Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Democrat Matt Heinz is an emergency room physician and former state lawmaker who is seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.

 

Editor's Note

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.

Dust Devil

What was once their own/Heard now is only his groan

Police Dispatch

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.

Police Dispatch

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).

The Skinny

Tucson Salvage

Dorreen Martinez is one of those who can't help but remind you of little wonders that bring a certain joy to city nights.

Desert Angel

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."

Keeping it Brief

From marijuana strains to blows on big pharma

T Q&A

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.

Marijuana Like Alcohol?

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.

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.

Dust Devil

Little yellow flowers/From the mighty palo verd

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.

Police Dispatch

A man with a figurative toilet mouth got arrested for trying to fight his nephew over a literal clogged toilet.

Police Dispatch

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.

The Skinny

McCain and Kirkpatrick both raise $1.8 million in second quarter and McSally continues dominating the money race in Congressional District 2

Media Watch

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.

Danehy

Tom doesn’t think the recreational marijuana initiative stands a chance with voters

Sonic Wave Rider

"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."

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.

T Q&A

This fall, Andrea Edmundson and Victor Quiros are opening a creative reuse arts center called Upcycle Tucson.

Editor's Note

Now we live in a world where everyone has to face the reality that's existed for different communities for decades.

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.

Dust Devil

I have grandbirds!!

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.

Police Dispatch

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.

The Skinny

It was another wack week with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump continuing to divide a party he is supposed to be leading.

T Q&A

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.

Soul Strip

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.

Free Kyle Catlin

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

Pleasure Activist

Sometimes, there's just no avoiding it.

Editor's Note

Mari's birthday wishes: "Tucson, I wish you love, so much that by this time next year it would be great if we could be considered the Western city of brotherly, sisterly-deserty love"

Letter to the Editor

More thoughts on Caterpillar's move to Menlo park.

Dust Devil

Our resident protector, the king snake, has shed his skin.

Letter to the Editor

For beer aficionados it's the best of times and the worst of times.

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.

Police Dispatch

A woman was caught after stealing a large number of items from Walmart when law enforcement identified her by her ostentatiously bedazzled jeans.

Police Dispatch

Two high school boys were treated leniently by adults after playing ball indoors (and then possibly trying to steal the ball).

Danehy

Tom says he realized sometimes an issue (or even a part of an issue) will arise that sends everybody scurrying for righteous cover under the leftist umbrella—and he's not inclined to blindly join them.

The Skinny

Political number-cruncher Nate Silver recently released his first forecast of the 2016 presidential race.

Media Watch

It had to get out Som-time

Costume Ball

Get ready, MegaManiacs.

Editor's Note

Other cities have developed programs that provide housing with supports as needed, but no strings attached and maybe that's the direction we need to go next.

Dust Devil

I remember driving out Silverbell, a curving tow-laner with the foothills rising on the left

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.

Police Dispatch

A young man didn't even bother to make the lamest excuse when a cop caught him showing off the speed of his Chevy Camaro in the middle of town at 2 a.m.

Police Dispatch

A few dripping-wet young men made a small spectacle while clumsily trying to flee the law after breaking into a UA swimming pool in the middle of the night.

Outer Limits

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

From Service to Homeless

"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."

Pleasure Activist

The story of the most popular accidental sex toy.

MMJ Notes

A new measure has been approved by the U.S. Senate Committee that would allow banking institutions to offer financial services to marijuana businesses

The Skinny

Pima County Supervisor Miller stormed out of a board meeting after she came under fire.

Danehy

Who let the dogs out? I don't really care. My beef is with whomever it is that keeps letting them in.

Kinky Machine

This is Eric Kroll, internationally feted photographer long specializing in fetish work.

Editor's Note

Vote in the second round of Best of Tucson!

Police Dispatch

A woman's car was vandalized with droplets of nail polish of a sinister-looking red color, right before she found a syringe on the ground near the vehicle.

Dust Devil

The desert is quiet/Saguaros are dressed

Police Dispatch

A small clash over a girl, plus a simple pair of missing sunglasses—only possibly stolen—caused a big brouhaha and full police investigation.

Unhealthy Status

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

Letter to the Editor

As the project progresses, let's keep working on making Tucson "green" as well as growing.

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

The Skinny

Raul Grijalva is #ReadyForHillary and has sponsored a bill to improve voter rights. Meanwhile, a Pima County Board of Supervisors candidate faces eligibility challenge.

Guest Opinion

Forty-nine murdered in Orlando, 32 murdered at Virginia Tech, 26 murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 14 murdered in San Bernardino, 9 murdered in Charleston and 6 murdered in Tucson.

Media Watch

Phil Villarreal is more than a valued behind-the-scenes cog in the KGUN-TV 9 news product, more than a multi-faceted reviewer of film and video games, and more than someone with a versatile media track record.

Letter to the Editor

Caterpillar sells specialized bulldozers that Israel weaponizes and uses to further the Occupation and expand settlements.

Police Dispatch

A woman blatantly harassed her ex-boyfriend—to the point of stalking him at his father's house and refusing to leave—yet was indignantly surprised when he so much as mentioned involving law enforcement.

Editor's Note

Perhaps this will turn the tide. Perhaps something will grow from this.

Dust Devil

Born in the desert, raised where the world bleeds white. The desert called me, compulsion in my bones.

Police Dispatch

As part of a very sad family situation, a grown woman caused a horrible public argument with her mom on the very eve of Mother's Day—an argument so horrible that she was arrested for it.

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.

The Skinny

Why on earth did Ally Miller fall for her aide’s ridiculous stories and when will she apologize? Legal win against the state allows the county to reduce property taxes in the upcoming year

Never Mind Donald Trump!

Here's the deal: Some of these local races have a whole lot more impact on your life than the president does.

This Bud’s for You

The Bloom medical marijuana dispensary, which has outlets across the state, has a local operation on Oracle Road across from the Tucson Mall. It's easy to find and offers plenty of parking.

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