Editor's Note: We Need Your Help

Editor's Note: We Need Your Help

First of all, stay home if you can.

Editor’s Note: Here to Help and Inform

As the confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise across the state, there’s a lot of uncertainty out there.

Tucson Goes Dark

In my career as a journalist, I've covered some stories that have changed our community dramatically: The aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the 2011 mass shootings at Gabby Giffords' Congress on Your Corner. But I've never seen a week like this...

Editor's Note: Cowboy Up

It's a damn shame the Tucson Festival of Books has been canceled, but with authors worried about traveling in the Age of COVID-19, it sure sounds like organizers had no choice. Still, it's one of my favorite events of the year and I was looking forward to meeting a bunch of terrific authors.

Spin Machines

Staff reporter Austin Counts is taking you for a spin through the pros and cons of those little cycles in this edition as the Tucson City Council prepares to determine the fate of the scooters following a six-month trial period.

Fancy Footwork

This week's cover story features Megan Maltos and her mother, Jill, who run Danswest, a local dance school that has been teaching kids the ups and downs of everything from ballet to hip-hop for decades. Plus, we celebrate The Loft's Peggy Johnson and check out what's new in food, music and news.

Slam-Dunk Sisterhood

Contributor Tom Danehy makes the case that this is the best women’s basketball team the university has ever seen in this week’s cover story. Plus, we have plenty of music, food, arts and news stories for you this week.

State of the Arts

The Spring Arts guide is here to inform you of what's going on in Tucson's vibrant arts scene. Plus, we look at the city's new transportation plan, who's dropping out of Pima County races and plenty of food, music and movie news.

Hold My Beer

This business of journalism sometimes involves risky assignments, but Associate Editor Jeff Gardner didn’t hesitate to step up and sample some of the finest product coming out of our local breweries, from the Chiltepin Red Ale at Button Brew House to the OSIRIS-REx Recon IPA at Dillinger Brewing Co.

Queen of Cactus

If there’s a story about the saguaro cactus that’s stuck in my head since I heard it back in 1982, it’s the one about David Grundman, the drunk knucklehead who, after failing to run down one of those mighty cactus in his jeep, decided he’d blast it with his shotgun. The saguaro got the last laugh, falling right atop of Grundman and permanently ending any threat he might pose to the plant world in the future.

Laugh Parade

So what’s in the paper? Tucson’s comedy scene has exploded in recent years, with more stand-up, improv and open mics happening than ever before. Plus music, movies, food, drinks, art and the latest news in the Old Pueblo.

Make Womb for Daddy

In today’s world, you learn to expect the unexpected. And speaking of expecting, Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Smith brings us the story of Cain Pierce, a trans man who is pregnant with his first baby. The mom, of course, is a trans woman and former local drag queen. It’s a complicated story, but as the wise man once said: Life finds a way.

Nine Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years since those gunshots rang out on a clear Saturday morning in Tucson, taking six lives and forever changing many others. This week, associate editor Jeff Gardner writes about how the friends of the youngest victim of the shooting, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, are honoring her in the year she would have graduated high school.

Jazz Hands, Everyone!

The new year brings the sweet notes of bebop, swing and soul to our town with the Tucson Jazz Festival, now in its sixth year. We have a cover package all about this year's jazz fest, plus, plenty of other stories to get you started on this new year.

Hello and Goodbye

The new year brings some changes here at Tucson Local Media, the newspaper empire that publishes Tucson Weekly along with our sister newspapers: Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News, Inside Tucson Business and Desert Times.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The holidays are galloping along like a one-horse open sleigh, carrying us through the end of the year and right into the launch of 2020.


Staff Pick Events

  • Tucson Shinshu Buddhist Sangha @ Ada Peirce McCormick Building on the U of A Campus

    • First and Third Sunday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Free
  • DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

    • Sundays, 8-9 p.m. $6
  • Canceled: Sahba Home and Patio Show @ Tucson Convention Center

    • Through April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 8

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    • First Friday of every month, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Continues through Dec. 4 $10 and we don't force you to buy any overpriced appetizers and beveranges.
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