Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The Arizona legislature got to work this week, following Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State address.


Rising Dough

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.

Girl Power

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.

Old-School Big Top

Now, after decades of performing, the Zoppé Family Circus is bringing their Old-World charm to Tucson—for the eighth time.

Guest Opinion: Release Valve

I've had a love/hate Relationship with Hope since the earliest, bleakest days of my 10-plus years of incarceration.

The Skinny


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.

Making History

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.

Police Dispatch


Police Dispatch

A college-going proselytizer had a not-so-legal method for spreading the Word, perhaps showing his preaching game ahead of his practice.

High Court Showdown

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.

Editor's Note

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.

Native Knowledge

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.

Thorny Problem

Will Arizona’s saguaros survive climate change and drought?

The Skinny

Tucson Salvage

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.

Interstate 10: A Personal History

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.

Police Dispatch

A scrutinizing older woman was extremely upset upon seeing her next-door neighbor "completely" exposing himself while peeing outside her window

Eyes on Arizona

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.

Editor's Note

The song is Ended (but the Melody Lingers On) —Irving Berlin

Calling It Quits

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced last month that he would not seek a third term.

Police Dispatch

A drunk man adorned himself with a holiday decoration stolen from a University of Arizona sorority house before peeing nearby

Police Dispatch

A woman believed her dog's caretaker had stolen tons of expensive clothing and accessories, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

On the Road Again

While Southern Arizona communities have a long list of potential road improvements, at least some of the needed work is getting done and more is scheduled for the new year.


A word of advice: Don't even think of asking Spotify to play "Things Can Only Get Better" by Howard Jones.

Spurious Surveys

In early December, the ACJC released a biannual Arizona Youth Survey State Report with numbers on cannabis use by teens in grades eight through 12.

Editor's Note

As 2018 draws to a close, the Weekly is once again doing the year-in-review thing—and as is our wont, Leo W. Banks tips his hat to Esquire’s classic “Dubious Achievements” issue.

Border Bucks

The Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted a grant from Arizona’s Department of Public Safety to employ three full-time law enforcement officers to monitor trafficking crimes near the border.

Neo Pueblo

Nearly every field of science is advancing thanks to research and discoveries made in Southern Arizona this year.

Police Dispatch

A Joe Blow–type guy—who might’ve been high—went berserk in a mall, destroying large planters and trees and almost attacking an adult male bystander, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report.

2018: A Space Idiocy

If we are really building a Space Force, can the current occupant of the White House lead the charge into the final frontier? We can think of plenty of other nitwits and ne’er-do-wells we’d like to send up to space with him, whether they were the LSD-gobbling airmen tasked with safeguarding our nuclear missiles or onetime Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman, who lost his bid for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Our year-in-review starts in 5…4…3…2…1…blast-off!

Marijuana Memories

Needless to say, cannabis acceptance is growing around the country and the world. So why are people still fighting it?

Editor's Note

If you’re still scrambling to find some last-minute gifts with a local connection, we’re here to help!

Care Bare

Outer Limits is one of a slimming number of child care providers in Tucson that have contracts with the Department of Economic Security to subsidize childcare costs for qualifying families.

Better To Give…

It’s that time of the year again, when we explain Arizona’s somewhat convoluted tax-credit program and suggest you give a few dollars to a nonprofit agency that helps the working poor, with the promise that you get your money back once you file your state income taxes. 

Guest Commentary: Take a stand—and then take a seat!

I am boldly taking a stand for—and with—the University of Arizona Women’s Basketball Team. Would you kindly consider doing likewise?

Police Dispatch

A male college student learned it was best not to send unsolicited half-naked images of himself.

Police Dispatch

Some longstanding hostility between neighbors culminated one chilly morning during a heated exchange (mostly of the f-word) regarding a dog’s urination spot.


Here’s how my year went: As I’ve mentioned (far too many times) in the past, I read almost exclusively non-fiction books.

Goodbye, 2018 Hello, 2019!

Find out where all the fun and festive parties are to help you ring in the New Year.

Steady strides

With Democrats in control of one of the legislative chambers for the first time since cannabis has gained popularity and CBD descheduled, stepping stones have been laid toward increased access and understanding around the new industry.

Editor's Note

Columnist Brian Smith brings us a Tucson Salvage Christmas story this week after talking with a trio of Salvation Army bell ringers and finding out what they are all about.

Wet and Rugged

The asteroid Bennu contains traces of water and is far more rugged than originally predicted, according to the first new scientific data retrieved from the OSIRIS-REx space mission.

Traveling Witness

Jesse Sensibar finds his peace while driving down interstates in complete silence.

The Lucky Shirt

The burgundy 2007 Ford four-wheel drive truck was traveling west from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Kingman, Arizona when the driver lost control near Winona and rolled the truck.

Devastating Blaze

Tucson Fire Department received a call at about 2:15 p.m. from a resident who reported that their apartment was full of smoke and something was on fire.

Police Dispatch

A woman pulled over for questionable driving seemed to have answers for everything.

Incarcerated State

The American Friends Service Committee provided greeting cards pre-addressed to prisoners who have reached out to them in the past for resources.

Shop Local!

The holiday season is upon us and there are many important reasons to make locally-owned businesses the top priority for holiday spending.

Police Dispatch

A trouble-making University of Arizona student was caught rubbing his bare genitals on his resident advisor’s door—and plotting worse antics, according to a UA Police Department report.

Tucson Salvage

The Salvation Army red kettles and bell ringers are familiar holiday reality. In Tucson this year, there are about 120 storefronts sporting SA kettles between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Ganja Gift Guide

There’s no better way to let go of that holiday tension than the gift of ganja—at least for those of you who have gotten legal with the state.

Editor’s note

I'm delighted to announce a few changes here at the Tucson Weekly and our sister papers in the Tucson Local Media empire.

First Contact

"We have arrived," said Javi Cerna, telecom engineer on the OSIRIS-REx mission.

Burn notice

The National Climate Assessment's newest report predicts continued climate change will impede economic growth, decrease water availability, spread diseases and increase air pollution.

Home Run

Caroline Shive has experienced homelessness herself, so she had a special passion for helping other people living on the streets find shelter.

Collateral damage

Kym Cutter, like many working mothers, supports her family and has a fulfilling career. Except in Cutter’s job, police show up at her door looking for sex traffickers.

CBD Ubiquity

If you've noticed a sudden explosion in the popularity of CBD products lately, you're not just seeing things.


Halfway through America’s four-year descent into madness, we are finally seeing glimmers of hope.

Police Dispatch

After a night of screaming at cars in the middle of an intersection, frightening neighborhood residents and directly antagonizing police, an intoxicated man still couldn't understand why anyone would want to arrest him


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