To the Moon!

To the Moon!

Jim Nintzel introduces this weeks story about space exploration and our newest addition to the team.


Hard Lessons

For years, arizona teachers have struggled to make ends meet, while working in classrooms that are overcrowded, under-supplied and falling apart.

Police Dispatch

In a kind of modern David-versus-Goliath tale, a small young woman thrust herself past a couple of large guards to successfully shoplift one tiny item from a Foothills-area big-box store.


While doing research for his Apollo 11 cover story, Tom stumbles upon an interesting story about the Navajo workers of Silicon Valley.

Tucson Salvage

Brian Smith explores the lives of the residence of Stone Ave.

Apollo Anniversary

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Danehy recounts the history and feeling of watching the landing.

UA recounts NASA work on eve of Apollo anniversary

What does the Apollo 11 mission have to do with Tucson? As it turns out, quite a lot.

Editor's Note

Jim Nintzel talks about his vacation and showcases our articles this week.

Big Bills

Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller hoped to deliver a new budget, but her efforts were squashed at last week’s board meeting.

Destination Comedy

Curves Cabaret owner Mike Pavon has a blunt assessment of the north-of-downtown Oracle Road corridor where the club is located.

Pedaler’s Delight

A 45-acre development for cyclists in Saguaro National Park East received the green light from the Pima County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday morning.


Biden is an incredibly frustrating political figure. He seems like a nice guy, but he has this habit of impromptu self-damage.

Police Dispatch

A woman’s neighbor subjected her to a kind of reverse-peeping-Tom situation, sneaking around her house and trying to make her look at him through her windows.

Editor's Note

This week, our editor bids farewell to Tirion Morris, who has been our web editor for the last year and discusses your new cannabis holiday.

Suburban Stockpile

Friends and family members of 19-year-old Raymundo Lopez Casillas have rallied to support him after he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old nephew.

Anti-Social Media

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress and more.

Hometown Heroes

The first full season of indoor football in Tucson has come and gone, with a myriad of memories for players, coaches, fans and executives alike.

Police Dispatch: Older but Bolder

A (much) older-than-average University of Arizona student escaped punishment after reports of him masturbating in his car while watching convenience-store patrons.

Police Dispatch: Hometown Teardown

A group-home caretaker expressed a frightening and strangely specific antipathy toward a young client because he happened to be from St. Louis, Missouri.


Tom talks about his HOA and City Council rules.

Tucson Salvage

Brain Smith explores the land and the residence of the El Camino motel.

A Celebration of 710

As cannabis culture continues to expand in Arizona and beyond, marijuana enthusiasts continue to find new ways to get their med on.

Explaining Extracts

Possessing extracts is no longer a legal gray area for Arizona medical marijuana cardholders, thanks to a unanimous Arizona Supreme Court ruling

Oil Rich

Explore different products that use cannabis extract.

Sonic Jockeys

This week our writers tour three of Tucson’s recording studios, look at why the Pima County Board of Supervisors went back to the budget drawing board and more.

Balancing Act

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller is calling the shots this budget season, with supervisors Steve Christy, Sharon Bronson and Ramón Valadez

Sunsets and Structures

This gathering of storm chasers, lightning photographers, meteorologists and anyone else fascinated by what happens to the Southwest in late summer was in Tucson for the first time this year.

Childcare crisis

Arizona scrapes along the bottom of the nation in children’s wellbeing, ranking 46th in 2019 Kids Count data released last week.

Check, Please

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democratic congressional leaders last Thursday to demand that the Senate allow a vote on a bill that toughens background checks for gun purchasers.

Police Dispatch

A thrifty-but-shifty drug user was arrested at a Safeway he’d been hanging out at for the last seven hours, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department report.

Police Dispatch

A University of Arizona professor was rather bizarrely unbothered when he received an extremely unpleasant email.


"This week, my longtime online friendly nemesis, Al (CW13), snarkily asked me what branch of the military I had been in."

Test Case Scenario

After eight years, big changes are coming to Arizona’s medical marijuana program because of SB 1494, a new law signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey earlier this month.

Editor's Note

Our editor talks about his summer reading list and sums up the stories in this week's paper.

Long Arm of the Law

Legislators proposed bills that would create meaningful reform in Arizona’s criminal justice system.

Animal Artistry

The Reid Park Zoo is highlighting some of nature’s greatest creatives on Saturday, June 22, as part of its weekly Summer Safari Night series.

Tucson Salvage

Margie Bakker and her husband Chad used family savings to take over Big Heart Coffee, which sits on a somewhat forsaken stretch of 22nd Street.

Police Dispatch

A drunk and disorderly college man doggedly denied spitting on two female peers, according to a University of Arizona Police Department report.


"The feds could catch you spying for ISIS, Iran AND North Korea and they’d say, “We can either throw you in a cell at Guantanamo forever or you can serve on the USS Donald Trump. Your choice."

Smoke Screening

Medical marijuana patients in Arizona still run the risk of buying products that are tainted with pesticides, herbicides or even mold

Local Shelters Say: Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Adoption helps more than just the animal being adopted. When an animal is adopted from a shelter, room is made at that shelter for another stray, abused or lost animal.

Sol Dog Lodge opening second location in Marana

Sol Dog Lodge, a local nonprofit offering boarding, training, and day camp for dogs, plans to open a new location in Marana by the end of the year.

Kitten Therapy: A cancer survivor’s tale

"My husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. Despite his great attitude, he could use extra love and attention through his ordeal."

Editor’s note

What is it about summer that makes it the best season for music? The outdoor concerts? The new releases?

Burdens and Barriers

Arizona has seen a number of new laws over the last decade that have made it harder for individuals to access abortions.

Distant Dreams

The House voted mostly on party lines last Tuesday, June 4, to approve a bill that would protect millions of "Dreamers" from deportation and give them a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans said would only lead to more illegal immigration.

Bringing Sexy Back

A friend with benefits returned to the Fourth Avenue district with the reopening of Jellywink Boutique, a queer-friendly sex toy shop.

The Skinny

Trump backs off tariff plan, turns attention to torturing children and the upcoming forum on gentrification features candidates for Tucson mayor, City Council in this week's Skinny


Tom remembers attending Newport ’69, when festivals were cheap, the music was great and the fans were too high

Iron Fortified

It's been 14 years since Calexico first teamed up with Iron & Wine's Sam Beam to record the critically acclaimed In the Reins EP in 2005, so a reunion of the two indie acts was long overdue.

Calexico and Iron & Wine

In the 14 years since the collaborative In The Reins, Calexico has released five full-length studio albums, while Sam Beam of Iron & Wine has released six.

Police Dispatch

A pantsless (but very strong) man apparently uprooted his neighbor's tree one night after her family declined to attend his parties.

Growing Concern

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

Editor's Note

The Arizona Legislature is done with work once more, so we can all breathe easier.

Sick and Twisted

US Rep. Tom O’Halleran sees little progress in national healthcare reform

Court Courage

Wheelchair tennis in America is a step behind its global competition, but the U.S. collective is catching up quick.

Tariff Catastrophe

Trump plan for tariffs on Mexican goods finds little support in Arizona

The Skinny

Márquez-Peterson joins the Arizona Corporation Commission and another one bites the dust in Ally Miller’s office


Arizona finally has a ban on texting while driving—but it’s not going into effect soon enough

Yes! Nunchuks Are Legal Now!

Breathe easy, Arizona. The state Legislature has wrapped up its work for the year.

Police Dispatch

A man went on a mini-rampage after being fired from his job at a quiet north-side brunch café

Seeing Green

They say, "You get what you pay for." Well, don't tell that to Arizona's medical marijuana community or its advocates.


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