Editor's Note

Editor's Note

To welcome our Wildcats back to town, we turned over much of the paper to our unpaid college interns.


Four on the Floor

Tucson's Legislative District 10 is a rarity in state politics: A competitive district that could go either way in a general election.

Police Dispatch

A man refused to acknowledge the difference between urinating in a public restroom and on a public restroom

Wild Westside

Westside Legislative District 3, which includes the University of Arizona, downtown and Tucson's west side, is such a heavily Democratic district that it didn't even draw a Republican candidate in the general election.

Police Dispatch

Sheriff's deputies responded to a gas station whose attendant reported a shirtless, bald, heavily tattooed man harassing customers.

Problematic Partnership

On Feb. 20, a crowd had showed up to protest Stonegarden's annual renewal. The supervisors voted 3-2 to accept the federal grant.


Tom picks a fight with a columnist from the morning daily.

Quarterback Rush

Khalil Tate has gone from little-known backup to gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated's college football preview issue in less than a year.

Mad Science

The UA College of Science is doing some amazing stuff these days: space missions, drug research, insect examinations and a lot more.

How To Survive on Campus for Just Pennies a Day!

Tuition. Books. Craft beer. Everything costs more now than it did 10 years ago, or 20 years ago...

Travel Guide

Nothing symbolizes the start of a new school year better than the sudden onslaught of humanity racing across the University of Arizona.

Fee Rein

An innocuous request from a state senator has once again turned eyes toward the Arizona Department of Health Service's growing pile of cash graciously provided by the state's medical cannabis patients.

Editor's Note

Our editor wishes well to our recent batch of interns, and let's you know what to expect in the paper this week.

The Skinny

On Paper, Ann Kirkpatrick should be running away with Southern Arizona's Congressional District 2 Democratic primary.

Love and Steele

Two candidates who've held elected office are running for the Senate seat in Legislative District 9.

Pet Tattoo Winner Announced!

We're happy to announce the first-place winner of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and Tucson Weekly's "Tatts for Tails" contest is Tyler Crawford!

8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

The Aug. 28 primary election will be here before you know it. With the help of a hard-working crew of unpaid interns, the Weekly is bringing you a few fun facts and recaps of memorable moments from this summer's campaign season.

Pot Profile

BDS Analytics complied data from more than 11,000 surveys of both legal and illegal, medical and recreational users.

Editor's Note

Here's hoping that all the families in our community get off to a good start with the new school year.

Three to Nine

State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley says she's more progressive than her younger opponent in the Democratic primary for Legislative District 9, which voters will decide on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Preservation Pact

After months of negotiations, Councilmember Steve Kozachik and developer Ross Rulney made an agreement over the future of the Benedictine Monastery.


Lack of sports, babying animals, and Congresswoman McSally have Danehy fired up this week

Guest Opinion

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier explains why there are ICE agents in the Pima County Jail.

Police Dispatch

The man went on to say he "did not understand why it was wrong for him to urinate in the open area"...

DEA Delay

In August 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it would begin accepting new applications for licenses to grow cannabis for research purposes.

Editor's Note

See what's going on in the Tucson Local Media newsroom and what's in the paper this week.

Lefty Appeal

The presumed frontrunners in the crowded Congressional District 2 race did not fare well with the left-leaning crowd at a forum last week.


Cain Pierce works a small pitcher of draft beer at twilight. After a long workday he's talking PMS in the back patio of IBT's gay bar on Fourth Avenue.

Negative Zone

The tension was thick between candidates Matt Heinz and Ann Kirkpatrick at last week’s Congressional District 2 Democratic primary forum.

Police Dispatch

A foxy thief gutted someone's henhouse, somehow managing to round up and haul away a large number of chickens during broad daylight

Lawyers, Guns and Money

A few weeks ago, if you asked Arizona State Senate candidate Bobby Wilson about the night he had to kill his own mother because she was trying to kill him, he would tell you the whole story.

Police Dispatch

A belligerent man on the brink of violence quickly went from fight to contrite at the mere sight of a Taser gun

Capricious Courts

Industry lawyers were caught by surprise a couple weeks ago when lawyer and president of Cave Creek Dispensaries, Alex Lane, submitted a motion to reconsider to the state Court of Appeals

Editor's Note

The Loft Cinema is once again coming to the rescue of parents who need a break at the end of summer vacation

Police Dispatch

In a kind of modern David-versus-Goliath tale, a small young woman thrust herself past a couple of large guards

College Costs

On April 5, the Arizona Board of Regents announced the new 2018-2019 tuition rates for all three public universities

Private Exchange

Voters will decide whether to expand Arizona's school voucher program this November

Police Dispatch

A guy caught on campus with a lot of weed got in a lot of trouble for it, but had a nice time along the way


It is dumber than the dumbest thing that the dumbest dumbass on the other side could ever thinking of saying.

The Skinny

It is time for Yahya Yuksel to go and a bit more about the blogger on Miller's payroll

Moneyball Jr.

"We're middle class. We're just not club sports middle class."

SAFER gets Sunk

SAFER Arizona failed to meet signature requirements by the July 5 deadline to put their recreational cannabis initiative on the ballot this year

Under Threat

The country’s polarization of conservatives and liberals is never forgotten in the small town of Arivaca.

Editor's Note

This week's note from our editor

Tribal Politics

When President Trump was elected almost two years ago, a wave of uncertainty overcame the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Police Dispatch

Following an unpleasant run-in with someone passionately objecting to her shopping-cart neglect, an Oro Valley woman at a WalMart told law enforcement she was being stalked.

The Skinny

Can initiative efforts survive the new rules created by the Arizona Legislature to hamstring ballot props? And ADI honcho Lori Hunnicutt joins staff of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller

Tucson Salvage

Noreen Olsen looks young to have had a 28-year-old son. “I’ll take that as a compliment,” she says.

Appalling Appellate

An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling rattled the medical marijuana industry late June, leaving patients and dispensaries alike in confusion over the legality of concentrates in Arizona.


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