[Ed. Note — The following is an open letter to the “Road Runner” — Patrick ...
The Tucson Urban Agricultural Zoning Amendment looks solid and well written, with language that leaves ...
“There will be many poems written in the shape of a grenade” —John Haines They’re ...
No matter who Freddy Batt Sosa was, the 22-year-old’s shooting death by Tucson police in ...
In this letter directed to the Tucson City Attorney on June 19, 2015, John Cooper ...
Hardy Ray Grant, 77, best known in Tucson as sculptor of the John F. Kennedy bust which he donated to the city of Tucson in 1964, died of heart failure June 26, 2015. Hardy was born in Texas but grew up in California with his mother after his parents divorced. His artistic abilities were noted […]
In its eagerness to rid its showcase downtown of the reality of homelessness, the City of Tucson is endangering the lives and health of those many homeless who are based in the downtown. After first closing Veinte de Agosto park just in time for the heatwave’s arrival on Monday — closing off one area of […]
Yes, the park is closed, sealed and sanitized, but they can’t close the sidewalks. City officials might think that closing Veinte de Agosto Park to human beings has rid them of the problem of homeless people in downtown Tucson, but they need only look at the continued presence of protesting homeless and just plain homeless […]
Last Saturday evening Access Tucson opened its doors to the public for the last time. The occasion was the bye-bye bash for a community-dedicated facility and concept that was the main concession Tucson received for its generous donation of city infrastructure to Cox Cable domination. Today, much of Tucson’s only access to internet is through […]
[By Patti Walters, with Photos and Intro by Alice Whittenburg] In 1886, in Santa Clara County vs. the Southern Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that corporations have rights and responsibilities just as human beings do, and in this way gave birth to the Corporate “Person.” On Mother’s Day (May […]
The Desert: 107 Degrees on Mother’s Day by Judy Ray Oh, but it’s a dry heat! The chorus repeats like the continuous murmur of mourning doves rustling to rest in palm trees. With a gasp we step out into the oven, praying for mercy. A dry heat, yes! You could flick a flint against the […]
In the summer of 1990 I briefly worked as a temporary secretary at the Leo Burnett ad agency in the Chicago Loop. Tobacco giant Philip Morris was one of Burnett’s valued clients, and I remember being told that I should run instantly to find an appropriate account representative whenever there was a call from Philip […]