Policy and Politics

Policy and Politics

ongressman Tom O'Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona.

 

Editor's Note

Goodbyes aren't easy, especially here at Tucson Weekly headquarters, a newspaper that's been part of Mari's life for almost a decade. But her she is, saying goodbye to you

Book Report

When Congressman Raul Grijalva was a child, libraries were one of the most important things in his life. He discovered newspapers, magazines and Gulliver's Travels.

Police Dispatch

In the middle of the night, a northeast-side man figuratively went to pieces, while his window literally went to pieces when he punched it with his bare fist, waking up his neighbors with the noise of the glass shattering—as well as his own kicking and screaming,

Ask a Mexican

Dear Mexican: In Jared Diamond's DVD for Guns, Germs, and Steel he mentions the classical Spanish form of horsemanship, jimeta. I have not been able to find this word used anywhere else. Can you help?

Danehy

For a traditional (read: old) sports fan, this is the absolute worst sports day of the year.

Hell Yes!

C'mon, Tucson: It's time to fix the roads, replace our firetrucks and police cars and otherwise upgrade our public safety.<

Hybrid Honesty

Last week, stoners across the nation celebrated 4/20, a date that has arisen through marijuana lore as a day to appreciate a plant that puts so many in a good mood.

Editor’s Note

They put the signs out right? Just in case we have any young, smart and fearless educators driving through our state thinking, “Wow, this land is beautiful.”

Police Dispatch

Someone apparently frequenting small towns in Ohio used the numbers from a University of Arizona faculty member's work credit card to fraudulently spend an outrageous amount of money

Dust Devil

The old lone wolf sniffed

Police Dispatch

While a sheriff's deputy was searching a woman upon her arrest, she was initially irate at his being too close to her chest for her comfort

The Skinny

Congressman Raul Grijalva sues Trump administration over border wall plans

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: You are a racist, my friend.

Tucson Salvage

It's midnight and Cowboy rolls up on his fourth-hand Gary Fisher mountain bike, slides to a stop, hops off, leans the machine against the storefront window, and steps into the severely lit shop.

Money and Challengers, Oh My

Congresswoman Martha McSally continued to demonstrate her fundraising prowess last week, announcing she had raised nearly $750,000 in the first quarter of 2017.

Breaking the Green Ceiling

As the marijuana industry blooms, women are finding their footing in the workforce. In a field yet to be dominated by men, women in the weed business show that their skill, experience and raw ambition stack up against anything men can do.

Cannabis Bowl 2017

Last year was our first Cannabis Bowl, a chance for all medical marijuana patients to let us know their favorite products, people and places all related to our local MMJ community.

Editor's Note

Cheers, to Joy

Police Dispatch

Rather early one morning, a threesome of troublemakers ran into law enforcement at a grocery store after an unsuccessful attempt to steal a whole lot of chicken wings.

Dust Devil

I feel an urge to be gone from here

Police Dispatch

University of Arizona police found that one of the campus's main garages was hit hard by one or (probably) several vandals ;but the result was the opposite of a depressing eyesore...

Sci Fiesta

UA Vice President for Innovation and College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz is also the director of Biosphere 2, the environmental science lab north of Oro Valley.

The Skinny

Congrats, Gov. Ducey, on pulling off a heist for the ages.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: Okay, sour cream!

Danehy

So, I’m in this shopping mall in Las Cruces, New Mexico …

The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

From the couch in TC Tolbert's living room I hear snoring.

Mile-high bud

For medical marijuana patients, pot is their prescription.

Editor’s Note

I’m not sure when it happened. I’m not sure when I turned into a middle-of-the-road political populist.

Police Dispatch

Someone trying to terrify a local mother apparently didn't do any background research

Dust Devil

I feel an urge to be gone from here

Police Dispatch

A man who ransacked a car left no evidence of his entry, and no fingerprints ...

The Skinny

If someone doesn’t act soon, you can kiss the idea of citizen initiatives goodbye

Who’s Watching Your Web Trail?

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to block the Federal Communications Commission from moving forward with rules meant to safeguard internet users’ browsing history from exploitation by Internet Service Providers, as well as to prevent the federal agency from creating similar rules in the future.

Second Chance Cupcakes

A local bakery, Tilted Halos, is no ordinary dessert shop.

Tucson Salvage

When Frank Luna returned my call last week I no idea who was on the line.

Sinister Substitutes

Ethics is a hazy argument when it comes to marijuana.

Police Dispatch

An unwanted trailer-park visitor embarked on a malicious power trip.

Editor’s Note

The recent failure to repeal the American Healthcare Act could be the perfect example of why the Republican Party needs to stop being the party of no.

Police Dispatch

A UA student was dismayed to wake up from a booze-induced slumber to find his room a mess, some of his possessions stolen…

Dust Devil

Is it Really Spring?

Show Us the Money

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan campaigned on making it easier for people to see how money flows into political campaigns, and she has a plan for a website that will help.

The Skinny

Will U.S. Rep. Martha McSally remain wedded to the GOP agenda or will she show an independent streak?

Ask a Mexican!

I need to know why do salvatruchas think they are superior to every Mexican and Guatemalan in every way?

Danehy

In extremely relative terms, times were tough for white racists in Mississippi in the decade between the mid-1950s and the early-’60s.

Guest Opinion

It is interesting to note that the word 'water' is referenced 63 times in the Muslim holy book the Quran in relation to its uses, water as a blessing, and its importance.

It’s ShowTime!

It's a Thursday afternoon and underneath bright TV studio lights, Five on 20 anchors Ty Besh and Rich Aguirre are bantering back and forth as they rehearse before they go live with their evening newscast.

Campus Cannabis

College campuses have always been a hotbed for marijuana.

Police Dispatch

That Guy Has an "Arrest Wish"

Editors Note

Celebrate Brian Smith. I know many of us go away for a while. Leave Tucson for love or work, or a need to escape.

Police Dispatch

A University of Arizona student experienced the epitome of luck when he not only rec ouped his lost wallet—with everything apparently still inside—but also avoided jail despite the fact that everything was apparently still inside...

Nixon Divided

Longtime Washington journalist Evan Thomas is the author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided, a biography of former president Richard Nixon that was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year by Time Magazine and was praised as a “fully rounded portrait” by the New York Times Book Review.

The Skinny

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: The other day, I witnessed a young gordita retrieve a bag of Fritos, open it, then walk over to the chili station and pump in two steaming piles of 7-11 chili into the bag.

Guest Opinion

Then, because they are owned by the gun lobby, they oppose common-sense gun safety legislation that helps keep firearms out of dangerous hands.

The Grand Prix: An Excerpt From Spent Saints

His foot clipped into the pedal and the pedal was connected to the crank and his leg pushed down and perspiration stung razor burns on the tops of his shins.

MMJ Briefs

Veterans in Arizona are pushing back against the UA's medical marijuana ban.

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