Back in Gear: The Bike Ranch

Back in Gear: The Bike Ranch

The Pima County board of Supervisors will decide next week whether to greenlight a proposed bicycling resort across from Saguaro National Park-East.


Editor's Note

We're excited this week to bring you an excerpt from The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story, by Aaron Bobrow-Strain.

Police Dispatch

A man stopped for (very) erratic driving actually fell asleep while trying interact with the cop who'd pulled him over.

Police Dispatch

Two former housemates' conflict over tidiness was followed by a custody battle over a vacuum cleaner...

Danehy: Goodbye Dick Tomey

Tom says goodbye to the finest football coach the Arizona Wildcats ever had.


First things first, I sincerely hope that Thomas Torres is allowed to graduate from Desert View High School next week. I hope everything else works out for him, too, but doggone it, he's got to do his part.

Tucson Salvage

An electrifying metalworker, or the thoughtful Buddha of Borneo

MMJ: Good Tidings

'Tis the season for legislation, and, as one might expect, that means more good news for the proliferation of cannabis.

Editor's Note

As a longtime comic-book nerd, I'm certain I've already seen my big summer of 2019 movie (and judging from the box office, everyone else has, too).

Bringing Closure

Group volunteers said the calls to search for a missing loved one have increased in recent months as a flood of mostly Central American families has surged toward the border.

Children’s Crusade

Over the last decade, the state of Arizona has cut preschool funding by tens of millions of dollars.

Object Lessons: Biotech

Nighthawk Biotechnology, Inc. is not a real company, it's the name of Ironwood Ridge science teacher Mark Pincus's biotechnology class.

Police Dispatch: Tripping the Lights Bombastic?

A meth-using man with an impressive slang vocabulary literally seized domestic power (sort of) by turning off his mother's electricity


Good thing Tom’s not on social media because he’s just asking to be lit up by the idiot fans of Chris Brown and Tyga

The Skinny

Huck and Miller battle it out via transportation memos and the Arizona Legislature tackles the porn epidemic.

Cannabis Consolidation

Arizona is a pretty unique state when it comes to cannabis. We've heard those in the industry call it "the wild west" in reference to relatively lax laws surrounding testing, but it's wild in other ways as well.

Editor's Note

In this week's issue: Tucson Salvage columnist Brian Salvage brings us a dispatch from Winkelman

Honor Bound: Arizona Press Club

Tucson Weekly and its sister papers in the Tucson Local Media empire brought home 16 awards in the annual Arizona Press Club competition.

Street Smarts

Arizona joined 47 other states Monday, April 22 when Gov. Doug Ducey, joined by members of the Arizona Legislature, signed legislation prohibiting the use of handheld mobile devices while driving.

The Skinny


What is the sound of a major college football program being totally ignored by its once-vibrant fan base?

Tucson Salvage

Squint and the filthy copper smelter could be a cathedral. Its tallest spire lifts more than 1,000 feet into milky blue, over jagged cliffs and a layer-cake mountain of mine tailings.

MMJ: Troubling Truths

On one hand, we have cannabis hailed as a miracle drug; on the other, an almost certain precursor to schizophrenia.

Police Dispatch: A Weights Lift

Cops got a really good workout while working on a case of a bunch of stolen dumbbells.

Police Dispatch: Poop on the Stoop

It seems likely that both sides of a north-side neighbor feud were guilty of shitty deeds, an Oro Valley Police Department report said.

Editor’s Note

We welcome noted author and ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan back to our pages this week with an essay about the magic of agaves ahead of the Agave Heritage Festival

Three For All: Tucson’s Mayoral Candidates

With a primary election coming up in August, mayoral candidates Steve Farley, Randi Dorman and Regina Romero have about four months to win over the hearts and minds of Democratic and independent voters.

Lesson Plan: Pima Community College

Education is changing. Perhaps no local institution better proves this than Pima Community College.

Checking Out

A proposed $88 million hotel project that would have incorporated the downtown's historic Rialto Theatre is dead.

The Skinny

Former Arizona AG pursues state constitutional amendment to require disclosure with major campaign contributions and new fundraising numbers in the mayor’s race


Tom has a totally excellent plan for a new charter school

Agaves Are Us

Agaves have been much more than just another pretty face over their centuries of being in symbiotic relationships with other desert dwellers, us humans included.

Police Dispatch

A man who tried to trash a meth pipe claimed he'd just found it in the trash, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

Editor's Note

We've got the results of this year's Cannabis Bowl and reviews of some of the finer medicinals in our local dispensaries.

Lucky Shot: UA helps capture first image of a black hole

A pale orange glow stands as proof of the efforts of a global network of scientists, including a few close to home.

On the Domestic Front: Emerge to host 18th annual Mother of the Year luncheon

For 18 years, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse has hosted an annual luncheon to honor one woman as "Mother of the Year."

Danger Street

According to the most recent 2017 study by the Arizona Department of Transportation, a person was killed every 8 hours and 46 minutes in a traffic collision on our roads.

Twins Peek: Scott, Mark Kelly help NASA

Scott and Mark Kelly were identical twins when Scott went into space, but would they be identical when he came back to Earth 340 days later?


Tom has some thoughts about making Donald Trump a one-term president—and he’s worried the Democrats are gonna blow it

Medical Marijuana Offers Gateway to Re-Leaf

Desert Bloom owner Aari Ruben believes in the power of marijuana to heal and provide relief.

Cooking with Cannabis

Jane “Grandma” Monday serves up Mary Jane products made with precision and love.

Pipe Dreams: Glass Geeks

While the owners of Glass Geeks didn't plan on selling pipes reaching thousands of dollars apiece, they happily discovered the market would richly reward the craftsmanship in Tucson.

Aching for Relief: CBD vs. THC

With major drugstore chains like Rite Aid and Walgreens now testing out CBD sales in select states, it's clear the more Americans have access to manufactured cannabis products then ever before.

Sample Bag

Here's a guide through some of the finest products now on the market.

The Tucson Weekly Cannabis Bowl 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time once again for the Tucson Weekly Cannabis Bowl!

Creative Power

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance has partnered with many creative leaders and educators to bring the communities of Oro Valley and Tucson an interactive summit.

Police Dispatch: Urine Trouble!

A man at a bustling bus stop suddenly had to pee and, midstream, decided it was better to do so in his pants.

Police Dispatch: Food Fight

Ongoing tension between a man and his (adult) stepson exploded after the latter allegedly ate the former's food

Editor's Note

Congrats to the UA Women's basketball team!

Border Skirmishes

Tensions over immigration policies continue to flare on campus and beyond

Hoop Champs

The final victory, which came the afternoon of April 6 against the Wildcats of Northwestern University, capped off the school's second championship at the postseason event.

Citizen Scientists

"One of the best parts is that you don't have to be a scientist to participate."


This was a real by-golly basketball game with some badass athletes and refs and a championship on the line.

The Skinny

MMJ: Mounting Monetary Policy

Arizonans legalized cannabis almost a decade ago, now. Yet patients still must withdraw cash to purchase cannabis products at dispensaries, and dispensaries still must find a way to store massive amounts of cash.

Police Dispatch

Two fellow fast-food workers' distaste for each other erupted in a near-choking incident after one of them made a pretty bad joke.


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