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2018-02-20 \Tucson\Business Directory\M\Massage Therapy\
Greentoes Tucson https://www.greentoestucson.com
529 N. 6th Avenue
520-777-6281
Greentoes is a premier day spa in Tucson offering massage therapy, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and more. They are located in the heart of Tucson by the University of Arizona campus. They also offer environmentally conscious skin care treatments ... read more

2018-02-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\L\Lawyers - Criminal Law\
Doug Taylor Law https://dougtaylorlaw.com
271 N Stone Ave, Tucson
(520) 884-5206
Doug Taylor is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Tucson, AZ. He can represent you if you need help with a DUI, felony, misdemeanor, traffic ticket or any other criminal defense needs. If you've been charged with a crime in Tucson, please ... read more

2017-12-28 \Tucson\Business Directory\M\Movers\
Moving Services, Inc. http://www.movingservicesaz.com
943 E 17th St
(520) 622-7676
Tucson's best local and long distance movers can help you with all of your moving needs. They have an A+ BBB Rating and have been in business for over 30 years. The staff is very professional and courteous. They take great care to handle all of your furniture ... read more

2017-12-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\Health Services\
Tony Martin Limb & Brace https://tmlbonline.com
5721 E 5th St #1
520-790-7755
Tony Martin Limb & Brace is Tucson's leading provider of orthotics and prosthetics. We also offer knee braces for knee pain, back braces for back pain and diabetic shoes.

2017-12-14 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
Tucson SEO Pros is the leading search engine optimization service in southern Arizona. If you are looking to outrank your competitors on Google, get more traffic to your website and generate more sales, contact us. Search engine marketing changes all ... read more

2017-12-07 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-07 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-12-05 \Tucson\News\Daily\Jan 29 2013\
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2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Website Design, Internet Marketing and more.
Tucson's number one ranked SEO provider.

2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Internet Marketing Services\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Website Design, Internet Marketing and more.
Tucson's number one ranked SEO provider.

2017-11-21 \Tucson\Business Directory\
Tucson SEO Pros https://tucsonseopros.com
7002 E Hayne Pl
520-485-9942
Tucson's local SEO (search engine optimization), website design, and digital marketing firm.
Ranked number one for Seo in Tucson.

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Housing\
Affordable Tucson New Homes https://www.lgihomes.com/landing.cfm?id=
Move-in to your brand new home with $0 down financing in multiple Tucson area communities. High-quality construction, low monthly payments, and up to $10,000 worth of included upgrades.

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Web Site Design Services\
CS Design Studios - Tucson Web Design https://www.csdesignstudios.com
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #23
520-908-6088
CS Design Studios is a digital conversion agency in Tucson, Arizona. We have a host of services which include responsive website design & development, reputation management, search engine optimization, & online advertising. In order to help our customers ... read more

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Body Work\
Cutting Edge Collision Center Auto Body Shop & Painting https://www.cuttingedgeref.com/
2626 S 4th Ave
(520) 339-6901

Cutting Edge is a full service body shop that has served Tucson since 2004. In addition to being equipped with the most technologically advanced equipment, our team has the experience and expertise to make sure your vehicle is returned to a like-new ... read more

2017-11-17 \Tucson\Business Directory\P\Plumbers\
Al Coronado Plumbing - Best Tucson Plumbers https://www.alcoronadoplumbing.com/
710 W. Carmen Pl
(520) 834-8400
Al Coronado is a family owned and operated plumbers company which has serviced Arizona since 1981. We take great pride in offering quality plumbing at an affordable rate, which has kept us in business for over 30 years. Customer service is one of our ... read more

2017-11-04 \Tucson\Community\
Volunteering in Tucson http://volunteer.unitedwaytucson.org/
The Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona has an excellent online database of volunteer opportunities.  Get involved in making Tucson a better place!

2017-11-04 \Tucson\Community\
Tucson Community Meetups https://www.meetup.com/topics/communityo
New to Tucson?  Want to get out and about more?  Meetups are a great way to integrate with the Tucson community.  And if you don't see what you're looking for, you can easily start one.

2013-05-05 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
http://strengthbuilding.org
(520) 546-9296
Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps ... read more

2013-04-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Repair & Service\Service & Repair\
Address Change : www.flashautomotive.com
Flash Automotive has ONE location, we have relocated to 8300 E. Valencia Rd #10 Tucson, Az 85747 Phone number remains the same 520 290-9529 Thank you!
Becky (Owner)
Flash Automotive Repair Inc
8300 E. Valencia Rd #10
Tucson, Az 85747
520 290-9529 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Tucson Jewelry - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Jewelry Tucson - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\G\Gifts - All\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\G\Gifts - All\Candles & Candle Equipment & Supplies\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\U\Unclassified\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\
Handmade Jewelry - sublimedesigners.com http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Novelty Jewelry Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Designer Jeweler\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Jewelry Wholesale & Manufacturers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Watches Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\J\Jewelers\Custom Jewelry Retail\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\C\Clothing\Jewelers\
Sublime Designers http://www.sublimedesigners.com
2324 W Silverbell Tree Dr
800-257-6031
Shop unique handmade jewelry designs, handmade bath and body products & scented home fragrances hand made by Sabrina the owner of Sublime Designers located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information Call 800-257-6031 or visit http://www.sublimedesigners ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Trailer Hitches Retail\
Wheel Equipment http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Accessories - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Axles - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Trailer Parts - wheelequipmenttucson.com http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\A\Auto Parts & Supplies\Retail\
Wheel Equipment Inc. http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Trailer Hitches Retail\
Wheel Equipment Inc. http://www.wheelequipmenttucson.com
3250 E President St
877-908-3949
Wheel Equipment located in Tucson, Arizona offers trailer parts, trailer axles, trailer tires, trailer brakes, trailer wheels, utility trailer parts, boat trailer parts, travel - RV, equipment & trailer accessories. For more information Call 877-908-3949 ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Trucking Companies\Truck Bodies Repair & Painting\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\S\Swimming Pool Equipment & Supplies\Dealers\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\P\Plumbing Contractors\Septic Tanks & Systems Contractors & Dealers\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Pumps Service & Repair\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Pumps- Parts- & Supplies\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\I\Industrial & Commercial Machinery\Rebuilding- Service- & Repair\
ASAP PUMP Repair - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Water & Sewage Companies\
ASAP Pump Parts - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\W\Water & Sewage Companies\Water & Sewage Companies\
ASAP Pump Systems - asappump.com http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\S\Swimming Pool Equipment & Supplies\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\E\Environmental & Ecological Conservation\Solar Energy Contractors\
ASAP PUMP Co. http://www.asappump.com
3207 E President St
520-889-9145
ASAP PUMP Co. located in Tucson, Arizona offers pump systems, pump parts, and a pump repair service. We have sewage pumps, sump pumps, pond pumps, pool pumps, water garden products, wastewater pumps. Your best resource for commercial grade pumps and pump ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\Truck Repairing & Service\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\T\
Professional Trailer Repair http://www.professionaltrailerrepair.com
3214 E President St
520-295-0316
Professional Trailer Repair is located in Tucson, Arizona. We provide repair on all types of trailers ranging from horse, equipment, rv, utility, car, landscape, boat, semi, and atv trailers. For more information call 520-295-0316 or visit http://www ... read more

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\
Personally Delivered http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Adult Diapers, Adult Pull Ups, Adult Briefs, Adult Incontinence Products http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Adult Diaper http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Adult Diapers http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Adult Diaper - personallydelivered.com http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
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2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Adult Diapers - personallydelivered.com http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

2013-03-10 \Tucson\Business Directory\H\
Personally Delivered http://www.personallydelivered.com
9601 E Rand Pl
866-427-4337
Personally Delivered is a supplier of adult diapers, adult pull ups, adult briefs, adult incontinence products for men and women. For more information you can call 866-427-4337 or visit http://www.personallydelivered.com

Gov. Doug Ducey to be challenged in GOP primary by ex-sec'y of state Ken Bennett

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Bennett says he will focus on Ducey's handling of education funding issues.

Steller column: Courts give officers too much leeway to shoot

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Training like that given by Tucson police can help officers judge the danger of situations correctly, not by fear

Tucson council backs plan to give some police officers 15% pay boost

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 New effort is designed to keep experienced officers from leaving for better paying jobs elsewhere.

Falling enrollment, spending limits bring job cuts at Pima Community College

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 College will have to eliminate 67 positions this year.

Neto's Tucson: Randiesia Fletcher overcame barriers, now helps refugees do the same

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Raniesia Fletcher grew up as the daughter of crack-addicted parents surrounded by violence. She's overcome her past to help Tucson refugees.

Border-crossing prosecutions jump 71 percent in Tucson federal court

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pushed for zero-tolerance for illegal border crossings.

Lifeguard shortage leaves Pima County scrambling to staff pools

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Pool hours could be trimmed if Pima County doesn't get enough applicants in upcoming weeks.

Deputies make arrest in killing of Tucson businessman

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 An arrest has been made in the killing this week of a Tucson businessman, authorities say.

Panel nominates 4 for Pima County Superior Court judgeship

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The retirement of Judge Richard S. Fields created a vacancy.

Wait continues for Rosie, Tucson's rare 'corpse flower,' to bloom

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Tucson Botanical Gardens visitors can see - and smell - the blooming event in person, or on the internet.

2 strays treated for head wounds among homeless pets at Tucson adoption event

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Both dogs had severe facial wounds when they were received by Pima Animal Care Center in March.

Tucson schools scramble to serve students, families as teacher strike looms

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Some school districts promise to keep schools open, even if they can't provide instruction.

Ducey vetoes Republican bills in push to get money for Arizona teacher raises

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Ducey justified the vetoes with a call for 20 percent teacher raises.

Antigone Books workers seeking to become store's owners

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The three bookstore employees secured a loan and now need to raise enough funds for a purchase in May.

Tucson police search for armed man who robbed Walgreens store

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's assistance locating a suspect in an armed robbery March 21.

About-face on opioids helped Tucson family physician earn national honor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Dr. Christian Moher admitted mistakes in opioid-prescription rates, innovated a solution.

ZIP codes serve as indicator of community health, Arizona study finds

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 “Your ZIP code is more important to your health than your genetic code,” says report by the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities.

1 of 2 arrested in Tucson hotel killing was already in jail on unrelated charge

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The Tucson Police Department is searching for an unspecified number of men who fled the hotel.

Isabel Celis: Six years ago, a little Tucson girl disappears

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Six-year-old Isabel Celis vanished six years ago, April 21, 2012.

Friday morning crash in Tucson sends two to hospital

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Traffic could be slow for some time on South Kino Parkway near East 36th Street during clean-up of a rush-hour crash that sent two people to the hospital.

Strike vote: Arizona teachers will walk out Thursday

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 #RedForEd organizers say 78 percent of teachers and other school employees who cast votes supported a walkout, which will begin Thursday, April 26.

Tucson weather: Clear and cool

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Temperatures will be well below average today before returning to the 80s over the weekend. Northwest winds at 6 to 13 mph.

Steller's Friday Notebook: Political lines drawn as teachers weigh strike

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The initial wave of contentment over Gov. Doug Ducey's education-funding proposal has dissolved into accelerating polarization.

Deaths in Southern Arizona

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The deceased are from Tucson unless otherwise noted.

Jurors in border agent's trial deadlocked, judge says keep deliberating

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Jurors in the trial of Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz told a federal judge this afternoon they've been unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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Scott Pruitt Before the E.P.A.: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The E.P.A. chief is under scrutiny for high spending and interactions with lobbyists. Many of the pitfalls he has encountered in Washington have echoes in his past.

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The disclosure contradicts earlier statements that lobbying by J. Steven Hart before the E.P.A. hadn't occurred.

The Interpreter: Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 False rumors set Buddhist against Muslim in Sri Lanka, the most recent in a global spate of violence fanned by social media.

Is Facebook's Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 As Facebook's head of news partnerships, Ms. Brown, a former CNN and NBC anchor, is emerging as a surprisingly adept negotiator for her publishing vision at the social network.

News Analysis: What Does Kim Jong-un Want? U.S. Fears Answer Is 'Give a Little, Gain a Lot'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 In Washington, most officials and experts believe that the North Korean leader is determined to cement his country's status as a nuclear state while escaping the chokehold of economic sanctions.

News Analysis: Will Kim Jong-un Trade His Nuclear Arsenal to Rebuild Economy?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 North Korea's leader has made economic growth the nation's new top priority. But he appears intent on entering talks as an established nuclear power.

As Rod Rosenstein Battles to Protect Mueller, His Tactics Could Cost the Justice Dept.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Under siege by the president's allies in the House, Mr. Rosenstein has acceded to some demands. But his allies worry that may expose the Justice Department to political meddling.

Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore.

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Roger Stone says Mr. Trump has long treated Mr. Cohen, his lawyer and fixer, “like garbage.” Now he could end up cooperating in a criminal investigation against Mr. Trump.

Trump Criticizes Times Report About His Longtime Lawyer

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The report described President Trump's years of poor treatment of the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, and concerns that Mr. Cohen will cooperate with the federal officials who are investigating him.

Fearing Chaos, National Democrats Plunge Into Midterm Primary Fights

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Democratic leaders are intervening aggressively in California, where the state's unusual voting system could undercut their chances in crowded congressional races.

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Antonio Banderas, enough said. Meet Cuba's new president. Say hello again to Janelle Monáe. And give a listen to a our new podcast, “Caliphate.”

Exposures: The Real Cost of Cheap Shirts

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Factory workers in Bangladesh toil for low wages and under precarious conditions to make clothing worn worldwide.

The Business Deals That Could Imperil Trump

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Forget Stormy Daniels. The business records subpoenaed by Robert Mueller might be Donald Trump's greatest legal headache.

A Problem Starbucks Can't Train Away

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 White people who see black people through racism's lens can often count on the police to share their outlook.

Op-Ed Columnist: Barbara Bush: Fake Pearls, Real Heart

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 With the blunt and plain-spoken and often funny Barbara Bush, you always knew where you stood.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Republicans' Big Senate Mess

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 A convict in West Virginia, bondage in Missouri and a wacky contest for control of the chamber.

What Hospitals Can Teach the Police

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Medical professionals know how to de-escalate volatile situations.

In Life, Money Talks

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 This weekend, some thoughts on the stuff that makes the world go 'round.

After Sylvester Stallone Call, Trump Considers 'Full Pardon' of Long-Dead Boxer

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Once the televised funeral for Barbara Bush was over, President Trump notified Americans that he'd been on the phone with Rambo.

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 At 2 feet 8 inches, Mr. Troyer was a versatile actor who was widely recognizable from the movies he appeared in.

Saudi Arabia Says Toy Drone Shot Down in Capital Riyadh

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The state news agency says security forces shot down a toy drone flying in an unauthorized space on Saturday.

'Overwhelmed' Postal Carrier Hoarded 17,000 Pieces of Mail, Officials Say

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The amount of undelivered mail investigators found was staggering: 10,000 pieces in his vehicle, 6,000 in his apartment and 1,000 in his work locker.

In Message to Trump, Europe and Mexico Announce Trade Pact

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The update of an existing pact will lift trade in dairy, digital goods and other products, and sends a message that some of America's trading partners are moving on.

Barbara Bush Is Remembered at Her Funeral for Her Wit and Tough Love

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Mourners from across the country, including four ex-presidents, gathered in Texas for the funeral of the former first lady.

Cubans Doubt a Change at the Top Will Bring Change at the Bottom

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 On the streets of Havana, the passing of power out of the hands of the Castro family was met with a collective sense of apathy.

With a Glance Backward, Brooks Brothers Looks to the Future

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 The reinvention of the 200-year-old American brand by its brash Italian owner, Claudio Del Vecchio, has meant staying true to its past.

Want to Help Schools and Students? Here's How to Start

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 After hearing from teachers with difficult conditions and inadequate supplies, many Times readers said they wanted to help, even if they had only a few dollars to spare.

Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Advocates said the change could jeopardize the significant gains that transgender people have seen in access to care, including treatments for which many insurers denied coverage in the past.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Ask Roxane: I'm Outraged, but Failing at Activism. Why?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 You aren't indifferent to the current state of the world. You are human.

Sporting: Why Men Quit and Women Don't

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Despite awful weather at the Boston Marathon, women seemed to hold up better than men.

Lens: At Home in the Jungle, Everything Is 'Alive and Has a Spirit'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 The photographer Misha Vallejo has been documenting a people who live in the Ecuadorean Amazon, the Sarayaku Kichwa, for three years.

She Won the Turner Prize. Now She's Using Her Clout to Help Others.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Lubaina Himid is using her enhanced influence to make galleries that show her work reach out and involve black artists around them.

Playlist: The Playlist: Prince's Own 'Nothing Compares 2 U,' and 12 More New Songs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Ariana Grande's first new music since the Manchester attack, Taylor Swift on a Sugarland tune and the other tracks that caught our critics' attention this week.

Why You Should Hire a Financial Planner, Even if You're Not Rich

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Now that tax time has passed, give yourself a financial fresh start and get some help to make the right money moves for next year.

Museums Shake Things Up by Mixing Old and New

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 By placing old master paintings alongside contemporary art, curators hope to make us look at both differently.

Romancing the Horn: Opera Stars Record Like It's 1900

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Listen and compare two Metropolitan Opera singers as they're captured on both turn-of-the-20th-century wax cylinders and modern technology.

A Good Appetite: A Tart Solution for Sweet Crumb Cake

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 Each bite of this cake contains a burst of tangy grapefruit.

Ties: Nobody Tells You How Long a Marriage Is

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 You were establishing roots for a suburban life I would never be able to provide.

The Week in Good News: The Boston Marathon, Kendrick Lamar, a Honeybee Delivery

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 Sometimes it seems as if we're living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn't all bad out there.

Explorer: At Basin and Range National Monument, Landscapes, Art and Aliens

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 The sprawling Nevada wilderness spared by the Trump administration offers desert vistas, petroglyphs and the celebrated “City” sculpture. Getting there really is part of the fun.

Review: 'Westworld' Gets a Partial Upgrade for Season 2

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 The first season of this HBO robo-serial was more puzzle than story. The second one gets its head out of its own maze enough to develop a personality.

Works in Progress: Dance Like the Principal Is Watching

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 At Ballet Tech, a Manhattan public school, students spend most of the year getting ready for the big show at the Joyce Theater in June.

Diagnosis: Why Wouldn't the Lump Under the Patient's Jaw Go Away?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 And was it nothing — or something dangerous to worry about?

Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet's Fragments

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 The space rock crashed in a desert in Sudan in 2008, and the flaws in its embedded minerals are like nothing seen in today's solar system.

The Checkup: Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 Reading aloud and playing imaginative games may help children deal with emotions like anger and sadness, researchers say.

Friendship's Dark Side: 'We Need a Common Enemy'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “us” from “them.”

Skin Deep: What Black Women Need to Know About Hair Loss

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 For many women who are now letting go of their wigs and weaves, hair loss is no small problem. There are ways to conceal it.

2015-02-26 bTucson on Facebook

Where does the Tucson community go to discuss things?  TucsonCitizen has closed doors for awhile now.  Individual articles have comments, but where is our online town square?  

Feel free to drop a line on our facebook page and tell where you go to talk to people in Tucson.


2015-02-26 Goodbye to AIMS

High School students were notified last Friday that they no longer have to take the AIMS as a graduation requirement, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1191 on Friday.

"I've heard parents literally begging the TUSD board to let their students walk with their graduating class, when they had four years of high school and fulfilled all the requirements, but still had to pass the AIMS.  But legally, the board couldn't allow them to do that.  So that was my first thought on hearing the change," commented Betts Putnam ... read more


2013-05-05

Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps both are happening.  Charters undeniably pull students away from district schools.  But can they also benefit districts by developing innovative models that work, that districts can then replicate at scale?

Pamela Cornell is aware of the difficulties faced ... read more


2012-12-12 Human Rights Day

Chen Guangcheng: "Citizens of the world, let your voice be heard in support of justice...The nations of the world should shift their focus from trade to human rights"



Chen Guangcheng, the blind dissident who escaped arrest and now lives in the United States, makes a strong plea for people to speak out, and also directly chides Xi Jinping for not improving justice and openness in Chinese society. Chen Guangcheng's nephew has been imprisoned for resisting a beating and other family members have been targeted as well.  ... read more


2012-12-06Sit Play Stay : Puppy Preschool!

Sit! Stay! Play! reminds me of the preschool my youngest daughters went to, where everything from play materials to how snacks were served was set up with a great deal of forethought.  Sit Stay Play is like that - its not just a kennel.  I found out about it because I needed a place to keep our pups for Thanksgiving, and I wanted them to have a more positive experience than a clean cage.  But you can't just board dogs here - they have to interview, see if they will be a good fit, and also have daycare experience before ... read more


2012-11-23 Camp Bow Wow Tucson Dog Boarding and Dog Daycare

Offering Pima County dog daycare and dog boarding. We separate the dogs into our indoor / outdoor play yards based on their size, temperament and play style where they socialize and play with other dogs all day long. We keep a high staff to dog ratio and our camp counselors are certified in dog behavior and pet first aid. Boarding dogs participate in our dog daycare program at no additional charge and are only in their spacious cabins for meals and bedtime. Watch your dog play on our camper cams. Stop by anytime for a tour, were sure youll love ... read more


2012-11-19 Arthropod Personalities and Boxed Beetles

Saturday November 24, 2012 events from 9am to 3pm
Learn about ant behaviour and take a beetle home to raise...SASI community day has something to offer for kids to serious entomologists.  Also gorgeous nature walk in the Saguaro National Monument West."


2012-11-14 Winter Wildlife at International Wildlife Museum

The International Wildlife Museum celebrates this holiday season with its Winter Wildlife theme throughout the month of December.  Holiday decorations will adorn the entire museum.  Fun scavenger hunts and crafts focused on winter loving animals and their habitats will be showcased each weekend.  

On Saturday, December 15, Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for picture taking from 5-7 PM.  Also the weatherman has guaranteed snow flurries from the North Pole for this special occasion ... read more


2012-11-06 The Most Important Election Of Them All

An Opinion Piece

by Ken Larsen

Every four years, the people and the punditry of this land piously
assert that that particular presidential polling is the big one, the ultimate
decider of our nations fate, the true history-maker, the most important
election of our time. An irony, to be sure, as typically each election fades in
our consciousness shortly after, replaced entirely in significance by the
upcoming one, the one that will really change and affect our lives forever.
As for myself ... read more


2012-11-05 Voter Cheat Sheets Arizona Election 2012

No more dithering, time to stand up and be counted.  Understanding Props 114 thru 204 (well, ok, there are only eleven of them) may seem confusing and time consuming, but at least a few of them are major power or money grabs, or are essential for funding struggling schools.  So its worth it to figure them out one way or another.

A quick way is to pick someone you trust and vote like they do:

Raul Grijalva's Proposition Recommendations

Arizona Daily Star's Endorsements and Recommendations

An in -depth look at the ballot propositions with both supporter and opposition statements is available from the League of Women Voters in both English and Spanish: www.lwvaz.org/VoterGuide.html

And of course the official information for the election ... read more


2012-10-23 Oliver Comstock, Tucsons Unsung Hero

by Jim Turner, http://jimturnerhistorian.org

Sporting a pith helmet, linen suit, and big white mutton chop sideburns, Oliver E. Comstock pedaled his bicycle along Tucsons dusty roads with a soup kettle hanging from the handlebars. He will never be as famous as Wyatt Earp, but he was a real hero to Tucsons Tent City residents. Sometimes called Tentville, the community started around 1900 in the desert north of the University of Arizona. There were no street lights or sewers, just low-income ... read more


2012-10-21 Dr Richard Carmona - opinion

Dr Carmona is not your typical Democratic party candidate.  He served under President Bush and was recruited by the republican party to run for office in 2006 (he declined).  He was also a deputy sheriff and was decorated with the Medal of Honor for shooting and killing a man who was threatening others, shot at Carmona and who turned out to have killed his own father that morning.

Carmona's experiences in Bush's administration might have something to do with his now running as a Democrat - he felt that the Bush administration ... read more


2012-10-16 Pack Night - Talking Turkey

International Wildlife Museum. Come make a turkey caller, turkey crafts and decorate Thanksgiving cookies.  Regular rates apply.  Free for Museum Members!


2012-09-12 Arizona US Senate Candidates 2012

Every Arizona voter can make a choice for our next US Senator, in a race which is now a statistical dead heat:

Dr Richard Carmona

Carmona announcing his candidacy from the Tucson Democratic Party headquarters

Campaign website: http://www.carmonaforarizona.com

Jeff Flake


Jeff Flake discusses his candidacy

Campaign website: http://www.jeffflake.com/"""""""


2012-09-11 Remembering 9/11 : Firefighter audiotape, dispatcher interview



What is so impressive to me is how calm the firefighters sound on this tape from inside the burning tower.  This is hard to watch, though.  These guys were real heros.


The last call from Flight 93
Interview with Lisa Jefferson, who took one of the final calls from Flight 93.  Todd Beamer, who she spoke to, helped organize the assault on the cockpit by the passengers.

She did not tell him about the WTC attack, but other passengers were told by friends and family.  ... read more


2012-09-11 World Trade Center rising again - but not even memorial immune from dispute

Maybe Tucson shouldn't feel so bad.  Even the 9/11 memorial museum beneath the World Trade Center is mired in dispute over dollars, between the memorial foundation and the Port Authority of NY/NJ.   Sentiment is fine, but money is money - and controlling it is not something anyone is going to give up lightly. Still, the new towers are up and close to complete, and the budget dispute has been resolved for now so that construction can resume.

Dispute puts 9/11 Museum in Limbo

Construction to resume on national 9/11 museum

Rio Nuevo Board and the City Council are perhaps doing the same, finally?  

9/11 is also an important date to remember the victims and heros of that day.  "Roll it" : Cockpit transcript from Flight 93 records the heroism of the ... read more


2012-09-07 Harold Bell Wright: American Best Seller Sells Tucson Climate

By Jim Turner, jimturnerhistorian.org

Few know him now, but Harold Bell Wright was once Americas most widely read author. He wrote for almost three decades and at one point he was even more popular than Mark Twain. Not only known for his preaching and writing, Wright told the world about the curative powers of Arizonas climate.  

Born in 1872 in Rome, New York, Wrights mother died when he was eleven, and he ran away from his alcoholic father a year later. He nearly froze or starved in the winter, worked odd jobs, and survived with the help of strangers.

At age 22 he contracted pneumonia, but also attended a revival meeting; both changed his life. After three years, poor health interrupted his religious studies and he retreated to his uncles farm in the Ozarks to recuperate. He became the local pastor and then his speaking talents took him to larger congregations in Kansas City and Chicago. His autobiographical novel, That Printer of Udells, was published in 1903.

... read more


2012-08-30 Time to ask tough questions

Arizona's elephant in the living room is also eating everything in the kitchen.  Our governor's campaign manager is also a lobbyist for private prison corporations who are getting a bigger and bigger slice of the public pie.  Prison expenditures are now 40% higher than spending on universities.  Our legislature rejects proven methods in use in other states that the Grand Canyon Institute estimates would save us between $30 million to $73 million per year on prison spending. And adding insult to injury, in the latest ... read more


2012-08-29 Primary Results 2012

The winners: Jeff Flake will face Richard Carmona for US Senate ; Ann Kirkpatrick will face Jonathan Paton for Congress in CD1 ; Ron Barber will be up against Martha McSally in CD2.  Raul Grijalva trounced both opponents and will face Gabriela Mercer in CD3.  

For Sheriff, Clarence Dupnik will be running against Mark Napier.  In the state legislature, incumbents generally won their primaries, and voters rejected Russell Pearce's bid to return to his former district, possibly ending his political career ... read more


2012-08-23 Arizona candidates 2012

Detailed information about candidates in the upcoming 2012 Elections: http://votesmartaz.com/votesmart/
http://www.politics1.com/az.htm

"People get the government they deserve"

Research.

Vote."""""


2012-08-23 What I wish McCaskill said to Akins:

Ruth Marcus wrote an excellent column about the disingenuous way both Republicans and Democrats responded to Todd Akins offensive remarks about rape victims.  In particular she points out that McCaskill is apparently trying to keep Akins candidacy alive, just because he would be easier to beat, and so responded in a wimpy, mealymouthed way to his ugliness.  Here's what I wish McCaskill said instead:
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Should he withdraw because he spoke his mind and voters have begun to realize who he really is and what he thinks?  He's been the same person all along, if you say he should withdraw now then he never should have run.  He's who is is, he thinks what he thinks; I'm who I am and think what I think, and voters have a choice.  To be honest, if I say everything that's really on my mind I'll probably offend some people, and I'm not going to drop out because of that. ... read more


2012-08-23 Class directory connects families

Open houses are here, and with them an opportunity to help kids and parents connect.  Bring a sign up sheet to your child's open house, asking parents to sign up to have their name and contact information in a class directory.  Type in all the info, make copies and give them back to the teacher to distribute.   Having a directory of the children's parents contact information makes it much easier for families to arrange playdates during the year!  And it may even help with bullying problems, if your kids know ... read more


2012-08-20 'On days when a lot of people are killed, the government will just shut down the Internet' ; AccessNow accuses MTN of collaborating with Syrian government

"Our contacts on the ground in Syria have told us that phone and internet service is constantly being throttled, and sometimes it's completely cut off -- just as military tanks roll into a neighborhood. "

https://www.accessnow.org/mtn

Bloomberg reported back in February that MTN disrupted protestors text messages, according to internal sources.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-15/syria-blocks-texts-with-dublin-made-gear.html

MTN, based out of South Africa, is apparently worried about the negative publicity, as their PR department contacted AccessNow to ask how to improve their image.   AccessNow responded to them to change their actions on the ground.  If the allegations are true, MTN is cutting off a key lifeline - communication - to protestors who are desperate and in danger.  When Libya was about to fall, twitter ... read more


2012-08-18 Tucsons First Honor Student

by Jim Turner

Its that time of year again. See you in September, as Frankie Vallee used to screech in his Top 40 falsetto back in the Sixties. Back to school means new clothes, school supplies, and often remorse that the summers over. But 140 years ago in the Old Pueblo, one kid loved school but almost became one of Tucsons first dropouts.

Ignacio Bonillas was born in Mexico in 1858, and his family moved to Tucson when he was twelve. Neither of his parents knew how to read, but they wanted a good education for their ... read more