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Preservation alert: Phoenix Union Station

The most precious treasure of old downtown Phoenix is in flux. This could provide the city a long-overdue opportunity. Or it could go sideways in a hurry. I'm writing, of course, about Union Station.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: I-11 is a boondoggle that doesn't benefit Tucson

The proposed Interstate 11 west of Tucson is a boondoggle that doesn't benefit our city and doesn't benefit our neighbors in Pima County (unless you happen to be a real estate speculator).... Read more»4

What the Devil won't tell you

'Reprieve' on Trump's tariff just a calm before border storms

Here's the deal: the last thing Donald Trump wants is to solve problems. Solved problems don't scare people. Vanquished foes are no longer useful foes. The president needs enemies and bogeymen, so he can play the tough guy in his scripted performance.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sand & fury: Arizonans just extras in Trump's distracting, go-nowhere tariff drama

Here we go again watching another Donald J. Trump production of "Commander Hammer: Adventures of a Man-Child President," a reality TV show about take-no-prisoners chief executive who plays by his own set of rules.... Read more»

El Chisme

Pima Supes wannabe Chew spits out unconstitutional 'hate crime' meme

Another day, another stream of selfie memes and bizarre, incoherent political proposals from Felicia Chew, who wants to be a Pima County supervisor. Plus, laying to rest rumors of illegality in the JP8 constable appointment, and more hot local gossip.... Read more»

Comic: Politicomix

Trump towers: Who's brought to heel?

Political appearances are always exercises in one-ups(wo)manship, even with nominal allies. Sen. Martha McSally took a stand for paid parental leave in a meeting with presidential advisor/daughter Ivanka Trump last week, her office said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Small ball could still bring big innings for Pima pre-K proposal

Pima County is trying hard not to say "yes" to kickstarting public preschool in the region but the supervisors aren't quite saying "no," either. They seem to be saying: "Grrrrrrr ... really! Again?" ... Read more»

From the editor

10 years gone: RIP Tucson Citizen

I've got one of those calendars atop my monitor, the type you find in banks, with metal tiles for the days of the week, dates and month. One side I keep up to date. The other, no matter the date, says "Fri May 15." That's the last day the newsroom of the Tucson Citizen was filled with hustle and bustle.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

The Citizen was Tucson: Oct. 15, 1870 - May 16, 2009

Ten years ago today, Tucson lost a big chunk of its soul and I lost the companionship and camaraderie of roughly 70 of the finest newspaper people I could ever imagine working with as the Tucson Citizen closed. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Buckley: My first and last days at the Tucson Citizen

For 22 years I worked for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, and for that experience I am eternally grateful. But today I'll write about my first and last days at the Citizen, which ended when the press ground to a halt four years ago, May 15, 2009.... Read more»4

Analysis

The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research

Talking things out may not be the best alternative to traditional "zero tolerance" school discipline, which research has shown has racial disparities.... Read more»2

Analysis

How voter access laws & passion brought people to the polls

Nationally, 53 percent of the citizen voting-age population voted in 2018, a 12-point bump from the previous midterms.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

After a weak first try, Strong Start Tucson is back with a more reasonable preschool plan

Voters had good reason to reject a plan for early childhood education a couple years ago. Faced with a similar decision on the Pima County Preschool Investment Program, our county supervisors have a lot less reason to say no.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McSally: The crisis at home: Opioids

The opioid crisis hits close to home for too many Arizonans. Since 2017, 20,432 Arizonans suffered from an opioid overdose and countless are suffering with destructive addiction today.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Voter suppression is alive and well at Arizona Legislature

Is your representative in the Arizona Legislature trying to prevent you and your neighbors from voting?... Read more»

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