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Tyler Porter and Izzy Pacho lead 2018 All-Region baseball/softball teams | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 24, 2018
We’ve reached the apex of the spring sports season, where the action on the diamonds of Southern Arizona reaches a fever pitch.
Arizona GOP lawmakers huddle on teacher pay but ignore #RedForEd leaders | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 24, 2018
Top GOP lawmakers are meeting to see if they can reach an accord over teacher pay ahead of Thursday's planned walkout statewide.
Feds weigh retrial after jury acquits border agent in killing of Mexican teen | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 24, 2018
Protests erupt in downtown Tucson after Lonnie Swartz is acquitted of second-degree murder and the jury deadlocks on less-serious manslaughter charges.
Tucson Botanical Gardens extends hours today  to visit Rosie the 'corpse flower' | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 24, 2018
Visitors can see - and smell - the rare blooming in person until 10 tonight or live on the internet.
Tucson Youth Making the Border Art | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 24, 2018
Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border bustled with activity on a recent Saturday night in Nogales.…
Eve of a Strike: Teachers and Districts Prep To Walk out of Schools This Week | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 24, 2018
With teacher walkouts starting on Thursday, educators statewide are wearing red, waving Red for Ed signs and smiling at honking cars in front of their schools every morning, across Tucson and much of the state, demanding better public education funding. Statewide, 57,000 votes were c...
Tucson Weekly | April 24, 2018
Catalina Brewing Company is throwing their hat into the educational ring, offering specials for all teachers and their allies. The support may a bit seem odd until you learn their staff is mostly made up of former or current teachers.…
Antigone Books' employees quickly raise money from public, will buy store | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 23, 2018
Three employees raise about $32,000 through crowdfunding over several days to cap off a loan so they can buy the longtime Tucson store.
Man sentenced in Tucson federal court to 15 years for forcing woman into prostitution | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 23, 2018
A Florida man was sentenced Monday in Tucson federal court to 15 years in prison for forcing a woman into prostitution in the Tampa area and in Tucson in 2016.
Jury finds border agent not guilty of 2nd-degree murder, deadlocks on lesser charges | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 23, 2018
Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz is cleared of most serious charge, but jury is unable to reach verdict on lesser charges of manslaughter.
Tucson house destroyed in late-night fire | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 23, 2018
A house on Tucson's north side was destroyed Sunday in a late-night fire that billowed heavy smoke and sparked numerous calls to 911.
What Tucson-area schools are telling families about the Arizona teacher strike | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 23, 2018
Local school districts have prepared statements and FAQs letting parents know where to find the most current information
Road Runner: County offers $2.1M to cyclist hit at Sabino Canyon-Kolb in 2015 | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 22, 2018
The victim alleged unsafe design, but the county says the intersection is actually pretty safe.
Passerby alerts authorities to midtown Tucson fire | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 22, 2018
An early morning house fire was put out after a passerby reported smoke in a midtown Tucson neighborhood, officials say.
Steller column: Courts give police officers too much leeway to shoot | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 22, 2018
Training like that given by Tucson police can help officers judge the danger of situations correctly, not by fear
Know Your Product | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 22, 2018
Prof fuses the self-conscious hilarity of the Beastie Boys with modern rap aggression. Prof fuses the self-conscious hilarity of the Beastie Boys with modern rap aggression. It might come out poorly if you aren't in on the joke, but once you get it, it's easy to g...
Police Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 22, 2018
In a remarkably audacious convenience-store shoplifting incident, a man just kept topping himself in rude and unlawful behavior. Foothills Area, Feb. 11, 4:55 p.m. In a remarkably audacious convenience-store shoplifting incident, a man just kept topping himself in...
Editor's Note | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 22, 2018
It's pretty clear that weed is marching toward mainstream acceptance, no matter what U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says about it. With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states (including Arizona) and recreational marijuana legal in nine states, it's pretty c...
Reel Indie | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 22, 2018
What to watch this coming week. Coco. If you enjoy cultural heritage, mariachi music, a fantastical story or simply just some pretty animation, then Coco should be right up your alley.…
XOXO... | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | April 22, 2018
The music world for the coming week Mark your calendars... Thursday, April 19…
Chamber Chatter: Support Davis-Monthan’s chance to house F-35s | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, established in 1927, is an essential part of Tucson’s economy.
UA Recognized for Service to Hispanic Students | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for its success in the enrollment of Hispanic students and in providing educational opportunities to them. The HSI designation opens new opportunities to…
Local brokers receive award | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
CoStar Group recently announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leads in their respective markets. The CoStar Power Broker Awards also recognizes lease firms and sale firms…
Women’s Foundation raises over $700,000 for women and girls | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
The Southern Arizona Women’s Foundation is raising awareness and money for issues affecting women and girls at its 25th annual luncheon, on April 18. For 28 years, the Women’s Foundation has affected change in local communities by funding research, advocacy,…
Oro Valley takes steps to develop tech parks | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
Oro Valley is working to position itself more favorably in the eyes of science and technology companies looking for a new base of operations.
Celebrate Earth Day by going green at work | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
Businesses can create value and demonstrate leadership to customers and employees by developing a conservation strategy that considers how its operations affect the environment. At Cox, we’re proud to have recycled 100,000 tons of materials since 2013 and achieved zero…
Why moving your money locally strengthens the local economy | Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business | April 21, 2018
April is an important month for the mission of Local First Arizona to strengthen local economies as we hold our Community Banking Month annually. At Local First Arizona, we believe in more local ownership and local decision making because greater…
Buffalo Exchange: Family owned for nearly half a century | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 21, 2018
Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with…
Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair coming soon | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 21, 2018
The Autism Society of Southern Arizona will host the 12th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair on Saturday, April 28 in Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium at Kino Park Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way. The Autism Walk & Resource Fair…
The Kennedys: ‘Chappaquiddick’ less revealing than expected | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 21, 2018
Inundated with thousands of films released throughout the year, a critic must apply emergency room triage procedures to decide which movies get reviewed now—and which must wait for later in the year to be seen.
Hope Banales and Ellessa Bonstrom power CDO softball past Salpointe | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 21, 2018
Hope Banales slashed at a belt-high fastball in her first at-bat on Tuesday, powering it deep into the Southern Arizona sky.
Warehouse Arts District galleries offer a wide range of abstract work | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 21, 2018
A number of the small galleries just north of downtown proper are exhibiting abstract works this spring, created by artists working in media from conventional paint to toilet paper to nylon stockings.
Council backing plan that would give some police officers 15% pay boost | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
New effort is designed to keep experienced officers from leaving for better paying jobs elsewhere.
Neto's Tucson: From Skid Row to teaching people they are valuable | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Raniesia Fletcher grew up as the daughter of crack-addicted parents surrounded by violence. She's overcome her past to help Tucson refugees.
Border-crossing prosecutions jump 71 percent in Tucson federal court | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pushed for zero-tolerance for illegal border crossings.
Lifeguard shortage leaves Pima County scrambling to staff pools | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Pool hours could be trimmed if Pima County doesn't get enough applicants in upcoming weeks.
Deputies make arrest in killing of Tucson businessman | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
An arrest has been made in the killing this week of a Tucson businessman, authorities say.
Wait continues for Rosie, Tucson's rare 'corpse flower,' to bloom | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Tucson Botanical Gardens visitors can see - and smell - the blooming event in person, or on the internet.
About-face on opioids helped Tucson family physician earn national honor | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Dr. Christian Moher admitted mistakes in opioid-prescription rates, innovated a solution.
2 strays treated for head wounds among homeless pets at Tucson adoption event | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 21, 2018
Both dogs had severe facial wounds when they were received by Pima Animal Care Center in March.
Marana students build competition-killing robot | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 20, 2018
Marana High School’s robotics team is the 10th-best rookie team in the world. Team 7214, AKA Tiger-OPS, won this distinction after competing at Northern Arizona University last month.
“A Quiet Place” is clever, fresh horror story | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 20, 2018
Moviegoers wanting to jump outside their comfort zone for a couple of hours will find the newly released thriller “A Quiet Place” a perfect choice. Nearly pulling off an astonishing upset of The Rock’s highly anticipated “Rampage” at the box…
International Wildlife Museum celebrating 30 years | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | April 20, 2018
The International Wildlife Museum is celebrating 30 years as part of the Tucson community. Come help celebrate this Saturday April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with $5 admission for everyone ages four and older. Kids ages three and…
Suspect in east side murder also faces west side gun charge | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
The Tucson Police Department is searching for an unspecified number of men who fled the hotel.
Friday morning crash in Tucson sends two to hospital | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
Traffic could be slow for some time on South Kino Parkway near East 36th Street during clean-up of a rush-hour crash that sent two people to the hospital.
Strike vote: Arizona teachers will walk out Thursday | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
#RedForEd organizers say 78 percent of teachers and other school employees who cast votes supported a walkout, which will begin Thursday, April 26.
Tucson weather: Clear and cool | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
Temperatures will be well below average today before returning to the 80s over the weekend. Northwest winds at 6 to 13 mph.
Steller's Friday Notebook: Political lines drawn as teachers weigh strike | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
The initial wave of contentment over Gov. Doug Ducey's education-funding proposal has dissolved into accelerating polarization.
Man arrested in Florence after attempting to lure teen for sexual favors | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
A man has been arrested in Florence after attempting to exchange drugs and alcohol for sexual favors with a minor, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.
Tucson businessman identified as homicide victim, missing vehicle sought | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | April 20, 2018
Robert Belman, 71, the owner of Arizona Auto Refrigeration, was found dead Thursday in the Catalina Foothills home.