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Steller's Friday Notebook: Arizona Supreme Court justice deserves voters' skepticism | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
Justice Clint Bolick's defenders say opposing him is political. Plus more on the Sinema-McSally race, Giffords' endorsements and TUSD
Roads reopen after train hits, kills Tucson pedestrian | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
Tucson police are investigating a fatal collision Thursday of a pedestrian and a train, a spokesman says.
Sheriff Napier removes federal immigration agents from Pima County jail | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
Napier says the move is a compromise he hopes will restore a federal grant used to help defray the department's expenses when working with federal law enforcement.
Police ID Tucson man shot to death during fight with wife | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
The man was shot and unresponsive on the floor of the apartment when officers and paramedics arrived.
Jury deliberating whether Tucson mother intentionally burned her daughter | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
Samantha Osteraas claims she would never harm a child; state contends she held her 5-year-old daughter down in scalding water.
Best place in the world to eat apple pie? Apple Annie's in Willcox, travel guide says | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
It's not just the apple pie that makes the drive to Willcox worthwhile, Lonely Planet says. it's the entire Apple Annie's experience.
Border patrol: More than $613K worth of drugs seized in Nogales | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
Border agents near the Nogales crossing arrested two people in connection with separate attempted drug smuggling incidents on Tuesday, officials say.
Southern Arizona firefighter dies during training exercise | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 19, 2018
A probationary firefighter in Saint David died during a training exercise Wednesday night, officials say.
25 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: Oct. 19-21 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 19, 2018
Native Seeds SEARCH Annual Fall Veggie Plant Sale. Fall is here, and so are all the deliciously squash-y, sweet potato-y, cinnamon-y flavors that come with it. Check out the red acre cabbage, Brussels sprouts, rainbow chard and snowball cauliflower at this sale, as well as a ton of other vegg...
TPD: Husband killed in apparent domestic violence-related shooting | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 18, 2018
Tucson police detectives are investigating a domestic violence-related homicide between a couple on the city's east side Wednesday night.
Bernie Sanders is coming to Tucson next week to campaign for David Garcia | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 18, 2018
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming back to Tucson next week to campaign for Democrat David Garcia.
New TV ads funded by conservation group support Democrats for ACC | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 18, 2018
Group will try to counteract big campaign spending by the state's largest utility.
Death toll from crash last month into Tucson bus stop now at 3 people | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 18, 2018
20-year-old Hunter Beckhorn has died from his injuries sustained when a car slammed into a bus stop where he and others were sitting.
Evacuations lifted after flooding on Tohono O'odham Nation | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | October 18, 2018
Two weeks after officials were worried a dam on the Tohono O’odham Nation would overflow, the evacuation notice for area residents has been lifted.
Black Art Matters | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
30 Americans is a must-see TMA show of contemporary African-American art In 1801, the French artist Jacques-Louis David painted a heroic picture of Napoleon crossing the Alps on horseback, his golden cloak billowing in the wind. In 2005, the American artist Kehind...
Police Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
A young female University of Arizona student was unacceptably harassed by some "Carpet Magicians" in a van, a UA Police Department report said. East First Street Sept. 4, 11:20 a.m.…
Three Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Thursday, Oct. 18 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Free Third Thursdays at MOCA. In Tucson, third Thursdays are for contemporary art.…
The Skinny | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Looks like Lea Márquez Peterson is getting washed away by a blue wave Looks like Lea Márquez Peterson is getting washed away by a blue wave The Skinny was feeling a little glum when Lea Márquez Peterson ghosted us after launching her congressional campaign this...
One-Term Wonder? | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Two years ago, Republican Todd Clodfelter defied the odds and knocked out a Democratic incumbent in the race for one of two House of Representatives seats in central Tucson's Legislative District 10. Two years ago, Republican Todd Clodfelter defied the odds and kn...
Revolution Solutions | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Thievery Corporation remains dedicated to embedding political messages in EDM music Over the past decade the world of EDM has exploded not only just in night clubs and house parties, but on concert stages and even national award shows. There has been no shortage o...
NBA G-League Weighing $125,000 Contracts for Elite High School Players | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
The NBA's G-League is weighing a change that would allow elite high school players to bypass the current 'one-and-done' rule of playing NCAA basketball for a year to be NBA Draft eligible, according to an ESPN article. The article cites League President Malcolm Turner, who expressed i...
Another Forecaster Upgrades Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick's Odd in Southern AZ's CD2 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Another national forecaster has delivering good news for Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and bad news for Lea Marquez Peterson in Southern Arizona's Congressional District 2. Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball is moving the race from the "Leans Democrat" column to the "Likely Democratic" column: …
New Crew | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
The University of Arizona Wildcats weathered the proverbial storm this offseason, facing a myriad of issues, both on and off the court. The University of Arizona Wildcats weathered the proverbial storm this offseason, facing a myriad of issues, both on and off the...
Let's Listen To Sharkk Heartt's New Single Ahead of Tonight's Show | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
The song and video were recorded live at Frank Bair's studio in the old Comic Con building in downtown Tucson. Audio by Frank Bair, video by Theo Panousopoulos, James Grip, and Jedidiah Baker. Head over to CANS Deli tonight to celebrate the release of Sharkk Heartt's first single, "M...
My Pick For Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kathy Hoffman | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Kathy Hoffman and Frank Riggs are putting up a spirited fight to become our next Superintendent of Public Instruction. Their campaign websites are filled with educational plans and proposals, too many to list or discuss without getting so deep in the weeds, I'd never find my way out.…
A Conversation With Brian Smith | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Award-winning journalist and author Brian Jabas Smith has a new book of columns and stories, Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera, out November 1. Award-winning journalist and author Brian Jabas Smith has a new book of columns and stories, Tucs...
An Adventure in Theater | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Our critic writes a brief one-act play about the Something Something Theatre Company’s latest production A brash and boisterous mess! What is?…
City Week | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
This week is packed full of great local events. Museums and Art Free Third Thursdays at MOCA.…
Framing the Narrative | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Tucson Salvage goes to the movies If this was an article by Brian Smith, it would probably start something like: "Glistening despite the portentous monsoon clouds, the fragmented remains of a beer bottle lay askance beneath the leering gas station neon." But this ...
Meet Mr. Infomercial | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Ray Lindstrom likes to refer to himself as simply "a serial entrepreneur" and after starting up more than 100 businesses in his lifetime. He's been referred to as "Mr. Infomercial," "an Indefatigable Promoter," "a Man of Destiny," a "Master of Taking Marketing Ris...
Growth Experience | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Restaurateur Sam Fox is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Wildflower this month. Restaurateur Sam Fox is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of Wildflower this month. Since opening Wildflower, Fox has launched Fox Restaurant Concepts, ...
Three and Out: The Arizona Wildcats are heading to Los Angeles | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
It's been a rough slog of-late for the Arizona Wildcats, who were beaten in Salt Lake City last Friday, 42-10. The Wildcats find themselves at 3-4 for the year, with a 2-2 conference record, heading into a crucial road battle with UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.…
Candidates on Cannabis, Part 3 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
The midterm elections are less than three weeks away, and while cannabis doesn't seem to be a hot-button topic this year, our decision could end up shaping not just the future of cannabis in Arizona, but in the U.S. The midterm elections are less than three weeks ...
Why Tucson Salvage Matters | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Weekly columnist Brian Smith captures the stories folks didn’t even know they had and stitches them back into the communal quilt that makes us all stronger, safer, more human. I-10 heading west travelspretty much a straight line from the Atlantic Ocean to a poin...
Over the Moon | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | October 18, 2018
Space exploration movies and TV events based upon real missions, not surprisingly, have often made "the mission" the thrust of the plot. Space exploration movies and TV events based upon real missions, not surprisingly, have often made "the mission" the thrust of ...
Power Rankings: Marana football still leads in week 10 | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Welcome to the second-to-last week of the high school football regular season, the precipice of the state playoffs.
Local first responders hosting National Night Out this month | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Have you ever wanted to meet the men and women behind the badge in a safe environment?
Houston, we have a problem with ‘First Man’ | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Earlier this year, “First Man” was predicted by many within the film industry to be the heavy favorite for “Movie of the Year” honors. With Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle teaming up once again with leading man Ryan Gosling, the…
‘30 Americans’ is a must-see TMA show | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
In 1801, the French artist Jacques-Louis David painted a heroic picture of Napoleon crossing the Alps on horseback, his golden cloak billowing in the wind.
Aging Well: Want to Commit to a Healthy Exercise Routine? Ready, Set, Goal! | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Many of us struggle with exercise, either starting something like a Pilates class and then stopping. . . or buying a treadmill and letting it collect dust. One way around these stops and starts is to set exercise goals. With…
Technology and smart management ensure long-term sustainability for Oro Valley Water Utility | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Did you know that the Town of Oro Valley’s diligence in securing, managing and conserving its water resources has been so successful that the Water Utility delivers less total water resources per year than it did over a decade ago?
Arizona must plan ahead to keep rivers and taps flowing | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
On Friday, Oct. 5 in Marana, lawmakers hosted a public forum on Arizona’s water future. Here in the Sonoran Desert, we have to make every drop count and we know we can’t do it alone. Like many other cities in…
Bijan Robinson and Salpointe Catholic rout Canyon del Oro, 49-6 | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Bijan Robinson ripped the momentum from the hometown Canyon del Oro Dorados in the first minute of last Friday’s Canyon del Oro-Salpointe Catholic clash.
Kirkpatrick and Márquez-Peterson face off in sole debate | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
On Arizona’s last day for voter registration, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Lea Márquez-Peterson stood before a packed room at the Jewish Community Center and answered questions from a panel of journalists about the most pressing issues in Congressional District…
Batter Up: Jason Hisey takes over CDO baseball program | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
The Canyon del Oro Dorado Baseball program named Jason Hisey as its newest baseball coach last month, replacing longtime skipper Keith Francis.
Tucson Local Media hosting Jack-O-Lantern contest | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
The summer temperatures have packed their bags for a few months, offering us Tucsonans an opportunity to pretend like we have multiple seasons. Queue the pumpkin spice lattes, corn mazes, food festivals and Halloween spirit.
Pop up exhibits bring student art to the public in Oro Valley | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
The students of Oro Valley are leaving their mark across town in more ways than one.
Marana Cares Mobile provides meals over school break | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
Zoey fidgets with anticipations while her mom mixes the “taco in a bag” ingredients. The 7-year-old spins on a red stool, reminiscent of a ’50s diner, inside the Marana Cares Mobile.
Challenge: Make a difference in someone else’s life | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
While many of us are celebrating the return of the cool temps of fall, rainy days and pumpkin-flavored, well, everything, there are members of our local community who’ve dedicated the month of October to a charitable cause. I’ve recently bumped…
Local high school football teams pushing towards state playoffs | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | October 17, 2018
The changing of the seasons in Southern Arizona, from blistering hot to merely somewhat hot, corresponds with the denouement of the high school football season.