Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The Loft Film Festival is here! We're blessed with a lot of film fests in this town.


Yet She Persists

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi traveled to Tucson last week to stump on behalf of Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.

Big Screen Debut

Nine screens, electric recliners and high-tech laser projection welcomed movie-goers at the grand opening of Tucson's newest movie theater.

Power Struggle

In 2016, 28.1 percent of Ajo's population lived below the poverty line, which is higher than the national average of 14 percent.


Tom finally manages to say something not-negative about Donald Trump

Police Dispatch

A woman with a vast collection of expensive makeup and sunglasses had some of this stuff stolen from her dirty, old, keyless, jerry-rigged car

Police Dispatch

A man acting exactly like a bike thief on the UA campus escaped arrest after claiming he was only scrounging for breakfast

Mexico’s Mandate

Perhaps some headlines surprised, confused and excited you this past week as early claims that the Mexican Supreme Court legalized cannabis flittered across your preferred screen.

Editor’s note

Now relief and the big day are on the horizon: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Comic-Con Magic

The next big gathering of Arizona cosplayers is happening this weekend at Tucson Comic-Con, a three-day extravaganza.

Rising From The Ashes

The 2,500-square foot space was restored to its 1930 brilliance after a year of work by a team of local developers and artists.

The Skinny

Last week, a Sheriff's Department detective was dispatched to the offices of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, high atop downtown's County Administration Building.

13 Reasons To Vote

Vote! Vote! Vote!

Police Dispatch

A man on meth was arrested after following around a random young man on the University of Arizona campus.

Police Dispatch

A man caught shoplifting chalked up his behavior to a medical problem, according to an Oro Valley Police Department report.

Cannabis Considerations

Even though Arizona missed its shot at putting recreational cannabis on the ballot this election, four other states in the country will decide whether to legalize cannabis in one way or another next week.

The Great Divide

Democrats and Republican running for LD 9 disagree on everything

Editor's Note

Thank you, readers, for all your love for this remarkable slice of civilization we've carved into the often inhospitable Sonoran Desert.

C’mon, Trust Us!

Whatever you decide, get out and vote!

New Accommodations

The developers of downtown's AC Marriott have unveiled plans for a new $88 million hotel project on Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

Police Dispatch

A man strolling the University of Arizona campus wearing no pants (or underpants) didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with that.

The Skinny

The battle over Obamacare: Republicans want to replace with "something better," while Democrats want to improve the existing law.


If you were to take the derivative of America at this moment, things look very bad. Our trajectory is awful and our acceleration is even worse.

Smoked Out

AG Mark Brnovich pulls a quick about-face after marijuana opinion surfaces

Editor's Note

Brian Smith's Tucson Salvage columns are being collected into a book.

Meet Mr. Infomercial

Ray Lindstrom likes to refer to himself as simply "a serial entrepreneur" and after starting up more than 100 businesses in his lifetime.

One-Term Wonder?

Two years ago, Republican Todd Clodfelter defied the odds and knocked out a Democratic incumbent in the race for one of two House of Representatives seats in central Tucson's Legislative District 10.

New Crew

The University of Arizona Wildcats weathered the proverbial storm this offseason, facing a myriad of issues, both on and off the court.

The Skinny

Looks like Lea Márquez Peterson is getting washed away by a blue wave

Why Tucson Salvage Matters

Weekly columnist Brian Smith captures the stories folks didn’t even know they had and stitches them back into the communal quilt that makes us all stronger, safer, more human.

A Conversation With Brian Smith

Award-winning journalist and author Brian Jabas Smith has a new book of columns and stories, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera, out November 1.

Police Dispatch

Well, He Was Bugging Her

Police Dispatch

A young female University of Arizona student was unacceptably harassed by some "Carpet Magicians" in a van, a UA Police Department report said.

Candidates on Cannabis, Part 3

The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and while cannabis doesn't seem to be a hot-button topic this year, our decision could end up shaping not just the future of cannabis in Arizona, but in the U.S.

Editor's Note

With the weather cooling down, it's safe to say we're officially in Southern Arizona's festival season.

Felony Forfeit

Restoring the right to vote after a felony conviction is possible, you just have to understand the legal process

Sojourn in Style

The upcoming "art hotel" on Tucson's west side hopes to allow patrons to spend a night in the very heart of the Old Pueblo's culture.


Just like Tucson itself, the upcoming TENWEST Festival is both expanding and thriving.

Days of Glory

Tucson Weekly and its sister papers in the Tucson Local Media empire brought home 16 awards from the Arizona Newspaper Association’s annual awards banquet.


Tom has a secret plan to deal with those musclebound morons who don’t wipe down the weightlifting equipment at the gym

Carnival of Culture

Tucson was destined for diversity before Tucson even existed.

Dispensaries Divided

If you blinked, you may have missed the commotion over cannabis in Phoenix during the first week in October.

Editor's Note

This week, Tucson Weekly is teaming up with our sister papers in the Tucson Local Media empire to focus on the fight against breast cancer.

Finding Strength

Anita Kellman started this specific program, a way for those touched by cancer to get together and get some endorphins flowing, plain and simple.

Progress in Pink

Cooler temperatures, pumpkin flavored food and drinks, Halloween costumes and pink. Lots of pink. Pink everything

Battling Cancer Through Science

Organizations, nonprofits and various teams of researchers throughout the world are dedicated to seeking cancer cures. In the United States, 12 percent of all woman deal with this disease in their lifetime.

Divided House Race

The four candidates in the race for two Legislative District 11 seats in the Arizona House of Representatives don't agree on much.

Seeking Support

Nonprofit celebrates 20 years of supporting transgender folks and their families

Tucson Salvage

The actor is telling a story about how appearing on Columbo with Peter Falk was one of his three life goals. The 90-minute episode sees the actor playing a hospital patient when Columbo checks in, undercover. Pulpy TV thrills ensue.

Police Dispatch

An upset, confused-seeming woman experienced a break-in during which nothing was stolen.

Police Dispatch

After responding to a Circle K to apprehend a "drunk and combative" male caught stealing sandwiches, the deputy searched him and found a tobacco pouch.

Cutting out Canadians

With Canada going legal Oct. 17, Border Patrol confirms lifetime bans


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