Tucsonans Still Outdoors During an Unusually Mild May
Tucsonans are playing golf in the afternoon, eating outdoors and wearing sweaters in the evening as they enjoy one of the coolest Mays in decades.
Border Patrol Accused of Illegal Intrusions on Private Property
An Arizona woman who says United States Border Patrol agents slashed her tires on a desert road is seeking $1.5 million in damages for repeated violations of her rights.
A Dog Is Missing, and Social Media Is On It
Charles, a poodle terrier mix, disappeared on Sunday. The power of social media has brought Courtney Robbins, the dog’s owner, a step closer to finding her best friend.
Plan This Weekend’s Joyride; Radar Vans Will Be Off Duty
The Tucson Police Department posts the deployment schedule for its photo radar vans online two weeks in advance, and it is widely dispersed by the local media.
Street Fashion in Downtown Tucson
On a recent afternoon I took the Sun Link streetcar from our newsroom at the University of Arizona, Tucson, downtown to photograph Tucsonans during their lunch break.
Brewers Find a Wealth of Opportunity on Tap
The beer business in Tucson is bubbling, and the demand for craft beer has been so great that some new breweries have been overwhelmed.
Running of the Bees While on Assignment
Filming up close and personal with Africanized bees can be exciting – until you get stung.
Once the Nation’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Park, Organ Pipe Reopens
Thousands of hikers, nature lovers and accidental visitors are exploring and rediscovering Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument since it was fully reopened to the public last September after largely being closed for more than a decade.
For Smoke Enthusiasts, a Glass-Pipe Paradise
A smoke shop in downtown Tucson features the expected products, but that’s not all. Fine-art enthusiasts and musicians find a place there too — whether they smoke or not.
Mentoring Programs Reconnect Parents and Children
Families are given the opportunity to strengthen their relationship at Aviva Children’s Services. Many children that benefit from the center have undergone neglect, poverty or parental abuse.
Feeling Blessed Halfway Through the Institute
Keila Vizcarra, a designer at the Institute, is often one of the last students to leave the newsroom, but that’s where the fun happens.
On Her Birthday, Reporter Learns About Persistence
On her 22nd birthday, reporter Yessenia Funes didn’t hit up a bar to get her drink on. She went there to report — about Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Tucson. Stories don’t go as planned, but that doesn’t make them failures.
Water Conservation: Arizonans Search for Lasting Solutions
Arizona scientists and researchers are working on large-scale methods to save water through wastewater reclamation, evaporation-preventing covers and plant genetics.
Known for Gunslinging Theatrics, Town Grapples With Real Murders
Tourists travel to Tombstone for gunfight re-enactments. But two murders and a police-involved shooting death in the past three years have the town of 1,300 re-evaluating its gunslinging tourism industry.