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Tucson Q&A with Barbara Kiernan
Stuck, Broke and Scared
A family stranded in Tucson finds itself in the middle of a crime.
Marcia Rocha tried to get help for her mentally ill son. Now he's behind bars and facing assault charges.
Tucson Q&A with Corky Poster.
The local Howard Dean machine gets into gear.
Council candidates show us the money.
Lawyers, Guns and Money
Tucson Q&A with Vince Desi.
Light rail proponents fail to win over the City Council, vow to deliver petitions.
The state scrapes by with a new budget, but financial problems loom in the future.
City Hall Brawl
Can Tom knock Bob's block off?
Knocking out an incumbent is never easy.
Tucson Q&A with Lorie Anderson.
After the Mountain Avenue debacle, city officials look to tighten the public art process.
The Silent Treatment
Candidates increasingly dodge Project Vote Smart's detailed political exam.
Tucson Q&A with Nicole Cullen.
Power of Attorney
Tucson's lawyer lets us know what we can say in this year's council races.
Tucson Q&A with Jeff Yanc.
With little money available, plans for better roads and more buses remain stalled.
Open Space Case
Will county voters be asked to approve a $250 million bond for preservation this November?
Critics complain the new GOP budget plan is still unbalanced.
Free to Good Home
In the market for a concrete sculpture of brown liquid rock flowing through pipes? You might give the Tucson Department of Transportation a call.
Everybody's A Critic
Anti-war protestors "convict" Bush, Cheney of war crimes.
Back From The Dead
Bad bills live again at the Arizona Legislature.
Squirmin' on the Mount
The fog of war envelops Sentinel Peak.
The Tucson Blues Society goes from riches to rags.
Will the Bush Administration's Iraq war haunt us for years to come?
These Bills Really Blow!
Dispatches from the Draconian Legislature.
Campbell Avenue merchants band together to boost the neighborhood.
Give and Take
Is HB 2411 a principled fight over property rights--or another attempt to undermine Pima County's Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan?
Tucson police investigate an alleged hate crime at a northside mobile-home park.
Second Thoughts on Students First.
Back to the Future?
Democrat Tom Volgy wants to grab his old job from Mayor Bob Walkup.
The digital age arrives as KUAT debuts HDTV signal.
Napolitano wins over the business community, but GOP lawmakers aren't so easily charmed.
City officials OK removal of mesquite tree at firehouse because it blocked view of billboard.
A last look at the loons, losers and lowlights of the year.
Predictions for a new millennium
You Don't Say
The Dubious Political Correction Watch
Local authors offer great last-minute gift buys.
Shoot To Thrill
Better find cover -- the Postal Dude is coming back.
Be glad it's only a drill.
UFOver and Out
A local space odyssey reaches the final frontier.
Hit and Run
Leaders of political attack committees hide in the shadows, but the contributors finally stand revealed.
Janet and Matt promise better education and health care... but the state's finances remain on thin ice.
See Dick Run
Independent gubernatorial candidate Dick Mahoney is fond of taking moments from his opponents' past and declaring them unfit to serve in the governor's office.
Handicapping the gambling propositions on the November ballot.
The Most Happy Fella
Mayor Bob Walkup
Culling The Herd
Your quickie guide to the September 10 primary election
Appointed Supervisor Richard Elias faces challenger Frank Felix, who promises to change the way Pima County does business.
Off and Running
Early voting begins in the September primary.
No, not an election. The perennial candidate beats Oro Valley in court.
Janet Napolitano is breezing past her primary opponents. But the general election is a whole different story.
Three for the Money
Republican hopefuls complain the state is spending too much money. But they don't say what voters will have to do without.
Hightower's Hell-Raisin' Hootenanny is Here!
The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault needs your help.
Cuckoo for Coconino
Northern Arizona offers tall pines, cold beer and maybe even a UFO or two.
The Grade Depression
The city's long-term plan for Grant Road will take decades to complete and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Hope you don't mind waiting in traffic until 2030.
What's in this plan, anyway?
Chasing votes in next month's special election.
Smile! If the city's sales tax proposal passes, you may be under the watchful eye of a video enforcement program.
Odds & Ends
Place your bets on the future of gambling in Arizona.
As the city's budget gets squeezed, Mayor Bob Walkup has got a proposition for you.
The campaigns are squaring off over May's sales-tax proposition for road improvements.
The new director of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters works to expand the organization.
Business owners at Grant and Campbell say a proposed grade-separated intersection would doom their Midtown commercial district.
Is Arizona's experiment in campaign-finance reform washed up?
Lawmaking for Dummies
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Arizona Legislature.
A local homebuilder gives a whole new meaning to "infill development."
Political Almanac 2002
Your very premature guide to the candidates and chaos of the upcoming year.
Sales Tax Drive
What A Riot!
Remembering all the fun in 2001.
The Great Brown Hope
Why the GOP loves new state schools chief Jaime Molera.
Under a Tax
With its half-cent sales-tax proposal, the city plans an end run around the Neighborhood Protection Amendment.
No matter what we do, travel in Tucson is bound to get worse.
Will mass-transit improvements get shortchanged in the city's sales-tax campaign?
Don't look for big environmental issues on next year's ballot.
Is light rail in Tucson's future?
An impending sales-tax increase for transportation faces a rocky road.
Welcome to Wonderland
Down the rabbit hole of Tucson politics.
Rash of Cash
Tucson's council campaigns are turning into a money pit.
Council candidates tackle transportation.
In Ward 3, a third-party candidate offers "a little more straight talk."
Following the campaigns of the council candidates
Don't Get MAD
In this war, Mutually Assured Destruction can only be bad for us.
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?
That Championship Season
No other sporting event has ever felt like that win.
Presenting a perspicacious plethora of points worth pondering apropos the pending primary.
Can Jesse Lugo knock off Councilman Steve Leal?
Both Paula Aboud and Vicki Hart are making their first run for public office.
Making the grade-separated intersection.
You've got Vote by Mail!
The legendary Fish Karma blesses fans with a collection of long-lost recordings.
Another referendum drive is launched in Oro Valley.
What direction will transportation take in Tucson?
You probably didn't notice, but the city elections are officially underway.
Minority students are failing the AIMS test at a disturbing rate.
Will new leadership prove to be the life of the party?
State of the Party
Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Jim Pederson makes a lot of promises. Can he deliver?
As HMO rates continue to soar, local jurisdictions look for alternatives.
Star of Texas
Jim Hightower talks about W.'s upcoming sex scandal, Democratic sell-outs and globaloney.
Your UA sweatshirt may have been made in a sweatshop where the workers were fed rancid meat and paid less than the already low Mexican minimum wage.
The University of Arizona's contract with Nike has a controversial history.
The latest development plan near Honey Bee Canyon leaves Oro Valley activists buzzing.
The City Council's call for checks on all gun buyers is headed for court.
Pay As You Grow
The City is developing a sprawl-control plan that skips over boundaries but sticks on impact fees.
A development fee for schools is bottled up in a legislative committee.
Streets of Ire
Hang onto your wallets. Your growth bill is due again.
What About Bob?
The Church of the SubGenius seeks to save your Slack at the first-ever Tucson Devival.
Even as Mayor Bob Walkup looks to the future, he's haunted by problems from the past.
The Kumbaya Legislature
This year, the capitol's conservatives have been whipped like dogs.
Prop and Circumstance
Initiative and referendum campaigns cost more than $19 million last year, but the biggest checkbook didn't always win.
Can't afford health insurance? By the end of the year, the state may have you covered.
Once state officials sort out the details, low-income seniors may see a property tax break.
An explosive look at Y2K's dubious achievements.
Victims hold their breath while crime labs drown in DNA samples.
Is the federal surplus evaporating?
The Big Chill
A local ice cream parlor fights a cold-hearted corporation.
Voters swing the ballot mallet.
Decisions, Decisions, 2000
Our brain trust doles out advice on ballot propositions facing local voters.
Three reformers face two challengers in the Amphi School District.
Four candidates run a tight race in District 13.
Two House members go head-to-head in the District 13 Senate race.
County Supervisor Sharon Bronson Faces A Challenge From Republican Barney Brenner.
Republican Ann Day and Democrat Byron Howard sound awfully similar.
Supervisor Raúl Grijalva faces a challenge from Republican Rosalie López
Man Of Tomorrow
Dave Perkins unleashes another penguin attack on America.
The Lying Game
Will the growth lobby's misinformation campaign defeat the Citizens Growth Management Initiative?
The Growth Lobby pitches more than $2.1 million into the fight against the Citizens Growth Management Initiative.
Crunching the numbers in the legislative races.
In District 13, four Democrats are fighting for two Democratic nominations in the state House of Representatives.
The primary looms for the county board.
Here's a sure-fire way to attract junk mail at election time.
Project Vote Smart continues its work to save democracy--and it doesn't cost you a penny!
Sharon Bronson is ready to campaign, but where's her opponent?
In District 5, it all comes down to getting past incumbent Grijalva.
The District 1 Democratic primary pits a political consultant against a political radical.
Day And Night
District 1's Republican contenders sit on opposite ends of the GOP seesaw.
Legislative candidates show us the money.
Money For Nothing
And your checks for free: Arizona's new publicly
financed campaign program gets a shakedown cruise.
Proposition players raise millions of dollars.
Former Tucson Mayor Tom Volgy talks about the dangers to democracy.
One woman's battle for a peaceful retirement.
Political Almanac 2000
Your one-stop-shopping guide to this year's candidates.
Clown Time Is Over
The Weekly endorses Mary Schuh, Mike Prout and Kent Barrabee for the Amphi School Board.
Recall And Remembrance
An in-depth look at the upcoming recall election in the Amphi School District.
The Good News About Income Taxes: The Bite's Not As Bad As You Think.
As April 14 comes around, let's remember that income taxes really do soak the rich.
What's in a name? Find out with Growing Smarter Plus.
Big Box Blocks Knocked
Can Wal-Mart win over Tucsonans at the ballot box?
What About Bob?
A look at where Tucson's headed in 2000.
The rumors, half-truths and delusional ambitions of the men and women who would be candidates in the year 2000.
You, Too, Can Run For President!
If Donald Trump can do it, you can, too! Your Do-It-Yourself Presidential Campaign Starter Kit!
Mayor Bob Walkup's supporters spent $50,000 on attack ads targeting Democrat Molly McKasson.
Ken Smith faces a legal fight to retain his seat on the Amphi school board.
Councilman José Ibarra faces Republican Ray Castillo in the Ward 1 race.
Democrat Carol West faces Republican Rick Grinnell in Ward 2.
The Final Stretch
In less than two weeks, Tucsonans will choose a new mayor. Will it be Molly McKasson or Bob Walkup?
Nothing To Celebrate
More scandal bubbled to the surface in the Amphi School District last week, and the outgoing Amphi Superintendent is right in the middle of it.
Democrat Betsy Bolding spent more than $100,000 in her unsuccessful mayoral run.
The get-out-the-vote effort becomes key-and money could play a big role in inspiring voters to go to the polls.
Where the mayoral candidates stand on water, annexation, smoking in restaurants, garbage pick-up, big-box stores and the other burning issues facing our community.
Water Scare Tactics
Tucson Water's radon hoax is pure politics.
Water is the third rail of Tucson politics.
City Hall Showdown
Four Democrats battle for the nomination in Tucson's mayoral contest.
The way it goes for high school teachers these days is you generally don't want to chitchat with kids you've given a D, particularly strapping lads who work for an organization to whom you owe money for narcotics.
During a press conference with his three supporters, Bradley sidestepped an opportunity to talk specifics.