The Tucson Urban Agricultural Zoning Amendment looks solid and well written, with language that leaves it flexible and open to changes as they become needed by growers. I like that it addresses the sale of food to both neighbors and stores/farmer’s markets which is hugely important. I signed a petition for the amendment (below) and […]
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 […]
Service workers from around town and adjunct faculty members from the university joined forces to fight for a livable wage and salary in a rally on April 15 that took place at the University of Arizona. After the rally, Doctress Neutopia interviews Green Party members about what is happening with the Greens on campus.
Read John Cooper’s full letter to Tucson’s Mayor and Council—Ed The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to […]
Friends of Aravaipa Canyon (FAR) along with a Cascabel environmental group have opposed SunZia plans to bring electric towers through sensitive Arizona wildlife areas since the project’s inception. Peter Else compiled the following brief history of the battle to protect the lower San Pedro River basin and the Aravaipa wilderness from a power grab. —Ed […]
In a confused approach toward the homeless, Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller’s recent articles capture some of our collective cultural ambivalence. On the one hand, Steller has tried to wake people up about our society’s neglect of the homeless. Last November, he wrote of his unease when voting for a proposition that would raise […]
Sure, people walk their dogs and they care about the environment. But few pack up their pooch and head off for a 7-month, 2,400+ mile trek across the country to raise awareness and to encourage action on climate change. I did. I’m Mary DeCamp, local Occupy Tucson activist and 2011 Green Party mayoral candidate. I also […]