Trumpcare Is Dead

Trumpcare Is Dead

The Republican push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed this week, leaving the future of Obamacare up in the air once again.


Homeless Program Working

HWP program expanded from two days a week to three, accommodating more participants across the program.

Editor's Note

The latest health care legislation has fallen into a coma, the debut of our new cinema column, and following the escapades of local band XIXA on their world tour.

Saguaro Bounty

Trying to survive off what the desert provides in the way of edibles can be a feast or famine situation, so it's important to take advantage of seasonal good times.

Flow Job

The Pima County Board of Supervisors put state environmental regulators and Hudbay Minerals on notice.


Death has been busy lately. I'd like him to take a holiday, but it's unlikely.

Ask a Mexican!

In 1990, some of my Mexican friends told me it cost $500 to come from Mexico with a coyote. Recently, a friend from Tamazunchale told me it now costs $2,500. How much of this money, paid to the coyotes, go to Border Patrol Employees?

Crop Circles

Arizona's pot circle is getting smaller and smaller, but with bigger blunts all around.

Police Dispatch

A minor poop dispute became a full-blown feces feud

Police Dispatch

A night prowler ripped up a huge mass of fresh blooms

Political Punch

Sanders talks about why he was protesting at the Trump rally last year, what happened to him afterwards, and what a Trump presidency today means

Editor's Note

Bryan Sanders revisits his experience at Trump rally last year, plus some things for you to do this weekend. Also don't forget to vote for Best of Tucson 2017!

Mega Mania!!

Pima County Public Library engages kids and teens at their Comic-Con style event, MegaMania!!

Rockin' Her World

Ten years ago, Gina Murphy-Darling had an epiphany—a brilliant idea which spawned Mrs. Green's World. It is now celebrating a decade of making a positive impact on where and how we live.

A Vigil Endures

A faction of the YWCA's Latina Leadership Initiative, Las Promotoras decided to continue the vigil monthly after Derechos Humanos announced in May it could no longer make the weekly commitment and asked the community to step in.

The Skinny

Stopping school voucher program, campaign for vacant City Council seat, and radio woes for John C. Scott

Ask a Mexican

That's not to deny Chicanos that the culture of fixing up boats and bombs, and driving them low and slow, is now dominated by them—if anything, we appropriated gabacho culture, for once!

Double Drought

Nevada's green dreams may be short-lived as the states dispensaries are running out of pot, and they don't have a backup plan.

Police Dispatch

A love that cannot be stopped

Editor's Note

Looking back 100 years.

Skeeter Eaters

Fight the Bite, Day and Night helps the Pima County Health Department in their effort to combat disease-carriers.

Police Dispatch

A deputy found a homeless man (who apparently liked the color red) naked in a car on the side of a major road—and possibly saved his life by commanding him to get medical attention for a leg infection, which he claimed was the reason he wasn't wearing pants.


The United States Senate is primed to vote on the newest version of their secretive health care bill, the Better Care Rehabilitation Act (better known as Trumpcare) sometime after the Fourth of July recess.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Pocho: Mexico just legalized medicinal marijuana nationwide, which will come as news to the abuelitas that have used marijuana-infused alcohol to treat sore joints and muscles for centuries.


Is there anything that could have gotten Tom to vote for Donald Trump?

Old-School Corporate Greed

A horrific tale of how a mining giant shipped off hundreds of workers to avoid labor unrest.

Breaking the Bank

With dispensaries bringing in as much green as they ship out, it may come as a surprise that banks aren't ready to cash in on the booming industry.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Photographer Jack Dykinga studies a massive saguaro boasting downward circling arms, mentally envisioning the image he might capture. He ignores a cat’s claw thorn puncture that produces trickling blood on his leg.

Home at Last

On Flag Day, city officials cut the ribbon on a new housing development for chronically homeless veterans, which includes supportive services to help veterans lead healthy and independent lives.

Review Re-ignites Battle Over Federal Land Use

The road to Ironwood Forest National Monument from Interstate 10 at Red Rock exit winds first through a subdivision, then past a cattle feedlot and fallow cotton fields edged by rough-hewn wooden posts strung with barbed wire.

Editor's Note

In this episode of the Tucson Weekly, a great profile of award-winning photographer Jack Dykinga.

Critical Care

An excerpt from Jim Nintzel's recent Q&A with Rep. Tom O'Halleran

The Skinny

The abhorrent Republican health care plan, plus firefighter Gary Watson's campaign lives to see another day.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Gabacho: You heard about how Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and equip it with solar panels? Your idea is stupider.

Tucson Salvage

You get that Golden's tired of operating a thrift/antiques store. He's tired of folks, and would rather be a survivalist on 10,000 acres, away from the numbers, that place where no one expects anything.

Campus Criminals

In case you missed it, possessing marijuana on college campuses has been legal for almost two months for medical cardholders. But that may soon change...

Police Dispatch

The bicycle thief

Police Dispatch

Envelope of cash looking for its rightful owner

Home is a Tenacious Heart

Terri Franco's camp is hidden in the leaves of the sprawling tamarisk. The tree, thriving at the bottom of a cavernous wash, is her home.

High-Flying Chicken

A Kentucky Fried Chicken Zinger sandwich will boldly go where no fast-food meal has gone before, on a World View Enterprises mission to the edge of Earth's atmosphere.

Out-of-the-Box Solutions

Local homeless-advocate Michele Ream walks the walk. She's let homeless people crash at her place. She uses social media to drum up support when she sees someone being mistreated.

Editor's Note

Jim Nintzel becomes executive editor at the Weekly and praises the award-winning editorial staff.

Over Stepping Bounds

Border Patrol agents bust migrants seeking medical aid at No More Deaths desert camp

Police Dispatch

A show-me state of intoxication

The Skinny

Martha McSally faces opposition for her seat and independent Tucson City Council candidate Gary Watson faces candidacy challenge in court

Ask a Mexican!

When hipsters do something that's slightly outside the law yet an innovation over the old guard, they get a Series-C round of funding, Instagram influencers, and fawning media coverage. When Mexicans do it? We get code enforcement.


We're coming up on eight months since that awful November evening and the sting isn't going away.

Battle for the Bud

Yes, Jeff Sessions does want to take your medical marijuana away from you.

Farewell, Franzi

The Tucson community honors local legend Emil Franzi, who died June 7th.

Editor's Note

Executive editor Jim Nintzel bids a fond adieu to local radio star Emil Franzi, honors his father-in-law, and showcases the rest of the Weekly's offerings.

No Thanks, Trump

The Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council approved a joint resolution standing in opposition to the proposed border wall.

New Lease on Life

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to extend and amend the contract with Banner Health and the Arizona Board of Regents to operate the former Kino Community Hospital June 6 in a 4-1 vote.

The Skinny

Honoring a father-in-law

Ask a Mexican!

Rural Mexicans treat their hens as they treat their women: as purveyors of breasts, eggs and little else.

Tucson Salvage

At the Chatterbox on a lonely Monday night in June in Tucson.

Reefer Round-Up

Marijuana benefits abound as new policy looms

Police Dispatch

Flashing failure

Police Dispatch

Wrong way walker

Editor's Note

A profile of paper artist Nick Georgiou

Desert Ordeal

Activists walk the punishing Migrant Trail

Sunny With a Chance of Rain

Arizona's economy continues to rise in recovery of the Great Recession, but as always with economic forecasts, not everything is optimistic.


Tom Wonders About Traffic, climate change and a weird embrace of stupidity from sitcoms to politics

The Skinny

A secret recording shows U.S. Rep. McSally has some concerns about reelection

Police Dispatch

A young University of Arizona student infatuated with his professor was not afraid to tell her about it despite her request that he stop.

Ask a Mexican!

Since gabachos hate truth nowadays, the prospect of amnesty long ago went the way of the Paris climate accords.

Paper Weight

The mind-bending depth and dimensions of Nick Georgiou's sculptures

Prime Time

There's something just a bit different about The Prime Leaf, a new dispensary recently opened at at 4220 E. Speedway Blvd.


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