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.
The sight of white, middle-class moms chatting at parks, schools and sports practices is starting to scare me.
Things in the Tucson Unified School District tend to get complicated quickly.
Smoke from a mesquite fire wafted in through the car windows, and a train blew its horn.
When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.
Mail-in elections may represent the future in Tucson, but complications in Tuesday’s voting show that future isn’t now.
If you think the idea of assisted suicide is controversial, welcome to the farthest frontier in the debate.
Other people might find Jared McKinley’s background interesting — his previous affiliations with the Flam Chen dance troupe, the Arizona Native Plant Society, his production of downtown underwear parties and now, of Edible Baja Arizona magazine.
NOGALES, Ariz. - You can imagine how this story might have ended.
When Dennis Fischer started talking about more possible deposits of copper at Rosemont, my ears perked up.
The banner hanging on the side of the Bank One Annex building on East Congress says all you need to know about the renewed residential project planned for that empty downtown lot.
The story of the SaddleBrooke cuckold gave the whole country a chuckle for a couple of days.
With city election ballots landing in mailboxes, perhaps now would be a good time to throw out some endorsements.
Why can’t people and peccaries just get along?
It makes sense that the results of the criminal investigation into Rio Nuevo’s finances emerged last week in a convoluted, back-door manner.
You can kill a 7-year-old in a crosswalk and never sniff a jail cell.
Knife aficionados would find Bryan Bates’ blades pretty cool even without the Arabic word stamped into them.
Bryan Bates makes custom knives at his Tucson workshop, inscribed with the Arabic word "infidel" and cooled in a mixture of water and pigs blood.
Bryan Bates : “Mainly, it’s a message to the enemy.”
If Sunnyside Unified School District will not admit to a corruption problem, perhaps it will cop to having boundary issues.
You can see why people would flinch from Pima County Assessor Bill Staples’ fight to collect more taxes from Raytheon Missile Systems.
Just who does this Jefferson Carter character think he is, anyway?
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has got himself in a bind.
For more than two years, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has steadfastly defended its performance in the investigation and raid that led to the death of Jose Guerena.
Tonight a variety of Tucson enterprises will get what is probably the area's most coveted business recognition — the Copper Cactus awards — for workplace excellence, technological innovation and other achievements.
Tonight a variety of Tucson enterprises will get what is probably the area’s most coveted business recognition — the Copper Cactus awards, for workplace excellence, technological innovation and other achievements.
The Sunnyside school board sent out an invitation last week asking for evidence of corruption in the district.
Yes, Nicole and Calvin Eason are living in Tucson.
A new inspector general’s report on the use of force by Border Patrol agents answers a lot of questions, some of them relevant.
It doesn’t take much imagination to see the culture clashes a renewed downtown Tucson is bringing about.
For Tucsonans who read a shocking Reuters investigation on adopted kids published this week, two big questions leap to mind:
You can’t accuse Sen. John McCain of being inconsistent.
Separate scions of a prominent Nogales, Sonora, family have been quietly investing in downtown Tucson.
Typical Tucson scenes: A woman taking a walk pushes her baby in a stroller along the side of a residential street.
If you’ve lived in Tucson long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard the bad news about the annual gem and mineral shows: They’re moving to Las Vegas!
When I wrote Sunday about the Sunnyside Unified School District recall campaigns turning petty, I didn’t know they were going to reach this cowardly low.
To understand how low Sunnyside school-district politics are sinking, get a load of what the school board president was peddling last week.
Riding the bus into downtown Tucson for work Thursday brought me back to the early 1980s.
Try to imagine Tucson without Imagine Greater Tucson.
Three months after getting out of prison, Rene Varelas is trying to do the right thing.