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Cunningham: East Side crime cut in half

After hitting a peak in July 2018, Part One crimes (including murder, assault, robbery and burglary) have decreased by over 50 percent. Operations Division East had 74 burglaries last March, while this year, we only had 35 reported. Grand theft auto also declined during that period. ... Read more»

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Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Driving under the influence of electronics needs to stop

Studies continue to highlight that phone addiction has become the new "drunk-driving" epidemic of our generation. Make no mistake, driving impaired is no accident. An accident is defined as something unfortunate, which cannot be avoided. A collision, on the other hand is the result of choices made and risks disregarded.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild's bite-sized achievements welcome in age of giant, empty political promises

Mayor Rothschild looked around, saw what was doable and led Tucson's City Council to getting it done. Maybe that’s low-hanging fruit but he never promised more than he could deliver, and usually accomplished what he said he'd do.... Read more»

Rothschild reflects on tenure, state of city: 'Moving Tucson forward'

"My vision for Tucson—the vision I've shared with you, and worked on, these past seven years— includes economic development, responsive government, environmental stewardship, and commitment to our people, especially those who need help." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild... Read more»

El Chisme

Would you buy a wall from this man?, plus: Pima Dems dither on putting house in order

You can't fence Steve Bannon in, plus: an account of leaks over at Pima Dems HQ, local cop schooled by a little girl & more actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson.... Read more»

Dorman adds name to Democratic mayoral primary list

After several months of dipping her toe in the water, developer Randi Dorman has jumped into the Democratic primary race as Tucson looks to choose a new mayor in 2019.... Read more»

Tucson faces potential legal battle with state over 'sanctuary city' petition

A petition to declare Tucson a sanctuary city is being circulated for signatures, and if it becomes city code, it could conflict with the last vestige of Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 – the so-called “show me your papers” law.... Read more»

Cunningham seeks re-election; other Council candidates file for primary

With two open seats and a handful of Democrats and a single Republican filing so far for this year's City Council elections, there is yet to be a competitive primary race — although that's likely to change in West Side's Ward 1.... Read more»

Randi Dorman, developer, staking out bid in Democratic mayoral primary

She's still playing it mum in public, but developer Randi Dorman is making moves to join the race for Tucson mayor — talking to prospective campaign staffers as well as potential donors.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

MLK & impatience: Dubious sanctuary initiative seeks to create necessary 'tension'

Activists are collecting signatures for Tucson "sanctuary city" initiative that may be counterproductive, ill-conceived, total folly, legally doomed — and yet remains exactly the right thing to do.... Read more»

City atty: 'Sanctuary city' initiative may violate SB1070

As organizers circulate petitions to make Tucson a “sanctuary city," City Attorney Mike Rankin wrote that parts of the initiative are in “direct conflict “with Arizona’s controversial SB 1070, and would limit coordination with all federal law enforcement.... Read more»1

Adman Ed Ackerley running for Tucson mayor

Ed Ackerley, owner of a local advertising firm, said Friday that he's running for mayor as an independent.... Read more»

Steve Farley announces run for Tucson mayor

After weeks of public discussion, former state legislator Steve Farley said Thursday morning that he will join in the Democratic primary for Tucson mayor.... Read more»1

Regina Romero running for Tucson mayor

The first of what may be a slew of candidates for Tucson mayor has announced she's running: Regina Romero will not seek re-election to her West Side seat on the City Council, and will instead seek the Democratic nomination for the city's top post.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

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