Tucson Local News

Tucson apartment fire in midtown sends 1 to hospital | | August 15, 2018
The apartment unit was filled with smoke and the stove was on fire when crews arrived.
Rep. Martha McSally, after nod from Trump, helps set up Tucson veterans fair | | August 15, 2018
Criticized coverage of defense bill signing by media, says Sen. John McCain and President must work out differences.
Some historic trees at Tucson monastery trees will be saved | | August 15, 2018
A private foundation has stepped up to help with efforts to preserve the story of the Benedictine sisters and their orchard.
Former Arizona DEA agent admits to illegal gun sales | | August 15, 2018
Officials: One rifle was smuggled into Mexico, the other was seized at the Nogales border.
Exodus from Puerto Rico seen as possible solution to Arizona's teacher shortage | | August 15, 2018
An Arizona company is actively recruiting Puerto Ricans to teach in Arizona schools following a deadly hurricane.
Monsoon storms have arrived to Tucson area | | August 15, 2018
A thunderstorm has developed over Tucson bringing with it brief heavy rainfall and possibly small pieces of hail.
'Percent' vs. 'percentage' increase could derail Arizona initiative to tax wealthy for education | | August 15, 2018
Opponents of tax hike tell judge petitions were misleading and should be tossed.
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, August 15 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 15, 2018
Untitled (Corridor). This week is your last chance to see this art installation at the UA Museum of Art, and the perfect chance to go to the closing reception.…
Despite no drop in overdoses, Gov. Doug Ducey says progress being made against Arizona opioid crisis | | August 14, 2018
Governor said the number of legal prescriptions for opioids written in June was down by about 40 percent from the same time a year earlier.
Lizzie Bell's family celebrating two milestones with Tucson blood drive | | August 14, 2018
It's family's way to show thanks for community support during daughter's health battles.
Attorneys say documents sought by ousted lawmaker should not be released | | August 14, 2018
Documents Don Shooter wants are protected by attorney-client privilege, they say.
Defense bill will extend life of A-10, boost Raytheon programs | | August 14, 2018
The defense authorization bill signed into law Monday adds money to rewing more A-10 "Warthogs," boosts missile buys.
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, August 14 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 14, 2018
Spelling Bee[r]. Haunted by that time you accidentally spelled “machine” as “mashin” in the third grade spelling bee?…
Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers? | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 14, 2018
Are you tired of all those political robocalls and calls from earnest volunteers? Did you know, they're tired of talking to you too? Are you tired of all those glossy, oversized postcards from candidates touting their accomplishments — and maybe running down their opponents?…
ZoSo Brings the Sounds of Zep to Rialto | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 14, 2018
ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience rocked The Rialto Theater on Saturday, Aug. 11. “It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled…Yes, it has.” Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, there emerged a mythic band from the UK: Led Zeppelin.…
Reader Photo | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 13, 2018
Reader Peter Gullman spotted this coyote near the Oro Valley Hospital taking a dip in the runoff from last Thursday’s storms. Send your photos to Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it,…
South Tucson kids fight litter with snazzy trash cans | | August 13, 2018
More than a dozen kids spent a recent afternoon under the shade of the John Valenzuela Youth Center’s patio in South Tucson, painting trash cans they hope will help fight littering on their neighborhood streets.
Road Runner: For new University of Arizona students, some oddities about driving in Tucson | | August 13, 2018
To the thousands of incoming students at the University of Arizona, welcome to Tucson.
Tucson-based telescope project is helping transform how astronomers do their job | | August 13, 2018
Locals will have the opportunity to attend a public lecture on the next-generation telescope and learn about how data from it will be shared.
Tucson men face years of prison time in drugs, weapons case | | August 13, 2018
Two Tucson men face yearslong prison terms after being sentenced in a drug and weapons trafficking case.
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Monday, August 13 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
Quiz for a Cause. Show off your trivia skills in the name of helping animals. Lead your team through eight rounds of trivia—ranging in subject—hosted by Natasha Noir of Tucson C.A.R.E.S. The contest raises funds for the organization’s work in animal rescues.…
Sahuarita Dance Team on America’s Got Talent Tomorrow! | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
After passing through every round of preliminaries, Walden Grove High School’s PAC Dance Team will appear on the live broadcast of America’s Got Talent.…
Dorm Days: UA Students Move In This Week | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
It's that time of year again, the traffic is picking up, there are more bicycles to look out for, Target at El Con will soon be packed and just about every restaurant and bar along University is starting to buzz. The students are back, and they are moving into the dorms this week.…
Reel Indie | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
Films to catch at indie theaters this week. Big Trouble in Little China. After making some of the best darn horror movies of all time (Halloween and The Thing), John Carpenter decided to shift directions a bit and make a supernatural-kung-fu-fantasy-comedy-action-...
XOXO | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
Live music to watch this week. Thursday, Aug. 9 Gird your loins.…
UA Receives Grant to Help Bilingual Children's Speech | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 13, 2018
Children who are bilingual can be misdiagnosed regarding speech impediments due to a lack of knowledge among experts. University of Arizona Associate Professor Leah Fabiano-Smith recently received a $2.5 million grant to help solve this issue.…
Tucson Metro Chamber names Copper Cactus Awards finalists | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | August 12, 2018
The Tucson Metro Chamber recently announced the 45 businesses and five business leaders t selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. Held this year Friday, Oct. 12 at Casino Del Sol Resort, the annual event celebrates…
Annual veterans resource fair to assist service members in Tucson | | August 12, 2018
A Tucson organization is stepping up to help military members in need with their annual one-day fair.
UA undergrads search skies for answers to massive star formation | | August 12, 2018
UA undergraduates exploring mysteries of star formation published a paper in July.
Steller column: The outrage! Chomsky makes how much at UA?! | | August 12, 2018
A piece on the UA prof is wrong, and should raise skepticism about the machine cranking out stories about liberal outrages on campus
Despite pay raises, teacher vacancies remain a problem for Tucson schools | | August 12, 2018
While filling vacancies has become easier, hundreds of Tucson-area classrooms continue to be led by people without the proper training.
2 people injured in possible drive-by shooting in midtown Tucson | | August 12, 2018
Tucson police officers responded to a possible drive-by shooting in midtown Saturday evening.
Tucson group takes in money for foster kids, but has done little to help them | | August 12, 2018
A cloud of ill will is gathering in Tucson over a Phoenix man who for months has collected donations he said would be used to benefit local children in foster care.
5 takeaways from the water-rights ruling over a planned Sierra Vista development | | August 12, 2018
In a 4-3 ruling, the state's high court said that the Arizona Department of Water Resources doesn't have to consider the impacts of groundwater pumping on federally reserved water rights on the fragile San Pedro.
Authorities continue search after 2 human bones found in Cochise County | | August 12, 2018
Two human bones were found in the Chiricahua Mountains by a search and rescue team of the Cochise County Sheriff's Office Saturday, officials said.
Top 10: Creating a corporate wellness program | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | August 11, 2018
Investing in a corporate wellness program is beneficial to both your employees and your business. By promoting wellness in the workplace, you give employees the support they need to thrive personally, and to boost their productivity at work. Consider these…
Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program launches in Southern Arizona | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | August 11, 2018
Twelve business owners were recently recognized at the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator graduation as the Tucson program’s first graduating class. The ceremony was held Saturday, June 30 at the YWCA.
Tech Talk: Radiation tests, solar and environmental research you should know about | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | August 11, 2018
Set the controls for the heart of the sun. While astronomers agree on how stars the size of our sun are formed, the births of massive stars have always remained enigmatic. But this is just the question a group of…
Tangerine Sky Park opens in Marana | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 11, 2018
Dozens of men, women and children gathered under a forest green pavilion on an overcast Friday morning to celebrate the opening of Marana’s newest park.
The changing landscape in the fight against tobacco use among youth | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 11, 2018
When the problems advance, the solutions must advance as well. This is what UA College of Nursing professor Judith Gordon realized when she helped develop “Click City: Tobacco,” a smoking prevention computer program designed for fifth graders. And while the…
Credit unions offering real alternative to big banks | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 11, 2018
In the world of modern banking, it takes a team of talented minds to run a successful credit union. Credit unions, which are non-profit, member-owned banking institutions, have sprung up around the country, with 5,757 nationwide in 2018 serving 103.992…
Attorney: Federal agents used battering ram, assault rifles in arrest of Tucson lawyer | | August 11, 2018
Asking judge to prohibit prosecutors from viewing seized files from indicted lawyer Rafael Gallego.
New Bavarian-Style Beer Hall to Open Downtown | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
Ten55 Brewing Co. opened its doors as a taproom five years ago, and while its 44th Street location gave co-founders J.P. Vyborny and Chris Squires a chance to feel out the Tucson market and work on their brand, they always had their eye on moving downtown. Their new beer hall, set to ope...
Know Your Product | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
What local genres doesn't Tucson have? Latin rock and dusty folk for sure, but if the four-piece band In Lessons is any indication, we definitely have a unique and proficient post-hardcore scene. What local genres doesn't Tucson have? Latin rock and dusty folk for...
Laughing Stock: On Battles and Recoveries | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
It’s not funny at all, per se, and it’s almost certainly the world’s worst career choice, but years of addiction have made comedy stars of Kurtis Matthews and Andy Gold … now that they’re in recovery. The pair perform as the Addicts Comedy Tour at 8 p.m., Thursday, August 1...
Candidates Answer Survey from Arizona's Disability Organizations | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
This election season, a group of Arizona-based disability organizations sent a survey to all candidates running for state and federal office.…
A Review of David Garcia's Book,
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
Full disclosure: I have already stated my support for David Garcia for governor on The Range. Today I sent in my ballot with the bubble filled in next to Garcia's name. Thursday, a post on Blog for Arizona by Larry Bodine sent minor shockwaves through the Democratic primary race for ...
Arizona Still Grappling with Question of How to Prevent School Shootings | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | August 11, 2018
Gun legislation in Arizona remains a hot-button issue going into election season. Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed school safety plan, which was unveiled in March, was a contentious bill since Arizona lawmakers can’t agree whether “school safety” and “gun reform” are synonymous. ...
Town of Marana managing monsoon cleanup | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 10, 2018
On Tuesday, July 10, a monsoon rolled over Marana, pouring rain, shooting lightning and derailing a train. Unsurprisingly, the Town of Marana government was left with quite a mess to clean up.
Multiple republicans vying for McSally’s seat | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | August 10, 2018
Four candidates are battling for the Republican nomination for Martha McSally’s seat in Congress, and they are all new to the campaign trail. One of them could end up representing the residents of Congressional District 2, which covers the eastern…