Editor's Note

Editor's Note

As the long Memorial Day weekend springboards us deep into summer, find some celluloid relief from the heat in our local cineplexes.

 

Police Dispatch

Not Quite Criminally Creepy

Crop Conundrum

Despite many technological innovations and the inclusion of robotic pickers for some crops, healthy field row edibles usually don't end up on a dinner plate without some stoop labor wielding lettuce knives.

Police Dispatch

A local driver and a bicyclist were chased around midtown at about 2 a.m. by someone throwing eggs out a car window

The Skinny

With deadline approaching, Republicans are having a tough time fielding candidates for the three Tucson City Council seats up for grabs this year.

Ask a Mexican!

I don't endorse this kind of hit-and-run behavior, but I'm telling that little anecdote so that the dumbasses who leave their cars in the middle of the street aren't too shocked when they find their '83 Buick Skylark in pieces...

Hemp Haters

Gov. Doug Ducey killed a bill that would have opened a new industry for Arizona farmers Monday, May 22.

Danehy

I remember thinking about Putney Swope on Election Night. I wondered how many people had cast their ballots for Donald Trump, thinking that it was a one-off, screw-you vote.

Editor's Note

Cameras, Cancer, and Bears, oh my

Education Budgeting

Are you outraged at Governor Ducey's "education budget"? You should be

Momcologist Crusade

When he was just 18 months old, Jude was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He's since received two bone marrow transplants, underwent three immunotherapy clinical trials and has experienced three relapses, although he's now cancer-free.

Police Dispatch

A man in a stolen lab coat was caught spray-painting odd symbols and phrases throughout an underground tunnel, insisting he was doing it for a noble purpose

The Skinny

There's no excuse for threatening to shoot U.S. Rep. Martha McSally

Beyond the Pickup

Tucson CSA brings more than fresh local produce to Tucson by supplying support and community to its farmers and members

Smoke Sessions

You may have heard that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week called upon his army of federal prosecutors to pursue the "highest" charges possible against alleged drug offenders.

Ask a Mexican!

The easy answer is to presume that the city is muy racist, but it's also home to the largest Bosnian Serb population in the world outside of the Balkans-and most are Muslim.

Editor's Note

Surprise! Jim Nintzel is leading the Weekly for a little while.

Dust Devil

We'll have to save the world

The Skinny

Local Republicans join the Keep Tucson Shitty movement

Police Dispatch

A random male deviously snatched a ball from a pair of University of Arizona students playing catch and then—when the students realized he meant to steal their ball—offered them a handful of Jolly Ranchers candy as "payment" for it.

Police Dispatch

A University of Arizona student studying abroad was found fast asleep and nearly nude in his dorm's lobby.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Gabacha: There's ambition, and then there's selfishness, and you, ingrata, are the definition of the latter.

Danehy

Unfortunately, there are a whole lot of people who see health care as an us-against-them thing or as a limited commodity that can only be afforded by a fortunate few, like a fancy car or tickets to an Adele concert.

Gauging the Ganja

Although the black market still operates like a real market with supply, demand and equilibrium, there are certain benefits of buying something in a legal market.

Editor's Note

One last message from outgoing editor Mari Herreras.

Exit Interview

Tucson metro chamber president & CEO Mike Varney recently announced he'd be stepping down at six years leading the region's largest chamber.

Summer Survival 2017

While there are some advantages to summertime in this town—a whole lot less traffic, monsoon rains to dance in, the weird ghost-town quiet that settles over the city as half the population seemingly vanishes in the rapture.

Dust Devil

Cracked Earth beneath my feet

Nine Books To Read This Summer

This is the time of the year when we finally have time to crack open a book on vacation, right?

Police Dispatch

A random young woman on a journey throughout the UA campus was suspected of an odd—but also somehow oddly appropriate—theft from a University of Arizona bookstore.

Police Dispatch

Two kids were scared but prepared when they became targets of an unfunny gag pulled by creepy teenagers spoofing creepy adults.

Breakthrough or Reckless?

While many college students were frolicking on the beaches of Mexico this past spring break, Adam Denoyer lost his friend to suicide early one March morning, but not before leaving behind notes on doorsteps for different people in his life.

The Skinny

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: What do you think of the affirmative action in the education system?

Cannabis: A conflict in cash

Doug Ducey doubled down, defending doobie deniers at an anti-marijuana summit in Atlanta April 20.

Editor's Note

Goodbyes aren't easy, especially here at Tucson Weekly headquarters, a newspaper that's been part of Mari's life for almost a decade. But her she is, saying goodbye to you

Book Report

When Congressman Raul Grijalva was a child, libraries were one of the most important things in his life. He discovered newspapers, magazines and Gulliver's Travels.

Policy and Politics

ongressman Tom O'Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona.

Police Dispatch

In the middle of the night, a northeast-side man figuratively went to pieces, while his window literally went to pieces when he punched it with his bare fist, waking up his neighbors with the noise of the glass shattering—as well as his own kicking and screaming,

Ask a Mexican

Dear Mexican: In Jared Diamond's DVD for Guns, Germs, and Steel he mentions the classical Spanish form of horsemanship, jimeta. I have not been able to find this word used anywhere else. Can you help?

Danehy

For a traditional (read: old) sports fan, this is the absolute worst sports day of the year.

Hell Yes!

C'mon, Tucson: It's time to fix the roads, replace our firetrucks and police cars and otherwise upgrade our public safety.<

Hybrid Honesty

Last week, stoners across the nation celebrated 4/20, a date that has arisen through marijuana lore as a day to appreciate a plant that puts so many in a good mood.

Editor’s Note

They put the signs out right? Just in case we have any young, smart and fearless educators driving through our state thinking, “Wow, this land is beautiful.”

Police Dispatch

Someone apparently frequenting small towns in Ohio used the numbers from a University of Arizona faculty member's work credit card to fraudulently spend an outrageous amount of money

Dust Devil

The old lone wolf sniffed

Police Dispatch

While a sheriff's deputy was searching a woman upon her arrest, she was initially irate at his being too close to her chest for her comfort

The Skinny

Congressman Raul Grijalva sues Trump administration over border wall plans

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: You are a racist, my friend.

Tucson Salvage

It's midnight and Cowboy rolls up on his fourth-hand Gary Fisher mountain bike, slides to a stop, hops off, leans the machine against the storefront window, and steps into the severely lit shop.

Money and Challengers, Oh My

Congresswoman Martha McSally continued to demonstrate her fundraising prowess last week, announcing she had raised nearly $750,000 in the first quarter of 2017.

Breaking the Green Ceiling

As the marijuana industry blooms, women are finding their footing in the workforce. In a field yet to be dominated by men, women in the weed business show that their skill, experience and raw ambition stack up against anything men can do.

Cannabis Bowl 2017

Last year was our first Cannabis Bowl, a chance for all medical marijuana patients to let us know their favorite products, people and places all related to our local MMJ community.

Editor's Note

Cheers, to Joy

Police Dispatch

Rather early one morning, a threesome of troublemakers ran into law enforcement at a grocery store after an unsuccessful attempt to steal a whole lot of chicken wings.

Dust Devil

I feel an urge to be gone from here

Police Dispatch

University of Arizona police found that one of the campus's main garages was hit hard by one or (probably) several vandals ;but the result was the opposite of a depressing eyesore...

Sci Fiesta

UA Vice President for Innovation and College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz is also the director of Biosphere 2, the environmental science lab north of Oro Valley.

The Skinny

Congrats, Gov. Ducey, on pulling off a heist for the ages.

Ask a Mexican!

Dear Mexican: Okay, sour cream!

Danehy

So, I’m in this shopping mall in Las Cruces, New Mexico …

The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

From the couch in TC Tolbert's living room I hear snoring.

Mile-high bud

For medical marijuana patients, pot is their prescription.

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