Hard Lessons

Hard Lessons

For years, arizona teachers have struggled to make ends meet, while working in classrooms that are overcrowded, under-supplied and falling apart.

Big Bills

Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller hoped to deliver a new budget, but her efforts were squashed at last week’s board meeting.

Destination Comedy

Curves Cabaret owner Mike Pavon has a blunt assessment of the north-of-downtown Oracle Road corridor where the club is located.

Pedaler’s Delight

A 45-acre development for cyclists in Saguaro National Park East received the green light from the Pima County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday morning.

Suburban Stockpile

Friends and family members of 19-year-old Raymundo Lopez Casillas have rallied to support him after he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old nephew.

Anti-Social Media

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress and more.

Hometown Heroes

The first full season of indoor football in Tucson has come and gone, with a myriad of memories for players, coaches, fans and executives alike.

Balancing Act

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller is calling the shots this budget season, with supervisors Steve Christy, Sharon Bronson and Ramón Valadez

Sunsets and Structures

This gathering of storm chasers, lightning photographers, meteorologists and anyone else fascinated by what happens to the Southwest in late summer was in Tucson for the first time this year.

Childcare crisis

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s wellbeing, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released last week.

Check, Please

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic congressional leaders last Thursday to demand that the Senate allow a vote on a bill that toughens background checks for gun purchasers.

Long Arm of the Law

Legislators proposed bills that would create meaningful reform in Arizona’s criminal justice system.

Animal Artistry

The Reid Park Zoo is highlighting some of nature’s greatest creatives on Saturday, June 22, as part of its weekly Summer Safari Night series.

Burdens and Barriers

Arizona has seen a number of new laws over the last decade that have made it harder for individuals to access abortions.

Distant Dreams

The House voted mostly on party lines last Tuesday, June 4, to approve a bill that would protect millions of "Dreamers" from deportation and give them a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans said would only lead to more illegal immigration.

Bringing Sexy Back

A friend with benefits returned to the Fourth Avenue district with the reopening of Jellywink Boutique, a queer-friendly sex toy shop.


The Range

HSSA has over 150 cats waiting for their forever families

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