- Barking Mad: A Statement from The Werewolf Party On Werewolf Derangement Syndromeby Jeremy Voas on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
The Werewolf Party's leaders want you to know the werewolf must be left in his lair, undisturbed. There's no way the werewolf will ever be a threat again because he's learned his lesson and full moons are hoaxes and don't really transform him into a bloodthirsty canid.…
- Tucson Salvage: Portrait of the old moccasin sellerby Brian Smith on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
The COVID pandemic is one certainty that has mortally wounded Steve Osborne's world. A lesser certainty is recalled in the bewildered timbre of a car-accident survivor: On Christmas Eve, Osborne said goodbye to his few employees, locked the door to his shop, stepped into his car and drove off toward home, overworked and dehydrated.…
- All in the Family: Three Generations of Wyeths on Display at Tucson Museum of Artby Margaret Regan on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
Brandywine Creek meanders through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Flowing past the rural town of Chadds Ford, 25 miles west of Philadelphia, the stream curves through woods, meadows, hills and farms, impossibly green in summer and blindingly white in winter.…
- The Skinny: Oddball Oro Valley lawmaker abandons Twitter, embraces honey badger as spirit totem on something called Gabby Jim Nintzel on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
State Rep. and Old-West cosplay aficionado Mark Finchem has always been one of the nuttier lawmakers at the Capitol, what with his bills to make gold legal tender, his links to far-right organizations such as the Oath Keepers and the Coalition of Western States, and his peculiar fashion choices. But Donald Trump's loss in the presidential race last November has led the Oro Valley Republican to buy a first-class ticket on the crazy train.…
- Editor's Note: Just Desertsby Jim Nintzel on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
You might know ethnobotanist and author Gary Paul Nabhan from his work founding Native Seeds/SEARCH, the massive seed bank that preserves all manner of indigenous plant variants to ensure future genetic diversity as corporate farming operations embrace monoculture. You might know him from his work as science director at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or his work at the UA's Southwest Center, or his contributions to the annual Agave Festival at Hotel Congress.…
- Flowering Market: Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin Weeks Sooner Than Expectedby David Abbott on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
In a move that gave local cannabis watchers—and many dispensary owners—a serious case of whiplash, the Arizona Department of Health Services gave the green-light to recreational pot sales last week, catching a lot of people in the industry off guard. Harvest Enterprises, Inc., founded by CEO and Tempe native Steve White, had the first-ever Arizona adult use sale in its Scottsdale location and Harvest became the first Tucson-area dispensary to sell recreational marijuana, with patients waiting in line for hours outside the midtown outlet at 2734 E. Grant Road on Friday, Jan. 22 and continuing throughout the weekend.…
- Excerpt from The Nature of Desert Nature: A Deep History of Everything that Sticks, Stinks, Stings, Sings, Swings, Springs, or Clings in Arid Landscapesby Gary Paul Nabhan on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
Our deepest knowledge of most places in which we have lived and loved—a landscape or the edge of a seascape—may well come to us in waves. Yet, what if our recognition of desert nature comes to us in dowsing splashes, hot flashes, or sharp-edged gashes?…
- Claytoonz: Convicting Hateby Clay Jones on January 28, 2021 at 8:00 am
- Huckelberry's two scoops of a double dip — pension scandal or business as usual?by Blake Morlock on January 27, 2021 at 10:21 pm
Pima County's top administrator is poised to nearly double his income after taking a small cut to his salary. It's called a pension "double dip" and Chuck Huckelberry just set himself up for one. It's a scandal, right? Yes, it is. And no, it's not.
- Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150M for Arizona projectsby Sarah Oven on January 27, 2021 at 10:07 pm
$900,000 from an Army Corps of Engineers fund dedicated to water infrastructure projects in Arizona will be used to bring water to the tribe’s lands for irrigation, the first fruits of a successful effort last year by members of the state’s congressional delegation to win $150 million in federal funding for water projects around the state.
- Judge denies Brnovich's demand for summary judgment in Google fraud caseby Jerod MacDonald-Evoy on January 27, 2021 at 9:35 pm
An Arizona judge rejected a request from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for a partial judgment in an ongoing consumer fraud lawsuit against Google, ruling that the state did not have sufficient evidence and the case should move forward with jurors.
- “Tucson Originals” to kick off a community food drive for the new yearby Matt Sterner on January 27, 2021 at 9:30 pm
With the new year comes new opportunities to help the community. The culinary members of Tucson Originals are reaching out and lending a hand to those dealing with food insecurities by holding a drive. They’ve teamed up with the Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona in several restaurant locations throughout the city on Friday, February 26. The post “Tucson Originals” to kick off a community food drive for the new year appeared first on Tucson Foodie.
- Maricopa County supervisors will vote on forensic election auditby Jeremy Duda on January 27, 2021 at 9:04 pm
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to conduct a forensic audit of the county’s election equipment and software, acting unilaterally while negotiations continue over disputed subpoenas from the Arizona Senate, which wants to conduct an audit of its own.
- Banner Leader Warns Arizona is On Track to Surpass 18,500 COVID-19 Deaths by Mayby NICOLE LUDDEN on January 27, 2021 at 8:52 pm
Despite last week's announcement that COVID-19 cases had decreased and that some elective surgeries would resume, Arizona’s largest hospital system is still treating a record number of coronavirus patients. …
- Pascua Yaqui win water funds, first of $150 million for Arizona projectsby Sarah Oven/Cronkite News on January 27, 2021 at 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON – Pascua Yaqui Council members called it “a blessing.” …
- Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 27: Pima County awaits more vaccine from state; Hospitals see slight decrease in patients but Arizona still has nation's highest transmission rate; 195 new deaths today pushes total toll past 12,500by Jim Nintzel on January 27, 2021 at 3:52 pm
With 5,918 new cases reported today, the total number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases surpassed 738,000 as of Wednesday, Jan 27, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Pima County, which reported 709 new cases today, has seen 98,743 of the state’s 738,561 confirmed cases.…
- Dreamers in Arizona have mixed feelings about Biden’s immigration planby Emma VandenEinde/Cronkite News on January 27, 2021 at 2:09 pm
PHOENIX – On his first day in office, President Joe Biden sent to Congress his plan to reform the U.S. immigration system. The bill includes preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and outlines a path to permanent residence and citizenship for its recipients.…
- Claytoonz: Deprogramming MAGAby Clay Jones on January 27, 2021 at 8:00 am
- Winter storm graces Catalinas with snow; Tucson gets hard freeze warningby Paul Ingram on January 26, 2021 at 11:19 pm
A winter squall brought rain and a little bit of snow to the Tucson valley Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and a hard freeze warning will be in effect for the metro area through 9 a.m. Wednesday.
- Pima County's Total Vaccine Allocation Rivals that of Two State PODsby NICOLE LUDDEN on January 26, 2021 at 11:03 pm
As Pima County continues administering COVID-19 vaccines to a select group of individuals, they’re continuing to advocate to the state for more doses to provide immunization to a much larger portion of the population. …
- UA Hosting Virtual Panel Discussion on Voting Rightsby Jeff Gardner on January 26, 2021 at 9:37 pm
After last week’s inauguration of the first female vice president, the University of Arizona is hosting a virtual discussion about voting history and voting rights on Thursday, Jan. 28. …
- Pima Public Library Celebrates 1 Million ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020by Jeff Gardner on January 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm
The numbers are in, and Pima County Public Library has announced a record-breaking year, with locals checking out more than 1 million ebooks and audiobooks in 2020. These numbers were no doubt heightened by stay-at-home orders, but PCPL says ebook and audiobook rentals have seen increased use for multiple years.…
- Biden's 100-day deportation moratorium blocked after Texas files suitby Julian Aguilar on January 26, 2021 at 8:38 pm
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's 100-day moratorium on deportations of some undocumented immigrants.
- Bill would eliminate clergy privilege, require reporting of child abuseby Jerod MacDonald-Evoy on January 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm
A new proposal in the Arizona Senate would eliminate the clergy-penitent privilege and require clergy in Arizona to report suspected child abuse, even if they learn of it during a confession. In Arizona, state law exempts a clergyman or priest from reporting abuse heard during a confession.
- GOP proposal to end Ducey’s COVID emergency declaration advancesby Jeremy Duda on January 26, 2021 at 7:36 pm
The move in the Arizona Senate Government Committee comes as the state is experiencing record infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the pandemic. The committee also advanced three similar proposals that would limit the length of future emergency declarations.