonard played in laying the groundwork for what would become the soundtrack of their lives.
We're two weeks out from the Nov. 8 election and the Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy have been kicking their "No on 205" campaign into high gear with a slew of ads filled with misleading information and flat out lies to dissuade voters from passing a law that would be part of any real responsible drug policy.