Final Sweat

Final Sweat

Between Sanskrit chants and deep silences, people at a community sauna in the heart of the downtown Drachman neighborhood are quite chatty today, despite the loss they are about to experience.

 

Editors Note

If you've taken a break from Tucson Pride, this should be the year for you to jump back in.

Police Dispatch

A guy was very wishy-washy (and nonsensical) regarding whether he'd stolen beer from a grocery store and whether he'd assaulted a female shopper.

Dust Devil

...and August and June, for that matter.

Police Dispatch

Two older Green Valley ladies had a tiff after one of them invaded the other's space and disturbed her peace.

The Skinny

McCain stands firm on opposition to Supreme Court hearings—although he’d have pushed for them if he were president

Tucson Salvage

This whole nighttime scene has that slight smarmy feel of street shtick so maybe he's dealing shit?

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: Is pinche considered a "bad" word amongst Mexican-Americans?

Pride 2016

Love and gratitude and pain

Get Your Pride On

As if you needed convincing.

Donor Trouble

Well, now it seems one such manufacturer of a fentanyl-based drug is concerned about recreational marijuana interfering with its future business plans.

Pleasure Activist

Interview with Master Patricia: Leather Lifestyle

Editor's Note

Well. Maybe not.

Dust Devil

Tributes to my deceased dogs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, fish and birds.

Danehy

With Labor Day in the rear-view mirror, we're now in the stretch run of the political season and there are just so many questions that need to be answered.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: I heard you on NPR describing the various ways that Mexican food images are used to scare white people about the brown hordes from the South coming up here to steal their stuff and take away their ketchup.

Media Watch

This is the final Media Watch column in the Tucson Weekly. Thanks for reading.

The Skinny

NBC survey puts McCain out way ahead, while Public Policy Polling shows a tight race with Kirkpatrick

Police Dispatch

The epitome of a (potty-mouthed) sexually entitled male delivered perhaps the worst "pick-up line" ever to a convenience-store clerk—in her place of work, while she was working—after having already harassed her for months and even being barred from the store.

Youth Pot

A new poll has illustrated what many of us already know: about half of Arizonans support marijuana legalization.

Editor's Note

We still can't believe how one of those Aug. 30 elections played out.

Dust Devil

Jojo sat on the curb of the dusty playground and picked sand rubies from the handful of sand she'd scooped up.

Police Dispatch

A man was literally unable to "keep it in his pants" during a morning stroll through an upper-class neighborhood—although he was fully clothed, he left his penis dangling out of his pants to be seen by numerous female passers-by.

Local Transition

It seems like there's a lot of open space on 4th these days.

The Skinny

With last week's primary election, we finally know who will be advancing to November's general election. Here's a roundup of the key races, along with some notes from the primary.

Ask a Mexican!

High society’s highest members

It seems the ARDP doesn't think Arizonans are capable of smoking responsibly. Well, I'd hate to break it to you guys, but about half of us smoke it already and we seem to be doing OK.

The Pleasure Activist

6 Useful Sex Toy Shop Tips

Editor's Note

Newspaper life can be a little hard, but we've got some recommended reading for you this week.

Police Dispatch

At least seven large cacti in a nice, quiet Foothills neighborhood were found violently sliced to pieces by a machete, and a crack pipe–presumed related to the vandalism—was found near the cactus carnage.

Police Dispatch

A woman being investigated for screaming didn't even try to explain herself to law enforcement—she just wouldn't stop screaming—so she ended up in jail (where she was left still yelling in a cell).

Dust Devil

A sniper with a sidearm doesn't give me protection.

Media Watch

Last week in Chandler, Bob Richardson was arrested for allegedly soliciting male masseuses at his residences, and then using hidden cameras set up in the locations to view the footage again later.

Ask a Mexican

It's the triumphant return of Ask a Mexican! Some of you will celebrate, some of you will write angry comments about a this "stereotypical" portrayal. C'est la vie.

The Skinny

Jim Nintzel pens a heartbreaking goodbye to Margaret Koch Tilton, his mother.

Danehy

Tom has a a dilemma ... or maybe it's a quandary. It could even be a predicament or a plight, something Donald Trump would call a "mental owie."

Bennu Blast

Robots don't come much cooler than OSIRIS-REx.

An MMJ Win

Many consider marijuana a "drug." However, it is no more a drug than cigarettes we smoke or alcohol we drink.

Police Dispatch

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.

Police Dispatch

A man driving through a T.J. Maxx parking lot had a scuffle with strange man who damaged his vehicle.

Editor's Note

Go team.

Dust Devil

Epictetus! Epictetus! You were a Greek slave,

House Race

Three candidates are seeking two House seats in next week's Democratic primary in Legislative District 10.

The Skinny

Secret emails, fear of a bugged office, 911 calls: the greatest hits of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller

Tucson Salvage

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.

Legalization Props

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.

A Broke Student’s Guide

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.

Editor's Note

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.

Food​ ​Insecurity

hile many joke about college students only eating Top Ramen because they're always broke, food insecurity is an actual problem facing students.

Dust Devil

The sky, not falling, is melting in-to-out, sliding molten glass about each structure, each crevice.

Five tips for staying out of trouble in the dorms

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.

Police Dispatch

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.

State of Mind

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.

Police Dispatch

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).

Best Two out of Three

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.

The Skinny

Kirkpatrick continues her effort to link McCain to Trump, while McCain links Kirkpatrick to Hillary.

Media Watch

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.

Danehy

It's the middle of August, which means that, here in Tucson, it's the sweaty armpit of the entire year's calendar.

Is Prop 205 Right for Arizona?

Prop 205, which would decriminalize the use of marijuana for adults over 21, is a complex proposal.

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