Editor’s note

Editor’s note

What is it about summer that makes it the best season for music? The outdoor concerts? The new releases?


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 Skinny

Trump backs off tariff plan, turns attention to torturing children and the upcoming forum on gentrification features candidates for Tucson mayor, City Council in this week's Skinny


Tom remembers attending Newport ’69, when festivals were cheap, the music was great and the fans were too high

Iron Fortified

It's been 14 years since Calexico first teamed up with Iron & Wine's Sam Beam to record the critically acclaimed In the Reins EP in 2005, so a reunion of the two indie acts was long overdue.

Calexico and Iron & Wine

In the 14 years since the collaborative In The Reins, Calexico has released five full-length studio albums, while Sam Beam of Iron & Wine has released six.

Police Dispatch

A pantsless (but very strong) man apparently uprooted his neighbor's tree one night after her family declined to attend his parties.

Growing Concern

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

Editor's Note

The Arizona Legislature is done with work once more, so we can all breathe easier.

Sick and Twisted

US Rep. Tom O’Halleran sees little progress in national healthcare reform

Court Courage

Wheelchair tennis in America is a step behind its global competition, but the U.S. collective is catching up quick.

Tariff Catastrophe

Trump plan for tariffs on Mexican goods finds little support in Arizona

The Skinny

Márquez-Peterson joins the Arizona Corporation Commission and another one bites the dust in Ally Miller’s office


Arizona finally has a ban on texting while driving—but it’s not going into effect soon enough

Yes! Nunchuks Are Legal Now!

Breathe easy, Arizona. The state Legislature has wrapped up its work for the year.

Police Dispatch

A man went on a mini-rampage after being fired from his job at a quiet north-side brunch café

Seeing Green

They say, "You get what you pay for." Well, don't tell that to Arizona's medical marijuana community or its advocates.

Editor's Note

Calendar editor Emily Dieckman brings you this week's cover story, which examines what it's like to fall in love with a narcissist—and how hard it can be to escape that relationship and the symptoms of PTSD that sometimes continue for years afterwards.

Zooperheroes: Reid Park Zoo

Summer Safari Nights at the Reid Park Zoo help Tucson beat the heat this summer and learn about our local zoo animals.

Chow Line

The Beyond Tucson Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on improving public health, is hosting a symposium Friday, May 31 to discuss the question: Are school lunches healthy?


Tom loves science so much he’s ready to coin a few new measurements

Tucson Salvage

I first noticed Adam on Miracle Mile walking a monster bike like it was a pet giraffe. The bike is that, a marvel of home-welded mechanical ingenuity, unlike anything I have ever seen.

Love in the Age of Narcissism

Tucson group provides support for survivors of narcissistic and sociopathic abuse.

Police Dispatch

A man was interrupted in the middle of a bold attempt to get the full-bath experience (complete with bubbles!)

Police Dispatch

Not the hot dog stand!

Concentrate Conclusion

Patients and industry professionals alike let out a collective sigh of relief as the Arizona Supreme Court officially ruled cannabis concentrates legal Tuesday, May 28.

Editor's Note

There's a lot to like about summer in Tucson believe it or not!

Hands off the Wheel

On Aug. 10, 2018, a semi-truck drove between Tucson and Phoenix without any human intervention.

Guest Opinion: Stay out of the sun—and tanning beds—to avoid skin cancer

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, so listen up for skin cancer protection.

The Skinny

Ducey, legislative leaders cook up a lousy budget plan and two new amphibians take on the job of carrying a scorpion across the river


Tom is increasingly unhappy with the offerings of his cable system

Summer Survival 2019: Beat the Heat!

Summertime, and the living is easy…

Movies in the parks, movies in the pools: Special summer screenings

Cool films to keep your summer swimming along

Now Hear This: Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop and more are coming your way

Where to rock this summer

Fill up and take advantage of summer food specials

Where to eat and drink this summer

Cool Ways To Have a Hot Time

Events to fill those lazy summer days

Crucial Contrasts

Arizonans could soon have a first look at what 2020 will have in store for another opportunity at legalizing adult-use cannabis.

Police Dispatch: Tablet Tug-o’-War

A phone-store customer and employee tussled like toddlers over a tablet...

Police Dispatch: An Unharshable Mellow

Some Oro Valley stoners were just high enough to, like, totally not care when a cop nailed them for having a vehicle full of marijuana and paraphernalia

Editor's Note

We're excited this week to bring you an excerpt from The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story, by Aaron Bobrow-Strain.

Back in Gear: The Bike Ranch

The Pima County board of Supervisors will decide next week whether to greenlight a proposed bicycling resort across from Saguaro National Park-East.

Police Dispatch

A man stopped for (very) erratic driving actually fell asleep while trying interact with the cop who'd pulled him over.

Police Dispatch

Two former housemates' conflict over tidiness was followed by a custody battle over a vacuum cleaner...

Danehy: Goodbye Dick Tomey

Tom says goodbye to the finest football coach the Arizona Wildcats ever had.


First things first, I sincerely hope that Thomas Torres is allowed to graduate from Desert View High School next week. I hope everything else works out for him, too, but doggone it, he's got to do his part.

Tucson Salvage

An electrifying metalworker, or the thoughtful Buddha of Borneo

MMJ: Good Tidings

'Tis the season for legislation, and, as one might expect, that means more good news for the proliferation of cannabis.

Editor's Note

As a longtime comic-book nerd, I'm certain I've already seen my big summer of 2019 movie (and judging from the box office, everyone else has, too).

Bringing Closure

Group volunteers said the calls to search for a missing loved one have increased in recent months as a flood of mostly Central American families has surged toward the border.

Children’s Crusade

Over the last decade, the state of Arizona has cut preschool funding by tens of millions of dollars.

Object Lessons: Biotech

Nighthawk Biotechnology, Inc. is not a real company, it's the name of Ironwood Ridge science teacher Mark Pincus's biotechnology class.

Police Dispatch: Tripping the Lights Bombastic?

A meth-using man with an impressive slang vocabulary literally seized domestic power (sort of) by turning off his mother's electricity


Good thing Tom’s not on social media because he’s just asking to be lit up by the idiot fans of Chris Brown and Tyga

The Skinny

Huck and Miller battle it out via transportation memos and the Arizona Legislature tackles the porn epidemic.

Cannabis Consolidation

Arizona is a pretty unique state when it comes to cannabis. We've heard those in the industry call it "the wild west" in reference to relatively lax laws surrounding testing, but it's wild in other ways as well.


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