Graduates, prepare for reality of insecurity as you start professional life.
Republican Adam Kwasman accidentally makes a point in his migrant bus screwup.
Nothing sincere can survive long on the Internet.
It's reminiscent of effort to dismantle the journalism department 20 years ago.
I planned to write this week about Al Melvin, the Arizona state senator and failed gubernatorial candidate who wears his “conservative Christian” label more in your face than on his sleeve.
Some get-rich schemes to consider.
Another week, another shooting rampage. Or two. Or three. The frequency is sickening, and frightening.
Now here’s an argument for voter education: Cesar Chavez.
One small, cramped, beige concrete block room at the Pima Animal Care Center is where, if all goes well, the journey from goodbye to hello begins for thousands of unwanted, lost, neglected or abused animals.
I overheard students at the UA last week — three of them, excited about graduating this weekend but clearly, obviously nervous, with good reason.
It’s amazing how little we know about ourselves.
The last pumpkin went mushy over the weekend. It had been on the kitchen counter since before Halloween, one of six or eight lined up as reminders that fall does come to the desert.
‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.
What makes a person disabled?
How do you know what you know?
Jan Brewer isn’t going to run for a third term as Arizona governor.
With what looks to be our one day of winter behind us — clouds, precipitation, below 70 degrees (long sleeves!) — it’s difficult not to look ahead to the inferno we know is coming.
Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.
In a time of instant communication — much of it reaction to what someone else did or said — deadly force is the most potent instant communication of all.
Football player Michael Sam’s statement that he’s gay shouldn’t be news. In the world of sports, though, an announcement like that gets attention because even if being gay isn’t unusual, talking about it is.
Living out one’s twilight years. It’s such a lovely turn of phrase for a time that can be so benignly cruel.
We know what won’t change gun laws in the United States:
I am pretty sure my bathroom scale is a Republican.
Dogs don’t need New Year’s.
Christmas is a chameleon.
Life is all about the big toe.
The nearly 100 students who attend Sentinel Peak High School in the Flowing Wells Unified District are proof that the American high school system doesn’t work for everyone.
Fifty years ago the doors to Walter Douglas Elementary School opened to its first batch of students.
There was a lot of dressing up in my neighborhood — friends with homemade capes (or bath towels), colored hats from the zoo, cardboard-and-glitter crowns.
Call it the Hassle Maxim:
The hyperbolic are not inclined to hide their lights under a bushel basket.
I have this hypothetical bouncing around my head:
Middle schools are caldrons of antsy discombobulation.
Fall brings several benchmarks: the pumpkin farm, my annual baking imperative, the inevitable hopeful excursion into nature that ends with sunburn and the realization that it really is still hot, even though we wish it weren’t so.
A mass shooting — another mass shooting — hit the news this week, and any sense of shock is gone. Such rampant killing is no longer an anomaly. The disbelief has given way to inevitability. There is no sense of what the hell is happening to our world, no outrage that we have allowed a societ…
The Tucson Unified School District Governing Board is considering changes to how students are accepted for admission to the district’s flagship school, University High. Suggestions to take a fuller measure of a student and broaden the criteria are smart and more equitable to students, and sh…
Beth Jacobs stopped midway through telling her life story and stood to greet the woman who just entered the church rec room. Beth smiled to her and spoke softly:
Sen. John McCain is everywhere. In Syria, in the White House — well, visiting the White House — and, from time to time, even in Arizona.
Imagine being a boy without a home. A place to sleep for the night, yes, but no real home. Being on the move so often his belongings are carried in a plastic bag.
We’re going to be talking about sex, so let’s just get this out of the way first:
A petition drive promoted to “stop Obamacare in Arizona” will not keep Arizona from following the federal health-care law.
It began innocently enough.
Life would be so much easier if we didn’t have to actually do the jobs we say we want. I’d like to be a dairy-goat farmer. Goats are fantastic. They have a sense of humor, and few creatures are as unrelentingly joyous as a bouncy baby goat.
If knowledge is power, then Tucsonans have a decision to make.
It's safe to say that no public school in Arizona has ever suffered from the Legislature's too-bountiful largesse. Quite the opposite.
Our most valuable commodity is time.
This is the thing about public schools. They exist to educate kids. But that's tilting at windmills if other basic problems - food, shelter, clothing, safety - aren't addressed.