Born To Be Wild

Born To Be Wild

Jim Nintzel introduces the content in this week's edition of Tucson Weekly.


Police Dispatch

A man was so tired of a skinny, parking-lot-squatting, Jesus-loving methhead roaming his apartment complex that he offered his home up for an all-out undercover surveillance operation, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report.

Creative Buzz

The East Hive is a studio complex where local artists can rent rooms and become part of a community of creators.

Up on Charges

Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Tucson will put their first electric buses on the street by early 2020.


Sam Borozan was one of those people who allow the rest of us to maintain a positive outlook despite all the crap that goes on in the world. This week, Tom remembers Mr. NAU.

Welcome Back, Wildcats

Tucson Weekly welcomes UA students back for another semester with 50 things you have to do at some point before you graduate.

By the Time We Got to Woodstock…

Jim talks about all the Woodstock anniversary, our #Greenshirtguy column, toads and more in this week's edition.

Police Dispatch

A northside man “accidentally” stole a motorized shopping cart from a Walmart store and rode it down a busy street to make a predawn McDonald’s coffee run, according to a Marana Police Department report.

Viral Message

#GreenShirtGuy speaks! And, he goes beyond the meme.

Don’t smoke the toad

As far as researchers know, the Sonoran Desert Toad is the only animal on Earth that produces 5 MeO DMT, a fast-acting psychedelic chemical. A local naturalist and a print shop and design studio have partnered to spread the message: Leave the toads alone.

Fancy Footwork

Devyn Jambga is a 23-year-old FC Tucson midfielder scoring big. Learn about his journey from his home country of Zimbabwe to the soccer field of Tucson.


This week Tom talks about his daughter Darlene, who was born with darker skin than the rest of the family, and rhetoric against dark-skinned people.

Photo Opportunity

Tim Fuller's life as a freelance photographer was made possible because 50 years ago, he managed to talk his way into a backstage pass at Woodstock.

Candid Camera

Jim Nintzel talks about our cover story this week and introduces the rest of the content in this edition of the Tucson weekly.

Four on the floor

With ward 1 councilmember Regina Romero giving up her seat to run for mayor, four Democrats are battling in the Aug. 27 primary for her office.

Fly city

The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival runs from Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 11, and is hosted by the Tucson Audubon Society.

Tucson Salvage

Brain Smith tells the story of Darlene who spends her days with her broken bike and shopping cart in the sun.


Relive the Democratic presidential candidate debate with Tom this week.

Somebody's Watching You

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit that advocates for civil liberties in the digital age, partnered up with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism to begin an inventory of what technologies law enforcement agencies have acquired.

Dispensaries go digital

Arizona marijuana dispensaries can now join the digital marketplace thanks to an experimental program approved by the state’s attorney general’s office.

Empire of Borders

Explore the border through Tucson author Todd Miller's newest book "Empire of Borders." The Weekly has an excerpt this week.

Time To Vote!

Butt out

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to update multiple local ordinances in an attempt to curtail youth tobacco smoking and better classify e-cigarettes.

Police Dispatch

A man wearing pants with a big hole “down there” may or may not have exposed himself to a woman in what may or may not have been a purposeful act, a University of Arizona Police Department report stated.

Animals at play

During the summer, Reid Park Zoo's Safari Nights offers a cool experience for zoo animals and people alike. This week they focus on animal enrichments.


How about some good news for a change? From who is on British currency to Burger King tacos - this week.

Cannabis Campaign Competition

As the political committee Smart and Safe Arizona prepares to unveil a new 2020 ballot proposition to legalize recreational cannabis in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are floating the idea of instead asking state lawmakers to decriminalize adult use of marijuana.

A New Border Paradigm

Tucson author Todd Miller’s new book, Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World, examines how “the nature of the US borders have changed and how these boundaries have effectively expanded thousands of miles outside the US territory to encircle not only American land, but also Washington’s interests.”

Gimme Shelter

Jim Nintzel introduces our story about a partnership between the Pima County Board of Supervisors and Catholic Community Services in order to house migrants in unused sections of the county’s juvenile detention facility.

A Temporary Respite

For the last six months, migrants released from federal custody have found temporary shelter at Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery. Now shelter organizers are turning to Pima County for help.

Pole Positions

This summer is a very special time for a very special sport you may not know about. But you should, since this city is a very special place for it. That sport—and art, and lots of other things—is pole. Pole dancing is on its way to the olympics.


Tom says goodbye to two Tucson institutions: Green Fields School and George Kalil, owner of Kalil Bottling Company.

High There!

Meet Cedar Gardner, a photographer, journalist, one of the state's cannabis smokers and the Weekly’s new cannabis correspondent.

To the Moon!

Jim Nintzel introduces this weeks story about space exploration and our newest addition to the team.

Hard Lessons

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

Police Dispatch

In a kind of modern David-versus-Goliath tale, a small young woman thrust herself past a couple of large guards to successfully shoplift one tiny item from a Foothills-area big-box store.


While doing research for his Apollo 11 cover story, Tom stumbles upon an interesting story about the Navajo workers of Silicon Valley.

Tucson Salvage

Brian Smith explores the lives of the residence of Stone Ave.

Apollo Anniversary

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Danehy recounts the history and feeling of watching the landing.

UA recounts NASA work on eve of Apollo anniversary

What does the Apollo 11 mission have to do with Tucson? As it turns out, quite a lot.

Editor's Note

Jim Nintzel talks about his vacation and showcases our articles this week.

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.


Biden is an incredibly frustrating political figure. He seems like a nice guy, but he has this habit of impromptu self-damage.

Police Dispatch

A woman’s neighbor subjected her to a kind of reverse-peeping-Tom situation, sneaking around her house and trying to make her look at him through her windows.


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