Never Going Back to Tucson

Never Going Back to Tucson

Dan Stuart is a habitual expat as well as a musician and author. His latest record, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, will be released in late July.


The New Doghouse

Created in the 1960s the Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admission shelter in the county.

Editor's Note

It's been a while since a Tucson Weekly cover story had an accompanying soundtrack, but this week, musician Dan Stuart provides us with both.

Soak the Rich

Marea Jenness, a Tucson High School biology teacher, keeps a megaphone in the boot of her Mercury Mariner. Jenness stays ready in the event of more protests.

Critter Care

Brenda Suneson knows her love for senior pets can be consuming. She knows they need love and attention regardless of the high medical care costs.

Medical Muzzle

Dr. Samantha Varner says it would be a "fundamental corruption" of her medical training and professional ethics if she couldn't inform her patients of all their family-planning options

Police Dispatch

When a woman was caught driving quite obviously drunk one weekday morning, she put a lot of time and effort into fruitlessly trying to convince law enforcement she was just a regular morning commuter.

The Skinny

This is what it's come to in Trump's America


Having completed my grueling morning workout (it’s damned hard work maintaining this physique!), I now sit down to write my bi-weekly column.

A Dog's Eye View

A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old.

Bud Banking Bust

The cannabis industry generates billions of dollars across the nation every year, and due to federal banking restrictions, that means billions of dollars of unprotected cash.

Tucson Salvage

“All hands on deck!” soars like a battle cry. Prompts all sweaty homeless residents to hustle through the Bravo Base entrance to a waiting mini-van in the parking area.

Editor's Note

We here at the Tucson Weekly are a bit worried about Keith Bee Jr., the 21-year-old candidate for the Justice of the Peace post now held by his father.

A Brewing Problem

The Trump administration's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are damaging a local industry near and dear to Tucson: breweries.

Stealth Campaign

A local Justice of the Peace race for a county judgeship pits a defense lawyer of 16 years against the 21-year-old son of the judge who currently holds the position.

Police Dispatch

A rental-property owner remained stoic after receiving an obscenity-laden, blatantly threatening note from a renter's son.

Police Dispatch

A man caught with what appeared to be heroin tried to dismiss the substance as nothing of importance.

Big Bud on Campus

If you were concerned about whether you and your medical card would be welcome at one of Arizona’s three state universities next school year, worry no more.

Check This Out

A signed collection of artwork is stowed within a hunter-green folder inside the left drawer of Rebecca Bommersbach's desk.

Editor's Note

Tucson is a town of book lovers—as evidenced by the throngs that gather for the annual Festival of Books—and we’re happy to do our part to introduce readers to local authors and their latest books.

Expect Delays

If you frequently travel the Tucson/Phoenix corridor, you among many other Arizona residents probably wonder why I-10 switches between two and three lanes intermittently.

Families Torn Asunder

Fleeing violence in her home country in Central America, Maritza traveled with the large group of migrants seeking asylum.

Beat the Meter

AirGarage, a service that allows users to rent parking spaces around college campuses, plans to expand at the University of Arizona in the coming months.

Police Dispatch

An unlucky man felt the wrath of an irate teenager who used his skateboard as a tool of revenge against the man's car.


Nowadays, all political discussions quickly devolve into a determination of which side you’re on vis-à-vis the Putrescence in Chief.

This Bud’s for You

Nestled behind some industrial park buildings in one of Tucson's secluded alcoves sits a nondescript warehouse void of any description of what lies within.

Editor's Note

Bob Grimm brings you our Summer Movie Preview.

Far Back, Far Out

Meteorite hunter Geoff Notkin and writer Neil Gaiman have lived oddly parallel lives.

Seeing Orange

Americans nationwide will come together with a united message on Wear Orange Weekend, June 1 through 3: Stop allowing us to be shot.

Glory Days

TW won more than a half-dozen awards in this year’s Arizona Press Club competition, including two first-place awards for arts and feature coverage.

Police Dispatch

A drunk woman covered in cactus thorns was arrested for jumping in people's yards.

Police Dispatch

A local man craving an interesting combination of foods was caught trying to steal candy by passing it off as some kind of strange side dish.

Tucson Salvage

Incessant birdsong, traffic din and distant baseball kids create a melancholy jam, giving the grassy Santa Rita Park a Sunday-at-dusk quality all day long.

Sketchy Skirmish

With one of the highest patient-to-dispensary ratios in the country, the stakes are high when it comes to getting into the cannabiz.

Grand Finale

The Wildcats' earned a spot in next weekend's NCAA Softball Tournament Super Regionals and a rightful final chapter at the stadium that has been their home for a quarter century.

Summer 101

There are 101 days between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. So here are 101 things on how to have fun and keep cool this summer.

Editor's Note

Every year, I tell myself I'm past the point of complaining about a Tucson summer.

Police Dispatch

A lost, super-wasted, underage frat boy seemed unperturbed by his disorientation and inability to walk, until cops entered the picture and he had a complete meltdown.

Police Dispatch

A young man was found stuck in a family's garage, apparently in the middle of a burglary attempt.

The Skinny

Martha McSally expecting a vote on the hardline immigration measure she is cosponsoring and Ally Miller is playing nice, for now.


Not long after I met my wife in college, she and I went to a carnival at the Cochise County Fairgrounds.

Hemp on the Horizon

Ducey signed a bill giving the go-ahead for a hemp “pilot program” to explore the economic benefit of hemp.

Times They Are A Changin'

Some fear that Fourth Avenue will lose its historic charm, that new, upscale developments will drive up rents and push out local businesses and residents.

Editor's Note

Fourth Avenue has always been a funky corridor where you could run into just about anyone. But can that vibe survive as downtown evolves?

Preseason Scrimmage

The Democrats running for seats in LD9 appeared together at a forum on Saturday, May 12.

Police Dispatch

A man had an interaction with a young female college student that anyone would deem not OK, to say the least.

Police Dispatch

An east-side woman was the victim of an oddly random yet specific burglary, possibly perpetrated by an oddly random yet specific suspect.

The Skinny

The Congressional District 2 democratic showdown

520 in the Five-Two-Oh

Even before marijuana culture started entering the mainstream, mentioning 420 usually elicited an eyeroll.

Revolutionary Fashion

Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress.

Editor's Note

Election season is upon us—so why not warm up by voting in this year’s Best of Tucson™?

Koz and Effect

A Q&A with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik from midtown Ward 6.


President Trump and jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald have something in common—lyrics to one of her songs, Undecided

Police Dispatch

An elite Foothills preschool was the repeated victim of vandalism evidently inflicted by a graffiti-artist dope smoker with notably immature artistic leanings

Police Dispatch

A wheelchair-bound elderly gentleman showed the world he was anything but a helpless old man.

The Skinny

The Arizona Legislature wrapped up its work last week. Here are 13 takeaways from the session.


At the Rialto Theater, that age-old question—Beatles or Stones—will be emphatically asked again and then answered to no one’s satisfaction.

That’s All, Folks!

Arizona’s SB1420 dies as Democrats rejected the bill, causing it to fall short of the three-quarters vote needed to amend the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.


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