Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

The stories that Jill tells are horrifying.

 

Editors Note

Let's get to the good right away, because right now, we can all use some good news.

Police Dispatch

Someone smeared excrement (human or animal, we’ll never know) on the door handle of someone’s car

Larger Than Life

Martin Bacal died at age 84 on February 14 of an apparent heart attack.

Dust Devil

Sporting fringed buckskin tight fitting jeans...

Police Dispatch

Two women escaped punishment for a conspicuous tiff in a grocery-store parking after their cars got a little too close on the road

Tucson Hip-Hop Fest is more than dope flow and strident rhymes

Tucson's hip-hop scene is growing, and the main players know that it's not just about the music.

Barely budding

The next underdog marijuana legalization initiative is out of the gate as the group Safer Arizona filed their vision

Ask a Mexican!

Mexican illegals don’t just apply for citizenship instead of coming here illegally

The Pleasure Activist

It’s difficult to announce this, but life has pulled me in another direction and so Jellywink Boutique’s last day will be this Saturday, Feb. 25.

Editors Note

One reader sent an email not happy that I referred to our president as the Mook, writing that in order to convince the other side we have a true mook for president, we probably should refrain from name-calling.

Police Dispatch

When a woman told her adult stepson he couldn't take dresser drawers full of clothing out of her house, he obeyed and left her drawers—but emptied an entire can full of garbage on the hood of her car, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Taking Initiative

Republican state lawmakers are once again taking aim at the initiative process this year.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: My parents were born in Mexico. I was born in Dallas, Texas.

Danehy

It is the toothless hillbilly matriarch of all clichés to complain about traffic.

Veteran Volunteers

Sue Sisley’s research on the efficacy of medical marijuana treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans has finally begun.

Dust Devil

The suede shifts from a time of condescension towards completion

Cultivating Community

Sock footed in the Islamic Center of Tucson’s prayer room, more than 30 people of various religious and cultural backgrounds

Rural Resistance

I pull into Gadsden Coffee Co. on the outskirts of Arivaca, a rural town, 11 miles from the Mexico border.

Police Dispatch

A man stole a very large number of lottery tickets and then went (almost) directly to jail, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

Editor's Note

Mari remembers sitting in the Sabino High School auditorium about six years ago, listening to four Republican candidates explain why they were the best choice to fill the CD 8 seat left vacant by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Dust Devil

Super Bowl arrives again in masses stirring up splendor distractions from our daily lives that drives us to dine on the worst food that we can find.

Police Dispatch

A very unfortunate man was just getting to know a woman online

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

A 20-year-old Syrian refugee told his story to demonstrators holding signs that read "Refugees Welcome" and "No Muslim Ban,"

The Skinny

Activists want U.S. Rep. McSally to hear from them at an open meeting, but McSally has other plans.

Tucson Salvage

The General coughs and points, and says, "That's Killer, he's been the best partner I've ever had."

Ask a Mexican!

When Americans retake California from you low-IQ Mexicans, should we call it the Reconquista?

Bring Out Your Brew

Bear down and bottoms up, Tucson.

Beer Week Calendar

High Horses

It seems too much pot is giving Republican state lawmakers an identity crisis as they keep trying to pass greater regulation on the Arizona marijuana industry.

The Pleasure Activist

In our society, most forms of sexuality are still highly stigmatized.

Editors Note

Over the weekend while protests broke out at many large-city airports, Mari thought about a VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest Mari won third place in in junior high school.

Police Dispatch

After being caught in a fast-food joint with drug paraphernalia in his underpants, a man in a color-coordinated outfit bragged about his skills at hiding actual drugs on his person—or, literally, in his person.

Dust Devil

Strangled, burnt offerings harden from delicate,

Police Dispatch

A local homeowner was baffled by a sinister-seeming—yet nonsensical—episode of apparent vandalism at her residence, a PCSD report said.

The Skinny

Trump takes his first stab at a Muslim ban. Chaos ensues.

Rock Star

At any given moment, countless pieces of rock from outer space, the debris from long-ago collisions and explosions,

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: I'm a wetback myself; actually, in the eyes of a gringo, we are all wetbacks.

Danehy

Back in the day, the Oakland Raiders employed a sinister strategy to give themselves a competitive advantage.

La Vida No Vale Nada

Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert, published by the University of Arizona Press, addresses the tragic results of government policies on immigration.

Sticky Situation

If you've felt like nothing has surprised you after a week of Donald Trump's presidency, here's a curve ball out of alt-right field.

Editor's Note

Mari thinks about how lucky she is to have such a unique 15-year-old who brings her joy everyday.

Police Dispatch

A couple of women made themselves quite at home in a stranger's storage unit—even fashioning a (very crude) "restroom" for themselves there.

Dust Devil

Needles sharp.

Police Dispatch

Hostility among honey vendors escalated into a small-scale (OK, very small-scale) turf war.

Culture Control

State Rep. Bob Thorpe, a Flagstaff Republican, has introduced three education-related bills at the Arizona Legislature that target social justice courses, and DREAMers and have spurred activists springing into action.

The Skinny

Team Ducey hosts a public budget presentation in Tucson, but doesn’t do much outreach to let folks know it’s happening

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: Recently at the local Northgate market, I saw a man wearing a T-shirt that said "MEXICAN" followed by a clarification: "NOT Latino: Latinos are Anglo Europeans from Italy. NOT Hispanic: Hispanics are Anglo Europeans from Spain."

Tucson Salvage

A sharp pop cracked inside the main cabin and the Boeing 737 tilted left—bump-thump—but quickly swung back into its path, and dozing heads bounced gently along.

Parental Guidance

When my mother caught my little brother smoking pot in the basement—proof that I'd failed to educate him on the clandestine tactics of smoking in your parents' house—she broke down in tears.

Editor's Note

3,200 pairs of shoes? That's amazing.

Health Appeal

The Affordable Care Act may not be perfect, but it probably saved Aaron Parkey's life.

Police Dispatch

A sad woman with strange "bathroom" habits and a very interesting "signature" was caught stealing a can of vodka spritzer from a convenience store.

Dust Devil

Sunrise in Tucson in photos

Police Dispatch

Foothills-area pedestrians were temporarily inconvenienced by a mysterious instance of crosswalk vandalism.

From Global to Local

Not long after Election Day, Shauna Anderson created a Facebook event for a Tucson Women's March on Washington. She thought a couple dozen women would be interested. A little more than two months later, over 2,000 people have clicked "going."

The Skinny

Is there a kinder, gentler Doug Ducey running the state?

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: I was wondering if you could shed some light on the debate on whether 29 percent of Mexicans/Hispanic voters really voted for Trump, or whether it was much less like other polls show?

Danehy

Alas, America is awash with hypocrites these days. Let's count down to the worst of the bunch.

Dear Mr. President

This inauguration is, well, a historic mess based on a campaign that brought racist and sexist vitriol to the surface that made it difficult for many American sitting together at Thanksgiving dinner with relatives across the land.

Pre-rolled Legislation

The Arizona Legislature kicked off its 53rd session last week, bringing with it the possibility for some changes to the state's marijuana laws.

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