On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1984, the first edition of the Tucson Weekly hit the streets.
A brilliant blue sky broke through a wall of slate gray clouds in the early afternoon hours Sunday, Feb. 17, shining light on the University of Arizona campus' newest gem.
Developer and downtown advocate Randi Dorman launched her bid for mayor of Tucson during a casual gathering of supporters last week at downtown's Connect Coworking courtyard.
A whole lot of bills are about to die at the Arizona Legislature and here's your chance to meet U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly
Way back further my dad forbade Circle Ks, thought them unseemly for us kids. Later the Circle K becomes ecstasy in repetition.
As if starring in a derivative Hollywood action flick, a black-clad lone male delivered a trite one-liner before committing some seriously dangerous acts at a gas station
Nobody knows how someone—or something—mysteriously managed to make off with an enormous hot tub sitting in a man's front yard overnight.
In the filing, Polk compared the way the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act legalizes cannabis concentrates to legalizing explosives made from fertilizer.
To think that some people say there's nothing to do in Tucson. Well, this week's Spring Arts Preview proves them wrong.
With more than half a century of history, the show has developed its own culture and climate, a unique group of specialists and fanatics many Tucsonans only scratch the surface of during their strolls through the swarming stalls.
His job is to entertain people from the beginning of the rodeo to end—he banters with the announcer between runs, he interacts with the crowd.
West Nile symptoms can vary, making the illness difficult for doctors to diagnose. Most cases cause mild flu-like symptoms; others end in death.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly wants to knock Martha McSally out of the U.S. Senate
Oh, I looove to be in love. Don't you looove to be in love? Ain't it just great to be in love? Oh, ain't it wonderful?
Perhaps you've heard of Alex Berenson's book released last month, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence
Somebody was having a bad day...
Jim remembers the good old days just in time for Beer Week
ASDB's deaf program serves about 350 students in preschool through 12th grade. The competition pairs hearing dancers with deaf staff members at the school, who each get to perform two songs of their choice.
What began as a small showcase at an elementary school now brings Tucson an estimated $120 million annually—but how?
The diagnosis came out of the blue, but so did an outpouring of support from the community. Local breweries, artists, businesses and bands all helped raise funds for the Vernons.
Under the guidance of Associate Editor Jeff Gardner, the Tucson Weekly Brew Review Crew undertook the dangerous assignment of reviewing various craft beers submitted to us ahead of Arizona Beer Week.
Thursday, Feb. 7 – Saturday, Feb. 16
Bruce Bayly demonstrates a mathematical equation by blowing across the lip of a glass Coca-Cola bottle, only to be interrupted by a train rumbling the floor of Borderlands Brewing.
After chowing down on some high-end sushi, these local kids tried to roll on home
A University of Arizona student repeatedly had strange stuff stolen while away using the bathroom, a UA Police Department report said.
Every year, cannabis becomes more popular. And every year, more people have ideas about how to tax, propagate, regulate and defend the industry.
We are bidding farewell to production manager Chelo Grubb, who is heading off to a new job at Reid Park Zoo.
With big companies like Raytheon, Sargent, Bombardier and Ascent, Pima Community College's Aviation Maintenance Technician program helps fill a growing demand for skilled workers in the industry.
In her previous position, Stewart worked as CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, which is based right here in Tucson, though she worked out of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Arizona's legislative session is in full swing—and as always, that swing goes from the serious work that needs to get done to the sideshow attractions, such as the current feeding frenzy focused on one Prescott Republican
Do you know how many charter schools have come and gone over the past 25 years? Don't feel bad; the State of Arizona doesn't know, either.
There is so much death in the Southern Arizona desert Alvaro's project, these silent monuments to courage, will never be completed.
A University of Arizona student was frightened by a disheveled-looking guy in a bathrobe "sneaking" around campus with a bag full of Ramen noodles
Feuds between DeMenna Public Affairs and certain camps within the ADA are no secret.
Find out what's between the covers this week
If initiative supporters can gather 9,241 valid signatures from city voters by July 5 and persuade Tucson voters to pass it in the November election, Tucson will be known as a "sanctuary city."
Four humanitarian aid workers were found guilty Friday on misdemeanor charges involving leaving aid in a restricted area of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
The latest Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IGCC) report concludes we have 12 years before global average temperatures rise by 2 degree celsius
Two intrepid and artful individuals shoplifted almost $2,000 worth of clothing by stuffing it all inside their own clothing
Comedy is powerful stuff. And Tucson is going to get a whole lot of it at the CAT Comedy 520 LOL Crawl this week
The CAT Comedy 520 LOL Crawl lineup
Republican Rep. Tony Rivero introduced the first piece of cannabis legislation that would remove the definition of cannabis from state statutes.
The Arizona legislature got to work this week, following Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State address.
The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017 made significant changes to the way taxpayers can claim deductions and what portion of their income is taxable.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Jácome Plaza downtown, the Tucson Women's March will feature speakers engaged in a variety of social justice-oriented issues.
Now, after decades of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus is bringing their Old-World charm to Tucson—for the eighth time.
I've had a love/hate Relationship with Hope since the earliest, bleakest days of my 10-plus years of incarceration.
It’s a New Year and I’ve got some new questions:
• When the economy is roaring along (as we’ve been told), why would the stock market go down? It’s never been a secret that I prefer real science and math to economics.
It's been four years since Hamilton—the musical celebrating the life, trials and death of founding father Alexander Hamilton—began seizing the hearts of Broadway fans, historians and hip hop aficionados alike.
A college-going proselytizer had a not-so-legal method for spreading the Word, perhaps showing his preaching game ahead of his practice.
The Arizona Supreme Court decided to hear the case of State v. Jones, in which the Court of Appeals ruled cannabis concentrates illegal last June. The date has been set for March 21, but a decision will come likely months following the trial.
Once upon a time, in my early days working here at Tucson Weekly, I had the job of driving bundles of the paper from Phoenix to Tucson.
Founded in 2016, Garcia and Shirley designed the project to provide professional support to Native American preservice teachers by training them how to serve Indigenous communities in the field.
Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?
The Chatterbox bartender calls him "the legend of Alvernon" and relates of small kindnesses with other bartenders and the neighborhood homeless. Says Louis forever seems resigned to the presence of others like he'd rather be elsewhere. Says he's been working at Luke's for 30 years.
Journeys take place in the mind as much as they do in physical space, and I have noticed a recurring thought-pattern that unspools every time I travel Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
A scrutinizing older woman was extremely upset upon seeing her next-door neighbor "completely" exposing himself while peeing outside her window
Even though Arizona's cannabis industry has had its fair share of bruises from the last year, it seems the old adage holds true as what has attempted to kill it only makes it stronger.