A remarkable political ad hit the airwaves last week: Gov. Doug Ducey sitting next to his former Democratic rival, Fred DuVal, as they both urged voters to support Arizona's schools by voting for Prop 123.
In an ideal weed-topia, all marijuana advocates work together to accomplish the ultimate dream: abolishing prohibition. But because the world is an imperfect place, several groups in Arizona have split up into at least half a dozen initiatives with similar but different demands
Things are going pretty much as you'd expect at the Arizona Legislature: Public schools are under assault, Planned Parenthood funding is in jeopardy, dark-money campaign groups are getting more protection, low-income Arizonans are facing the loss of benefits that help them put food on the table, special interests are having their way and so on and so on.
The first time the Tucson Weekly talked with Chicano poet and teacher Francisco Alarcón he was on fire—a poet-warrior inspired by what took place on April 20, 2010, when nine Latino students chained themselves to the Arizona State Capitol’s main doors in protest of SB 1070, the state’s racial-profiling “papers please” law.
Security 360, produced by students of the UA School of Journalism, hones in on one specific community of the borderlands, Ambos Nogales, to better understand the impacts of increasing and sustained militarization.
When President Barack Obama laid out a series of steps to expand background checks, increase mental-health funding and take other steps to reduce gun violence last month, Southern Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally was among those critical of his proposals.