Health Appeal

Health Appeal

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

 

Editor's Note

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

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.

Editor's Note

It takes more than a national memorial. Much more.

Dust Devil

Six Angels and the Arizona Sycamore Tree

Community Connections

Engel Indo started the year by paying a client's $750 rent. The previous week he helped a family whose house was destroyed in a robbery, brought Christmas baskets to families in need and gave away an Arizona Bowl ticket.

Freshman Orientation

Congressman Tom O'Halleran won the Congressional District 1 seat in last November's election.

The Skinny

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: Why is Mexican Spanish so maligned by the rest of the Hispanic world (even Dominicans!)?

Tucson Salvage

In the cold and dark drizzle it's hard to tell the jagged edges between earth and sky, and the potholes are filled with rare rain and yellowy lights reflecting from the Triple T over by the freeway.

Not Going Anywhere

People gather around Pima County Public Defender Margo Cowan, as she tells them, unequivocally and in perfect Spanish, that they're protected.

Cash the Crops

Recreational marijuana has proved to be a boon for states that have legalized it, and this year four states will add that bounty to their budget.

Pleasure Activist

2017 Sexolutions

Editor's Note

All of us going on another ride on this planet for another year is, well, arbitrary, isn't it?

Dust Devil

Boots, laced, hit hard vibram soles upon gravel

Honor and Remember

We lost so much that day, but also saw how our community rallied together. People who had never met before suddenly had an unexplainable connection. Everyone wanted to help and everyone needed their neighbors, families and friends to start the healing process.

The Skinny

Newly elected TUSD board member asks, "Do you know who I am?"

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the use of Loteria cards as decorative elements, specifically when used by people without Mexican heritage.

Danehy

One last look at last year.

High Gear

More good news out of the courts this week as the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the presence of marijuana in one's system may not constitute driving under the influence nor merit subsequent charges.

Editor's Note

Have something to say to President-elect Trump? Write it down and send it to us

Dust Devil

Dealing with the Devil

The Satanic Temple’s Michelle Shortt: “It’s a stance of the Satanic Temple that anybody who doesn’t conform—you know, if you’re a feminist, or an intelligent woman, if you celebrate your sexuality, if you’re gay, if you’re just different—somebody somewhere considers you a Satanist.”

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: How come you call yourself a Mexican? By definition, you're a Chicano, not a Mexican.

The Skinny

How you can help make the world a better place, at no cost to you!

2016: What a Bust!

2016 is nearly over and you'll find plenty of lists of the so-called Top Stories of the Year. We, on the other hand, have spent the year reading the newspapers, browsing the online sites and watching the TV news to collect what can only be described as the Bottom Stories of the Year.

Up In Smoke

Bill Montgomery is at it again. This time the wayward Maricopa County attorney is going after Arizona's medical marijuana program in the court of law.

Editor's Note

Let's see what happens. Jeebus 2018.

Dust Devil

Boots, laced, hit hard vibram soles upon gravel.

Sweet Relief

The line for Syrian Sweets Exchange, 2.0 was wrapped around the block by 9:45 a.m., 15 minutes after it opened.

Wage Rage

Minimum wage will climb to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, 2017, and to $12 an hour by 2020.

Escort Service

A group encircled a small altar, adorned with items representing sex workers who suffered violent deaths, targeted because of their profession.

The Skinny

The city of Tucson goes up against the state of Arizona over the right to destroy seized firearms

Danehy

Time for a new year already.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Surumato: The town of Arellano, Spain might be in the autonomous Basque Country region of Navarre, but "Arellano" comes from Latin and denotes "farm of Aurelius."

Welcome to 2017

Go forth, kick this rotten year in the ass.

Puff Daddies

For the first time since 2002, people aged 35 to 44 are more likely to use marijuana regularly than Americans aged 12 to 17, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention discovered in October.

Editor's Note

If you haven't been able to be part of welcoming these refugees to our community as others have, this is certainly one way to welcome these families and enjoy a bit of sweet community goodness.

Waiting in Line

Approximately 883,647 immigrants live in Arizona, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and according to a Pew Research Center analysis, approximately 300,000 of them are undocumented.

Dust Devil

What the hell is this garbage shit?

Police Dispatch

A middle-aged man drunkenly—but in an almost robotic manner—drove his car straight into a mass of cacti planted in a stranger's yard, thankfully emerging from the accident unharmed.

Police Dispatch

A woman discovered her baby stroller missing and presumed it stolen by her estranged baby's father—especially after the father wrote a Facebook post showing off about owning a new stroller.

The Skinny

U.S. Rep. McSally's mental-health legislation gets across the finish line, but without provisions that ease background checks on gun sales.

Ask a Mexican

The Mexican's annual look at new chicano books you should gift.

Local Heroes 2016

Our annual look at people who make Tucson such a great place to live.

Boom and Bust

Arizona pot sales set to soar while opioid manufactures face court date

Pleasure Activist

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Editor's Note

Learning and understanding history, as we know, is advantageous.

Dust Devil

I want to grow. I want to grow until this planter Is no match

Danehy

Donald Trump is like the knuckleheads who used to stand on the corner, grabbing their genitals and talking about themselves.

The Skinny

Why did Supervisor Miller throw her support behind Huckelberry's legislative agenda?

Ask a Mexican

Dear Loco: Unless the acclaimed Danish chef behind the world-acclaimed Noma is into tamborazo and Antonio Aguilar, he ain't my compa.

What Are They Smoking?

Highlighting inconsistencies in the anti-pot rhetoric of the right

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