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University of Arizona genetics research verifies purity of Mexican wolf | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 21, 2018
In October 2015, two small minnows in the Lower Colorado River Basin — the headwater chub and the roundtail chub — were proposed for listing as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In April 2017, that proposal…
Plan to spend $225M on Tucson parks facilities will be decided by voters | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 21, 2018
The parks bond, if approved by voters, won’t raise the city’s property tax rate.
UA researchers predict below-average hurricane activity in 2018 | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 21, 2018
Hurricane season didn't officially start until June 1, but subtropical storm Alberto made an appearance early, causing more than $50 million in damage as it made its way inland and up the coast in late May. Twelve people — seven…
Attorney: Jailed ex-Cat Orlando Bradford has no grounds for claim of ineffective counsel | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 21, 2018
Bradford is currently serving five years in prison for abusing, choking two ex-girlfriends.
Tucson City Council approves 20-story tower at Speedway and Campbell | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 21, 2018
The tower will incorporate residential, office, retail and open space at Speedway and Campbell.
Bud Banking Bust | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
The cannabis industry generates billions of dollars across the nation every year, and due to federal banking restrictions, that means billions of dollars of unprotected cash. By Nick Meyers tucsonweekly@tucsonlocalmedia.com…
Four Great Things to do in Tucson Today: Thursday, June 21 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
5 Minute Film Fest. For their monthly Free Third Thursday event, the Museum of Contemporary Art is showing a series of local films that are, you guessed it, five minutes. The films range from documentary to experimental to animation.…
Never Going Back to Tucson | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Dan Stuart is a habitual expat as well as a musician and author. His latest record, The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings, will be released in late July. Dan Stuart is a habitual expat as well as a musician and author. His latest record, The Unfortunate Demis...
Medical Muzzle | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Dr. Samantha Varner says it would be a "fundamental corruption" of her medical training and professional ethics if she couldn't inform her patients of all their family-planning options Dr. Samantha Varner says it would be a "fundamental corruption" of her medical ...
Soak the Rich | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Marea Jenness, a Tucson High School biology teacher, keeps a megaphone in the boot of her Mercury Mariner. Jenness stays ready in the event of more protests. Marea Jenness, a Tucson High School biology teacher, keeps a megaphone in the boot of her Mercury Mariner....
Quick Bites | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Fun food offerings this week. Sauce Summer Sampler. For those like me who can't stray from always ordering Sauce's mac 'n' cheese, this deal might be a game changer.…
Danehy | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Having completed my grueling morning workout (it’s damned hard work maintaining this physique!), I now sit down to write my bi-weekly column. Having completed my grueling morning workout (it's damned hard work maintaining this physique!), I now sit down to write...
The Skinny | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
This is what it's come to in Trump's America Caging Children This is what it's come to in Trump's America…
Nightcrawler | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
A few choice music shows to catch this week. Fantastic Negrito.…
Super-Powered Sequel | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
After a 14-year hiatus, the Parr family returns for more superhero shenanigans in Pixar’s Incredibles 2, a sequel that continues the zippy, funny spirit of the original. After a 14-year hiatus, the Parr family returns for more superhero shenanigans in Pixar's In...
City Week | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Things to do this week in Tucson. Music Oro Valley's Got Talent Semifinals #1.…
Texas Roast | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Tuna is a town in Texas. It's also the subject of a series of plays created by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams. Tuna is a town in Texas. It's also the subject of a series of plays created by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams.…
Critter Care | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Brenda Suneson knows her love for senior pets can be consuming. She knows they need love and attention regardless of the high medical care costs. Brenda Suneson knows her love for senior pets can be consuming. She knows they need love and attention regardless of t...
A Dog's Eye View | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. But the real twist is that...
Musical Munchies | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a rock star in possession of a successful career must maintain a diet of only cigarettes, bourbon and drugs. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a rock star in possession of a successful career must maintain a di...
Bitter Cup of News | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Revolutionary Grounds Coffee and Books, the small storefront on Fourth Avenue near the corner of Fifth Street, closed its doors on Sunday, June 17. But a revival may be on the horizon. Revolutionary Grounds Coffee and Books, the small storefront on Fourth Avenue n...
Pima County Safety and Justice Challenge to Screen Documentaries on Mental Health and Incarceration | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Explore the challenges of life after incarceration for those with mental illness with The Pima County Safety and Justice Challenge this Thursday. The program will present a day of discussions and documentaries at The Loft Cinema that spotlight this subject. Featured films include Pub...
Saints and Sinners | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Years ago, when the island of Manhattan was the domain of Native Americans, a band of Dutch fur traders quietly sailed into New York Bay. Years ago, when the island of Manhattan was the domain of Native Americans, a band of Dutch fur traders quietly sailed into Ne...
The New Doghouse | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 21, 2018
Created in the 1960s the Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admission shelter in the county. Created in the 1960s the Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admission shelter in the county. An open shelter accepts any animal that is taken to the shelter, n...
Oro Valley council unanimously passes $142.9 million budget | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
The Town of Oro Valley will move into the new fiscal year next month with a finalized spending plan after Town Council unanimously passed its next budget on June 6. The $142.9 million budget constitutes a roughly 11 percent increase…
A dog’s eye view | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
A book recently published in Tucson might hold a few local records, including one for youngest author: nine years old. But the real twist is that the author is a 10-pound Chihuahua.
Critter Chronicle: Animal care continues to improve with PACC | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Created in the 1960s the Pima Animal Care Center is the only open-admission shelter in the county. An open shelter accepts any animal that is taken to the shelter, no matter the age or condition.
Plenty of activity at the Marana Regional Airport | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
There is a lot going on at Marana Regional Airport. Town staff are constantly working on ways to improve the facility and provide better service to those using the airport, whether they are long time tenants or travelers making a…
Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine opening this week | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Casa Marana Craft Beer + Wine, a new bar in the Cortaro Crossings plaza in Marana, will open this Friday, June 22.
Bring the Wall, Inc. donates $8,000 to veteran causes | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
The Old Glories that have traditionally hung outside Oro Valley veteran posts were retired into traditional triangles and put to rest under the midday sun as the military bugle melody “Taps” played in the background.
Aging Well: Splendido Resident Blends Photography Skills with a Lifelong Love of Nature | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Phoebe Olmsted has come a long way since her days as a novice photographer, taking Polaroid photos as part of her volunteer work for the Girl Scouts of America. But that job kickstarted a 20+-year career as a photojournalist in…
Mayor fires back: challengers are disingenuous | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Oro Valley’s mayor will openly admit he’s a little behind on the times when it comes to using social media, but he’s starting his Facebook career with a strong message aimed at his challenging candidates: stop being so disingenuous.
Editor's Note: Miles of marvelous mexican meals | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
If I’ve learned anything about myself since I graduated from college a little over three years ago, it’s that I have a tendency to become a little consumed with my work. Long nights in the office or at home, squeezing…
Gaslight Theatre announces 2019 show calendar | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Generally, when you try to combine science fiction, a Western, a spy thriller and a holiday classic, you get a complete mess. But in the hands of the Gaslight Theatre, you get their recently unveiled 2019 Season. Next year’s show…
Tucson, you have some ugly pets! | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
In our first annual Ugly Pets Contest, you have sent us dogs, cats and frogs (alongside a few missives informing us that we are cruel and heartless because all pets are beautiful in their own way).
Critter Chronicle: Local group raising funds to pay off veterinary debt | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Brenda Suneson knows her love for senior pets can be consuming. She knows they need love and attention regardless of the high medical care costs.
Reader photo of the week | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 20, 2018
Reader Denise M. Wiscount saw this young screech owl enjoying dinner in the Casas Adobes West area. Send your photos to readerphotos@tucsonlocalmedia.com. Include your name, contact information and details about the photo, including who took it, where it was taken…
The Loft Hosts Free screening of 'The House I Live In' | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 20, 2018
As part of the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Art for Justice Film Series, the Loft Cinema will screen “The House I Live In,” a documentary offering a look into the lives of those impacted by the war on drugs in America. The 2012 film pieces together glimpses into the worlds of a...
Sally Hemings, 1773-2018: Hemingses' Lives Matter | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 20, 2018
A major error in the historical narrative of this country's founders has been partly corrected at Monticello in Virginia. The newly opened space at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s palatial mountaintop plantation, is presented as the living quarters of Sally Hemings, an enslaved w...
Four Great Things to Do in Tucson Today: Wednesday, June 20 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 20, 2018
Shakey Graves is the comfy soundtrack to a long, solitary road trip on two-lane highways through beat, half-boarded-up western towns. See, Graves’ songs are atmospheric and narrative at once.…
Gov Race: Ken Bennett Talks Education, Gun Safety and Balancing the Budget | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 20, 2018
At yesterday’s Pima County Republican Club gathering, Ken Bennett told the crowd that when he saw Gov. Doug Ducey “cave” to the mounting pressure from K-12 educators and announce the “20x2020” plan, he knew he had to run for governor. …
Town of Marana handing out sandbags | Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media | June 19, 2018
In anticipation of the coming rains of monsoon season, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags every Tuesday morning starting June 19.
Overnight fire engulfs Tucson construction site south of UA campus | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
A fire early Tuesday morning at a construction site along Broadway south of the University of Arizona campus kept Tucson Fire crews busy for hours, officials say.
Congressional candidate Ann Kirkpatrick grilled on whether she lives in Tucson | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
But her attorney counters that where she lives is irrelevant under the U.S. Constitution.
Swimmers, cyclists, sports leagues among beneficiaries of proposed $225M Tucson parks bond | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
The Tucson City Council will decide whether to send the $225 million bond package to voters for approval.
Tucson Giving: Walk Saturday aims to shed light on postpartum depression and more | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
This Saturday, on one of the longest days of the year, a group of volunteers hopes to shine light on pregnancy and postpartum mental-health disorders with a Climb Out of the Darkness walk.
Primavera completes first of 4 homes in revitalization project in South Tucson | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
Built with the help of a $500,000 grant to fund improvement projects in South Tucson.
Decrying the direction of Republican Party, Sen. Worsley withdraws from 2018 race | Tucson.com
Tucson.com | June 19, 2018
Sen. Bob Worsley calls family separations at the border "unacceptable behavior."
T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Border Edition | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 19, 2018
On November 15, 2016, I wrote my first post after the presidential election. The headline was Trump Human Rights Erosion And Termination Watch (THREAT Watch).…
One Great Thing to Do in Tucson Today: Tuesday, June 19 | Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly | June 19, 2018
The UA Art Museum: The UA’s art museum has several exhibitions up right now, including one on the evolution of women printmakers, one filled with art created by local high schoolers, an exploration of ligh...