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Double Trouble | Tucson Weekly Double Trouble
Two more state bills are trying to restrict medical marijuana use, despite the intent of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. Two more state bills are making their way through the legislative gauntlet to restrict medical marijuana use, despite the intent of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act to make alternative treatment more available. Both bills, introduced by Rep. Vince Leach, R-Saddlebrooke, aim to limit the number of people using medical marijuana in Arizona, but given the state constitution's restrictions on changing voter-approved laws, they could run in
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
The Joy of Flying | Tucson Weekly The Joy of Flying
The renowned photographer is one of three distinguished photographers in a must-see exhibition at Etherton closing March 3. Graciela Iturbide took her first photograph high above the clouds. Flying on her first-ever plane ride, leaving home for the first time, she was on her way to boarding school.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
King of the Jungle | Tucson Weekly King of the Jungle
With director Ryan Coogler, Marvel has yet another big win with a grand future. Scoring director Ryan Coogler to helm Black Panther proves to be a major triumph. His entry into the Marvel universe is a majestic, full bodied, exhilarating treatment of the African king title character with the crazy cool suit (Chadwick Boseman).…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
How About a Mulligan? | Tucson Weekly How About a Mulligan?
CJ Hamm, along with partners Kade Mislinski and Dave Musso, turned a busy eastside street dive bar into an open and friendly neighborhood pub. CJ Hamm is a very Busy Guy. Not only is he the executive chef of Saguaro Corners, CJ is also a single father of 3, competed in an upcoming episode of Chopped, just quit smoking and recently turned a busy street dive bar into an open and friendly neighborhood pub.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Gazing into the Abyss | Tucson Weekly Gazing into the Abyss
UA’s astronomy department and Steward Observatory are making advancements toward both seeing and understanding black holes. Seeing and understanding are two very different things. And when it comes to an object as enigmatic as a black hole, both can be difficult.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Information Overload | Tucson Weekly Information Overload
Vincent del Casino Jr. is UA vice president for academic initiatives and student success as well as professor of geography and development. Vincent del Casino Jr. is UA vice president for academic initiatives and student success as well as professor of geography and development. At 7 p.m.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
A Ray of Hope at the Rodeo | Tucson Weekly A Ray of Hope at the Rodeo
Everyone is wearing pink. There's hot pink shirts and pale pink cowgirl boots and couples wearing bright pink, matching bandanas. Everyone is wearing pink. There's hot pink shirts and pale pink cowgirl boots and couples wearing bright pink, matching bandanas.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Heads Will Roll | Tucson Weekly Heads Will Roll
If you happen to hear a funky beat blasting from inside the Global Justice Center, it may be the local b-boys and b-girls getting together to breakdance. If you happen to hear a funky beat blasting from inside the Global Justice Center, it may be the local b-boys and b-girls getting together to breakdance. The energy builds with each dancer who arrives to open practice, a recent Tuesday evening.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Man Behind the Designs | Tucson Weekly Man Behind the Designs
If there's a look that characterizes Tucson hip hop, it's in the designs and artwork of Marco Oliva, known as Marcoso. Tucson's ever-growing hip hop scene may not have a particular sound to call its own. But if there's a look that characterizes Tucson hip hop, it's in the designs and artwork of Marco Oliva, known as Marcoso.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
A Flash of Inspiration | Tucson Weekly A Flash of Inspiration
This year, Julius Schlosburg is the festival's photo ambassador with teens from the Sells reservation. To say 14-year-old Jasmine Stevens' photos reflects life of the youth in Sells, capital of the Tohono O'odham Nation, is simplifying it. As she scrolls through her photos, the teen impresses her teacher with her grasp of composition and lighting.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Poetry of the People | Tucson Weekly Poetry of the People
There's a tight-knit group of young rappers and producers gaining momentum in the world of Tucson hip hop. There's a tight-knit group of young rappers and producers gaining momentum in the world of Tucson hip hop. Forget the overused verses about Xanax bars and weed, a new girl every weekend and luxury cars.…
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Essential Elements | Tucson Weekly Essential Elements
When you break it down, there's one underlying reason for the birth and growth of the Tucson Hip Hop Festival: "We just love hip hop." Last year, Tucson Hip Hop Festival directors Pike Romero and Jocelyn Valencia wanted to create a festival that included all the elements of hip hop: rap, beat production, breakdancing, graffiti art, DJing and knowledge. …
Tucson Weekly | February 22, 2018
Canyon del Oro wins 17th consecutive decathlon | Tucson Local Media Canyon del Oro wins 17th consecutive decathlon
Academic decathlon students read upwards of 600 pages of notes by competition time. The passionate students study through their notes multiple times. Training starts in August, along with the school year, and lasts until December. At this rate, six to…
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Estes Elementary shows its love for reading | Tucson Local Media Estes Elementary shows its love for reading
Books, poetry and beloved children’s book characters filled the Estes Elementary cafeteria on a rare rainy evening.
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Canyon del Oro baseball and softball athletes primed for the 2018 season | Tucson Local Media Canyon del Oro baseball and softball athletes primed for the 2018 season
A collective of athletes stretched out across the manicured grass at Canyon Del Oro High School on a toasty Friday afternoon.
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
The art of pavement preservation | Tucson Local Media The art of pavement preservation
In Marana, we value great roads. The Marana Town Council, officials and staff have always understood that pavement preservation is necessary to keep road quality high and life-cycle costs low, and we have been using pavement preservation techniques for the…
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
UA astronomers hope to capture the first image of a black hole | Tucson Local Media UA astronomers hope to capture the first image of a black hole
Seeing and understanding are two very different things. And when it comes to an object as enigmatic as a black hole, both can be difficult. Luckily, the University of Arizona’s astronomy department and Steward Observatory are making advancements toward both.
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Marana needs nominees for community recognition awards | Tucson Local Media Marana needs nominees for community recognition awards
Marana choir and drama educator Sarah Ross felt honored when she, along with her colleague Heidi Barker, won last year’s Marana Branding Irons Award. But her real accomplishment was leading a group of 19 kids, mostly Marana High School students,…
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Baby Gas Mask Records opens new space near downtown | Tucson Local Media Baby Gas Mask Records opens new space near downtown
An oversized room with painted cinderblock walls, low ceilings and light-stained wood paneling greets you when you step into the recording space at Baby Gas Mask Records.
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Aging Well: Skip the Treadmill and Head for the Hills | Tucson Local Media Aging Well: Skip the Treadmill and Head for the Hills
Research shows that taking your exercise outdoors compared to working out in a gym offers unique benefits for physical, cognitive, and emotional health. There’s even a Japanese trend right now called “forest therapy” that encourages people to enhance their health…
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Calexico rides again: stitching together The Thread That Keeps Us | Tucson Local Media Calexico rides again: stitching together The Thread That Keeps Us
It’s a mid-December morning and Calexico founders Joey Burns and John Convertino are joining me for breakfast at Hotel Congress.
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
Pusch Ridge falls to Sabino 52-34 in state playoffs | Tucson Local Media Pusch Ridge falls to Sabino 52-34 in state playoffs
It was a long night for members of the Pusch Ridge Christian Academy girls basketball team last Friday. The seventh-seeded Lions, playing 10th seed Sabino High School in the second round of the Division 3A state playoffs, got hammered early…
Tucson Local Media | February 21, 2018
The Tip-Off: Dusan Ristic and Arizona in for a Dam Good Time Against the Oregon State Beavers | Tucson Weekly The Tip-Off: Dusan Ristic and Arizona in for a Dam Good Time Against the Oregon State Beavers
Sean Miller knows full well the horrors that await any team that sleepwalks into the cavernous confines of Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon. That’s because Miller has been on the wrong side of the matchup in the Willamette three times since 2010, most recently in 2015, when the then-seventh ranked Wildcats met a Beaver buzz saw, falling 58-56, after former guard (and Philadelphia 76ers legend) T.J. McConnell missed a game-tying jump shot at the buzzer. The Wildcats (21-6, 11-3) achieved some sort of redemption last year, trampling the semiaquatic rodent (and official state anima
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2018
Lawmakers ask Gov. Ducey to convene task force on school violence | Tucson.com Lawmakers ask Gov. Ducey to convene task force on school violence
Governor says preventing tragedies such as Florida shooting will take broad effort.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
Steller column: Never trust a public official with a pool of money | Tucson.com Steller column: Never trust a public official with a pool of money
A review of proposed spending of RICO money by the County Attorney shows the office stretched definitions to distribute grants.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
In reversal, Pima County supervisors vote to accept $1.4M border-security grant | Tucson.com In reversal, Pima County supervisors vote to accept $1.4M border-security grant
Supervisor Ramón Valadez made approval contingent on five conditions, including the creation of a racial profiling committee.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
AHCCCS hosting public meeting about opioid treatment funding | Tucson.com AHCCCS hosting public meeting about opioid treatment funding
The meeting is aimed at Medicaid enrollees, families, stakeholders and partners, but anyone can attend.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
No More Deaths volunteer indicted on human-smuggling charges | Tucson.com No More Deaths volunteer indicted on human-smuggling charges
Scott Warren is charged with one count of human-smuggling conspiracy and two counts of knowingly concealing two border crossers from law enforcement.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
Pima County supervisors change course, accept $1.4M border-security grant | Tucson.com Pima County supervisors change course, accept $1.4M border-security grant
Supervisor Ramón Valadez voted to accept the $1.4 million in Operation Stonegarden funding.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
Bill aims to let rural counties raise money for roads through sales taxes | Tucson.com Bill aims to let rural counties raise money for roads through sales taxes
Would also allow Arizona's two urban counties, Pima and Maricopa, to ask voters to extend their own road sales taxes before they expire.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
Proposal would allow teens to run for Arizona Legislature, governorship | Tucson.com Proposal would allow teens to run for Arizona Legislature, governorship
State voters might get a chance to lower the current minimum age for candidates from 25.
Tucson.com | February 21, 2018
Mona Politics: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley and State Sen. Andrea Dalessandro | Tucson Weekly Mona Politics: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley and State Sen. Andrea Dalessandro
In this televised edition of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley and state Sen. Andrea Dalessandro sit down for one-on-one interviews about what's going on at the Arizona Legislature this session.…
Tucson Weekly | February 21, 2018
Fourth Avenue and Future of Localism in Tucson | Tucson Weekly Fourth Avenue and Future of Localism in Tucson
Tucson is at a critical juncture with our priorities for local ownership and the identity of our community.…
Tucson Weekly | February 20, 2018
Zona Politics: Big Data, Billy Kovacs and Hollace Lyon | Tucson Weekly Zona Politics: Big Data, Billy Kovacs and Hollace Lyon
On this televised edition of Zona Politics: Host Jim Nintzel talks with Vincent Del Casino Jr., who is delivering the final talk in this year's UA College of Science Spring Lecture Series at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26.…
Tucson Weekly | February 20, 2018
Assistance League's Volunteers are looking out for the Tucson Community | Tucson Weekly Assistance League's Volunteers are looking out for the Tucson Community
It was 9:30 on a Wednesday morning, but a group of elementary children aren't sitting in their desks at school. Instead, they are picking out some clothes and a backpack for themselves.…
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2018
Interstate water storage deals violated state law, former Arizona water chiefs say | Tucson.com Interstate water storage deals violated state law, former Arizona water chiefs say
Operators of the $4 billion CAP, however, say their deals with California and Nevada officials were legal and helpful to Arizona water users.
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Pueblo High students find a formula to raise valley fever awareness | Tucson.com Pueblo High students find a formula to raise valley fever awareness
Biotech class teamed with art students to come up with an awareness campaign about "Arizona's disease."
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Road Runner: As feds ponder solution, Ruby Road repairs have costliest year yet | Tucson.com Road Runner: As feds ponder solution, Ruby Road repairs have costliest year yet
DHS has agreed to look into ways to help fund repair of roads the Border Patrol uses.
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Panel can help you navigate Tucson Festival of Books | Tucson.com Panel can help you navigate Tucson Festival of Books
“Navigating the Tucson Festival of Books” is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Tucson Medical Center Marshall Auditorium.
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Deputies search for armed suspect in two convenience store robberies | Tucson.com Deputies search for armed suspect in two convenience store robberies
Deputies are searching for an armed robbery suspect who used a knife when he robbed two convenience stores on the northwest side.
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Envelope in today's Star to donate to send Tucson kids to camp | Tucson.com Envelope in today's Star to donate to send Tucson kids to camp
Since 1947, the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 40,070 children to go to camp.
Tucson.com | February 19, 2018
Salpointe Catholic knocks off Catalina Foothills, 77-70, in double-overtime | Tucson Local Media Salpointe Catholic knocks off Catalina Foothills, 77-70, in double-overtime
In the New Testament, there were four horsemen of the apocalypse. On Saturday night, the Salpointe Catholic Lancers only needed two.
Tucson Local Media | February 19, 2018
Farrah Needs a Home | Tucson Weekly Farrah Needs a Home
Remember me? I'm Farrah! I am a one year old girl looking for my fur-ever family!…
Tucson Weekly | February 19, 2018
Steller column: 3 Hernandez siblings could reshape Tucson politics | Tucson.com Steller column: 3 Hernandez siblings could reshape Tucson politics
Accused of opportunism, Daniel Hernandez is helping two 'relentless' sisters launch political careers
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
Neto's Tucson: Los Universitarios have created a lasting legacy at University of Arizona | Tucson.com Neto's Tucson: Los Universitarios have created a lasting legacy at University of Arizona
Los Universitarios was a group of pioneering Mexican-American students at the University of Arizona in the 1950s and early 1960s who laid the foundation for the growth of Hispanic students and scholarships at the UA.
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
Tucson City Council to consider paying for water lines to new employers | Tucson.com Tucson City Council to consider paying for water lines to new employers
The city would pay up to $2.5 million a year to build water pipelines and other projects helping out new, non-retail employers.
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
Federal grant doesn't cover all Pima County costs for border enforcement, memo says | Tucson.com Federal grant doesn't cover all Pima County costs for border enforcement, memo says
County administrator says: "If we want to accept this one million, we need to understand we are spending ... local taxpayers' money" as well.
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
Making the end easier: Planning for death softens path, Tucson experts say | Tucson.com Making the end easier: Planning for death softens path, Tucson experts say
Nearly $3 million recently awarded to groups for end-of-life care and planning services in the community.
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
Toddler taken by mother during supervised visit possibly in Mexico | Tucson.com Toddler taken by mother during supervised visit possibly in Mexico
The Child Safety Department currently has custody of the girl who was taken during a supervised visit at the Murphy-Wilmot Library.
Tucson.com | February 18, 2018
U.S. Dept. of Justice opposes Arizona effort to deny U.S. Dept. of Justice opposes Arizona effort to deny "dreamers" driver's licenses
Department of Justice urges Supreme Court to reject review of lower court ruling.
Tucson.com | February 17, 2018