Feed the Children

Feed the Children

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has put a growing number of people out of work and Gov. Doug Ducey has extended school closures through at last April 10.

Interview: Fighting the Bug

Dr. James Galloway is a former assistant U.S. Surgeon General, a cardiovascular medical doctor and a public health expert.

Pressed for Space

Local child care is on shaky ground as more Tucson families are staying home to fight the spread of coronavirus after Gov. Doug Ducey’s order that school closures would continue through at least April 10.

School's Out

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Education Kathy Hoffman announced Sunday afternoon that all Arizona public schools are closing at least through March 27.

Viral Collapse

What a difference four days can make.

Start the Presses

Tucson Weekly columnist Brian Smith and his wife, Maggie, are rolling out an independent publishing company, R&R Press.

Viral Warning

Hours after local organizers canceled this weekend’s Tucson Festival of Books over coronavirus concerns, the Pima County Health Department announced the first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in unincorporated Pima County.

Back on the Job

U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick met with constituents during a one-on-one event, Congress On Your Corner, at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Sweating the Small Stuff

Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing wearable technology to analyze sweat, which may remove the need to draw blood to learn about the body’s functions in certain situations.

Mayor of Dog Town

Steve Farley became the newest CEO of The Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and hopes to use the lessons he’s learned in his numerous previous roles to continue the organization’s “vision of a community in which all pets are cared for and loved.” Farley views leading the Humane Society as the next step in his public service.

Movie Star

Peggy Johnson grew up loving film, but it wouldn’t be until after a 25-year career as a reporter with Arizona Public Media that she would helm the celebrated role she’s known for today: executive director of The Loft Cinema. Johnson will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tucson Local Media Women of Influence awards on March 4.

The Fight for San Pedro

On Sunday, Jan. 26, a crowd of more than 1,000 gathered on a remote bridge in rural Arizona to protest the construction of a border wall across the San Pedro River, the last major undammed river in the Southwest.

Back to the wall

Tohono O’odham nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.

Multi-Modal mania

The city of Tucson’s Transportation and Mobility Department announced the start of its 20-year transportation plan called Move Tucson during a public meeting Wednesday evening at the Fox Theatre.

Skate of Play

University of Arizona hockey is no longer on thin ice. After years of decline and near collapse, the team has re-emerged stronger because of re-energized organizers, increased media exposure and more wins.

Civil Question

Several lawmakers and community leaders last Thursday said the state needs a law to protect Arizonans from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Staff Pick Events

  • Democratic Socialists of America @ Southside Presbyterian Church

    • First Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free
  • Canceled: Sahba Home and Patio Show @ Tucson Convention Center

    • Through April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 8
  • Meditation and Buddhist study @ Sky Island Zen

    • Mondays, Saturdays No charge. Donations appreciated.
    • 1 going/interested

Popular Events

  • Canceled: Sahba Home and Patio Show @ Tucson Convention Center

    • Through April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 8
  • Petanque in the Park @ Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

    • Sundays, 9 a.m. Continues through April 26 Free
  • Words on the Avenue @ Café Passé

    • Last Sunday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
    • 1 going/interested

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