If the idea of Tucson landing a huge Tesla Motors battery plant seems too much to hope for, I’m sorry to say it may well be.
There’s a half-block parking lot along East Broadway that reminds you of downtown Tucson’s recent past: Real estate was so cheap that it was more profitable to park cars on it than to build.
Pima County is exploring selling the half-block surface parking lot at 69 E. Broadway, across from the new UniSource Energy building.
A balloon left as a memorial outside the home where Roman Barreras starved to death says it all, if unintentionally.
Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?
Up until last week, we could classify the threats to Davis-Monthan Air Force base as medium-term but gathering.
If there were one business at which Tucson would excel, surely it would be marijuana.
Just a couple of months ago, Attorney General Tom Horne issued an opinion that made public records more accessible and cheaper for the public.
It probably seemed like a no-lose proposition.
You can’t blame Tucsonans who are suffering from Forum Fatigue.
Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller labeled it a political “reprisal.”
If you’re troubled by the killing of two mountain lions to help bighorn sheep in the Catalinas, you have to hear about Aravaipa Canyon.
During his years as superintendent of public instruction, John Huppenthal has occasionally been convincing while playing the role of a supporter of public education.Back in September he showed up at the Sunnyside School District to urge rancorous board members to get along. His mention of gr…
George Chandler, Dan McLeod and Terri Franco may be homeless, but they know how to keep a home.
Dan McLeod, 77, walks gingerly through the camp he shares with two homeless friends. He has been suffering from shingles.
George Chandler's dog, Solo, walks between Dan McLeod and Chandler. “That dog gives me more enjoyment than anything in this world,” Chandler said.
George Chandler, 68, sits in the commons area in the campsite he shares with two homeless friends, Dan McLeod, 77, and Terri Franco, 54.
George Chandler, left, and Dan McLeod are two of three homeless friends who share a camp site underneath a tamarisk tree along the Santa Cruz River in Tucson.
Terri Franco keeps homey trinkets outside her tent beneath a tamarisk tree along the Santa Cruz River.
George Chandler, 68, left, and Dan McLeod, 77, live with Terri Franco, 54.
Nobody wants to pay higher gas taxes if we can avoid it.
Last year, Democrats considered GOP State Rep. Ethan Orr a friend.
You can imagine why a legislator from, say, Glendale would propose that the state reimburse that West Valley city for its upcoming Super Bowl-related expenses.
Pres. Obama made it sound so simple the other night.
If you thought conservative Republicans might forgive the past perceived sins of their moderate-Republican brothers, think again.
‘What are you going to do about it?”
Tucsonan Dennis Keys has faced both the ferocious severity and the casual generosity of Pima County prosecutors.
Maybe it’s time for Arizona to change the way the state constitution treats university education.In one of its most disappointing clauses, the Arizona Constitution raises hopes by saying instruction at the state’s universities shall be “as nearly free as possible.”
You can understand the desire of Davis-Monthan’s base commander to have regular meetings with local elected officials.
You angle for a window seat in a comfortable Tucson coffee shop or restaurant.
What’s TQ? Tucson Quotient — the number of years the candidates have lived in Tucson or Southern Arizona.
The poster is one of the items created by Tucsonans and left outside at public memorials in the weeks after the mass shooting on Jan. 8 2011. It's on display at the downtown public library, with other materials. Another display is going up at Nannini library today.
Up until about 11 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2011, that date had always meant one thing to me: My brother’s birthday.
To some of us in Southern Arizona, the state’s sudden embrace of cross-border trade is a bit jarring.
In an ideal Tucson, Libby Wright would not be a factor.
When Mexico’s drug-war violence surged in the middle of the last decade, Rocky Point was in a building boom, and the tourist industry assured us the beach town remained tranquilo.
You could blame Sunnyside school district voters for the painful budget cuts officials outlined at a forum Tuesday night.
Carmen Figueroa was a good Arizona Department of Public Safety officer for 10 years, but now faces the possibility of deportation to Mexico.
When Carmen Prezelski hears the offending word, she doesn’t speak up.
We can thank Willis Hawley for, perhaps unintentionally, laying bare the fundamental flaw that underlies TUSD’s desegregation case today.
For four years, Arizona charter schools have been arguing in court that they get a raw deal from the Legislature.
Updates and outtakes from the Cold Pueblo:
In September, my friend Karen Seger and I met to discuss a possible column about a troubled man she had helped out for years and who had just died.
The sheer number of abuse allegations that Arizona Child Protective Services revealed it did not investigate — at least 6,500 — obscures a more revealing fact, one that should make us realize we aren’t grappling with the real problem yet.
An Urban Land Institute team arrived in Tucson last week and, after a thorough review of downtown and the adjacent west side, came up with a brilliantly ironic idea:
When Marty Maiden Sr. announced on Facebook Oct. 31 that he intended to end his life, his friends and family mobilized quickly.
The man lay on the asphalt of East Grant Road, groaning beneath a cluster of firefighters, his bicycle perched on the sidewalk nearby.
Tucson firefighters and Southwest Ambulance personnel attend to an injured cyclist. A car hit the cyclist Tuesday in a crosswalk at Grant and Stone.
U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain have had two chances in the last week to state their support for the continued existence of the A-10, the mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
You could predict the response many Tucsonans had on Nov. 4, when Apple Inc. announced its plans to put a new plant and around 2,000 jobs in Mesa.